Our rivers define us

I blogged a similar picture a couple of years ago, but this new NASA image of the Nile Valley, at night, from space, bears a reblog:

Egypt, from space

Egypt, from space

Our rivers define us.


  1. Thanks John, very nice. I’ve used a lower-angle of that view from the ISS before – never fails to make them think.

    If the Tigris and Euphrates delta was the cradle of civiliztion, this surely is the…er…romper room of civilization?



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