Egypt

  • (noun): A republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971; site of an ancient civilization that flourished from 2600 to 30 BC.
    Synonyms: Arab Republic of Egypt, United Arab Republic
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on egypt:

Mercenary - History - Africa - Ancient Egypt
... of foreign auxiliaries dates back to Ancient Egypt, the thirteenth century BC, when Pharaoh Ramesses II used 11,000 mercenaries during his battles ... Other warriors recruited from outside the borders of Egypt included Libyan, Syrian and Canaanite contingents under the New Kingdom and Sherdens from Sardinia ... The Greek rulers of Ptolemaic Egypt, too, used Celtic mercenaries ...
Egypt, Arkansas - Education
... Egypt residents are served by the Westside Consolidated School District ... The district opened in 1966 ...
Was There A Hyksos Invasion?
... of the appearance of the Hyksos in Egypt describes it as an armed invasion by a horde of foreign barbarians who met little resistance and who subdued the country by military ... into the new emporia being established in Egypt's delta and at Thebes in support of the Red Sea trade ... the Egyptian rulers of 13th Dynasty were too weak to stop these new migrants from travelling to Egypt from Asia and were preoccupied by struggling to cope with domestic famine and plague ...
Urban Agriculture - Implementation - Cairo, Egypt
... In the meantime in Egypt, population explosion and the tendency to build on agricultural land have acted to limit the resources of city families and their access to healthy products ... While it is not new, the notion of planting rooftops in Egypt has only recently been implemented ... of growing organic vegetables to suit densely populated cities of Egypt ...
Buto
... east of Alexandria in the Nile Delta of Egypt ... represented as a cobra, and she was considered the patron deity of Lower Egypt ... Her image formed the royal crown, the Uraeus, worn by the rulers of Lower Egypt ...

More definitions of "Egypt":

  • (noun): An ancient empire west of Israel; centered on the Nile River and ruled by a Pharaoh; figured in many events described in the Old Testament.
    Synonyms: Egyptian Empire

Famous quotes containing the word egypt:

    It is evident, from their method of propagation, that a couple of cats, in fifty years, would stock a whole kingdom; and if that religious veneration were still paid them, it would, in twenty more, not only be easier in Egypt to find a god than a man, which Petronius says was the case in some parts of Italy; but the gods must at last entirely starve the men, and leave themselves neither priests nor votaries remaining.
    David Hume (1711–1776)

    Hieratic, slim and fair,
    the tracery written here,
    proclaims what’s left unsaid
    in Egypt of her dead.
    Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961)

    The LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, with a terrifying display of power, and with signs and wonders; and he brought us into this place and gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey.
    Bible: Hebrew, Deuteronomy 26:8.