Cultural Connection (CC): Egypt, the Land of Knowledge
When: Thu 09 Mar 2017 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Meeting Point: UN Village, Hannam-dong

Registration ends: March 3  Registration has closed on Feb 24th due to a long waiting list.

Egypt, the “cradle of civilization,” is steeped in 7,000 years of history. Egypt’s peaceful stability and unmatched antiquities keep it at the forefront of the world’s history, culture, politics and economics. It is a country with a tremendous cultural mix. Egyptian cities meld the traditions of the Pharaohs with tribal invader’s customs and modern outlooks, technologies and cultures.

Egypt’s abundant ancient monuments are a significant focus for archaeological studies and global popular interest. The great Giza Pyramids, the Sphinx, the Karnack and Abu Simbel Temples were constructed by the most advanced civilization in the ancient world. The city of Luxor, Egypt, contains one third of the world’s ancient monuments. Egypt’s rich cultural legacy, as well as the attraction of its thousands of coastal miles on both the Mediterranean and the Red Seas make tourism a vital part of the economy.

Egypt is considered to be a major regional power and active international actor. It exerts significant cultural, political, and military influence in the Mediterranean and the Middle East. Its capital, Cairo, is the largest city in both Africa and the Middle East.

Egypt was the world’s first Nation State. Most of Egypt’s 1 million square kilometers (390,000 square miles) lie within north Africa. It is a transcontinental country connecting Africa and Asia via the Sinai Peninsula. Egypt is uniquely positioned at the cross roads of the world’s major trade routes and maritime passages. It’s 90 million plus inhabitants contribute to the second largest economy in Africa, and provide the largest consumer market in the Middle East. The economy of Egypt is one of the most diversified and promising in the Middle East. Sectors such as tourism, agriculture, industrial, and services run at near equal production levels.

Approximately 85% of Egypt’s people are Sunni Muslim. The remaining population is predominantly Christian. The main language is Arabic. English and French are also commonly spoken among the more educated classes.

Host and Hostess: The Ambassador of Egypt, H.E. Hany SELIM LABIB and his spouse, Mrs. Nehal Selim.  The host and hostess will introduce the history and culture of their country. Snacks, coffee and tea will be provided.

Venue:  This Cultural Connection will be held at the Residence of the Ambassador of Egypt. The address and directions will be sent out prior to the event.

Cost: SIWA Members : Free
Particpants: Minimum 10 – maximum 25

Coordinator: Bockhee Lee, culturalconnection@siwapage.com

SIWA Cultural Connection is FREE and exclusive for SIWA Members!
If you are are interested in joining SIWA, a discounted membership is now available through April 30.

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UN Village, Hannam-dong
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