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The Nile: An­cient Egypt’s Great River SBS, 7.35pm English au­thor and his­to­rian Bet­tany Hughes has al­most com­pleted her lenthy 1500km jour­ney along Africa’s mighty Nile river. Hav­ing started in Cairo, Bet­tany and her tra­di­tional Da­habiya boat have reached the south­ern­most parts of Egypt. This part of the river was once home to man-eat­ing croc­o­diles, but to­day it is un­likely that Bet­tany will stum­ble across one of the mighty preda­tors. There is, how­ever, a tem­ple to a crocodile god nearby, and Bet­tany is keen to join the ar­chae­ol­o­gists hard at work try­ing to ex­ca­vate a gi­ant stone mes­sage board from the tem­ple foun­da­tions.

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