Egypt

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The Story of — The Olive

The olive’s fruit, also called an “olive”, is of major agricultural importance in the Mediterranean region as the source of olive oil; it is one of the core ingredients in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines.

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The Worlds Most Visited Tourist Sites

Here is our list of the twenty most visited tourist sites in the world, compiled from our survey of global listings. As international tourism returns after Covid-19, some of these sites now suffer from over tourism and require timed tickets to be booked in advance.

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Felucca Sailing on the Nile

Feluccas are small sailing boats, typically crewed by 2 or 3 men, which have been used by fishermen on the Nile for thousands of years.  With a broad beam, shallow draught, and a distinctive lateen sail, they are ideally designed for navigating the shallow Nile waters and for making the most of the river’s habitually gentle crosswinds.

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Coptic Art and Tombs in Egypt

Long before it was an Islamic country, Egypt’s primary religious belief system was a form of Christianity. The country was one of the first to accept Christianity after it was brought there as early as 40 AD by missionaries, but it was over 300 years before it was officially adopted as the official religion.

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