Egypt

Country Egypt
Capital Cairo
Continent Africa
Currency Egyptian pound(EGP)
Languages Arabic

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Introduction

The regularity and richness of the annual Nile River flood, coupled with semi-isolation provided by deserts to the east and west, allowed for the development of one of the world's great civilizations. A unified kingdom arose circa 3200 B.C., and a series of dynasties ruled in Egypt for the next three millennia. The last native dynasty fell to the Persians in 341 B.C., who in turn were replaced by the Greeks, Romans, and Byzantines. It was the Arabs who introduced Islam and the Arabic language in the 7th century and who ruled for the next six centuries. A local military caste, the Mamluks took control about 1250 and continued to govern after the conquest of Egypt by the Ottoman Turks in 1517. Following the completion of the Suez Canal in 1869, Egypt became an important world transportation hub, but also fell heavily into debt. Ostensibly to protect its investments, Britain seized control of Egypt's government in 1882, but nominal allegiance to the Ottoman Empire continued until 1914. Partially independent from the UK in 1922, Egypt acquired full sovereignty with the overthrow of the British-backed monarchy in 1952. The completion of the Aswan High Dam in 1971 and the resultant Lake Nasser have altered the time-honored place of the Nile River in the agriculture and ecology of Egypt. A rapidly growing population (the largest in the Arab world), limited arable land, and dependence on the Nile all continue to overtax resources and stress society. The government has struggled to meet the demands of Egypt's growing population through economic reform and massive investment in communications and physical infrastructure.

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Archaeologists in Egypt discover mummification workshop - New York Post

New York Post

Archaeologists in Egypt discover mummification workshop
New York Post
The discovery which includes a mummification workshop and a shaft, used as a communal burial place, is located at the Saqqara necropolis of Memphis, the first capital of ancient Egypt. Memphis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its vast necropolis are ...
Archaeologists in Egypt discover ancient mummification workshop ...Fox News

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Film of Traumatic '48 Battle With Egypt Released - Haaretz

Haaretz

Film of Traumatic '48 Battle With Egypt Released
Haaretz
To mark the 70th anniversary of the fall of Kibbutz Nitzanim to the Egyptians in the 1948 War of Independence, the Israel Defense Forces Archives has released a rare film on Sunday that was shot by the Egyptian army depicting the event. The first part ...



'A goldmine': mummies' secrets uncovered in Egypt | World news ... - The Guardian

The Guardian



Egypt: Intensifying Crackdown Under Counterterrorism Guise - Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch

Egypt: Intensifying Crackdown Under Counterterrorism Guise
Human Rights Watch
(Beirut) – Egyptian authorities are increasingly using counterterrorism and state-of-emergency laws and courts to unjustly prosecute journalists, activists, and critics for their peaceful criticism, Human Rights Watch said today. These abusive ...
Group: Egypt uses counterterrorism laws to prosecute criticsTampabay.com
HRW: Egypt Uses Counterterrorism Laws to Prosecute CriticsVoice of America

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Egypt's young Nubians revive dream of return to homeland - Tampabay.com

Tampabay.com

Egypt's young Nubians revive dream of return to homeland
Tampabay.com
ASWAN, Egypt (AP) — Siham Othman was born decades after her grandparents were forced to evacuate from their homes on the banks of the Nile River along with tens of thousands of their fellow Nubians. But she has a lifelong bond with her ancestral ...
Young Nubians revive dream of returning to land in EgyptNews24

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Egypt Parliament approves granting nationality to foreign residents for LE7 million deposit - Egypt Independent

Egypt Independent

Egypt Parliament approves granting nationality to foreign residents for LE7 million deposit
Egypt Independent
Egypt's House of Representatives on Sunday approved a bill amending a law on the entry and residence of foreigners in Egypt, granting Egyptian nationality to foreign residents in return for a bank deposit of 7 million pounds or an equivalent in foreign ...

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Benefits of Devaluation Slow to Emerge for Egypt's Exporters - Haaretz

Haaretz

Benefits of Devaluation Slow to Emerge for Egypt's Exporters
Haaretz
Mohamed Kassem is working hard to secure one of the last links in a supply chain he believes will turn Egypt into a clothing export powerhouse and help revive an economy long shackled by politics and red tape. Like other exporters, the former chairman ...



Egypt Didn't Shill for the Nazis in World War II - Haaretz

Haaretz

Egypt Didn't Shill for the Nazis in World War II
Haaretz
Leading the vanguard to change the narrative about Egypt (but also the Middle East in general) in World War II is Israeli scholar Israel Gershoni. The common perception is that Egypt's elites supported Nazi Germany and fascist Italy during World War II.



Egypt's mystery 2000-year-old sarcophagus tomb OPENED and it could be Alexander the Great - Express.co.uk

Express.co.uk

Egypt's mystery 2000-year-old sarcophagus tomb OPENED and it could be Alexander the Great
Express.co.uk
The mummy is not the first mesmerising find unearthed by experts in Egypt. In February, archaeologists discovered a 4,400-year-old tomb just outside Cairo near the country's Giza Plateau. The tomb is believed to have belonged to a woman known as Hetpet ...
Of Course We Should Open That Mysterious Egyptian Sarcophagus, Why on Earth Not?ScienceAlert
Sarcophagus Found. Contents Unknown. ('No Guessing, Please.')New York Times
Archaeologists prepare to open huge granite sarcophagus in EgyptThe Guardian

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Telecom Egypt, Liquid Telecom sign Cape to Cairo fibre network deal - Eyewitness News

Eyewitness News

Telecom Egypt, Liquid Telecom sign Cape to Cairo fibre network deal
Eyewitness News
The two companies did not provide a timeframe for the completion of the network or any estimate of the cost.
Telecom Egypt, Liquid Telecom sign MOU to complete fibre network from Cape Town to CairoReuters Africa

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