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The Nile River

The Nile River

The Nile river stretches thousands of miles fromm Northern Africa on south, across deserts and through Cairo Egypt, providing a life giving source of sustenance to a plethora of ecosystems. It is listed as the single longest river in the world, with two main tributaries adding to its beauty and size, the White and Blue Nile. The Blue Nile provides most of the river its water and mass, with its life giving soil, while the white tributary is the longer of the two. The majority of the populated areas, minus a few coastal cities are built upon the banks of the northern section of this river. The entire country of Egypt itself has depended on the Nile river for its existence since ancient times. Flowing northward, it ends in a delta that empties out into the Mediterranean sea. Read the full story


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The Ramadan Observance

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar; and is also the name given to the religious observance exhibited throughout the month long observance. This observance is the most holy of all the Muslim holidays, and is one that all of the Islamic face revere, respect, and practice. Even if some of the other holidays or observances are unable to be participated in, the most effort is given to properly immerse oneself in the true meaning and the practices of Ramadan. Read the full story


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The Suez Canal

The Suez canal is a canal in the north connecting Port Said, and Suez, allowing travel and water passage between Europe and Asia. This avoids having to go all the way around Africa, thereby saving months of travel and expenses. Its around 120 miles long, yet at its deepest it is only 60 feet. The operation is under the control entirely of the Egyptian canal authority. The passing through here has proven useful and beneficial, connecting the Mediterranean sea to the Red sea and its northern connection at Suez. Read the full story


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