Egypt

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Egypt, a country linking northeast Africa with the Middle East, dates to the time of the pharaohs. Millennia-old monuments sit along the fertile Nile River Valley, including Giza's colossal Pyramids and Great Sphinx as well as Luxor's hieroglyph-lined Karnak Temple and Valley of the Kings tombs. The capital, Cairo, is home to Ottoman landmarks like Muhammad Ali Mosque and the Egyptian Museum, a trove of antiquities.
Capital: Cairo
Currency: Egyptian pound
Population: 82.06 million (2013) World Bank
Official languages: Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic

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The Karnak Temple Complex, commonly known as Karnak, comprises a vast mix of decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings.

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The Giza pyramid complex is an archaeological site on the Giza Plateau, on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt.

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Elephantine is an island in the Nile in northern Nubia. It is a part of the modern city of Aswan, in southern Egypt. There are archaeological sites on the island.

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