capital of Egypt


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n capital of Egypt the capital of Egypt and the largest city in Africa; a major port just to the south of the Nile delta; formerly the home of the Pharaohs
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In literature:

In the tumultuous capital of Egypt, the slightest provocation was sufficient to inflame a civil war.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 3" by Edward Gibbon
Alexandria was not merely the capital of Egypt, it was the intellectual metropolis of the world.
"History of the Conflict Between Religion and Science" by John William Draper
Bonaparte found no obstacle to oppose his entrance into the capital of Egypt, after a campaign of only twenty days.
"Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete" by Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
Masters of that river, the Athenians advanced to Memphis, the capital of Lower Egypt.
"Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Egypt was reduced to a mere frontier-province and Jerusalem, the capital of the Jews, was destroyed.
"Ancient Man" by Hendrik Willem van Loon
Not very far from Cairo, the modern capital of Egypt, a line of strange, pointed buildings rises against the sky on the edge of the desert.
"Peeps at Many Lands: Ancient Egypt" by James Baikie
On the ninth day, without startling incident, I arrived at the capital of Egypt.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
Why not at once attack Cairo, which is the capital of Egypt?
"The Boy Crusaders" by John G. Edgar
It led through Heliopolis, City of the Sun, the first capital of a united Egypt.
"The Egyptian Cat Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
From this time Fostat became the Arabian capital of Egypt.
"Visits To Monasteries in the Levant" by Robert Curzon
The train has stopped, and we are in Cairo, the capital of Egypt.
"Reminiscences" by Hans Mattson
He founded the city of Fostat, which became the capital of Mohammedan Egypt.
"What We Saw in Egypt" by Anonymous
BAR'CA, a division of N. Africa, between the Gulf of Sidra and Egypt, annexed by Italy in 1911-2; capital, Bengazi.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
We cannot leave Egypt without having viewed the magnificent ruins of Thebes, the ancient capital of Upper Egypt.
"The World and Its People: Book VII" by Anna B. Badlam
The capital of modern Egypt is Cairo, situated near the site of ancient Memphis.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
They were now nearing the capital, Sais, the capital of all Lower Egypt.
"The Tour" by Louis Couperus
From Alexandria we went by cars to Ben Hadad, thence to Saida and Cairo, the capital of Egypt.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 120, October, 1867." by Various
And now of all this magnificence and glory of the ancient capital of Egypt, what remains?
"From Egypt to Japan" by Henry M. Field
For these Jerusalem the one inviolate capital from the Euphrates to the river of Egypt, was the natural centre.
"The Book of Isaiah, Volume I (of 2)" by George Adam Smith
It succeeded Memphis as the capital of Egypt; the history, therefore, of this place merges in the general one of Egypt.
"Ruins of Ancient Cities (Vol. I of II)" by Charles Bucke

In news:

"I'm full of anger and sadness when I think of Egypt," emails a protester from Syria's capital of Damascus, who asked to be referred to as Rana to protect her identity.
Thousands of opponents and supporters of Egypt's Islamist president staged rival rallies in the nation's capital Tuesday, four days ahead a nationwide referendum on a contentious draft constitution .
CAIRO – After years of enduring vulgar and degrading comments or worse by men on the streets of Egypt's capital, Cairo University student Cherine Thabet decided she had had enough.
New clashes erupt in streets of Egypt's capital as political crisis grows.