Top 10 Interesting Facts About Egypt You Might Not Know

Top 10 Interesting Facts About Egypt You Might Not Know
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Egypt is a country best known for the ancient Mummys. People in Egypt are known as Egyptians.

1. Culture

Egyptian phenomena have already been an influencer all over the world due to their ancient history. Numerous movies are already there featuring the core Egypt subject. But, one thing that can’t be overshadowed about Egypt is that it is the change-maker country in the Arab world aka Muslim umma.

2. Arts

The historical perspective shows that Egyptian people were very much artistic in nature and embroidered the delicacy in contemporary arts. They’ve been using that famous Egyptian blue for ages. It is one of the oldest synthetic pigments used in production. Egyptian blue is a calcium copper silicate pigment used for coloring artifacts.

You can see the amazing art in their wall paintings inside those huge pyramids, templates, and even tombs. You wear designer clothes today, but, ages ago those Egyptians hired designers to design their tombs, meanwhile agest ago, engineer Imhotep said, hold on please, let me design this Pyramid of Djoser. This pyramid is also known as the Step Pyramid of Djoser. It is an archaeological site in the Saqqara necropolis, Egypt.

3. Literature

The Egyptians are known to develop literature in the form of books. Literature was an essential part of Egyptian history. A novel named Zaynab was published in 1913 in an Egyptian publication written by Muhammad Husayn Haykal. Naguib Mahfouz an Egyptian novelist known as the first Arab language author to win the Nobel in literature.

4. Media

Egypt leads the Arabic world and so is its media. Egyptian broadcasting has a mass influential effect on the whole of the Arab World. The Egyptian media is free from governmental interference. Due to freedom of speech they’ve risen from the ashes to lead the Arabic world.

5. Cinema

Cinema plays an important role in generating soft power for any country. India is a good example of the same case. And, Egyptian cinema is not an exception. Not only do they give subjects to westerners for making Mummy series movies, but also, they themselves make amazing movies.

Over the period of 100 years, Egypt has produced more than 4000 films; which is ¾ of the whole Arab world. It is a huge number and they are leading the Arab world in the Cinema sector as well. The Cairo International Film Festival is popular worldwide and recognized by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations.

6. Dancing

Egypt is considered to be the home of the world-famous belly dance. 

7. Museums

Egypt has a long long ancient history because it is one of the oldest civilizations in the world. And, due to the same reason, there is no reason not to have museums to secure the legacy of ancestors. One of the three most popular museums “The Egyptian Museum” houses about 1,20,000 artifacts.

Egypt is a country best known for the ancient Mummys. Cairo Mummy.
Giza Plateau, Cairo, Egypt

The three top museums in Egypt include The Egyptian Museum, the Egyptian National Military Museum, and the 6th of October Panorama. The Egyptian Museum of Cairo houses the most popular burial mask of the ancient Egyptian king Tutankhamun. I guess you all know who is Tutankhamun, credit goes to the Mummy movies. 

8. Festivals

Egyptians have a long long history of cultural activities. They do celebrate different festivals and religious carnivals. They celebrate the flavor of Ramadan with music, light flares, lanterns, etc.

9. Cuisine

Egyptians consume a lot of poultry, vegetables, and fruits. Famous Egyptian cuisines include hummus, falafel, shawarma, kebab, and kofta. Koshari is the national dish of Egypt. It is served across all the food places, and restaurants therein. It is made up of Egyptian Rice, Lentils, and Macaroni with Spicy Tomato Chile Sauce. The street seller or the person who sells Koshari is known as Koshari Man.

10. Sports

Egyptians love football and so it is the most popular national sport there. Their Cairo Derby is one of the most popular derbies in Africa and among the toughest 7 in the world.