Geography is Destiny on the Nile

October 31st, 2010

My High School History teacher, Mr. Zebofsky, would always say that in the history of civilization, geography is destiny. This photo of the land surrounding the Nile River taken aboard the International Space Station proves this forcefully. Look at all of the progress andĀ civilizationĀ surrounding the river, and the utter darkness beyond the river. Fascinating. H/T Gizmodo.