Unlike many other traditional societies, Egyptian women enjoy full equality with men, although they have some different cultural roles. They have the same financial rights and professional respect accorded to them and are vastly influential in the home and the workplace. In
ABU SARGA Abu Sarga is the oldest church in Egypt dating back to the 5th century A.D. The church owes its fame to having been constructed upon the crypt of the Holy Family where they stayed for three weeks during
  Here is a List of all addresses for all Airlines Operating in Egypt   Airlines Address AEROFLOT Bustan Center, Downtown, Cairo, Tel.: 3900429 – 3937409 Fax: 3900407, Airport Tel.: 2914602 AIR ALGERIE 13, Kasr El Nil St., Downtown, Cairo, Tel.: 5740688
The city of Alexandria was founded by Alexander the Great in 333 B.C .and has a unique history quite different from many other cities in Egypt. When this famous Macedonian (the Greek state, not the former Yugoslav country) was en
Ancient Egyptians have helped a lot in providing a great deal of knowledge and evidence about ancient medicine to modern historians. This knowledge has been discovered on the many papyrus scrolls which have been found in archeological excavations in Egypt. In ancient Egypt illnesses were
            Ancient Egyptians loved music and dance. In fact, mnany men and women chose music and dance as a career and became professionals. Leisure hours in Egypt were filled with singing and dancing. Dance was performed
Food eaten by people in ancient Egypt had similarities between not just Africa but west Asia as well. Egyptians got most of their calories from wheat, barley, and olive oil. The Egyptian food chart comprised lots of different foods and believed in eating
Various games were popular in ancient Egypt. They were diverse and took a number of forms. Games were for all, some favored by adults, others by children and some by all ages. Games of all kinds of indoor games, outdoor sports,
For Egyptians looking beautiful and having a fresh and young appearance mattered a lot. They loved to look younger than their age. For this reason, ancient Egyptians used various formulae to prolong a beautiful and youthful appearance. Egyptians used various cosmetics and
Many gods were worshiped devoutly throughout ancient Egypt. Ancient Egyptians Gods were a multitude of gods, where each associated with some specific element or quality. Below are 30 of the most famous Gods of Egypt in no particular order.   Amun: The King of
Music was an important part of the life of the people in ancient Egypt and musicians during this time were offered a number of prominent positions in society. Music was very central to the way of life, which can be easily
Temples were very important in ancient Egypt and people believed that these were places where gods and goddesses lived. Every god or goddess had a different temple where he or she was worshipped by the priests of the temple and
During ancient times Egyptians lived in houses made from mud bricks. The annual floods brought a lot of mud which made the construction process easier. Brick makers molded mud into square shapes using wooden molds after which these were dried
Aswan is the third biggest town in Egypt today and the biggest one in upper Egypt. It is situated at the foot of the Nile Valley to the North end of Lake Nasser. In recent times Aswan has become a major mining area
Fresco with St. Apollo Inv. No. 12090 Tempera H: 165 cm, W: 335 cm Bawit, Monastery of St. Apollo, 6th / 7th century The monastery of Bawit has become famous for its colourful frescoes. This example shows St. Apollo, the
  In Encyclopaedia Britannica, a synagogue is described as “A prayer place for the Jews.”  In old Greek, it means: “The usual place where the Jews assemble to receive religious teachings and to worship.” Some of these Temples were built close to
  Time To Visit Egypt   For anyone interested in visiting Egypt, know that the best time to come is from October to May. Though this is when most travelers arrive, the temperatures are much more palpable for those unaccustomed
The Copts were famous for their outstanding weaving skills and exported their products to other Mediterranean countries. The textiles were mainly made of plain linen in which the entire surface was decorated with dyed woolen threads. This technique is called
Egypt’s public transport network is well-developed and offers great service. Travelers to Egypt are free to come and go without any restrictions except when needing to have a travel permit for passing through the desert. An efficient rail network links
“This city looks quite different from above than what one sees from below.” The famous Egyptian actor, Adel Emam, said this to describe Cairo. It is quite expressive as the city looks quite different from above, especially from the top
CONTEMPORARY COPTIC ART Coptic Art acquires its characteristics from the Ancient Egyptian Art mixed with the new Christian beliefs in Egypt.The Art came in different forms relating to the religious architecture and the daily life. Some historians classify Coptic Art
COPTIC ART There is an essential problem with an introduction to any art; that art is something bounded and contained. This is the problem that arises now with an art tradition that has spanned centuries and has been the product
COPTIC ART Coptic art is the art of the indigenous people of Egypt after the great Pharaonic civilisation. It stretches from the Greco-Roman period to the present day and covers all art forms, whether cultural, artistic or relating to every-day
COPTIC LETTERING Coptic is the name used to refer to the last stage of the written Egyptian language. Coptic should more correctly be used to refer to the script rather than the language itself. The Hieroglyphic, Hieratic, Demotic and Coptic are
COPTIC MONASTICISM Origin and Rise of monasticism Christian monasticism is a way to perfection. It started in Egypt in the first century. The first monks were the disciples of St. Mark the apostle of Jesus and the gospel writer. St.
COPTIC MUSIC The Copts trace themselves back to an early stage of Egyptian history. The self-designation “Copt” respectively “Copts” or “Coptic” points to these origins, as derived from the Greek word “Aigyptos”. Coptic tradition ascribes the founding of its church
CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS BAPTISM Women deliver their babies either in a hospital or at home. After seven days, relatives and friends visit the new mother. The father purfies the child by washing him/her in a washbowl and prays the “Salat
Ostracon Inv. No. 4746 Limestone Excavation at Zawiet el-‘Arian, 6th-8th century Ostraca are fragmentary pieces of pottery, stone or bone bearing inscriptions or a design. This ostracon shows part of a running horse, its body decorated with motifs and a
  Introduction   Cairo-based Egypt Air is the flag carrier airline of Egypt. Cairo International Airport is the airline’s central hub and it operates passenger and freight services to many destinations across the globe. Egypt Air flies to more than 75 destinations located
Egypt’s culture and customs are truly cosmopolitan and the perfect fusion of many of the other cultures and traditions here. Here the tradition, introduced by pharaohs is prevalent as well as the tribal culture and traditions, and even the customs
    Most tourists and visitors to Egypt can obtain an entry visa at any ports of entry. All foreigners arriving in Egypt should have a valid passport (with at least 6 months left before expiration) to get your entry
Population:  102,079,636 (July 2011 est.) Country comparison to the world: 15   Age structure: 0-14 years: 32.7% (male 13,725,282/female 13,112,157) 15-64 years: 62.8% (male 26,187,921/female 25,353,947) 65 years and over: 4.5% (male 1,669,313/female 2,031,016) (2011 est.)   Median age: Total:
Egypt is full of many famous restaurants throughout major cities like Cairo and Alexandria and even in smaller towns. There are a splendid amount of choices in big cities and more limited choices in smaller towns, but you will always be
Egypt is the land of the pharaohs with a rich culture stretching from antiquity right up to the present. It has been a popular destination among tourists from all across the globe for centuries – and for good reason. Located
Egypt has witnessed many ups and downs economically in recent years, however even though things looked quite shaky at one time the economy and political situation is turning around in a positive direction. Most experts believe that the future of Egypt now
If you are searching for a travel destination where you can see an altogether different type of art then Egypt is exactly the spot you’ve been looking for. With their magnificent pyramids, unique temples, statues, works of art, stoneware, gems, and more
Egypt is located in a unique geographical location between Asia and Africa. The country is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea in the north and Red Sea in the east and enjoys a unique and diverse environment and natural beauty. As a
Egypt’s well-developed rail network is ideal for long journeys in this country. These air-conditioned trains are much more comfortable than buses and taxis. The rail network operates from Cairo to Alexandria, the Delta, and the Canal Zone, along with the
Be Prepared Before You Go:   Before you embark on your Egypt travel plans, read up on the unique culture of the country. Many travelers, who have visited the majority of the world’s countries, find that their “I’ve been everywhere
Generally speaking, traveling to Egypt is safe and Egyptians are very friendly and welcoming people. Locals here help in most cases as much as they can when any tourist needs assistance. Most trips into the deserts at Egypt have checkpoints where