In medieval Egypt, the Nile River was the lifeblood of the country. The majority of the population lived along its banks, relying on the river for food security, transportation, and building materials. The pharaohs were responsible for ensuring the Nile continued to provide for its people, and the river's abundance of food earned it the nickname "Rome's Bread Basket." Egypt's wealth and importance made it the personal property of emperors. The Nile also provided resources like mud for building homes, reeds for boats, papyrus paper, and animal bones for tools. Thanks to the Nile's crucial role in Egyptian society, the civilization remained stable for thousands of years, while other empires rose and fell. Join us as we explore the impact of the Nile River on the history and culture of medieval Egypt.