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OLS 252

Shalanda Holley

on 11 October 2012

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Transcript of Egypt

Egypt History of Egypt Welcome
to Egypt Andrew Introductions Lisa Elysia Patrick Paul Shalanda Culture Egypt is predominantly Muslim, with Muslims accounting for between 80% and 90% of a population of around 80 million Egyptians.
The vast majority of Muslims in Egypt are part of the Sunni Islam. Current Religions Freedom House, the "independent watchdog organization that supports the expansion of freedom around the world," rated Egypt "not free" in 2011. It gave Egypt a "Political Rights Score" of 6 and "Civil Liberties Score" of 5 a scale of 1-7, with 1 representing the highest level of freedom and 7 representing the lowest level of freedom Civil Rights Food Media of Egypt Business Customs Location Survey Stereotypes? History of Egypt Started…
The Old Kingdom
Burial practices
First pyramid was built
Step pyramid

The first Intermediate Period
Chaos and anarchy hit as well
Over 70 rulers were said to laid claim to the throne
Drought struck

The Middle Kingdom
Mentuhope over 50 years
He revived economic and artistic development Egypt was founded around 3150 B.C.
First King named Menes
This was the beginning of the dynastic period for the Pharaohs
25 dynasties
Calendar; different time periods The Second Intermediate Period

Powerless to put down the Hyskos

Tribal warlords who seized control of the delta

The New Kingdom

Wealth of gold, ivory, gemstones and ebony

The Late Period

Persians invaded in 525 BC and lasted into 1952

The egyptian republic replaced the monarchy of King Farouk

Canal connects the Red sea and the Nile Early Dynastic Period (3100-2686BC)
Mythology Fort Wayne
- Mixed

- 90 is muslim Culture Comparison and
Recent Events Corruption
Emergency Law 2011-2012
Revolution •Introductions
"Assalamu Alaykum" (Peace be with you)
•Titles Greetings
The Go-Between/Egyptian Representative
How Meetings Work
Social Talk Meetings
Business Cards
Egyptian Time Social Tips Ranking
Poverty Line Standard of Living Conclusion The remainder of Egyptians, numbering between 10% and 20% of the population, mostly belong to the native Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, an Oriental Orthodox Christian Church. The number of Jews in Egypt today number fewer than 200. Freedom of Speech
The Press Law, Publications Law, and the penal code regulate and govern the press. According to these, criticism of the president can be punished by fines or imprisonment.
Freedom House deems Egypt to have an unfree press, they place Egypt 143rd out of 167 nations on press freedoms. Regional Foods
Bread forms the backbone of Egyptian cuisine. Bread is consumed at almost all Egyptian meals; a working-class or rural Egyptian meal might consist of little more than bread and beans
Some consider Koshari - a mixture of rice, lentils, and macaroni - to be the national dish. Ramadan
Although Ramadan is a month of fasting for Muslims in Egypt, it is usually when Egyptians pay a lot of attention to food, since breaking the fast is such a big event for extended family.
In this month, many Egyptians will make a special table for the poor or passers-by, usually in a tent in the street. Written Press
The written press is very diverse in Egypt, with over 500 newspapers, journals and magazines available.
However these are owned mostly or in some way by the government, the opposition or other political parties Internet
The government has actively encouraged internet usage, quadrupling over the last few years with around 17 million regular users in 2010, around 21 percent of the population
The state-run Supreme Administrative Court allowed the Ministry of Information and Ministry of Communication to close down or block websites that are a "threat to national security” The official language of Egypt is the literary Arabic and is used in most written media
Egyptian Arabic is the commonly spoken language
In the Upper Nile Valley, around Kom Ombo and Aswan, there are about 300,000 speakers of Nubian languages, mainly Nobiin, but also Kenuzi-Dongola.
Approximately 77,000 speakers of Beja live in the Eastern Desert and along the coast of the Red Sea.
Some 234,000 (2004) Dom speak the Domari language (an Indo-Aryan language related to Romany) and are concentrated north of Cairo and in Luxor. Language Egyptian Flag Economy Main Resources
Mineral and Energy Resources 1. What are the colors of the Egyptian flag?
a. Red, white, with gold eagle
b. Black, red, green
c. Black, red, green, with gold eagle
d. Red, white, black, with gold eagle
2. What is the official language of Egypt?
a. Arabic
b. Berber
c. Hausa
d. Amharic
3. What is the official name of Egypt?
a. United Arab Republic
b. Arab Republic of Egypt
c. United Arab Emirates
d. Arabic Republic of Africa 4. What if the population of Egypt?
a. 58,000,000
b. 122,000,000
c. 96,000,000
d. 84,000,000
5. What is the major river in Egypt?
a. Amazon River
b. Nile River
c. Niger River
d. White River
6. What is the most common religion in Egypt?
a. Hindu
b. Muslim
c. Coptic
d. Christianity Education Pyramids of Egypt They were built in the 27th century BC
Close to the Nile and made of massive stone.
The first large pyramid in Egypt was the Step Pyramid
There are four sides of the pyramid are accurately oriented to the cardinal points of the compass.
They were not built by slaves but by paid laborers Exactly how the pyramids were built is unclear.
The huge blocks may then have been hauled on sledges with the aid of rollers, papyrus ropes and levers. Although most stone was quarried locally some had to be transported to the site along the Nile.
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