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terrorist organization of militant Islamists organized into tiny cells of extreme fundamentalists; emerged during the 1970s mainly in Egyptian jails al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya , Islamic Group
Egyptian polymath (born in Iraq) whose research in geometry and optics was influential into the 17th century; established experiments as the norm of proof in physics (died in 1040) Al-Hasan ibn al-Haytham , al-Haytham , Alhacen , Alhazen , Ibn al-Haytham
Islamic extremist group active since the late 1970s; seeks to overthrow the Egyptian government and replace it with an Islamic state; works in small underground cells al-Jihad , Egyptian Islamic Jihad , Islamic Jihad , Vanguards of Conquest
primeval Egyptian personification of air and breath; worshipped especially at Thebes Amen , Amon , Amun
Egyptian sun god; supreme god of the universe in whom Amen and Ra were merged; principal deity during Theban supremacy Amen-Ra , Amon-Ra , Amun Ra
Egyptian cross ankh
Roman general under Julius Caesar in the Gallic wars; repudiated his wife for the Egyptian queen Cleopatra; they were defeated by Octavian at Actium (83-30 BC) Anthony , Antonius , Antony , Marcus Antonius , Mark Anthony , Mark Antony
Egyptian god of tombs that has the head of a jackal; conducted dead persons to judgment Anubis
Egyptian statesman who (as president of Egypt) negotiated a peace treaty with Menachem Begin (then prime minister of Israel) (1918-1981) Anwar el-Sadat , Anwar Sadat , Sadat
Egyptian cobra asp , haje
cat- or lion-headed Egyptian goddess; represents life-giving power of the sun Bast
decisive naval battle in the War of Greek Independence (1827); the Turkish and Egyptian fleet was defeated by an allied fleet of British and French and Russian warships battle of Navarino , Navarino
battle (1898) in which an English and Egyptian army under Kitchener defeated the Sudanese battle of Omdurman , Omdurman
blue Egyptian lotus: held sacred by the Egyptians blue lotus , Nymphaea caerulea
Frenchman and Egyptologist who studied the Rosetta Stone and in 1821 became the first person to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphics (1790-1832) Champollion , Jean Francois Champollion
Egyptian Pharaoh of the 27th century BC who commissioned the Great Pyramid at Giza Cheops , Khufu
Egyptian descended from the ancient Egyptians Copt
white Egyptian lotus: water lily of Egypt to southeastern Africa; held sacred by the Egyptians Egyptian water lily , lotus , Nymphaea lotus , white lily , white lotus
archeology of ancient Egyptian artifacts Egyptology
ancient Egyptian city on the west bank of the Nile opposite Cairo; site of three Great Pyramids and the Sphinx El Giza , Giza , Gizeh
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