Cairo Essays

  • Water Pollution in Cairo

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    Water Pollution in Cairo The scale of pollution in Cairo is mammoth with the ever, continuing amounts of waste being released into the city. With the ever, growing population of Cairo levels of pollution are sure to increase. Recently the large EU financial institution announced on April 10 that it had awarded Egypt a grant of $79,000 to investigate the cause of the choking air pollution in the city, which has been blamed on Nile Delta. Due the massive amounts of pollution Cairo's daily

  • Purple Rose of Cairo Movie Response

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    Purple Rose of Cairo Movie Response Overall I felt this was a very enjoyable movie, which came as a surprise to me. I am not a huge fan of Woody Allen, but I must say that I thought this was the best work that I have seen from him. The opening scene with Cecilia at work in the diner draws an immediate parallel to the Valentino pieces we read. She is discussing with her co-worker the intimate details of the life of one of a movie star, almost as if she were one of his family members. This is

  • Philosophical Autobiography in Mahfouz's Cairo Trilogy

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    Throughout the novels of Naguib Mahfouz' Cairo Trilogy, the most noticeable element is the progression of time. In tracing the lives of three generations of the Abd al-Jawad family, Mahfouz manages to structure a chronicle of Egypt during his lifetime that describes not only the lives of the family but the social, political and philosophical change of the entire nation. While it is dangerous to read only for social analysis in Mahfouz' essentially artistic work, the changes in Egypt during the novel

  • Symbols and Symbolism in Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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    a runaway slave and there is a $300 reward out for him. His goal is to reach Cairo, and Huck is going to help him get there. "Dah's Cairo!."..When he got enough he would buy his wife, which was owned on a farm close to where Miss Watson lived; and then they would both work to buy the two children..." For Jim, the river represents freedom and poverty. Huck agrees to help Jim by following along on his journey to Cairo. Jim depends on the Mississippi River and believes it will lead him to his finding

  • Essay On Khedive Ismail

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    history of my country that I know a few about. It is not closely related to my project. The idea of building a National Library in Cairo was ordered by Khedive Ismail with the contribution of Ali Pasha Mubarak. Muhammad Ali came right after the Mamluk were weakened. They were from the Ottoman Empire which is Turkey. Khedive Ismail was born in Al Musafir Khana Palace in Cairo. He was the second of three sons of Ibrahim Pasha, the grandson of the Albanian General Muhammad Ali, who was the founder of the

  • The Great Sphinx of Giza

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    In Schoch’s analysis of the Sphinx and its enclosure, he found multiple types of weathering from water, wind, flaking and disintegration. He believed the rounded edges that appear on the Sphinx and the enclosure are a “classic textbook example of what happens to limestone wall when you have rain beating down on it for thousands of years”. This type of erosion would require a lot of rain, and given the present climate of Egypt, it would have to have happened before the drying up of the Sahara

  • Shagrat Al-Durr

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    that her husband was still alive by faking his meals, denying access to Ayub’s chamber, and forging his signatures. Soon the news that the Sultan of Egypt had died got out, which was the perfect opportunity for King Louis IX to attack Cairo. He led his forces towards Cairo, but was defeated b... ... middle of paper ... ...ion helped her succeed and accomplish many things in her life. Shagrat Al-Durr was a woman who accomplished many things and changed the history of the world. Works Cited

  • Egypt Research Paper

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    Cairo As Egypt’s capital having a population as high as 12 million, as well as being the 17th largest metropolitan area in the world. Cairo is one of the largest city in Africa as well as the middle East, (Cairo Population, 2017). Having only two seasons (summer and winter), Cairo has been standing for more than 1,000 years on the same location with lavish vegetation and tall sky scrapers facing the Nile River. In A. D. 969 Jawhar, the leader of Fatimids, established a new city near al-Fustat,

  • History of Egypt

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    with the environment and the Nile. Cairo is the capital of Egypt and is the biggest city not only in Egypt but the Middle East as well. With a current population of over 15 million inhabitants, the city has evolved for over four thousand years with a variety of social and cultural influences. Northern Africa has been occupied by Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Turks and monuments that still stand today are evidence of these influences. Cairo has been known by many names, including

  • Maltese Falcon

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    The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett takes place in the 1930s and has a variety of mysterious charactersincluding: Sam Spade, Brigid O'Shaughhnessy, Joel Cairo, Mr. Gutman, and Wilmer. When O'Shaughnessy comes to Spade and asks him to shadow Thursby, the story takes off ona rampage of events with seemingly no relevance until they are revealed in the end. The conflict that drives the story is the unknown location of the Maltese falcon, a golden falcon of immense value. All the actions and even emotinos

  • King Tutankhamun

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    Tutankhamun lived over 3,300 years ago during a period known as the New Kingdom. This period of time was called the New Kingdom because it was when the pharaohs united upper and lower Egypt into one kingdom with the capital being Memphis near current day Cairo. The reason I chose to write a research paper on King Tut is because he is one of the most well known pharaohs of ancient Egypt. Tutankhamun is most well known only by the discovery of his intact tomb in 1922 by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon.

  • The Rosetta Stone

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    advanced language called Arabic. Egyptians wrote in sign called hieroglyphics. Instead of the word people in Egyptian language it was called demotic. On July 1,1798 Napoleons army captured the city Alexandria. Napoleon entered the Egyptian capital, Cairo in July on the 21st. Egyptian text that was enclosed in an oval outline is called a cartouche. Cartouche a French word meaning cartridge. French surrender to British September 1801. Jean François Champollion was born 1790. Champollion graduated

  • Fort Henry And Donelson

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    stay when he realized that the deed could not be reversed. Grant, commanding at Cairo, Illinois, then occupied Paducah at the mouth of the Tennessee and Smithland at the mouth of the Cumberland, strategic points neglected by General Gideon Pillow. In November Grant tested Confederate strength at Columbus by landing troops across the Mississippi River at Belmont, Missouri. The drawn battle that followed sent him back to Cairo still eager to advance, but not necessarily along the Mississippi River. Knowing

  • Climate of Egypt

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    Climate of Egypt Cairo, Egypt, located in Northern Africa between Libya and the Gaza Strip, is on the eastern bank of the Nile River. Egypt, which is comprised of 97% desert, experiences mild winters and hot summers, with an average temperature of 71.1 degrees Fahrenheit (21.7 degrees Celsius), and receives only 1inch of rainfall a year. With only 5% of the land occupied, Egypt has a population of approximately 69,536,644 inhabitants. Cairo, the largest city in Africa, as well as the capital

  • Midaq Alley

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    the Egyptian residents of a hustling, packed back alley in Cairo in the 1940's. The attempts of several residents to escape the alley and move up in status end with dreams broken and unfulfilled. The opening sentences of "Midaq Alley" points to a world bypassed by history: "Many things combine to show that Midaq Alley is one of the gems of times gone by and that it once shone forth like a flashing star in the history of Cairo. Which Cairo do I mean? That of the Fatimids, the Mamlukes or the Sultans

  • Ap Human Geography Ancient Egypt

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    Egypt officially the Arab Republic associated with Egypt, is a transcontinental nation spanning the northeast portion of Africa and also southwest corner associated with Asia. It would be the world's only contiguous Eurafrasian nation. Most of Egypt's territory lies inside Nile Valley. Egypt is a Mediterranean country. Egypt has one of several longest histories associated with any modern area, arising in the particular tenth millennium BC as one of the world's first nation states. Ancient Egypt experienced

  • Waste In Egypt Essay

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    Waste in Cairo Despite the fact that MSW is a responsibility of governments and municipalities, the earliest form of waste management system that has ever been known in Cairo was established by people not by authorities, a collaboration that dates back to the beginning of the last century. The first societal authority in this parallel government was a group of migrants from the Dakhla oasis in the western Egyptian desert. They were called Wahiya which means ‘oasis people’. They settled in Cairo and embarked

  • Rape Of The Nile Summary

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    Giovanni Battista Belzoni was born in Padua, Italy, and was one of four children. Belzoni met Captain Gibraltar, who had introduced Belzoni to a new design of a waterwheel that would revolutionize the Egyptian economy. They shortly visited Cairo to build a prototype. The prototype failed to do its job, and Belzoni started to explore Egypt in his own time. Belzoni seemed to be a greedy and ruthless explorer but had a passion for what he was excavating. Fagan states, "Belzoni was a godsend

  • Life Before the Pharaohs

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    time of the unification to be unearthed was Narmer's palette, discovered by the English archeologist James Edward Quibell at the end of the nineteenth century. The discovery was made at Hierakonpolis, about four hundred and fifty miles outside of Cairo. The object depicted the unification of the Lower and Upper Egypt, the event being attributed to Narmer; he also found a macehead that carried the insignia of Scorpion, a king which was believed to have ruled Upper Egypt just before the unification

  • Mosque Lamp of Egypt

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    Arabic inscriptions [Turkey]" (59.69.3) In Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000. Web. http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/59.69.3. (September 2012) “Mid-14th-century Islamic glass mosque lamp from Cairo” (XXVB94) In The Treasure of the Month. London: The Wallace Collection, 2004.