The Arab Industrialization Organization, owned by the Egyptian government, will develop renewable energies and reduce energy shortages in Uganda, Congo, Tanzania, Eritrea, Somalia and South Sudan.
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has announced as much as $210 million in debt financing in order to “tap” the renewable energy potential of Egypt.
Egypt has committed to increase its share of renewables in the country’s power mix to 20 per cent by 2022 and 37 per cent by 2035.
Three months after a teenager died while undergoing female genital mutilation conducted by a doctor, Egypt is cracking down on the practice.
The Egyptian cabinet approved a draft bill on Sunday that would enact a punishment of five to seven years in prison for anyone who performs FGM, according to Ahram Online. Previously, the penalty was three months to two years.
The Book of Optics is a seven-volume treatise on optics and other fields of study.
The Lighthouse of Alexandria was a lighthouse built during the reign Ptolemy II which has been estimated to be 100 meters in overall height and one of the tallest structures on Earth for many centuries.
Papyrus is first known to have been used in ancient Egypt (at least as far back as the First Dynasty), as the papyrus plant was once abundant across the Nile Delta. Apart from a writing material, ancient Egyptians employed papyrus in the construction of other artifacts, such as reed boats, mats, rope, sandals, and baskets.
The earliest known docks were those discovered in Wadi al-Jarf, an ancient Egyptian harbor dating from 2500 BCE located on the Red Sea coast.
The first, and largest, pyramid at Giza was built by the pharaoh Khufu (reign started around 2551 B.C.).
The Old Kingdom, in ancient Egyptian history, is the period in the third millennium (c. 26862181 BC) also known as the ‘Age of the Pyramids’ or ‘Age of the Pyramid Builders’.