For decades, the sleepy towns on the Nile have subsisted mainly off the tourism industry.
Shafiq's strength is now rooted in the Nile Delta region, once thought to be a Muslim Brotherhood stronghold.
Instead, it will be because the Nile and the history it has engendered still manage to stir something in all of us.
Fouad Abaza, a Shafiq campaigner in the Nile Delta, listened on the radio to the press conference in Cairo, cheering along.
Egypt's future irrigation and industrial needs require a major increase in the northward flow of the Nile River.
Animals being scarce in the Nile region, great value was attached to their preservation, and they received divine homage.
Here it was proposed to erect a dam, or barrier, right across the Nile.
On regaining the piquet, I found that several more djerms had dropped down the Nile, and were lying off the little wharf.
The Nile at that time is seen to be rapidly rising, and nothing must obstruct its passage.
Thence by a long desert march he might reach the Nile and Berber.
one of the world's oldest surviving place names, from a Semitic root nahal "river." Unnamed in Old Testament, it is always merely "the river" (Hebrew yeor).