North Africa

Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt was an ancient civilization in northeastern Africa that, with its mummies, pyramids, hieroglyphs and pharaohs, has inspired and fascinated an entire world since ancient times. Ancient Egypt was one of the first places to use a written language and had a centralized state power. The kingdom lay along the banks of the Nile […]

President Anwar al-Sadat
North Africa

History of Egypt Part 5

Political radicalization President Nasser set about Egypt’s economic course toward greater state participation. Foreign investment was nationalized, as was the National Bank and other parts of the financial sector. In the countryside, measures were taken to promote cooperative agriculture. This radicalization, in the direction of ‘Arab socialism’, gained support among the Egyptian masses and reverberated […]

Sunset in Cairo
North Africa

Cairo Nightlife

Cairo is even more lively at night than during the day, and the locals know how to enjoy life. Alcohol does not play a major role in social life and may only be sold to people over the age of 25. Cairo’s partygoers are mainly drawn to Zamalek. The transition between bar, restaurant and club is often fluid. Many […]