Egypt

Learn about our culture

Buildings

There are many different and historic buildings in Egypt. Three famous buildings are the Great Pyramids of Giza. They each have a story about a famous pharoh. Another famous building in this s culture is the Ramses temple.

For more information: www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/the-egyptian-pyramids

Photo: www.photosforclass.com/search?text=The+pyramids+of+Giza

Dress

In Egypt the women wear gowns that cover their head down to their knees or ankles. Men wear loose clothing as in shirts and pants.

For more information: www.ehow.com/list_7217488_types-do-egyptians-wear-today_.html

Photo: www.photosforclass.com/search?text=Citizens+in+Egypt

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Government

In the Egyptian culture their government is a monarchy which means when the pharoh (king or queen) have passed away their first born child or whoever is next in line for the throne is given the spot as ruler, then when they pass their kids are ruler and so on. The very first women to be pharoh was Hatshepsut. Also, another ruler of Egypt was King Tut who is famous for his tomb still being intact.

For more information on government in Egypt: www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/ancient-egypt

For more information on Hatshepsut: www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/hatshepsut

For more information on King Tut: www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/tutankhamen

Photo: www.photosforclass.com/search/king%20tut/2

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History

There are many different celebrations in Egypt. One is called Leylet en Nuktah. To celebrate this event, modern day Egyptians go out to the Nile on June 17 and picnic with friends and family to celebrate the yearly flooding of the Nile river. Another celebration is Copic Christmas. Even though the Egyptian culture is Muslim they celebrate this type of Christmas. Its's on January 7 and people start to decorate stores and homes a week before this holiday. Then on Christmas Eve they have a big dinner to celebrate with friends and family.

For more information: www.travel-tips.usatoday.con/egypt-culture-festivals-9903.html

Photo: www.photosforclass.com/search/celebrations%20egypt/5

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Language

The Egyptians use two different kinds of languages, one is hieroglyphics which they use in writing. Also, the second one is the Egyptian language which they use with their voices.

For more information: www.ehow.com/how_7714153_learn-ancient-egyptian-hieroglyphic-symbols.html

Photo: www.photosforclass.com/search?text=Hieroglyphics

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Movement

The Egyptian people ride in taxis, microbuses, in Cairo they use the metro system, etc.

For more information: www.lonelyplanet.com/egypt/transport/getting-around/local-transport

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Population

In Egypt the population grows each year. In 2010 there were 78,075,705 people. Then four years later in 2014 there was 83,386,739 people living in Egypt. Now in 2015 there are 84,705,681 people living in Egypt.

For more information: www.worldometers.info/world-population/egypt-population/

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Religion

The Egyptian culture is a polytheistic religion, which means that they believe in more than one god. The Egyptian gods have both an Egyptian and Greek form so they have two names. One famous god is Inpunwhich most people know as Anubis (Anubis is his Greek name) and he is the God of mummification. Another goddess is Hut Heru and her Greek name is Hathor. She is the goddess of delights.

For more information check out the book Treasury of Egyptian Mythology by Donna Jo Napoli.

Photo: www.photosforclass.com/search/anubis4

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Urban/Rural

A famous city in Egypt is Cairo. It has historical Egyptian culture with modern sites and buildings. Also, it's one of the largest cities in the Middle East. Another city is Alexandria. In 331 BCE the city was founded by Alexander the Great. It also has a history with Greece that people could learn about.

For more information on Cairo: www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g294201-Cairo_Cairo_Governorate-Vacations.html

For more information on Alexandria: www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g295398-Alexandria_Alexandria_Governorate-Vacations.html

Photo: www.photosforclass.com/search?text=Cairo%2C+Egypt

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Ways of Life

The ancient Egyptians had created toothpaste and they had made it because they could keep their teeth white and clean if they brushed their teeth. Another item for everyday use is a calendar. The ancient Egyptians had created and still use the calendar to be organized and to keep track of the dates.

For more information: www.toptenz.net/10-everyday-things-can-thank-ancient-egyptians.php

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Yum

A popular dish in Egypt is called the Kushari. Since it has four carbohydrates it's the most popular dish for lunch in Egypt. Another meal is Feseekh. This dish is prepared for and only the Sham-El-Nessim Festival in Egypt.

For more information (the photos are from this site): www.liveverse.com/2011/10/28/top-10-delicious-and-unique-egyptian-foods/

Photo 1 is Kushari and photo 2 is Feseekh.

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