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Egypt was colonized by several civilizations throughout history, including the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Mamelukes, Ottoman Turks, French and British. Egypt gained full independence from the British in 1936. More »

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Egypt is a located in the eastern part of North Africa and at the southwest corner of Asia. Because of its geographical location, it is called a transcontinental country. The vast and rugged Sinai Peninsula extends to So... More »

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The capital of Egypt is the northeastern city of Cairo. With an estimated 2013 population of more than 7 million, the African city is the largest in the Middle East and second-largest on the continent to Lagos, Nigeria. ... More »

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Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt. The book of Exodus says that the Lord had Moses lead the people of Israel. Moses used a staff to split the Red Sea, so they could pass through safely. More »

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