Information about Egypt!
Egypt is located at the centre of the Arab World and is among the most politically, culturally and historically vibrant places in the Middle East.
The country is about 1,085 km (675 miles) from north to south and about 1,255 km (770 miles) from east to west. Egypt is lucky to boast an array of spectacular cultural assets derived from from Egyptian civilizations of both its ancient and modern history.
There is much evidence to suggest that one of the first civilizations created by human-like beings might have been in the Nile Valley around 700,000 years ago, if not earlier. At that time the valley was a green grass land. The waters of the Nile led to the creation of the world´s first state in Egypt in about 3000 BC. Five thousand years ago the chain of independent city-states lining the River Nile united to form one long, thin country ruled by one king, or pharaoh. Almost instantly a highly distinctive culture developed. For almost 30 centuries Egypt remained the foremost nation in the Mediterranean world. Then, in 332 BC, the arrival of Alexander the Great heralded the end of the ancient Egyptian way of life.
Egypt is much more than Pyramids and monuments. It is also famous for its universities and schools, literature, museums, Red Sea scuba diving, cruises down the Nile, the grand opera, as well as wonderful cafés and restaurants. Egypt is a land bustling with life, stunning views and excitement. For thousands of years, it has been the playground of emperors and kings, and we invite you to learn Arabic and experience Egypt´s fantastic culture.