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1958-1999 | 2002-2014

 

 

50 Piastres 2007

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Front: Al Azhar Mosque, Cairo

Back: Ramses II; frieze

Courtesy fortumor

 

Al Azhar Mosque

Al Azhar Mosque

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5 Pounds, 2002

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Front: Ahmed Ibn Tulun Mosque in Cairo

It is arguably the oldest mosque in the city surviving in its original form, and is the largest mosque in Cairo in terms of land area. The mosque was commissioned by Ahmad ibn Tulun, the Abbassid governor of Egypt from 868 AD to 884 AD whose rule was characterized by de facto independence.

Back: Archaic Egyptian wall drawing

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Ahmed Ibn Tulun Mosque

Ahmed Ibn Tulun Mosque

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10 Pounds, 2013

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Front: Al Rifai Mosque, Cairo

Back: Pharaoh Chephrem

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Al Rifai Mosque

Al Rifai Mosque

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20 Pounds, 2014

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Front: Mohammed Ali Mosque, Cairo

Back: War chariot; frieze from chapel of Sesostris I

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Mohammed Ali Mosque

Mohammed Ali Mosque

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50 Pounds, 2011

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Front: Mosque

Back: Edfu Temple

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Edfu Temple
David Robert's 1860 Lithograph

Edfu temple

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100 Pounds, 2014

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Front: Sultan Hassan Mosque

Back: Sphinx

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Sphinx

Sphinx

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200 Pounds, 2007

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Front: Qani Bey Mosque

Back: Seated scribe (5th century)

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Qani Bey Mosque

Qani Bey Mosque

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1958-1999 | 2002-2014

Back to Africa

Egypt, located on the northeastern corner of Africa, has history dating back to 4000 B.C. It was later ruled by Persia, Alexander the Great, the ptolemies, the Romans, the Turks, and Napoleon. British troops occupied Egypt in 1882, becoming de facto rulers. It was made a British protectorate from 1914 until 1922 when it became a sovereign, independent kingdom. The monarchy was abolished and a republic proclaimed in 1952. Joined with Syria to form the United Arab Republic, and with Yemen as the United Arab States in 1958. The associations was dissolved in 1961. Renamed the Arab Republic of Egypt in 1971. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Egypt.

 

 

 

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