The Nile Valley refers to the narrow strip of cultivated land on either sides of the River Nile. It is today one of the most densely populated and extensively cultivated areas, not only in Egypt, but in all of Africa. The Nile Valley is totally dependent on the Nile for irrigation. Without the river, this whole area will be nothing but barren desert.
Egypt itself is often known as the "Gift of the Nile". Much of the populated areas of Egypt is concentrated on this Nile Valley. It was here that ancient civilizations flourished, culminating with the construction of immense temples and tombs. The monuments left behind by those past civilization makes the Nile Valley one of the greatest travel destinations in the world.
Tourism is the new lifeblood of the Nile Valley. Despite setbacks, including the attack on foreign tourists back in the 1990's, nothing it appears could keep tourists from visiting the Nile Valley's ancient wonders.
In this section, I will take you on a journey of discovering the ancient sites located within the Nile Valley.