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Ras Mohammed National Park

Image - Ras Mohammed National Park Declared in 1983 and subjected to a comprehensive development program initiated in 1989, the Ras Mohammed National Park has since become an essential feature to the economic development on South Sinai. Ras Mohamed National Park is the only National Park of Egypt with unique marine life. Perhaps the most famous nature site in Sinai, the Ras...

Festivals in Egypt

Image: Festivals in Egypt Egypt is a wonderous country with many festivals and celebrations. Some festivals are historic, some are secular and some are religious. Public Holidays and Moulids There are many holidays and festivals in Egypt, both Muslim and Christian, national and local. It is important to be aware of some of these holidays, for example, Ramadan, when all...

Ancient Arts in Egypt

Ancient Arts in Egypt Art flourished and played a vital role in shaping the ancient Egyptian culture, though art for 'arts sake' as its known today did not exist in ancient Egypt. The ancient Egyptian conceived art as a mean of translating his religious experience into a visual form. Thus all forms of art - sculpture in the round, relief and painting - mainly possessed...

Coptic Arts in Egypt

Coptic Arts in Egypt The history of Christian art in Egypt may be divided into two periods presenting entirely different characteristics. The first extends from the beginning of the fourth century to the Arab conquest (640-642), the second from that date to the present time. During the first period, Egypt was a province of the Byzantine Empire in the domain of art....

Islamic Arts in Egypt

Islamic Arts in Egypt The expansion of the Arabs as a power in the 7th century AD was no gradual rise through ascending cultural levels, but a sudden eruption into the heartland of two of the greatest civilizations at the time. Persia and Byzantium The former was conquered completely and of the latter, a great portion was claimed. Thus virtually at a strike, the Arabs...

Modern Arts in Egypt

Modern Arts in Egypt Egypt with its political, intellectual and ancient history is considered the cultural capital of the Arab world. Egypt has a variety of modern cultural institutions such as Cairo Opera House, the National Puppet Theater, the Pocket Theater, the National Symphony, the Egyptian Museum of Modern Art apart from the rest of the country's many museums...

Ancient History of Egypt

Ancient History of Egypt According to ancient records the Dynastic period began with the unification of Egypt by King Menes after he successfully subdued the north and united both parts of the land into one kingdom.The Dynasty that he founded together with the one after it constitutes the Archaic Period. During this period a new type of government and court was created...

Coptic History in Egypt

Coptic Church History in Egypt According to tradition, Saint Mark brought Christianity to Egypt in the reign of the Roman emperor Nero in the first century. Some of the early converts to the new faith came from within the Jewish community in Egypt, which represented the largest concentration outside of Palestine at that time. Christianity spread throughout Egypt within half a...

History Of Islamic Egypt

History Of Islamic Egypt In the winter of AD 639, Amr ibn al As leading an Arab army coming from Syria entered Egypt. The Arabian Peninsula, Iraq and Syria were already under Muslim control, and the Khalif Omar had turned his armies against the two great hostile empires on his flanks - Persia in the east and Byzantium in the west. In AD 640, Amr advanced not towards the...

Modern History of Egypt

Modern History of Egypt French Occupations On the pretext of securing the authority of the Ottoman Sultan in Egypt, and incidentally protecting the interests of the European merchants, Napoleon invaded Egypt in July 1798. In reality, however, the French invasion was another campaign designed to control the land route and ultimately the sea route to India, thwarting the...

Arabic Language of Egypt

Arabic Language history of Egypt Arabic belongs to a language group standing between the Southern Semitic group (includes Ancient Sabaen, Sokotran, Tigre and Amharic) and the North-West Semitic group (including Hebrew and Aramaic though probably more closely related to the latter. These are branches of the Semitic language family, a sub-division of the Afro-Asiatic language...

Coptic Language of Egypt

Coptic Alphabet The Coptic language is derived from Late Egyptian, though its script is based on the Greek alphabet with the addition of seven Demotic (late Hieroglyphic) characters. Its origins date to the third century AD when it was developed to make the Christian scriptures available to the Egyptians. It became the liturgical language of the Coptic Church...

Hieroglyphic language of Egypt

Hieroglyphic language of Egypt Egyptian hieroglyphs was a formal writing system used by the ancient Egyptians that contained a combination of logographic and alphabetic elements. Egyptians used cursive hieroglyphs for religious literature on papyrus and wood. Less formal variations of the script, called hieratic and demotic, are technically not hieroglyphs. The history of...

Ancient Egyptian Religion

Ancient Egyptian Religion A comprehensible knowledge of Egyptian religion is indispensable for anyone who wishes to grasp the essence of the Egyptian civilization. Religion had deeply dominated all aspects of the Egyptian culture, its art, science, government, and law. To sum up it was the womb of that ancient culture. Egyptian religion can be characterized by its infinite...

Early Christianity in Egypt

Early Christianity in Egypt According to tradition, Saint Mark brought Christianity to Egypt in the reign of the Roman emperor Nero in the first century. Some of the early converts to the new faith came from within the Jewish community in Egypt, which represented the largest concentration outside of Palestine at that time. Christianity spread throughout Egypt within half a...