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 . Photo: Mario modesto, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is 's second largest city, its largest seaport, and the country's window onto the Mediterranean Sea. Photo: Wing, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Picture yourself in Egypt and you picture this. Imagine Ancient Egypt and this is where your mind will land. Photo: Maveric149, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is 's third largest city, its second largest seaport and the entry point of the Suez Canal by the Mediterranean. Photo: Mohamed kamal 1984, CC BY-SA 3.0.


is the English name for the present-day site of one of the great ancient capital cities of , located in and around several villages some 24 km south of the modern Egyptian capital of . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

Faiyum is a city in . Located 100 kilometres southwest of , in the Faiyum Oasis, it is the capital of the modern Faiyum Governorate. Photo: Yash8496, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is a small town on the north coast of , on the railway line about sixty miles west of ; it is famous as the site of major battles between British and German forces during the Second World War. Photo: TheEgyptian, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is the name given both to a village 32 km to the south of the capital of and… Photo: Oltau, CC BY 3.0.

Damietta is a port city and the capital of the Damietta Governorate in , a former bishopric and present multiple Catholic titular see. Photo: Mahmoud mohamed madyan, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is a city in with the country's fifth largest populated area and 658,798 inhabitants as of 2018. Photo: Faris knight, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is a city in Lower Egypt. Situated in the eastern part of the Nile delta, it is the capital of the governorate of Sharqia.

is a town in Lower Egypt. This Nile delta town is virtually unknown to tourists. Photo: Ahmed Al.Badawy, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Mersa Matruh is a port in , capital of Matrouh Governorate. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

Wadi Al-Hitan is a paleontological site in the Faiyum Governorate of , some 150 kilometres south-west of . Photo: Tom Horton, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is an archaeological locality some 10 km to the south of and therefore 35 km south of the Egyptian capital . Photo: Pentaur, Public domain.

is the name given to an archaeological locality on the desert plateau 10 km south of Giza and 8 km north of . Photo: Kurohito, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is the site of the old temple of Bast, and also a site of Christian pilgrimage, the Holy Family supposedly stopping here during their exile into . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 2.5.

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