- The country is ethnically homogeneous, with Egyptians comprising more than 99% of the population.
- The country’s population is estimated to be 90% Muslim (primarily Sunni) and various Christian denominations make up the remaining 10%.
- Cairo has served as Egypt’s capital for more than 1,000 years,
but the government is building a new capital some 45 kilometres (28 miles) to the east to help ease congestion in Cairo.
Plans call for the yet-to-be-named city to host the main government departments and ministries, as well as foreign embassies.
- Ancient Egypt produced the world’s first prosthetic limb, a toe composed of leather, wood and thread and dated between 950 and 710 B.C.
- The 365-day calendar that is divided into 12 months was invented in Egypt.
- Ancient Egypt produced one of history’s earliest peace treaties, the Kadesh Peace Treaty, negotiated in 1259 B.C.
with the Hittite Empire. In 1970 the government of Turkey gave a copy of the treaty to the United Nations,
where it can be seen at the entrance of the Security Council chambers. and more…
For one of the oldest civilizations in the world, Egypt sure has maintained a great deal of mystique. Known for its ancient myths, pyramids, and pharaohs, many teachers are surprised to learn that Cairo is known to have one of the best nightlife scenes in the world. One thing’s for sure, Egypt is sure to fascinate. So we’re sharing some interesting facts about ancient and modern Egypt to make you a bit more familiar with this exceptional country. You can vacation in Egypt year-round, but if you can choose the time of year to visit you find the most enjoyable weather from September to May. Summers are very hot. Make sure you take extra precautions when travelling in the summer months by drinking plenty of water, wearing proper clothing, using sun protection, and slow down when necessary.
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Egypt is the Arab Muslim country and the Egyptians tend to be very conservative with their own unique living habits, especially in rural areas, we will have to respect and comply with Muslim customs and traditions when traveling in Egypt.‚ Egypt, a country linking northeast Africa with the Middle East, dates to the time of the pharaohs. Millennia-old monuments sit along …
1‚ Gibna Domiati Gibna Domiati is a white soft cheese made in the city of Damietta, in the north of Egypt. It is typically made from buffalo milk but sometimes cow milk is added to the mixture as well. It is the most common cheese found in Egypt and is incorporated into a lot of dishes, such as sambousak (fried thin …
Do’s & Dont’s
Egypt Don’ts Do not go on holiday to Egypt without telling your friends or family how to reach you. Do not touch during a conversation, which is not usually appropriate unless the people having the conversation are very close to each other. In general, there is little to no touching between opposite sex during conversations or in public places. Do …