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Ancient Egyptian View of the Nile River
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Below is a link to an English translation of the “Hymn to the Nile,” the longest surviving hymn to the Nile flood. This composition may have been produced during the Middle Kingdom, though the date is uncertain. The Nile River’s flooding was a central event of the agricultural year in Egypt.
For this assignment, please read the “Hymn to the Nile” and then answer the discussion questions below in no less than 200 words.
Link (Links to an external site.) https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/ancient/hymn-nile.asp
1. How does this hymn celebrate the Nile River? How does it portray or characterize the Nile River?
2. What does this hymn suggest about the role of the Nile River in ancient Egyptian society?
3. What does this hymn suggest about ancient Egyptian views of the Nile River and its flooding?