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
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.