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MIDDLE EGYPT (Arabic : مصر الوسطى‎ Misr al-Wista) is the section of land between Lower Egypt
Lower Egypt
(the Nile Delta
Nile Delta
) and Upper Egypt , stretching upstream from Asyut
Asyut
in the south to Memphis in the north. At the time, Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt
was divided into Lower and Upper Egypt, though Middle Egypt
Middle Egypt
was technically a subdivision of Upper Egypt. It was not until the 19th century that archaeologists felt the need to divide Upper Egypt
Upper Egypt
in two. As a result, they coined the term "Middle Egypt" for the stretch of river between Cairo
Cairo
and the Qena Bend.

Middle Egypt
Middle Egypt
today can be identified as the part of the Nile Valley that, while geographically part of Upper Egypt, is culturally closer to Lower Egypt. For instance, in terms of language, the Egyptian Arabic of people in Beni Suef
Beni Suef
and northwards shares features with Cairene and particularly rural Delta Arabic rather than with the Sa\'idi Arabic spoken further south, and are often not considered Sa\'idis .

CONTENTS

* 1 Major towns * 2 See also * 3 Notes * 4 References

MAJOR TOWNS

* 6th of October City
6th of October City
* Beni Suef
Beni Suef
* Cairo
Cairo
* Giza
Giza
* Fayoum
Fayoum

SEE ALSO

* Upper Egypt
Upper Egypt
* Lower Egypt
Lower Egypt
* Upper and Lower Egypt
Lower Egypt
* Nomes of Egypt * Geography of Egypt
Geography of Egypt

NOTES

* ^ Baines, John, Jaromír Málek, and Graham Speake. Cultural Atlas of Ancient Egypt. New York: Checkmark, 2000. Print. * ^ Richardson, Dan and Jacobs, Daniel (2003) Rough guide to Egypt Rough Guides, London, page 295, ISBN 1-84353-050-3

REFERENCES

Wikimedia Commons has media related to MIDDLE EGYPT .

* M. Cappozzo, Il Cristianesimo nel Medio Egitto, Todi 2007 (Tau Editore, ISBN 978-88-6244-010-3 ).

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Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt
topics

* Outline * Index * Major topics * Glossary of artifacts

* Agriculture * Architecture ( Egyptian Revival architecture
Egyptian Revival architecture
) * Art * Astronomy * Chronology * Cities (list ) * Clothing * Cuisine * Dynasties * Funerary practices * Geography * Great Royal Wives * History * Language * Literature * Mathematics * Medicine * Military * Music * Mythology * People * Pharaohs (list ) * Philosophy * Religion * Sites * Technology * Trade * Writing

* Egyptology
Egyptology
* Egyptologists * Museums

* Book
Book
* Category
Category
* Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt
portal * WikiProject * Commons

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Regions of Africa
Africa

CENTRAL AFRICA

* Guinea region

* Gulf of Guinea

* Cape Lopez
Cape Lopez
* Mayombe
Mayombe

* Igboland
Igboland

* Mbaise

* Maputaland * Pool Malebo
Pool Malebo
* Congo Basin
Congo Basin
* Chad Basin
Chad Basin
* Congolese rainforests
Congolese rainforests
* Ouaddaï highlands * Ennedi Plateau
Ennedi Plateau

EAST AFRICA

* African Great Lakes
African Great Lakes

* Albertine Rift
Albertine Rift
* East African Rift
East African Rift
* Great Rift Valley
Great Rift Valley
* Gregory Rift
Gregory Rift
* Rift Valley lakes
Rift Valley lakes
* Swahili coast
Swahili coast
* Virunga Mountains
Virunga Mountains
* Zanj

* Horn of Africa
Africa

* Afar Triangle
Afar Triangle
* Al-Habash * Barbara * Danakil Alps * Danakil Desert
Danakil Desert
* Ethiopian Highlands
Ethiopian Highlands
* Gulf of Aden
Gulf of Aden
* Gulf of Tadjoura
Gulf of Tadjoura

* Indian Ocean islands

* Comoros Islands

NORTH AFRICA

* Maghreb
Maghreb

* Barbary Coast
Barbary Coast
* Bashmur * Ancient Libya
Ancient Libya
* Atlas Mountains
Atlas Mountains

* Nile Valley
Nile Valley

* Cataracts of the Nile
Cataracts of the Nile
* Darfur
Darfur
* Gulf of Aqaba
Gulf of Aqaba
* Lower Egypt
Lower Egypt
* Lower Nubia * Middle Egypt * Nile Delta
Nile Delta
* Nuba Mountains
Nuba Mountains
* Nubia
Nubia
* The Sudans
The Sudans
* Upper Egypt
Upper Egypt

* Western Sahara
Western Sahara

WEST AFRICA

* Pepper Coast
Pepper Coast
* Gold Coast * Slave Coast * Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast
* Cape Palmas * Cape Mesurado
Cape Mesurado

* Guinea region

* Gulf of Guinea

* Niger Basin * Guinean Forests of West Africa
Africa
* Niger Delta
Niger Delta
* Inner Niger Delta
Niger Delta

SOUTHERN AFRICA

* Madagascar
Madagascar

* Central Highlands (Madagascar)
Central Highlands (Madagascar)
* Northern Highlands

* Rhodesia

* North * South

* Thembuland
Thembuland
* Succulent Karoo
Succulent Karoo
* Nama Karoo * Bushveld
Bushveld
* Highveld
Highveld
* Fynbos
Fynbos
* Cape Floristic Region
Cape Floristic Region
* Kalahari Desert
Kalahari Desert
* Okavango Delta
Okavango Delta
* False Bay
False Bay
* Hydra Bay
Hydra Bay

MACRO-REGIONS

* Aethiopia
Aethiopia
* Arab world
Arab world
* Commonwealth realm
Commonwealth realm
* East African montane forests * Eastern Desert
Eastern Desert
* Equatorial Africa
Africa
* Françafrique
Françafrique
* Gibraltar Arc
Gibraltar Arc
* Greater Middle East
Greater Middle East
* Islands of Africa
Africa
* List of countries where Arabic is an official language
List of countries where Arabic is an official language
* Mediterranean Basin * MENA
MENA
* MENASA * Middle East
Middle East
* Mittelafrika
Mittelafrika
* Negroland
Negroland
* Northeast Africa
Africa
* Portuguese-speaking African countries * Sahara
Sahara
* Sahel
Sahel
* Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa
* Sudan (region)
Sudan (region)
* Sudanian Savanna
Sudanian Savanna
* Tibesti Mountains
Tibesti Mountains
* Tropic

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