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Sights of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

Sharm el-Sheikh is a popular seaside resort in Egypt. The name literally means “Bay of the Sheikh”, a reference to the location of the town. Unlike some other resorts on the Red Sea, Sharm el-Sheikh is an authentic place, to which the tourist strip of Naarna Bay was added later. Because Sharm el-Sheikh is usually… Read More »

Resorts and Attractions in Egypt

In the northeastern part of the African continent is the country of the pyramids – Egypt. This beautiful sunny country is one of the most favorite tourist destinations. Every day it attracts more than one million fans of the hot sun from all over the world who dream of soaking in the atmosphere of the… Read More »

Cities in Egypt

Taba (Egypt) Taba is located on the shores of the Gulf of Aqaba in the south of the Sinai Peninsula on the border with Israel. The city occupies an area of only 1 sq. km. Until 1989, Taba was an Israeli enclave. Now it belongs to Egypt again, the borders are open here, when you… Read More »

Hurghada (Egypt)

Hurghada is located on the Red Sea coast, 500 km southeast of Cairo. This is a world-class tourist center with modern, well-equipped hotel complexes and excellent infrastructure. Hurghada in Arabic sounds different – Gardaka. The city grew out of the small fishing village of Es-Sakkal. The transformation of Hurghada into a world resort began in… Read More »

Economy of Egypt

According to businesscarriers, Egypt is one of the most economically developed countries in the Middle East and Africa. Over the past decades, the economic potential of the ARE has grown significantly. The conclusion of a peace treaty with Israel (1979) freed up resources for economic construction. Egypt began to receive significant economic assistance from the… Read More »

Muslim Egypt Part III

The Ottoman conquest was undoubtedly harmful to Egypt; but perhaps its deleterious effects have been exaggerated. In reality, the decline had already begun earlier; and if the interruption of commercial relations with the northern Mediterranean was a serious blow to the prosperity of Egypt, it should be remembered that it coincides with the general phenomenon… Read More »

Muslim Egypt Part II

Moreover, both Ṭūlūnidi and Ikhshīdidi had not formally detached themselves from the ‛abbāside caliphate, of which they recognized the authority; but a deeper change took place with the invasion of the Fāṭimids (v.). This Shiite dynasty, which was moved from Tunisia to the assault of the caliphate, claimed to hold, alone, the legitimate succession of… Read More »

Muslim Egypt Part I

From the Arab conquest to the British occupation. – After the conquest of Syria, Palestine, ‛lrāq and Mesopotamia by the Arabs (13-18 èg., 635-640 AD), the Byzantine dominion over Egypt came to be seriously threatened: yes he repeated the usual phenomenon in the history of Anterior Asia and North Africa, whereby each of the powers… Read More »

Egypt Literature Part V

Probably the Egyptian mythology was one of the richest in the world; but for now almost only allusions in the texts remain. Worthy of mention is the myth, preserved in three royal Theban tombs, which refers to the destruction of men, guilty of having offended the gods, and the retreat of these to heaven. Another,… Read More »

Egypt Literature Part IV

The number of medical texts is extremely small; but at least one of them has great merit because it introduces us to Egyptian thought. It is a papyrus purchased in Thebes in 1862 by Edwin Smith, now in New York. The copy goes back to the XIII dynasty; the language, however, seems to date back… Read More »