By: Tatianna James,Naomi Mulumba,Dillon Wilkins
The Top 5 Places in Egypt
Dahab is located north of Sharm el-Sheikh on the Gulf of Aqaba, near the southern tip of Sinai. Once an empty coastal Village, Dahab became a hippie hangout in the 1980’s and became an “alternative resort,” with a cheap accommodation and a laid back lifestyle. With fun activities such as wind surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving and camel and jeep riding along one of the most popular places along the red sea.
4. Siwa Oasis
Located in the Libyan Desert, Siwa Oasis is one of Egypt’s isolated settlements. Located on the old date trade route, Siwa was an oasis to the trade route, as the natural springs and shade giving travelers respite. In recent decades tourism has become the vital source of income. Much attention has been given to creating hotels that use local materials and play on local styles.
3. Nile River
Cruising the Nile is a great way of visiting upper Egypt. The Nile River has been Egypt’s lifeline since ancient times and there is no better way to trace the passage of Egypt’s history than to follow the course of the Nile.
2. Red Sea Reef
The red sea reef, off the coast of egypt, is one of the best places in the world to go diving. The red sea is renowned for their exzotic seascapes. With its wide range of coral formation on the reefs, it is home to thousands of different sea creatures.
1. Pyramids of Giza
The Background of Egypt
The Political Map
climates and physical Features of Egypt
The Nile Valley, including the delta, is Egypt’s most notable physical feature. For thousands of years this narrow, densely populated area of land, with it’s fertile soils and reliable supply of water, has nurtured Egyptian civilization.
South of Cairo, the area known as upper Egypt, the valley varies from 1 to 13 miles.North of Cairo, the area known as lower Egypt, the flat delta begins, it fans out to a maximum width of about 150 miles along the Mediterranean coast.
ABC's of Egypt's culture
10 historical events
circa 7000 BC - Settlement of Nile Valleys begin.
1884 - British troops take control of Egypt.
1914 - Egypt becomes a British protectorate
1954 - Evacuation treaty signed. British forces, who began gradual withdrawal in 1936 finally leave Egypt.
1971 - Treaty of friendship between Egypt and Soviet Union signed.
1971 - Egypt's new constitution is introduced and the country is renamed the Arab Republic of Egypt.
1979 - The peace treaty between Egypt and Israel signed. Egypt is then condemned by other Arab nations and excluded from the Arab league
2000 December - Egypt, Lebanon and Syria agree on a billion-dollar project for a pipeline to carry Egyptian gas under the Mediterranean to the Lebanese port of Tripoli.
2013 January - More than 50 people are killed during days of violent street protests. The army chief warns that political strife is pushing the state to the brink of collapse.
2013 October - Egypt criticises US decision to suspend large part of $1.3bn (£810m) in aid following months of political turmoil.