What is 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
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on egypt:

Egypt, Arkansas - Education
... Egypt residents are served by the Westside Consolidated School District ... The district opened in 1966 ...
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 ... organic vegetables to suit densely populated cities of Egypt ...
Was There A Hyksos Invasion?
... Manetho's account, as recorded by Josephus, of the appearance of the Hyksos in Egypt describes it as an armed invasion by a horde of foreign barbarians who ... ensured the Hyksos 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 ... to stop these new migrants from travelling to Egypt from Asia and were preoccupied by struggling to cope with domestic famine and plague ...
Mercenary - History - Africa - Ancient Egypt
... use 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 who appear in their distinctive horned helmets on ... The Greek rulers of Ptolemaic Egypt, too, used Celtic mercenaries ...
Buto
... was an ancient city located 95 km east of Alexandria in the Nile Delta of Egypt ... she was considered the patron deity of Lower Egypt ... image formed the royal crown, the Uraeus, worn by the rulers of Lower Egypt ...

More definitions of "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

Famous quotes containing the word egypt:

    New York, you are an Egypt! But an Egypt turned inside out. For she erected pyramids of slavery to death, and you erect pyramids of democracy with the vertical organ-pipes of your skyscrapers all meeting at the point of infinity of liberty!
    Salvador Dali (1904–1989)

    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.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    Go down, Moses
    ‘Way down in Egypt land,
    Tell ole Pharaoh,
    To let my people go.
    Unknown. Go Down, Moses (l. 1–4)