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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In Egypt, archaeologists find part of 4,000-year-old statue - ABC News - ABC News

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In Egypt, archaeologists find part of 4,000-year-old statue - ABC News
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This undated photo released by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities shows a wooden head believed to depict Ankhesenpepi II, the mother of King Pepi II of the ...
Statue of Egyptian Queen Unearthed Near Giza PyramidsLive Science
In Egypt, archaeologists find part of 4000-year-old statuePhys.Org
In Egypt, archaeologists discover part of 4000-year-old statue of female rulerEagle-Tribune

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Vox Sentences: Egypt's LGBTQ community isn't safe - Vox

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Vox Sentences: Egypt's LGBTQ community isn't safe
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[USA Today / Jacob Wirtschafter]; There are technically no anti-gay laws on the books in Egypt, but policy often target LGBTQ people with "debauchery" or "inciting immorality," and anti-gay rhetoric is common among conservative politicians and ...

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More than 60 arrested as Egypt cracks down on gay community ... - Washington Post

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More than 60 arrested as Egypt cracks down on gay community ...
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CAIRO — A crackdown on gay people in Egypt intensified in recent days as security forces raided cafes in downtown Cairo and courts delivered harsh prison ...

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How A Climate-Changing Volcano Helped The Roman Conquest Of Egypt - Forbes

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How A Climate-Changing Volcano Helped The Roman Conquest Of Egypt
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In 30 B.C. the last Pharaoh of ancient Egypt, the famous and beautiful Cleopatra, committed suicide after a series of disastrous defeats of the Egyptians by the Roman army, including the battle of Actium, when part of the fleet deserted. Soon after the ...
Volcanic eruptions may have contributed to war in ancient EgyptABC Online
Ancient Egypt may have been brought down by volcanoes and ...The Independent
Volcanoes Helped Violent Revolts Erupt in Ancient EgyptNew York Times
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Egypt's latest crackdown on gays creates fear in LGBT community - USA TODAY

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Egypt's latest crackdown on gays creates fear in LGBT community
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CAIRO — Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community are living in fear in Egypt after a spike of arrests aimed at repressing LGBT people. In the latest of a series of moves to harass gay people, armed officers swept into a popular ...

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Egypt will achieve major remarkable renaissance: AFP Chairman - Egypttoday (blog)

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Egypt will achieve major remarkable renaissance: AFP Chairman
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CAIRO – 18 October 2017: “Egypt will achieve a major remarkable renaissance in the near future thanks to the current reform program,” stated Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Agence France-Presse (AFP) Emmanuel Hoog on Wednesday during a ...

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Read Reviews for The Prince of Egypt World Premiere - Playbill.com

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Read Reviews for The Prince of Egypt World Premiere
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After beginning performances October 6, West Coast critics have begun filing their reviews for the world premiere of The Prince of Egypt, a new stage musical from Wicked composer Stephen Schwartz and Philip LaZebnik. The adaptation of the 1998 animated ...
The Prince of Egypt review at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley – 'ambitious new musical'The Stage
Review Roundup: PRINCE OF EGYPT at TheatreWorks Silicon ValleyBroadway World
TheatreWorks' 'Prince of Egypt' continues run in MVLos Altos Town Crier

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Film about inter-faith dialogue opens in Egypt to praise - Al-Monitor (blog)

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Film about inter-faith dialogue opens in Egypt to praise
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On Oct 17, it was screened again in the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt's coastal city of Alexandria. “The Sultan and the Saint” is a true story of peaceful discussions between two men of faith, the Muslim ruler Sultan Al-Kamel and the Christian ...



Egyptian daily to World Cup fans: Beware of Russian women - Sacramento Bee

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Egyptian daily to World Cup fans: Beware of Russian women
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Egyptian fans traveling to watch their soccer team play at the World Cup should lower their expectations about meeting the kind of beautiful Russian women men rave about at home, according to an article published in a Cairo daily that reads like an ...

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Egypt Draws $1.8 Billion Investments for 1.4 Gigawatts of Solar ... - Bloomberg

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Egypt Draws $1.8 Billion Investments for 1.4 Gigawatts of Solar ...
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Egypt's fledgling solar industry attracted $1.8 billion of investment, largely from the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development and the World Bank's ...
Acciona Energía and Swicorp sign PPAs for 186MW of solar in ...PV-Tech

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