The second longest river in the world about 4150 miles long. It starts its flow from the Cagira River in the Congo Mountains and Victoria Lake. On its banks several civilizations flourished the Ancient Egyption being the most famous and important .The Ancient Egyptions considered the Nile as a sacred entity called it Haby a personification of the river that was deified. In the bible it iss called lour a derivation of the ancient Egyption word for river. The Greeks and the Romans called it Nilos hence the current name