EGYPT

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Ancient Egypt is one of the most influential civilizations throughout history, which developed a vast array of diverse structures and great architectural monuments along the Nile, including pyramids and temples.

CULTURE

The Egyptian language, which formed a separate branch among the family of Afro-Asiatic languages, was among the first written languages, and is known from the hieroglyphic inscriptions preserved on monuments and sheets of papyrus.In the third millennium BC. Religious literature is best known for its hymns to and its mortuary texts. About 90% of Egypt’s population is Muslim, with a Sunni majority. About 9% of the population is  Coptic Christian; other religions and other forms of Christianity comprise the remaining one percent. As early as 4000 BC, ancient Egyptians were playing harps and flutes, as well as two indigenous instruments: the ney and the oud. However, there is little notation of Egyptian music before the 7th century AD, when Egypt became part of…

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