Annual nile flood
Valley of the Kings
A hidden valley on the west bank of the Nile (modern day Luxor). Some kings were buried there to prevent their tombs being robbed. The most famous tomb in the Valley is Tutankhamun's. It is the only tomb we have found that was not robbed.
The Nile, and its annual flood, was very important as Egypt has so little rain. In ancient times the flood happened as the snow melted on mountains in Africa and flowed to the sea, through Egypt. The mud that was left by the water put goodness back into the land and helped the crops to grow. Modern Egypt has dams so the Nile does not flood any more.