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About Egypt

Get some knowledge of Egypt before your travels.

Egypt is the country where it all began.

Egypt’s unique culture has fascinated the rest of the world for millennia. Temples and pyramids still stand as monuments to the men who ruled Egypt for more than 3000 years.

Egypt as a country.

Full country name: Arab Republic of Egypt

Area: 1 million sq km

Population: 82 million

Capital City: Cairo, 20 million

People: (99% Egyptians, Berbers, Bedouin), (1% Haematic Arabs and Nubians + Europeans)

Language: Arabic ,English

Religion: 94% Muslim, 6% Coptic Christian

Government: Republic

Head of State: President Abdul Fatah al-Sisi

The culture of Egypt.

The culture of Egypt has thousands of years of recorded history. Ancient Egypt was among the earliest civilizations. For millennia, Egypt maintained a strikingly unique, complex and stable culture that influenced later cultures of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. After the Pharaonic era, Egypt itself came under the influence of Hellenism, for a time Christianity and later, Islamic culture.

Egypts great monuments.

The pyramids and the temples are the first thing coming to ones mind, thinking of Egypt. And for good reasons. Not many ancient monuments are still as weel preserved as the ones in Egypt.

Artefacts of ancient Egypt.

In 1922 the biggest and most famous artefacts was discovered, when Howard Carter found the tomb of the young king Tutankhamon. Such an enormous treasure was not seen before. So many artefacts was never seen before. Most of them are to be find in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo

The history of Egypt and it’s cities.

Egypt has among the longest histories of any modern country, emerging as one of the world’s first nation states in the tenth millennium BC. Considered a cradle of cicilization, Ancient Egypt experienced some of the earliest developments of writing, agriculture, urbanisation, organised religion and central government. Iconic monuments such as the Giza Necropolis and its Great Sphinx, as well the ruins of Memphis, Thebes, Karnak, and the Valley of the Kings, reflect this legacy and remain a significant focus of archaeological study and popular interest worldwide. Egypt’s rich cultural heritage is an integral part of its national identity, which has endured, and at times assimilated, various foreign influences, including Greek, Persian, Roman, Arab, Ottoman, and European. One of the earliest centres of Christianity, Egypt was Islamised in the seventh century and remains a predominantly Muslim country, but stillwith a significant Christian minority.

Egyptian Cities

  • Cairo
    • Cairo Tower
    • El Mokkattam Mountain
  • Giza
  • Luxor
    • West Bank
    • Thebes/City of the Dead
  • Aswan
  • Alexandria
    • Egypts Mediterranian Coast
  • Hurghada
  • Marsa Alam
  • El Gouna
  • Sharm El Sheik
  • Memphis
  • Saqqara
  • Dashur

Egyptian History

  • Dynasties
  • Mamluks
  • Osmans
  • Kingdom
  • Republic
  • Revolution

Egyptian Sites

  • Temples
    • Karnak Temple
    • Luxor Temple
    • Valley Temple
    • Collossi of Memnon
    • Edfu
    • Kom Ombo
    • Philae
    • Abu Simbel
    • Dendera
    • Abydos
  • Tombs
    • Pyramids
      • The Step Pyramid
        • Mastaba
      • The Bent Pyramid
      • The Red Pyramid
      • The Great Pyramid/The Pyramid of Cheops/The Pyramid of Khufu
      • The Pyramid of Chephren
      • Sphinx
      • Pyramid Sound & Light Show
    • Valley Chambers
      • Valley of the Kings
    • Catacombs
      • Roman Catacombs
  • Museums
    • Egyptian Museum
      • Egyptian Collection
      • Roman Collection
      • Mummies
      • Egypt Kings
      • Pharaonic Furnishing
    • The Great Egyptian Museum
    • Luxor Museum
    • Mummification Museum
    • Textile Museum
    • Museum of Islamic Art
    • Gayer Andersson
    • Howard Carters House
  • Coptic Cairo
    • Coptic Churces
      • The Hanging Church
      • Abu Serga
      • Ben Ezra
    • Coptic Museum
  • Old Cairo
  • Islamic Cairo
    • Mosques
      • Alabaster Mosque
      • Citadel
      • Ibn Touloun
  • Khan El Khalili
  • Old Roman Fortress
  • Pompey’s Pillar

The Dynasties

  • Old Kingdom
    • Djoser
    • Cheops
    • Chepren
  • Middle Kingdom
  • New Kingdom
    • Amenhotep
    • Tutmosis
    • Hatshepsut
    • 18th Dynasty
      • Akhenaton/Amenhotep 4
      • Tut Ank Amon
    • 19th Dynasty
      • Seti 1
      • Seti 2
      • Ramses 2
      • Alexander the Great

Religion in Egypt

  • Egyptian Mythology – Polytheism
    • Amun
    • Osiris
    • Isis
    • Horus
    • Hathor
    • Seth
    • Nephtys
    • Anubis
    • Bes
    • Min
  • Atenism – Monotheism
  • Coptism
    • Coptic Christians
  • Judes
  • Islam
    • Mosque

Egyptian Nature

  • The River Nile
    • Felucca
  • Animals
    • Camels
  • Plants
    • Lotus
    • Papyrus
    • Sugarcane

Egypt Today

  • Food
    • Traditional Egyptian Dinner

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