Egypt History

Egypt History

Arab Republic of Egypt (in Arabic مصر Miṣr). It is a country in Africa, located in its extreme northeast, and includes the Sinai Peninsula (which belongs to the Asian continent). Most of the surface is made up of the Sahara Desert, only inhabited around the oases. The capital is Cairo (القاهرة). It is one of the most populated countries on the African […]

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Egyptian Morphology

Egyptian Morphology

According to zipcodesexplorer, the Egyptian territory is a section of the great African plateaus: it therefore has an essentially rigid structure. The archaeozoic base, made up of very ancient gneisses and granites, emerges on extensive surfaces in the south-eastern part of the country, while elsewhere it is subjected to layers of different eras, formed by […]

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Egypt Population

Egypt Population

The population of the Nile valley took on the characteristics of a human coagulation along the river when there was an accentuation of the aridity responsible for the current desertification of northern Africa. In fact, the river waters allowed, with irrigation, intensive agriculture that offered itself as a fundamental resource for a large number of […]

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Egypt Economy Overview

Egypt Economy Overview

ECONOMY: GENERAL INFORMATION Based for millennia on agriculture, according to thereligionfaqs, Egypt experienced, in the nineteenth century, during the British colonial period and during the subsequent monarchy which lasted until 1953, a not negligible process of modernization (for example with the construction of railways, the inauguration of the canal of Suez, the strengthening of cotton […]

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Egypt Industry

Egypt Industry and Trade

ECONOMY: INDUSTRY AND MINERAL RESOURCES The industry, although it has developed in recent decades, still has rather fragile structures, showing particularly serious shortcomings in the basic sectors; it is also heavily concentrated in the metropolitan area of ​​Cairo. The agri-food sector is the strong point of this sector: there are numerous sugar refineries, milling complexes, […]

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Egypt Early History

Egypt Early History

PREHISTORY Among the most ancient traces of human presence in the Egyptian territory there are artifacts considered preacheulean in the surroundings of Thebes and coarse trihedral artifacts, generically referable to a lower Acheulean, found on the highest alluvial terraces of the Abbassieh plain, E of Cairo. Acheulean materials are reported from different sites such as […]

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Mubārak's Government

Egypt History: Mubārak’s Government and the 2011 Revolution

Sadāt was succeeded by vice-president Ḥosnī Mubārak, designated by Parliament and later confirmed by popular referendum. In domestic politics, the new president continued in the direction taken by his predecessor, albeit in a climate of social unrest, partly fueled by currents of Islamic fundamentalism and accompanied by the constant worsening of the economy, while in […]

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Egypt Traditions

Egypt Traditions and Arts

CULTURE: TRADITIONS Crucible of many ancient cultures, according to philosophynearby, Egypt has received from Islam (or Islam) a decisive imprint, which affects every aspect of social life. The fasting month of ramaḍā’n retains great importance, concluded with the “little feast” and followed, 40 days later, by the “great feast” (ʽid el-kebīr); every year from Cairo […]

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