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The Nile River is the longest river in the world. It flows for 4160 miles. It had an annual flood until 1968, when the Aswan High Dam was built. This flood was called the inundation. Every year during the flood, farmers would plant their crops in the fertile soil provided by the silt in the Nile River.
Giza is the site where the Great Pyramid of Khufu was built. The pyramid stands 450 feet high. The Great Sphinx also lies at the Giza Plateau. The Great Sphinx is 241 feet wide and 65 feet tall.
The city of Thebes is home to both the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens. Thebes is called the city of the dead. It is called this because the people that populated it spent all their lives preparing for their death.