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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Egyptian mummy and ancient treasures 'in near perfect condition' discovered in 3500-year-old tombs - The Independent

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Egyptian mummy and ancient treasures 'in near perfect condition' discovered in 3500-year-old tombs
The Independent
The Egyptian Ministry of State for Antiquities announced on Saturday the discovery of two ancient tombs at the necropolis of Draa Abou Naga, part of the Unesco World Heritage site of Thebes, near the Nile city of Luxor. The occupants of the private ...



3500-Year-Old Tombs Uncovered in Egypt. One Has a Mummy - National Geographic

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3500-Year-Old Tombs Uncovered in Egypt. One Has a Mummy
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Picture of Egyptian excavation workers restoring an unidentified mummy on Luxor's West. View Images. An ancient mummy is tended to by workers in a 3,500-year-old tomb in Luxor, Egypt. Photograph by Nariman El-Mofty, AP for National Geographic. By ...
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Egypt to sign contracts for nuclear power plant during Putin's visit: sources - Reuters

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Egypt to sign contracts for nuclear power plant during Putin's visit: sources
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Moscow and Cairo signed an agreement in 2015 for Russia to build a nuclear power plant in Egypt, with Russia extending a loan to Egypt to cover the cost of construction. Egypt's official gazette said last year the loan was worth $25 billion and would ...
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Egypt, Palestine, Jordan hold tripartite summit over Jerusalem - Egypttoday (blog)

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Egypt, Palestine, Jordan hold tripartite summit over Jerusalem
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CAIRO - 10 December 2017: A tripartite summit between Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and his Jordanian and Palestinian counterparts Mahmoud Abbas and King Abdullah II, respectively, will be held on Monday in Cairo to discuss the U.S. President ...
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Egypt's Economy Rebounds as Inflation Drops, Inflows Rise ... - Bloomberg

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Egypt's Economy Rebounds as Inflation Drops, Inflows Rise ...
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Egypt's headline inflation rate rose at its slowest pace in nearly a year in November while the current account deficit fell by more than 65 percent in the first quarter of the fiscal year, offering the latest evidence that the economy is rebounding 12 ...
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Egypt: Coptic pope cancels Pence meeting over Jerusalem - Aljazeera.com

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Egypt: Coptic pope cancels Pence meeting over Jerusalem
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The leader of Egypt's Coptic Church has cancelled an upcoming meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence, protesting against Washington's move to declare Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The move by Pope Tawadros II on Saturday came a day after ...
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Archaeologists discover two ancient tombs in Egypt | New York Post - New York Post

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Archaeologists discover two ancient tombs in Egypt | New York Post
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LUXOR, Egypt — Egypt on Saturday announced the discovery of two small ancient tombs in the southern city Luxor dating back some 3500 years and hoped it will...

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Egypt Set to Test Output From Giant Gas Field - Bloomberg - Bloomberg

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Egypt Set to Test Output From Giant Gas Field - Bloomberg
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Pilot production at Egypt's Eni SpA-operated Zohr natural gas field will begin “in the coming few days,” the oil ministry said, as the country nears its goal of commercial output from the biggest gas discovery in the Mediterranean Sea by the end of ...

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Egypt revives dream of new administrative capital - eNCA

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Egypt revives dream of new administrative capital
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He said Egypt aspires to have a capital in the gleaming image of Abu Dhabi, the oil-rich capital of the United Arab Emirates. The ministry of defence and the ministry of housing manage the project, including its funding, Husseiny told AFP. To carry it ...
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CBE Governor negates Ethiopian Dam funding by banks in Egypt - Egypttoday (blog)

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CBE Governor negates Ethiopian Dam funding by banks in Egypt
Egypttoday (blog)
CAIRO – 10 December 2017: Governor of the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) Tarek Amer negated Sunday all circulating news on social media regarding the funding of the Ethiopian Dam by banks operating in Egypt. Amer described, in a statement to the Middle ...

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