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Egypt
   has the capital   
Cairo
With one of the few river crossings, the area around Cairo was originally settled in Paleolithic times and later saw the development of Neolithic trading communities. Legend has it that when Amr departed the Babylon area to lay siege to Alexandria, he left his tent standing in the tent camp next to Babylon. Upon his return, the tent was still standing and a dove had built a nest in it. So it was here that Amr built his Mosque, the first in Egypt, and around the Mosque, Fustat or al-Fustat al-Misr (the Camp of Egypt), the City of the Tents and the original Muslim capital of Egypt grew up from his original tent encampment to finally become Cairo.
The Great Pyramid of Giza
   is situated in (what is now)   
Egypt
Now part of greater Cairo. It is the oldest, yet it is the only surviving of the Seven Ancient Wonders.
Arabic
   is an official language of   
Egypt
.eg
   internet domain is used by   
Egypt
Lake Nasser
   is in   
Egypt
Reservoir created by the Aswan High Dam
Muscat of Alexandria
   grape was first grown in   
Egypt
Widely grown
The Sphinx
   is situated in   
Egypt
Giza. Built during the reign of Pharoah Khrafe (4th king of 4th dynasty), the face of the sphinx is a portrait of the king. It's a guardian figure that protects the tomb of Khrefe by keeping evil spirits away. The only surviving Seven Wonders of the World, it is the largest sculpted statue in the world today.
Egypt
   can be described as   
"The Gift of the Nile"
Colonel Gamal Abdel Nasser
   is/was the   
Egypt President
1956-70
Field Marshal Anwar Sadat
   is/was the   
Egypt President
1970-1981
Pyramids of Giza
   is situated in   
Egypt
Honorary new 7 wonders candidate
Egypt
   is situated in   
Africa
Egypt
   has the National Plant   
Egyptian Lotus
Suez
   canal is situated in   
Egypt
Opened in 1869, after 10 years construction. The Opera Rigoletto was performed at the opening ceremony. (101 miles long)
Egypt
   is the site of   
Ancient Thebes With Its Necropolis
Egypt
   is the site of   
Historic Cairo
Egypt
   is the site of   
Memphis and Its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur
Egypt
   is the site of   
Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae
Khamaseen
   blows through   
Egypt
Also known as the Khamsin.
Boutros Boutros-Ghali
   was born in   
Cairo, Egypt
1922. Boutros-Ghali became the first secretary-general of the United Nations from Africa
Cairo Land
   is situated in   
Egypt
Cairo
Porky in Egypt (1938)
   featured   
Porky Pig
Giza Zoo
   is found in   
Egypt
Cairo. Largest zoo in Egypt.
Alexandria Zoo
   is found in   
Egypt
Alexandria. There is also a reptile house, a museum and a 'birds and small mammals' section of the zoo.
Qariyet El Assad
   is found in   
Egypt
Means Lions' Village.
Henry Kissinger
   said   
"You Can't Make War in the Middle East Without Egypt and You Can't Make Peace Without Syria."
EgyptAir
   is based in   
Egypt
National airline.
Nile
   River runs through   
Egypt
6,650 km. Ethiopia / Eritrea / Sudan / Uganda / Tanzania / Kenya / Rwanda / Burundi / Egypt / Democratic Republic of the Congo
Palette of King Narmer
   was made in   
Egypt
Siltstone, c. 2990 BC; Egyptian Museum, Cairo
Hippopotamus Hunt
   was made in   
Egypt
Painted limestone, c. 2400 BC; in situ, Tomb of Ty, Saqqara
Queen Ankhsenmeryre II Nursing Pepy II
   was made in   
Egypt
Alabaster, c. 2190 BC; Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York
Head of Senwaset III
   was made in   
Egypt
Obsidian, Twelfth Dynasty, c. 1860 BC; Meseu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon
Nefertiti
   was made in   
Egypt
Painted limestone, c. 1340 BC; Ägyptisches Museum, Berlin
Mask of Tutankhamun
   was made in   
Egypt
Gold, glass, lapis lazuli, obsidian, carnelian, quartz, felspar and faience, c. 1327 BC; Egyptian Museum, Cairo
Sety I and the Goddess Hathor
   was made in   
Egypt
Painted limestone, c. 1280 BC; Musée du Louvre, Paris
Ahmed Hamdi Tunnel
   is located in   
Egypt
1.63 km
Sahara
   desert is in   
Egypt
9 100 000 km²
Abu El-Kizan Lighthouse
   is located in   
Egypt
1931 - Daedalus Reef
El Ashrafy Lighthouse
   is located in   
Egypt
1940 - Asharfi Reef
Ras Gharib Lighthouse
   is located in   
Egypt
1871 - Ras Gharib
Abu-el-Durg Lighthouse
   is located in   
Egypt
1926 - Gulf of Suez
Kad Ben Haddan Lighthouse
   is located in   
Egypt
1987 - Gulf of Suez
Um El Sayed Lighthouse
   is located in   
Egypt
1987 - Sinai Peninsula
Ras El-Teen Lighthouse
   is located in   
Egypt
1848 - Harbor of Alexandria
El-Boughas El-Kebir Lighthouse
   is located in   
Egypt
1908 - Harbor of Alexandria
Aswan High
   Dam is located in   
Egypt
111 m high. 3600 m long. (Also known as Sadd-el-Aali) The Nile River
Sinai Peninsula
   is located in   
Egypt
Al-Ahram Weekly
   is published in   
Egypt
Cairo, Egypt. “The Arab world's leading English-language publication”
Rameses
   is the villain in   
The Prince of Egypt
1998, based on the biblical story of Exodus
Egypt
   is located in   
Africa






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