Talk:Flooding of the Nile

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the river nile flood is very unique but it ruins the shape of the lotus flower

The Nile River flood because of the rain —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.47.112.230 (talk) 01:28, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

The egyptians prayed to hapi to make the nile flood, which wasnt actually the reason!---Ranga —Preceding unsigned comment added by 202.172.98.244 (talk) 06:03, 15 November 2009 (UTC)

I do not know what 1234 means as the date on which the flooding ceased. Bukovets (talk) 17:53, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

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This article needs to explain this phenomenon, which was a mystery to the ancients. It is caused by the rainy monsoons in the Ethiopian highlands, which receive heavy seasonal rains in the summer months; the runoff is carried by the Blue Nile down to Egypt, where the relatively flat delta prevents the water from quickly entering the Mediterranean & it floods its narrow lower floodplains. The Greeks were baffled by this phenomenon: not only by the fact a major river flowed thru the desert, but also that the Nile was practically the only north-flowing river they knew of, & they came up with all sorts of fanciful explanations for this nonseasonal flooding. They were also prevented from learning the actual cause for this annual flooding because they erroneously thought the excess water came from the White Nile, & exploration of its course was blocked by the Sudd, which proved impassable to both Greek & later Roman explorers. (All of this is common knowledge, & can be easily sourced -- some of it thru sources in either the main article on the Nile, or the articles I linked to.) -- llywrch (talk) 15:57, 14 October 2014 (UTC)