- Location of Egypt
- Nile River
- Sea Islands
- Towns in Egypt
- History of Egypt
- Ancient Egyptian Temples
- Ancient Egyptian Deities
- Pharaohs of Egypt
- Museums in Egypt
- Tourist Activities and Excursions in Egypt
- Coptic Culture
- Christian Monuments in Egypt
- Egyptian Cuisine
Location of Egypt
The Nile is a majestic river that flows northwards through Northeastern Africa. This beautiful river snakes through various countries and covers a length of 6,650 km. Most importantly, the Nile River covers the drainage basins of Egypt, Sudan, South Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Kenya. Also, it covers the basins of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, and Tanzania. Above all, this river is the primary water source for Egypt and Sudan. The Nile River system begins on the East African Plateau and flows to the Mediterranean Sea. Naturally, 20% of the total watercourse goes through the Egyptian territories.
Egypt borders the Red Sea in the east and the Mediterranean Sea north. The Red Sea coast stretches 800 km from Suez to the Sudanese border. At the same time, the Mediterranean Sea coast spans about 1,050 km along the northern coast. It extends from the eastern side of the Sinai Peninsula at the Egypt – Gaza frontiers to the western village of Sallum on the Egyptian border with Libya. Indeed, these extended maritime areas have several sea islands. These islands are natural, except for the artificial island in the Gulf of Aqaba.
Towns in Egypt
History of Egypt
Ancient Egyptian Temples
Ancient Egyptian Deities
Pharaohs of Egypt
Native pharaohs continually governed Egypt for approximately 2500 years. The Kingdom of Kush interrupted this continuity of independent rule and conquered Egypt in the late 8th century BC. However, these rulers adopted the traditional pharaonic titulature as the native pharaohs. Following the Kushite conquest, Egypt experienced another period of independent rule before the Achaemenid Empire interrupted it. The Achaemenid rulers also adopted the title of “Pharaoh”. Nectanebo II was the last native pharaoh to rule Egypt before the Achaemenids reoccupied it for a second time.
Museums in Egypt
Egypt has one of the oldest civilisations in the world. Accordingly, it has been in contact with many other civilisations and nations and has been through so many eras, starting from the prehistoric age to the modern age, passing through so many generations such as; Pharaonic, Roman, Greek, Islamic and many other periods. Because of this wide variation of ages and the continuous contact with other nations, many museums in Egypt exist, covering a wide area of these ages.
Tourist Activities and Excursions in Egypt
Tourists in Egypt choose our group excursions, as this type of excursions, in the first place, allows saving large sums spent on entertainment during the holiday stay. Usually, we organise these trips on big buses or luxury yachts and cruises. Equally, our tourists receive the services for this type of excursions according to the in-advance agreed conditions.
This article deals with the Coptic culture and its effect on Christians living in Egypt. “Copt” refers to the Egyptian Christians evangelised by St. Mark the Apostle in the first century AD. The word probably originates from the old Egyptian word Hwt-Ka-Ptah which means the “House of the God Ptah “. While the Greeks used Aigyptos for Egypt, the Copts used the Coptic term Kyptos.
Christian Monuments in Egypt
The Christian religion holds a fascinating history in Egypt. It has changed and adapted over time but ultimately survived over thousands of years. Amid the bustling streets of Cairo and out amid the wind-blown sands of the desert, you will still find Christian churches, monasteries, and monuments. Many of these sites are still working and in use. Wherever you travel, you will find the Christian monuments in Egypt.
Egyptian cuisine makes heavy legumes, vegetables and fruit from Egypt’s rich Nile Valley and Delta. Dishes include rice-stuffed vegetables and grape leaves, hummus, falafel, shawarma, kebab and kofta, ful medames, mashed fava beans, kushari, lentils and pasta; and molokhia, bush okra stew. Pita bread, known locally as Eish Baladi, is a staple of Egyptian cuisine. Cheesemaking in Egypt dates back to Egypt’s First Dynasty, with Domiaty being the most popular cheese today.