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  Egypt (03/07)
Egypt's vast and rich literature constitutes an important cultural element in the life of the country and in the Arab world as a whole.
Egypt was readmitted to the Arab League in 1989.
Egypt met the conditions and in September 2005 issued $1.25 billion in 10-year bonds that were fully guaranteed by the United States.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/5309.htm   (5870 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Country profiles | Country profile: Egypt
Egypt's ancient past and the fact that it was one of the first Middle Eastern countries to open up to the West following Napoleon's invasion means that it is seen by many as the intellectual and cultural leader in the region.
Egypt's teeming cities - and almost all agricultural activity - are concentrated along the banks of the Nile, and on the river's delta.
Hosni Mubarak is Egypt's longest-serving ruler since Muhammad Ali in the early 19th century and one of the longest-serving leaders in the Arab world.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/middle_east/country_profiles/737642.stm   (968 words)

 Ethnologue report for Egypt
It is an amalgam of Delta Arabic and Middle Egypt Arabic, with borrowings from literary Arabic.
The Middle Egypt dialect is in Bani Sweef, Fayyuum, and Gizeh.
Upper Egypt dialect is from Asyuut to Edfu and south.
www.ethnologue.com /show_country.asp?name=Egypt   (411 words)

 Virtual-Egypt - The Egyptian People's Papyrus
Egypt on unveiled the restored sarcophagus of Ramses VI, pieced together from 250 fragments and now on permanent display where it was first interred in the massive tomb of the ancient pharaoh, who ruled about 3,100 years ago.
Egypt's ancient pyramids are probably a byproduct of a decision to build walls around the tombs of kings, a leading expert on early Egyptian royal burials said on Wednesday.
Gold was found both in Egypt and Nubia in the quartz present in the eastern and southern mountains.
www.virtual-egypt.com   (3343 words)

 map of egypt and egypt map and information page
The Greek historian Herodotus called Egypt, "The Gift of the Nile," and along that life-giving river, the ancient Egyptians built their amazing civilization, one they ruled for three millennia.
Egypt then became a British protectorate in 1914, achieving partial independence in 1922, and full sovereignty in 1945.
Humidity in Egypt is high throughout the year, and in the interior deserts, summer high temperatures often exceed 100ยบ.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/africa/eg.htm   (633 words)

  Egypt Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
In the 5th century BC Herodotus wrote of Egypt that 'nowhere are there so many marvellous things...nor in the world besides are to be seen so many things of unspeakable greatness' - and not too much has changed.
The Sphinx, the Nile, ancient Luxor, the pyramids - Egypt's scope is glorious.
It's not just the Pharaonic monuments that have drawn travellers to this country since long before the birth of Christ - it's the legacy of the Greeks, Romans and early Christians, and the profusion of art and architecture accumulated from centuries of successive Islamic dynasties.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/africa/egypt   (551 words)

  Egypt News
Egypt slams Rice for remarks on constitution changes
Egypt ian President Hosni Mubarak on Saturday hailed the latest constitutional amendments as an unprecedented development in the very foundation of Egypt's constitution.
CAIRO, Egypt: Sudan has decided to suspend all cooperation with the International Criminal Court in response to its accusations that Sudanese officials were involved in war crimes in Darfur, the justice...
www.topix.net /world/egypt   (922 words)

  Egypt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Egypt is predominantly Muslim, at approximately 90% of the population, with the majority being adherents of the Sunni branch of Islam [2].
Egypt is bordered by Libya on the west, Sudan on the south, and on Israel and Gaza Strip on the northeast.
Egypt's important role in geopolitics stems from its strategic position: a transcontinental nation, it possesses a land bridge (the Isthmus of Suez) between Africa and Asia, which in turn is traversed by a navigable waterway (the Suez Canal) that connects the Mediterranean Sea with the Indian Ocean via the Red Sea.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Egypt   (4382 words)

In ancient Egypt the tuft of papyrus was the coat of arms or symbol of the Northern Kingdom.
The flower of the lotus was the emblem of Upper Egypt, as the tuft of papyrus was of Lower Egypt.
of Egypt) and often wore a double crown consisting of the white crown of the South and the red crown of the North; the arms of the United Kingdom were formed by a union of the lotus and the papyrus, the emblems of the two countries.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/05329b.htm   (18344 words)

 The EU's relations with Egypt - Overview
Egypt is an active player in the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership, and has lent it support to the Five Year Plan of Action adopted at the 10th Anniversary of the Barcelona Process in 2005 to give focus and invigoration to the regional grouping over the medium term.
Egypt is a member of the Arab League (founding member with headquarters in Cairo), the African Union, the African Economic Community (founding member), and the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (founding member).
Egypt is a lower-middle-income country with a considerable proportion of its 77 million population living in poverty.
ec.europa.eu /comm/external_relations/egypt/intro/index.htm   (3051 words)

 Ancient Egypt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Motivating and organising these activities were a socio-political and economic elite that achieved social consensus by means of an elaborate system of religious belief under the figure of a (semi)-divine ruler (usually male) from a succession of ruling dynasties and which related to the larger world by means of polytheistic beliefs.
Ancient Egypt's foreign contacts included Nubia and Punt to the south, the Aegean and ancient Greece to the north, the Levant and other regions in the Near East to the east, and also Libya to the west.
The art and science of engineering was present in Egypt, such as accurately determining the position of points and the distances between them (known as surveying).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ancient_Egypt   (4112 words)

The name "Egypt" is believed to have come from the original name of Egypt's ancient capital Memphis, "Hout ka-Ptah," meaning "Castle of the ka of Ptah." This name was often used even for the country as a whole.
The name of Egypt during ancient times, especially the Old Kingdom, was, however Kemet, meaning "Black land." This referred to the fertile soil of the Nile valley.
Egypt is a country stretching over two continents, as Sinai is counted as part of Asia.
i-cias.com /e.o/egypt.htm   (371 words)

 Egypt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Egypt was an Augustan province so the governors were appointed directly by the Emperor rather than by the traditional Senatorial lottery.
Because of the importance of Egypt as the Empire's breadbasket, by law the governor of Egypt could not be of the Senatorial class (it was feared that consolidating too much power in a Senator invited revolt).
Though their hegemony was short-lived, the Hyksos left a lasting impact on Egypt; they introduced the composite bow, the khopesh sword, the horse and the chariot as well as many Canaanite gods and religious concepts.
www.hostkingdom.net /egypt.html   (2776 words)

 African Studies Center | Egypt Page
This section includes an index of resources for the study of ancient Egypt, including the territory under the control of the modern states of Egypt and Sudan, and part of Libya.
This illustrated "Pilgrimage to Abydos", tries to retrace for the user the very perception and emotions of the pilgrimage undertaken by Seti I himself and his people some 3300 years ago, and which is at the origin of the temple of Abydos, a grandiose ex-voto open once and then closed for ever.
Extensive resources on Egypt with pictures, diagrams, short essays that cover pictures of 82 gods, detailed coverage of the ruling dynasties from 1-17, and essays on foregin rule.
www.africa.upenn.edu /Country_Specific/Egypt.html   (839 words)

 The Islamic World to 1600: The Fractured Caliphate and the Regional Dynasties (Egypt)
The first Muslims to rule Egypt who were not a part of the Abbasid caliphate in Baghdad were the Fatimids, a group of Shi'ites who derived their name from the Prophet's daughter and Ali's wife, Fatima.
She was the first woman to rule in Egypt since Cleopatra, and the last to rule in any Islamic kingdom until Queen Victoria became Empress of India in the 19th century.
Because the focus of Mamluk rule was military pursuit, very little changed in the government and administration of Egypt and Syria during their 300 years in power.
www.ucalgary.ca /applied_history/tutor/islam/fractured/egypt.html   (1123 words)

Egypt, at the northeast corner of Africa on the Mediterranean Sea, is bordered on the west by Libya, on the south by the Sudan, and on the east by the Red Sea and Israel.
Egypt's golden age coincided with the 18th and 19th dynasties (16th to 13th century B.C.), during which the empire was established.
Ancient Egypt: Rulers - Amenemhet I, king of ancient Egypt, founder of the XII dynasty (2000–1970 B.C.) Sesostris I,...
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107484.html   (1521 words)

 Ancient Egypt - Encyclopedia FunTrivia
Egypt - Kings and Queens of the Middle Kingdom
He's made many great temples, two-thirds of the statues found in Egypt have inscriptions telling about him, and is said to have lived up to 92 years of age.
This was the capital of the 2nd nome of Upper Egypt.
www.funtrivia.com /en/History/Ancient-Egypt-3956.html   (1667 words)

 Egypt Antiquities and Ancient Egypt
Egypt has played an important role through all of these eras, and today one can find monuments that evidence Egypt's role in most of the world's historic events, from the beginning of mankind until the present.
In Egypt, we find the earliest detailed records of warfare recorded thousands of years ago, but we also find the cemeteries and monuments of the world's last global war, World War II.
Egypt is our window to humanity's distant past and in understanding its history, we find both mankind's greatest glories and achievements, as well as his often repeated mistakes.
touregypt.net /egyptantiquities   (664 words)

 BBC - History - Egyptians
Mummification is indelibly associated with ancient Egypt, but many cultures have made use of the technique.
Explore the history and development of ancient Egypt through the key dynasties of this mighty civilisation.
From eye infections to arthritis, uncover the causes of illness in ancient Egypt - and their gruesome cures.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/ancient/egyptians   (410 words)

 allAfrica.com: Egypt
Champions Egypt head a list of 44 African countries who start their campaigns this weekend to qualify for the 2008 Nations Cup.
Egypt has overtaken Pakistan as the key export market for the Kenyan tea, says the Tea Board of Kenya.
As Gambia U-23 team prepares to take on Egypt in the first leg of the Olympic qualifier match, 5 foreign-based players have been invited by the national football governing body, the Gambia Football Association to join the team in camp, Mr Seedy Kinteh, the President of the GFA told Observer Sports recently.
allafrica.com /egypt   (601 words)

 Eternal Egypt - Home
Welcome to Eternal Egypt, which brings to light over five thousand years of Egyptian civilization.
Eternal Egypt is a living record of a land rich in art and history, people and places, myths and religions.
The stories of Eternal Egypt are told using the latest interactive technologies, high-resolution imagery, animations, virtual environments, remote cameras, three-dimensional models and more.
www.eternalegypt.org /EternalEgyptWebsiteWeb/HomeServlet?ee_website_action_key=action.display.home&language_id=1   (131 words)

 Ancient Egypt - Guardian's Egypt - Explore Ancient Egypt from the comfort of your own computer! Travel Tours To Egypt
Egypt is a fascinating land which boasts of a rich history and a colorful culture.
Here are my Egypt pages which provide great pictures, facts and information about Egypt, and offer many links to Egyptology and Egypt resources throughout the Internet.
Whether you are merely fascinated by Egypt, are doing a school Egypt report or project, or are seriously engaged in the study of Egypt, this site is for you.
www.guardians.net /egypt   (577 words)

 Egypt : Country Studies - Federal Research Division, Library of Congress
The Late Period, 664-323 B.C. Ptolemaic, Roman and Byzantine Egypt, 332 B.C.-A.D. The Alexandrian Conquest
Egypt under Rome and Byzantium, 30 B.C.-A.D. Medieval Egypt
Egypt under the Protectorate and the 1919 Revolution
lcweb2.loc.gov /frd/cs/egtoc.html   (291 words)

 Egypt Maps - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - UT Library Online
Egypt (Shaded Relief) 1988 (216K)and pdf format (228K)
Suez Bay, Egypt 1856 (351K) "Karte der Bai von Sues" From Mittheilungen aus Justus Perthes' Geographischer Anstalt uber Wichtige Neue Erforschungen auf dem Gesammtgebiete der Geographie von Dr. A.
Egypt (8 maps) Published by the CIA January, 1993
www.lib.utexas.edu /maps/egypt.html   (143 words)

 Tour Egypt Travel, Tours, Vacations, Ancient Egypt, History and shopping
Most people who think of Egypt think of antiquities, but Egypt offers much more.
Yet Egypt also offers nature and desert treks, great scuba diving and even golf, fishing and birding expeditions.
One may choose to relax on the wondrous Egypt Red Sea or Sinai coasts, take in the high culture of Cairo, or even leisurely float down the Egyptian Nile on a luxurious river boat.
www.touregypt.net   (419 words)

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