It has had different names over thousands of years. In ancient Egyptian, it was called “Iteru”, meaning river or “Ar” meaning black, after the fertile black soils deposited along its floodplains year in and year out.
It has also been nicknamed Father of Life and Mother of all men.
But despite its many names, one thing is for sure, the Nile is the longest River in the world and has been the lifeblood of Egypt since the dawn of time.
The diversity of life and civilizations that have lived along its great banks for thousands of years, have made Egypt home to some of the richest history in the world.
This week we take a journey through history and meet some modern Egyptians who call the banks of this great river their home.