From Prometheus Chained - The Nile


A land far distant, where the tawny race   
Dwell near the fountains of the sun, and where   
The Nigris pours his dusky waters; wind   
Along his banks, till thou shalt reach the fall   
Where from the mountains with papyrus crowned           
The venerable Nile impetuous pours   
His headlong torrent; he shall guide thy steps   
To those irriguous plains, whose triple sides   
His arms surround.

The ancient authors knew that the Nile rose in the Ethiopian mountains thousands of years before the Victorian explorers worked that out. The Nile is more than 4,000 miles long and authors have been mapping the Nile with poetry - writing poems about the River Nile - for more than 4,000 years.

Main Location:

The Source of the Nile, Nile Falls, Blue Nile, River Nile, Lake Tana, Ethiopia

The Falls at the source of the Blue Nile, Lake Tana, Ethiopia