Egypt

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Guide To Afghanistan, Chapter 3 Sites in Perspective. An important site of early historical activities, many say that Afghanistan compares to Egypt in terms of the historical value of its archaeological sites. The family


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, the reincarnation of the Egyptian princess Chay-Ara, and partner of Carter Hall (Carter Hall (comics)), the Golden Age Hawkman. Centuries ago, Chay-Ara and her lover Prince Khufu were killed by Hath-Set with a knife forged from Nth metal. The properties of the metal and the strength of the duo's love created a bond between them, causing them to be reborn multiple times throughout the centuries. Some of her incarnations include: After Capa's death in 1954, Chim became


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) is an Egyptian footballer (Association football). He currently plays as a striker (Forward (association football)) for the German (Germany) club Mainz 05 (1. FSV Mainz 05) as well as the Egyptian national team (Egypt national football team). He is the only player in the history of the Bundesliga (Fußball-Bundesliga) to score in each of his first six games with his new club. He is known for putting unique designs in his hair. He also has German (Germany) citizenship. ref>


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discovery of cuneiform inscriptions at Tel el-Amarna in Egypt, consisting of official despatches to Pharaoh Amenophis IV (Akhenaten). and his predecessor from their agents in Palestine, leads some Egyptologists to conclude that in the century before the Exodus (The Exodus) an active literary intercourse was carried on between these nations, and that the medium of the correspondence was the Babylonian language and script. (See Kirjath-Sepher.) However, it has not been conclusively proven which Egyptian Pharaoh the Amarna Letters reference or that the Judean Exodus (The Exodus) necessarily occurred after these letters. Sela appears in later history and in the Vulgate under the name of Petra. "The caravan (caravan (travellers)) of all ages, from the interior of Arabia and from the Persian Gulf, from Hadhramaut on the ocean, and even from Sabea (Sheba) or Yemen, appear to have pointed to Petra as a common centre; and from Petra the tide seems again to have branched out in every direction, to Egypt, Palestine, and Syria, through Arsinoe (Arsinoe (Gulf of Suez)), Gaza, Tyre (Tyre, Lebanon), Jerusalem, and Damascus, and by other routes, terminating at the Mediterranean Sea." (See Edom 2 .) The Sea of Galilee lies on the ancient Via Maris, which linked Egypt with the northern empires. The Greeks, Hasmoneans, and Romans (Roman Empire) founded flourishing towns and settlements on the land-locked lake including Gadara, Hippos and Tiberias. The first-century historian Flavius Josephus was so impressed by the area that he wrote, "One may call this place the ambition of Nature." Josephus also reported a thriving fishing industry at this time, with 230 boats regularly working in the lake. Archaeologists discovered one such boat, nicknamed the Jesus Boat, in 1986. Regionally, the UAE has a very close relationship with other GCC members as well as most of the Arab countries. The Emirates have long maintained close relations with Egypt and remain the highest investor in the country from among the rest of the Arab world. Commons:Category:Egypt WikiPedia:Egypt Dmoz:Regional Africa Egypt


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not venture into Egypt, as he himself died in battle, fighting the Massagetae along the Syr Darya in December 530 BC. Beckwith, Christopher. (2009). ''Empires of the Silk Road: A History of Central Eurasia from the Bronze Age to the Present''. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press. ISBN 978-0-691-13589-2. Page 63. Cyrus's date of death can be deduced from the last two references to his own reign (a tablet from Borsippa dated


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or silver, and sported a rounded termination to the grips, usually made of horn, unlike that seen on Iranian swords (Iranian swords usually had iron guards and the grip terminated in a hook-shape often with a metal pommel sheathing). Blades of European manufacture, especially Hungarian and Polish, were also used, mounted in local fashion, by the Ottoman Turks. The finest mechanical damascus and wootz steel were often used in making of these swords. In the classical period of the Ottoman Empire, Bursa, Damascus and the Derbent regions became the most famous swordsmithing centers of the empire. Turkish blades became a major import item to Europe and Asia. Damanhur is named after the Egyptian city of Damanhur which was the site of a temple dedicated to Horus. In World War I No. 111 Squadron was formed at Deir el-Balah, Palestine on 1 August 1917, with a mixed bag of single seat fighters as the first dedicated fighter squadron in the region. Its mission was to restrict enemy reconnaissance flights and challenge the German fighter presence over Suez. It was reinforced by Bristol F.2 Fighters in September,one of these claiming the first aerial victory for 111 on 8 October. Halley 1971,p. 68. It handed over its Bristol Fighters to No. 1 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps (No. 1 Squadron RAAF) in February 1918, becoming completely equipped with single seat fighters. Halley 1971, p.70. By the time the Armistice with Turkey (Armistice of Mudros) ended the war in the Middle East, No. 111 Squadron had claimed 44 enemy aircraft destroyed and a further 13 forced down for the loss of two pilots killed in combat, one prisoner and three wounded. The squadron had produced four aces (flying aces): Austin Lloyd Fleming, future Air Marshal Peter Roy Maxwell Drummond, Charles Davidson (Charles Davidson (aviator)), and Arthur Peck. http: www.theaerodrome.com services gbritain rfc 111.php Retrieved 19 February 2010. 'Treble One' was reformed in Egypt after the War as No. 14 Squadron (No. 14 Squadron RAF). Halley 1971, p. 71. Henry T. Aubin writes in ''The Rescue of Jerusalem: The Alliance Between Hebrews and Africans in 701 B.C.'' that the Assyrian army was routed by an Egyptian army under Kushite (Twenty-fifth dynasty of Egypt) (Nubian) command. The orientalizing style was the product of cultural ferment in the Aegean (Aegean Sea) and Eastern Mediterranean of the 8th and 7th centuries BC. Fostered by trade links with the city-states of Asian Minor the artifacts of the East influenced a highly stylized yet recognizable representational art. Ivories, pottery and metalwork from the Neo-Hittite principalities of northern Syria and Phoenicia found their way to Greece, as did goods from Anatolian Urartu and Phrygia, yet there was little contact with the cultural centers of Egypt or Assyria. The new idiom developed initially in Corinth (as Proto-Corinthian) and later in Athens between circa 725 BC to 625 BC (as Proto-Attic). Robert Manuel Cook,''Greek Painted Pottery'' ,1997 , p.43. It was characterized by an expanded vocabulary of motifs: sphinx, griffin, lions, etc., as well as a repertory of non-mythological animals arranged in friezes across the belly of the vase. In these friezes, painters also began to apply lotuses or palmettes. Depictions of humans were relatively rare. Those that have been found are figures in silhouette with some incised detail, perhaps the origin of the incised silhouette figures of the black-figure period. There is sufficient detail on these figures to allow scholars to discern a number of different artists' hands. Geometrical features remained in the style called proto-Corinthian that embraced these orientalizing experiments, yet which coexisted with a conservative sub-geometric style. Post-1948 War While under control of Egyptian authorities Egypt complained to the Mixed Armistice Commission that on the 7 and 14 October 1950 Israeli military Forces had shelled and machine-gunned the Arab villages of Abasan al-Kabera and Beit Hanoun in Egyptian controlled territory of the Gaza strip. This action caused the death of seven and the wounding of twenty civilians. UN Doc S 1459 of 20 February 1950 Report of the Mixed Armistice Commission World War I The squadron was formed on April 22, 1916 at Farnborough (Farnborough Airfield), and was equipped with the Sopwith 1½ Strutter. The squadron was posted to France, and in 1917 re-equipped with Sopwith Camels. The squadron briefly disbanded in January 1920, reforming nine days later at Heliopolis (Heliopolis (Cairo suburb)), Egypt via the renumbering of No. 58 Squadron (No. 58 Squadron RAF). The squadron was equipped with the Vickers Vimy bomber. left thumb A Sopwith 1½ Strutter #A1924 of 70th Squadron RAF. Wrecked 20 October 1916 (Image:RAF Sopwith 1 1-2 Strutter.jpg) Inter-war Years The squadron briefly disbanded in January 1920, reforming nine days later at Heliopolis, Egypt, via the renumbering of No. 58 Squadron. The squadron was now a bomber-transport unit operating the Vickers Vimy bomber. After transferring to Hinaidi, Iraq in December 1921, the squadron was re-equipped with Vickers Vernon’s and subsequently by Vickers Victoria in 1926. In addition to providing heavy transport facilities to both air and ground units they were used as air ambulances and were responsible for maintaining the Cairo-Baghdad airmail route The Flying Years, Claude Hilton Keith, Page John Hamilton Limited, 1937 . Post World War II The squadron disbanded in April 1947 and was reformed in May 1948, at Kabrit, Egypt when No. 215 Squadron (No. 215 Squadron RAF) was renumbered No. 70 Squadron. The squadron was equipped with Dakotas (Douglas Dakota) until 1950, when it re-equipped with Valettas (Vickers Valetta). In 1955, the squadron moved to Cyprus and re-equipped with the Hastings, Vickers Valetta and later used the Pembroke twin engined communication aircraft.After a brief period operating Armstrong Whitworth AW.660 Argosy Argosys (Handley Page Hastings), the squadron began conversion to the Hercules (C-130 Hercules) in 1970, and moved to RAF Lyneham in 1975, after 55 years overseas. After 35 years of operating the Hercules C1 C3 from Lyneham, the squadron disbanded in September 2010. It is expected to reform in 2014 as the first RAF Airbus A400M squadron. Commons:Category:Egypt WikiPedia:Egypt Dmoz:Regional Africa Egypt


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centimeters; each pipe has around five or six small holes for fingering. It requires a special playing technique known as "circular breathing," which is tricky but produces a continuous tone, without pausing to take a breath. The mijwiz is played in Egypt and the Levant as an accompaniment to either belly dancing (Belly dance) or dabke, the folkloric line dance of the Levant. The mijwiz is most popular today in the Levant (Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, and Syria) and Egypt. Many popular folk songs either include the mijwiz on recordings, or include the instrument's name in the song's lyrics. One example is the famous Lebanese (Lebanon) dabke song "Jeeb el Mijwiz ya Abboud" ( Commons:Category:Egypt WikiPedia:Egypt Dmoz:Regional Africa Egypt


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of Oultrejordain (Transjordan), and Karak became the centre of his power, replacing the weaker castle of Montreal (Montreal (Crusader castle)) to the south. Because of its position east of the Dead Sea, Karak was able to control Bedouin herders as well as the trade routes from Damascus to Egypt and Mecca. His successors, his nephew Maurice and Philip of Milly, added towers and protected the north and south sides with two deep rock-cut ditches (the southern ditch also serving


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the children of Israel (Israelites) out of Egypt. The film was directed by Brenda Chapman, Simon Wells and Steve Hickner. The film featured songs written by Stephen Schwartz (Stephen Schwartz (composer)) and a score composed by Hans Zimmer. The voice cast featured a number of major Hollywood actors in the speaking roles, while professional singers replaced them for the songs. The exceptions were Michelle Pfeiffer, Ralph Fiennes, Ofra Haza, Steve Martin, and Martin Short

Egypt

'''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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