A fortuitous phrase to describe the Nile’s blue tracery through a dry landscape, like a life-giving vein.

… the sapphire cleft of the Nile.

 

Source: Justin Marozzi, The Man Who Invented History: Travels with Herodotus (London: John Murray, 2009), p. 26

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