Rich nobles kept crocodiles in pools as
ornamental additions to their homes. Temple priests kept crocodiles in
the temples. They were dressed in jewels, and roamed freely. They were
not caged. It must have been quite dangerous, but the crocodile was
special to the ancient Egyptians.
Their beloved god Sobek was the god
with a crocodile head. He was the god who controlled water and
marshes. The Nile was water.
Everything in ancient Egypt depended
upon the Nile. The
waters of the Nile provided an easy route for trade. The Nile provided
fish and other food to eat. Crops grew easily in the rich soil left
behind by the annual flooding of the Nile.
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