Egypt has one of the longest histories of any country, tracing its heritage along the Nile Delta back to the 6th millennia BCE. Considered a cradle of civilization, Ancient Egypt saw some of the earliest developments of writing, agriculture, urbanization, organized religion, and central government. Iconic monuments such as the Giza Necropolis and its Great Sphinx, as well the ruins of Memphis, Thebes, Karnak, and the Valley of the Kings, reflect this legacy and remain a significant focus of scientific and popular interest. Egypt’s long and rich cultural heritage is an integral part of its national identity, which reflects its unique transcontinental location being simultaneously Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and North African. Egypt was an early and important center of Christianity but was largely Islamized in the seventh century and remains a predominantly Sunni Muslim country, albeit with a significant Christian minority, along with other lesser-practiced faiths.
This 10-piece album contains five coins & five banknotes, featuring iconic images of the country, issued by the Arab Republic of Egypt.