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Before the president of Egypt built a dam to the Nile in the 1990s, the Nile used to flood its banks into the cities and thus enriching soil. Without the Nile flooding its banks, famine would've occurred. Plus, the earlier mud-brick homes, tombs, statues, and pyramids were mixed with water from the Nile before hardening.
The most important role of the Nile River in the development of Egyptian civilization was providing food. This created an unending source of sustenance because it had fertile soil due to the silt deposits. You can go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nile for more information.