Why was the river nile called ar?
The ancient Egyptians called the River Ar because of the colour black sediment left after the annual flood
The farthest source of the water of the Nile River is the Ruvyironza River in Burundi. The Ruvyironza River is a tributary of the Kagera River that flows into Lake Victoria and the water leaving Lake Victoria becomes the White Nile River. The Blue Nile River originating in Ethiopia unites with the White Nile River at Khartoum in the Sudan. The combined waters of the White and Blue Nile Rivers, called simply the Nile River…
The Nile River is the longest river in the world. It is 4184 mile( 6695 kilometers) long. It runs through Ethiopia, Zaire, Uganda,Kenya,Tanzania, Rwanda,Burundi,Sudan, and Egypt. The river got its name from the greek word nelios meaning valley. The Egyptians named the river Ar meaning black. Greeks called the river kem also meaning black.
The Nile River is not white. The Egyptian flow of the Nile River is formed at Khartoum by the confluence of two major tributaries called the White Nile and the Blue Nile. The White Nile is the longer river, with a source as far south as Burundi (south central Africa). The Blue Nile carries more water and silt, and begins at Lake Tana in Ethiopia (farther east).