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Upper Egypt


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Upper Egypt one of the two main administrative districts of Egypt; extends south from Cairo to Sudan
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In literature:

Few buildings or parts of buildings mark the reign of Ptolemy Alexander; but his name is not wholly unknown among the sculptures of Upper Egypt.
"History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 10 (of 12)" by S. Rappoport
Upper Egypt had latterly been falling off in population.
"History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 11 (of 12)" by S. Rappoport
Mourad and a remnant of his Mamelukes retreated on Upper Egypt.
"The History of Napoleon Buonaparte" by John Gibson Lockhart
He wished to explore the upper sections of Egypt and Central Africa.
"Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z" by Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Fran├žois Christophe
Surely, it could never come to her here in the golden warmth of Upper Egypt.
"Bella Donna" by Robert Hichens
Eusebius of Vercellae and Lucifer left Upper Egypt, Marcellus and Basil returned to Ancyra, while Athanasius reappeared at Alexandria.
"The Arian Controversy" by H. M. Gwatkin
Niebuhr saw upon the Nile, between Cairo and Damietta, a convoy of four thousand hives, in their transit from Upper Egypt to the Delta.
"A Description of the Bar-and-Frame-Hive" by W. Augustus Munn
UPPER EGYPT is a river flowing through a desert; the banks on each side affording a narrow margin of extreme fertility.
"Sketches The Carrier Pigeon, The Consul's Daughter, Walstein--Or A Cure For Melancholy, The Court Of Egypt, The Valley Of Thebes, Egyptian Thebes, Shoubra Eden And Lebanon, A Syrian Sketch, The Bosphorus, An Interview With A Great Turk, Munich, The Spirit Of Whiggism" by Benjamin Disraeli
Within a hundred years there were similar religious communities at fifty or more places in Upper Egypt.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7" by Elbert Hubbard
I was dressed in the blue gown of the merchants of Upper Egypt.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
In the same year the Khedive of Egypt asked Gordon to come, at a salary of L10,000 a year, to be Governor of the tribes on the Upper Nile.
"The Story of General Gordon" by Jeanie Lang
But rain is not, as in Upper Egypt, an almost unknown phenomenon.
"A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1" by Georges Perrot
The thing that would puzzle us would be for him and his troops to march away into Upper Egypt and lead us a long dance there.
"A Chapter of Adventures" by G. A. Henty
Here, too, were vast quarries, from which the stone was extracted for the building of most of the temples of Upper Egypt.
"The Cat of Bubastes" by G. A. Henty
So, as soon as we had drained Upper Egypt journalistically dry, we returned to Cairo on our road to Suez.
"Miss Cayley's Adventures" by Grant Allen
Upper Egypt consists of river swamps.
"Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know" by Julia Ellen Rogers
We passed miles of barren rock and then again narrow strips and altogether the country was poorer than Upper Egypt.
"Our Caughnawagas in Egypt" by Louis Jackson
We visited the Great Pyramid again on our return from Upper Egypt, and explored the interior, but reserve the description to another chapter.
"From Egypt to Japan" by Henry M. Field
In Upper Egypt, Thebes was the most important place, and long the capital.
"The Rand-McNally Bible Atlas" by Jesse L. Hurlbut
Mourad and a remnant of 2000 of his Mamelukes retreated on Upper Egypt.
"Military Career of Napoleon the Great" by Montgomery B. Gibbs

In news:

In upper Egypt, tensions between Muslims and Christians have intensified in the aftermath of the ouster of Hosni Mubarak.
The cost of ongoing strikes in Egypt has been most apparent in the financials of Centamin, a gold miner based in Upper Egypt.
Listen to a performance by Sheik Ahmed Al-Tuni from Upper Egypt, recorded live at the Fez Festival of World Sacred Music.
She was one of the most prolific builder pharaohs of ancient Egypt, commissioning hundreds of construction projects throughout both Upper and Lower Egypt.
In Egypt, a 'Real Street Fight' as Parties Try to Win the Upper Hand .
In Egypt, Upper Crust Gets the Bread.
Thousand Foot Whale Claw, Trans Upper Egypt, John Wesley Coleman III, Sands Hollow.
Egypt's highest court to postpone a session on Sunday set to examine the legality of the Islamist-dominated upper house of parliament and the body that drafted the new constitution, state media reported.
Election day in the rural province of Minia, Upper Egypt.