Nile in Egyptian Hieroglyphics

The river Nile is the longenst river in the world.It has always been a vital life source for Egypt and Sudan.In ancient Egyptian it was called iteru or Ḥ'pī .Hapi was the Egyptian god of the Nile flooding ,a symbol of abundance and prosperity.




The name's origin is unknown,possibly related to Semitic nahal for river.

The hieroglyphics below should be read left to right- the bird is facing left- and top to bottom.The last character is a determinative for waters that indicates the meaning of the word and it is not read.

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