Ancient Egypt, one of the world's earliest advanced civilizations, emerged in 3000 BC.
The mega city of Cairo is the largest metropolis in Africa and Arabia with ‎10,230,350 inhabitants (2011)


When we think of Egypt, we think of the incomparable image of the Sphinx in front of the pyramids of Giza or the bust of the bewitchingly beautiful Nefertiti made of limestone and plaster, which is on display in the Egyptian Museum in Berlin. The famous pyramids, temples and tombs are a stronghold of tourism and one of the country's most important sources of income.

In addition to Giza, Luxor, from where you can visit the Valley of the Kings or start a Nile cruise to Aswan, the museum in Cairo and diving on the Red Sea are also tourist highlights.

As early as 1869, Thomas Cook invented the package tour and guided Britons and Americans to the land of the pharaohs.

Cairo has been one of the intellectual and cultural centers of the Arab world for centuries.

Egypt also has the highest number of Nobel Prize winners in Africa and the entire Arab world. Author Naguib Mahfouz was the first Arabic-speaking author to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Alongside agriculture, crafts were the second pillar of the state’s wealth.

Kikooni works with a cooperative for the cultural preservation and maintenance of Egyptian handicrafts and art. This cooperation works with 28 creative groups that are spread across the country and each specialize in the traditional crafts of their area.