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Who predicted when the Nile River would probably flood?

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asked Jan 11, 2014 in Egyptian History by anonymous
   

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The high priests would be in charge of giving this info to the people; it was probably determined by keeping track of the positions of certain constellations. Indeed, keeping track of planting seasons was one of the earliest reasons for studying the stars.
answered Jan 11, 2014 by DeepDark Inquisitive Expert (6,610 points)
Speculation.
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There is no indication of any predictiing of the Nile River's flooding. The northeastern african people were aware when it flooded and in 1350 BC, as it became civilized from Ancient Egypt, the farming and cultivating of land began under the first Pharoah's ruling.
answered Jan 11, 2014 by The.Sage Inquisitive Expert (93,460 points)
Wikipedia: The predictable flooding and controlled irrigation of the fertile valley produced surplus crops, which fueled social development and culture.
Wikipedia: The success of ancient Egyptian civilization came partly from its ability to adapt to the conditions of the Nile River valley. The PREDICTABLE FLOODING and controlled irrigation of the fertile valley produced surplus crops, which fueled social development and culture.
The word of predictable is used instead of expectation or eventual. The flooding occurred annually. The excerpt exhibits supernatural intervention and not usual action of rain and flooding.
There is difference here. Facts are substantiated by the past. Predictions are of the future. Hence, scientific methods or actual events are proof and not predictions.

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