"The temple, built by Ramses II on the steep face of a cliff overlooking the Nile, has a facade containing four enthroned colossi of the Pharaoh. These gigantic statues, each about 65 feet high, are cut out of the solid rock. The interior chambers of the temple reach a depth of nearly 200 feet."—Webster, 1913

Rock Temple at Abu-Simbel

"The temple, built by Ramses II on the steep face of a cliff overlooking the Nile, has a facade containing…

"It was during Hadrian's sojourn in this country that his favorite, the beautiful Birthynian named Antinous, cast himself for his master's sake into the Nile, and was drowned. t appears that the oracle at Besa had informed the Emperor that impending calamity could be averted only by the self-sacrifice of the one whom he most loved. Antinous believed himself to be designated as the offering, and accordingly gave his life to the river."—Ridpath, 1885

Antinous

"It was during Hadrian's sojourn in this country that his favorite, the beautiful Birthynian named Antinous,…

"The bull worshipped by the ancient Egyptians, who regarded it as a symbol of Osiris, the god of the Nile, the husband of Isis, and the great divinity of Egypt. A sacred court or yard was set apart for the residence of Apis in the temple of Ptah at Memphis, where a numerous retinue of priests waited upon him, and sacrifices of red oxen were offered to him." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Apis

"The bull worshipped by the ancient Egyptians, who regarded it as a symbol of Osiris, the god of the…

About three feet, nine inches in height, the balœniceps is native along the banks of the White Nile, in East Africa.

Balœniceps

About three feet, nine inches in height, the balœniceps is native along the banks of the White…

"Two boats moored to the bank of the river by ropes and stakes. In the cabin of one, a man inflicts the bastinado on a boatman. He appears to be one of the stewards of an estate, and is accompanied by his dog. In the other boat is a cow, and a net containing hay or chopped straw." — Goodrich, 1844

Egyptian boats

"Two boats moored to the bank of the river by ropes and stakes. In the cabin of one, a man inflicts…

This Egyptian bucket is made out of bronze. An Egyptian origin it was used to draw water from the Nile. This type of bucket was typically carried on a yoke (wooden beam between two oxens) to prevent spilling.

Egyptian Bucket

This Egyptian bucket is made out of bronze. An Egyptian origin it was used to draw water from the Nile.…

This Egyptian bucket is made out of bronze. An Egyptian origin it was used to draw water from the Nile. This type of bucket was typically carried on a yoke (wooden beam between two oxens) to prevent spilling.

Egyptian Bucket

This Egyptian bucket is made out of bronze. An Egyptian origin it was used to draw water from the Nile.…

This Egyptian bucket was found in Thebes, Ancient Egypt during the reign of Tutmose III. An Egyptian origin it was used to draw water from the Nile. This type of bucket was typically carried on a yoke (wooden beam between two oxens) to prevent spilling.

Egyptian Bucket

This Egyptian bucket was found in Thebes, Ancient Egypt during the reign of Tutmose III. An Egyptian…

This Egyptian bucket is made out of bronze. An Egyptian origin it was used to draw water from the Nile. This type of bucket was typically carried on a yoke (wooden beam between two oxens) to prevent spilling.

Egyptian Bucket

This Egyptian bucket is made out of bronze. An Egyptian origin it was used to draw water from the Nile.…

The capital city of Egypt. It is located on the banks and islands of the Nile River in the north of Egypt.

Cairo

The capital city of Egypt. It is located on the banks and islands of the Nile River in the north of…

"The <em>A. dubia</em> is found in the Nile. Several of this genus, brought from Egypt to Paris packed in bran, were found living, though they had been four months in making the passage." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Ampullaria dubia

"The A. dubia is found in the Nile. Several of this genus, brought from Egypt to Paris packed…

"Monitor of the Nile (Monitor niloticus)." &mdash;The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Monitor Niloticus

"Monitor of the Nile (Monitor niloticus)." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

"And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch; and she put the child therein, and laid it in the flags by the river's brink. And his sister stood afar off, to know what would be done to him. And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river; and her maidens walked along by the river-side; and she saw the ark among the flags, and sent her handmaid to fetch it." Exodus 2:3-5 ASV
<p>Illustration of Miriam, Moses' sister, kneeling over him as he lies in a basket on the edge of the river. Pharaoh's daughter approaches with four of her handmaids. Two handmaids are holding feathered fans. Pharaoh's daughter is wearing a crown.

Moses is Found by Pharaoh's Daughter as Miriam Watches

"And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime…

Pheron the king of ancient Egypt is moving an unthinkable amount of soldiers and supplies across the Nile.

Nile

Pheron the king of ancient Egypt is moving an unthinkable amount of soldiers and supplies across the…

Assuan on the Nile in Egypt.

Nile River

Assuan on the Nile in Egypt.

Papyrus reed that grows along the shores of the Nile. The stalks are pliable and capable of being interwoven very closely. Boats of this material were very common in Egypt. The inner bark of this plant, platted and cemented together, furnished a writing material.

Papyrus

Papyrus reed that grows along the shores of the Nile. The stalks are pliable and capable of being interwoven…

"A contrivance extensively employed in Egypt and the East, generally for raising water. It consists of a long stout rod suspended on a frame at about one fifth of its length from the end. The short end is weighted so as to serve as the counterpoise of a lever, and from the long end a bucket is suspended by a rope. The shadoof is extensively used in Egypt for lifting water from the Nile for irrigation" &mdash;Whitney, 1889
<p>This illustration shows two men using a shadoof to raise water. There is a sailboat in the background.

Shadoofs, Two Men Raising Water

"A contrivance extensively employed in Egypt and the East, generally for raising water. It consists…

"Rock-cut temple at Ipsambul, on the Nile." &mdash;D'Anvers, 1895

Egyptian temple

"Rock-cut temple at Ipsambul, on the Nile." —D'Anvers, 1895

This Egyptian vessel is bucket-like without a handle. It was used to transport water from the Nile.

Egyptian Vessel

This Egyptian vessel is bucket-like without a handle. It was used to transport water from the Nile.