Waterways of Africa: The Nile

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  • Waterways of Africa: The Nile
    • The Mariners' Museum and Park

      February 27, 2021, 1 p.m.

      100 Museum Drive
      Newport News, VA 23606
    • Phone: 757-596-2222
      Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
      Website: Click here to visit us online


FREE. Pre-registration is required.


URL: https://marinersmuseum.org/event/waterways-of-africa-nile-river/


Join Erika Cosme and Wisteria Perry from The Mariners’ Museum’s Interpretation Department as they feature “Waterways of Africa,” a new series that looks at the waters that surround and are located within the African continent. This program will be presented throughout the year, and focus on the different waters that have influenced African and world culture, past and present.


Viewers are welcome to send Erika and Wisteria comments or questions during the presentation, which they will answer following the presentation.


About the presentation: In the first of the “Waterways of Africa” series, The Mariners’ Museum takes a look at the world’s longest river, and one of Africa’s most relied upon bodies of water - the Nile River. What makes this river so important?


Often associated with the ancient Egyptians, the Nile has provided and supported life throughout many countries in Africa. It is connected to several other major bodies of water, and has impacted the development of African cultures for thousands of years. Set out with Erika and Wisteria as they present on one of the world’s fascinating wonders that has been a source of life for centuries.