Egypt dating culture
In the twentieth century, people have increased their control of the river.This culminated in the construction of the Aswān High Dam, completed in 1971 but which first held back the floodwaters in 1964."Copt" can be taken to mean "Egyptian" in general, but now commonly means an Egyptian Christian, technically one belonging to the majority Coptic Church. This name is older than the Muslim conquest, but is attested to in the Koran.It can refer to either the whole country or the capital city.
Egypt is the internationally used name but not the name used by the people of the country.
The two main regions of Egypt are thus the Valley, or Sa'id, in the south, and the Delta in the north, separated by Cairo at the apex of the Delta.
The Nile receives about 85 percent of its water from the Ethiopian highlands.
The Maadi culture is named after the settlement Maadi near Cairo.
Maadi and the nearby cemetery were excavated 1930 to 1953 by Mustafa Amer, Oswald Menghin and Ibrahim Rizkana on behalf of Cairo University.