Half of the Nile disappeared in Ethiopia. Does Egypt have a solution?
Once upon a time
back in 3500 BC, The annual flood season along the Nile was unpredictable and it was really a big mess in the country… So the priest of ancient Egypt decided to do something about it. They started to make records and created a flood gauge called the Nilometer. The simplest design was a vertical column submerged in the river with marked intervals indicating the depth of the river.
They used it till the year 3100 when King Menes made The first major irrigation project. He used dams and canals to use the diverted floodwaters of the Nile into a new lake called lake “Moeris.”
But as the time goes the Nilometer itself get improved of course. We have 2 famous Nilometers in ancient Egypt. One you can see on the island of Elephantine in Aswan, where a stairway of 52 steps leads down to a doorway at the Nile. Also with depth markings along the walls.
This will be the point where our story will begin but NOT yet…after a second.
More complicated Nilometer you can see at the Temple of Kom Ombo, to the north of Aswan. It was a channel or culvert that led from the riverbank – often running for a considerable distance – and then fed a well, tank, or cistern. Mostly used by Priest.
But the most famous Nilometer which You will know is in the centre of Cario. A place called Al Manial or Roda Island.
The El Manial Palace was built for Prince Mohammed Ali Tewfik in 20 century. It’s kind of new and very important. Because just on this place in these days they found The Nile came below the water limit! WHY did it happen?
It is a very easy answer. Country Ethiopia built a new dam on the Blue Nile. and It affected all the Nile so hard that half of the water of the Nile disappeared. As you can predect it is a really big conflict now between Egypt and Ethiopia. and they are trying to find a solution.
But what’s more important than in the Aswan inside Nilometer they found a hyeroglifs on the wall. and it is a written if the Nile came below the water limit until this deep where the writing is…so the ancient Egyptian soldiers of all Pharaos what was existing, will relive again. They will go fight the enemy who wanted to stop the Nile from Egypt, And they will not stop until they win.
Well and guess what is happening in Egypt now…these days suddenly is so horrible rain in Egypt. A lot of places in Cairo including an airport is underwater. Even in Aswan started to rain and even in Alexandria. Unexpected rain! Could this be a part of pharaoh curse how to make back the Nile into its shape? Well this can sound kind of insane and a lot of people in Egypt mock about these pharaoh words but well no one knows about these word before until it happens.
Personally, I have studied and believed in the pharaoh Magic. Because its a something which they were master in like no one else in this world. Let’s say Egyptian magic even nowadays is so strong and harming people. And pharaohs in magic was a thousand times better than Egyptian people today. So why it should not be true?
Well, let’s see what will happen in the following days…
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