Lower Egypt

Lower Egypt is an extensive region of Egypt containing the Nile Delta, , , and the pyramid fields near Cairo. In ancient times, Lower Egypt was known as Ta-mehu which means Land of Papyrus.

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is the capital of and, with a total population of Greater metropolitan area in excess of 16 million people, one of the largest cities in both and the .

is 's second largest city, its largest seaport and the country's window onto the Mediterranean Sea.

is the commercial heart of the modern city of .

Picture yourself in Egypt and you picture this. Imagine Ancient Egypt and this is where your mind will land.


is 's third city, its second seaport and the entry point of the Suez Canal by the Mediterranean.

is a town in . This Nile delta town is virtually unknown to tourists.

is an archaeological locality some 10 km to the south of and therefore 35 km south of the Egyptian capital .

is the name given to an archaeological locality on the desert plateau 10 km south of and 8 km north of .

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French: Basse-Égypte, German: Unterägypten, Italian: Basso Egitto, Portuguese: Baixo Egipto, Spanish: Bajo Egipto, Al Wajh al Baḩrī, El Masr el Bahari, Er-Rif, Mişr Baḩr, Wagh-el-Bahri
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