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Country Egypt
Games The Last Revelation
Novels The Amulet of Power

The Nile (Arabic: النيل‎, transliteration: an-nīl, Ancient Egyptian iteru or Ḥ'pī, Coptic piaro or phiaro) is a location which is related to the locations in the game The Last Revelation and in the novel The Amulet of Power.

It is a major north-flowing river in Africa, generally regarded as the longest river in the world. [1]


The Nile has two major tributaries, the White Nile and Blue Nile, the latter being the source of most of the Nile's water and fertile soil, but the former being the longer of the two. The White Nile rises in the Great Lakes region of central Africa, with the most distant source in southern Rwanda. The White Nile flows north from there through Tanzania, Lake Victoria, Uganda and southern Sudan, while the Blue Nile starts at Lake Tana in Ethiopia, flowing into Sudan from the southeast.

The two rivers meet near the Sudanese capital Khartoum. The northern section of the river flows almost entirely through desert, from Sudan into Egypt, a country whose civilization has depended on the river since ancient times. Most of the population of Egypt and all of its cities, with the exception of those near the coast, lie along those parts of the Nile valley north of Aswan; and nearly all the cultural and historical sites of Ancient Egypt are found along the banks of the river. The Nile ends in a large delta that empties into the Mediterranean Sea.

The Last Revelation

The Nile is near every location of The Last Revelation: Valley of the Kings, Alexandria, Cairo and Giza.



The Amulet of Power

The Nile is also near Khartoum, a location mentioned in the novel The Amulet of Power.

Miscellaneous facts

  • The present Nile is at least the fifth river that has flowed north from the Ethiopian Highlands. Satellite imagery has been to identify dry watercourses in the desert to the west of the Nile. A giant canyon, now filled by surface drift, represents an ancestral Nile called the Eonile that flowed during the later Miocene. During the late-Miocene Messinian Salinity Crisis, when the Mediterranean Sea was a closed basin and evaporated empty or nearly so, the Nile cut its course down to the new base level until it was 8,000 feet below Cairo. [2]
  • Camels were introduced to the banks of the Nile by invaders such as the Assyrians and the Persians during the Early Dynastic Period. [3]
  • The Egyptians considered that the Nile was a causeway from life to death and afterlife. The east was thought of as a place of birth and growth, and the west was considered the place of death, as the god Ra in his incarnation as the sun, underwent birth, death, and resurrection each time he crossed the sky. Thus, all tombs were located west of the Nile.[4]

Ironically, a virus - still active today[5] - called the West Nile Virus may have contributed to the death of Alexander the Great.[6]

  • Napoleon's plan to invade Egypt met its end at the Battle of the Nile in 1798, where the French fleet was destroyed by English warships. [7]


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