Amazingly impressive ancient sites are heavily guarded after some terrorist attacks in the past. A country with so much to offer. Yet without the Nile, Egypt would be nothing. The river has brought life, wealth and culture with over 95% of the population living within a very short distance from it's banks. Not even Egypt's fantastic ancient history, for which tourists travel far to be enthralled by, would exist in anything like the same form without the Nile.