What is Egypt known for?

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hieroglyphs Egyptian hieroglyphic inscriptions appeared during the predynastic period on Naqada III pottery vessels, dated to about 3200 BC. Bard, Kathryn A. Ian Shaw, ed. ''The Oxford Illustrated History of Ancient Egypt''. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. p. 69. thumbnail left The Giza Necropolis (File:Giza Necropolis.jpg) is the oldest of the ancient Wonders (Seven Wonders of the Ancient World) and the only one still in existence A unified kingdom was founded c. 3150 BC by King Menes, leading to a series of dynasties (List of Egyptian dynasties) that ruled Egypt for the next three millennia. Egyptian culture (Culture of Egypt) flourished during this long period and remained distinctively Egyptian in its religion (Ancient Egyptian religion), arts (Art of Ancient Egypt), language (Egyptian language) and customs. The first two ruling dynasties (Protodynastic Period of Egypt) of a unified Egypt set the stage for the Old Kingdom period, ''c''. 2700–2200 BC., which constructed many pyramids (Egyptian pyramids), most notably the Third Dynasty (Third dynasty of Egypt) pyramid of Djoser and the Fourth Dynasty (Fourth dynasty of Egypt) Giza pyramids (Giza Necropolis). The First Intermediate Period (First Intermediate Period of Egypt) ushered in a time of political upheaval for about 150 years. Commons:Category:Egypt WikiPedia:Egypt Dmoz:Regional Africa Egypt

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reservoir designed to capture rainwater, are known. Around 2550 BC, there was a temporary disruption at the site, based on damage and rebuilding to the fortifications and major changes in the temple area. Finally, about 2400 BC, complete destruction again overtook the site. Callaway has proposed that a local Canaanite ruler may have managed to conquer the city away from the Egyptians, following which it was destroyed in an Egyptian counterattack. Idris spent the early part of his career

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the lyrics, but sang it with "furious irony" which irritated many French listeners, particularly coming from a "scruffy, bohemian-looking Arabic singer," to the point where Taha's version was banned from French radio. The "acerbic" song created a "splash", nevertheless, and won Taha some recognition as a serious artist. The group never achieved much commercial success and, as a result, Taha had to work a series

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addax are to be found on game ranches in Texas where they are raised for trophy hunting. See the C.B.S. program "60 Minutes" of 1 29 2012. In the 1976 Summer Olympics she became the first ever woman to participate in a shooting event at the Olympics, as shooting was open to both sexes until 1992. She won a silver medal at the 2001 world championships in Cairo, Egypt in the trap event. She finished 9th in the 2000 Summer Olympics and 6th in the 2004 Summer Olympics in women's trap shooting. Lebanese food, music and customs overlap greatly with those of Egypt, Greece, Cyprus, Syria, Palestine, Jordan, and Turkey, since, like them, Lebanon was an Ottoman province for 402 years. Dress was historically Ottoman, but remains only as part of the folk culture. Today, almost all Lebanese wear Western clothing. Lebanese cuisine is similar to those of many countries in the Eastern Mediterranean, such as Egypt, Syria, Turkey, Greece and Cyprus. Pepsi Max was introduced into South Korea, Bulgaria and the Philippines during 2006, as well as being reintroduced into Argentina in the spring of 2006 after being phased out after its launch in 1994. As well as this, Pepsi Max was introduced into Brazil, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and the UAE (United Arab Emirates) during early 2007. '''Ahmed Aboul-Gheit''' ( Commons:Category:Egypt WikiPedia:Egypt Dmoz:Regional Africa Egypt

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as a young man. The "Oriental Dignity" of the Ethiopians ETHIOPIAN RULER WINS PLAUDITS OF PARISIANS, ''The New York Times''. 17 May 1924. and their "rich, picturesque court dress" ETHIOPIAN ROYALTIES

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school in the country and offers degree, non-degree and summer school study options. Popular courses include Arabic Language and Literature, Islamic Art and Architecture, Arab History and Culture, and, of course, Egyptology. * There are a number of options for learning '''Arabic''' in Cairo, including the Arabic Language Institute Kalimat and International Language Institute

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Norris first Thaddeus title The American Angler year 1864 publisher E. H. Butler location Philadelphia Guides were made of simple wire loops or, later, loops with ring-shaped agate inserts

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the attempted crossing of the canal by the 74th Regiment, Turkish 25th Division. Bean, page 156-162. See map of positions page 156 Her largest-scale work, the evening-length ''Clytemnestra (Clytemnestra (dance))'', was created in 1958, with a score by Egyptian-born composer Halim El-Dabh. She also collaborated with composers including Aaron Copland on ''Appalachian Spring'', Louis Horst, Samuel Barber, William Schuman, Carlos Surinach, Norman Dello Joio, and Gian Carlo Menotti. Commons:Category:Egypt WikiPedia:Egypt Dmoz:Regional Africa Egypt


was the ancient founder of Egyptian civilization (Pharaonic Egypt), with an imagined "model constitution" that Isocrates sets up as a parodic contrast to the ''Republic (Republic (Plato))'' by Plato. The monstrous Busiris sacrificed all visitors to his gods. Heracles defied him, broke his shackles at the last minute and killed Busiris. Abdallah ibn 'Umar al-Baidawi (Baidawi), writing in the 13th century, gives the length of the ark as 300 cubits (157 m, 515&

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for pennies on the dollar, but many were declined. Reif, Stefan C. ''A Jewish Archive from Old Cairo: The History of Cambridge University's Genizah Collection''. Culture and civilisation in the Middle East. Richmond, Surrey: Curzon, 2000, p. 71 * (note: entry is incomplete and uses different English spelling) * '' Playing the popularity game'' (November 27, 2003) - Article


'''Egypt''' ( lies within the Nile Valley of North Africa, but it is also considered a Mediterranean country (Mediterranean) as it is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north. It is also bordered by the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northeast, the Gulf of Aqaba to the east, the Red Sea to the east and south, Sudan to the south and Libya to the west.

With over 87 million inhabitants, Egypt is the largest country in North Africa and the Arab World, the third-largest in Africa, and the fifteenth-most populous in the world. The great majority of its people live near the banks of the Nile River, an area of about , where the only arable land is found. The large regions of the Sahara Desert, which constitute most of Egypt's territory, are sparsely inhabited. About half of Egypt's residents live in urban areas, with most spread across the densely populated centres of greater Cairo, Alexandria and other major cities in the Nile Delta.

Egypt has one of the longest histories (History of Egypt) of any modern country, arising in the tenth millennium BCE as one of the world's first nation states. Midant-Reynes, Béatrix. The Prehistory of Egypt: From the First Egyptians to the First Kings. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers. Considered a cradle of civilization, Ancient Egypt experienced some of the earliest developments of writing, agriculture, urbanisation, organised religion and central government in history. Iconic monuments such as the Giza Necropolis and its Great Sphinx (Great Sphinx of Giza), as well the ruins of Memphis (Memphis, Egypt), Thebes (Thebes, Egypt), 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, having endured and at times assimilated various foreign influences, including Greek, Persian, Roman, Arab, Ottoman, and European.

Modern Egypt is considered to be a regional (Regional power) and middle power, with significant cultural, political, and military influence in North Africa, the Middle East and the Muslim world. Andrew F. Cooper, Agata Antkiewicz and Timothy M. Shaw, 'Lessons from for BRICSAM about South-North Relations at the Start of the 21st Century: Economic Size Trumps All Else?', ''International Studies Review,'' Vol. 9, No. 4 (Winter, 2007), pp. 675, 687. Its economy is one of the largest and most diversified (economy of Egypt) in the Middle East, with sectors such as tourism, agriculture, industry and services at almost equal production levels. In 2011 (Egyptian Revolution of 2011), long term President Hosni Mubarak stepped down amid mass protests. Later elections saw the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood, which was ousted by the army a year later amid mass protests.

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