We have some serious relief mapping of Egypt under way here at the homestead — thank you, middle school curriculum. I stopped in my tracks when we fell into this satellite image of the Nile River delta. I mean, come on. Do satellites realize how lucky they are?
No sign of strife or war or squabbling over toys from this vantage point. Such deceptive calm.
For review: The Nile Delta is the delta formed in Northern Egypt where the River Nile spreads out and drains into the Mediterranean Sea. It's one of the world's largest river deltas — from Alexandria in the west to Port Said in the east, it covers some 143 miles of Mediterranean coastline. It is a rich agricultural region, both densely populated and exceedingly fertile.
:world perspectives/getty images, satellite view of the nile river delta