The natural barriers that protected Egypt from invasion were the Mediterranean Sea that borders the country to the north, the numerous rapids and waterfalls, known as cataracts, that formed the upper southern section of ... More »

Ancient Egyptians lived throughout the Nile River valley and delta, shielded on all sides by deserts, seas, mountains and rapids. To the east, a small desert separates the river valley from the Red Sea, while the Sahara ... More »

The Nile River begins just south of the Equator, flows northward through Egypt, Sudan, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zaire, the Sahara Desert, Kenya, Tanzania, Eritrea, Burundi, and Rwanda and ends at the Mediterranean Sea after flo... More »

Egypt rests in Northern Africa, situated between the Libya and the Gaza Strip and sharing borders with the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea and the Sinai Peninsula. Egypt belongs to the African continent, but like many Nor... More »

Egypt is a country located in northeastern Africa on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. The long-form name of the country is the Arab Republic of Egypt. Egypt celebrates its independence from the United Kin... More »

Located near the Nile River and the Pyramids of Giza, Cairo, Egypt, is in the northern part of the country, about 100 miles from the Mediterranean Sea and 75 miles from the Suez Canal. Its rapid growth since 1952 means m... More »

Egypt is a fairly rich area for natural resources, but the primary resources are oil and natural gas, explains PBS. Egypt borders the Mediterranean Sea, which contains huge sea beds filled with oilfields. This oil has cr... More »