The ancient Egyptians wrote
works on papyrus as well as walls,
tombs, pyramids, obelisks and
more. Perhaps the best known
example of ancient Egyptian
literature is the Story of
Sinuhe other well known works
include the Westcar Papyrus and
the Ebers papyrus, as well as the
famous Book of the Dead.
Most of Egypt's rain falls in the winter
months. South of Cairo, rainfall averages
only around 2 to 5 mm (0.1 to 0.2 in) per
year and at intervals of many years
Temperatures average between 80 and
90 F (26.7 and 32.2 C) in summer, and up
to 109 F (43 C) on the Red Sea coast.
Winter temperatures average between 55
and 70 F (13 and 21 C). A steady wind
from the northwest helps lower
temperatures near the Mediterranean coast.
Egypt is a recognized cultural trend-
setter of the Arabic-speaking world,
and contemporary Arab culture is
heavily influenced by Egyptian
literature, music, film and television.
Egypt gained a regional leadership
role during the 1950s and 1960s,
giving a further enduring boost to
the standing of Egyptian culture in
the Arab world.
The Egyptians were one of the first
major civilizations to codify design
elements in art and architecture.
Egyptian blue, also known as calcium
copper silicate is a pigment used by
Egyptians for thousands of years. It is
considered to be the first synthetic
pigment. Well-known examples are the
Pyramid of Djoser designed by ancient
architect and engineer Imhotep, the
Sphinx, and the temple of Abu Simbel.
The wall paintings done in
the service of the Pharaohs
followed a rigid code of visual
rules and meanings.
Egyptian civilization is
renowned for its colossal
pyramids, temples and
By : ICT Group
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