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:

Buto
... located 95 km east of Alexandria in the Nile Delta of Egypt ... 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 ...
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 ... developed an initiative of growing organic vegetables to suit densely populated cities of Egypt ...
Was There A Hyksos Invasion?
... by Josephus, 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 ... the ascendancy in their influx into the new emporia being established in Egypt's delta and at Thebes in support of the Red Sea trade ... 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 ...
Egypt, Arkansas - Education
... Egypt residents are served by the Westside Consolidated School District ... The district opened in 1966 ...
Mercenary - History - Africa - Ancient Egypt
... 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 who appear in their distinctive horned ... The Greek rulers of Ptolemaic Egypt, too, used Celtic mercenaries ...

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 flows through old hushed Egypt and its sands,
    Like some grave mighty thought threading a dream,
    Leigh Hunt (1784–1859)

    There is no Champollion to decipher the Egypt of every man’s and every being’s face. Physiognomy, like every other human science, is but a passing fable.
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    The great pagan world of which Egypt and Greece were the last living terms ... once had a vast and perhaps perfect science of its own, a science in terms of life. In our era this science crumbled into magic and charlatanry. But even wisdom crumbles.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)