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1958-1999 | 2002-2014

 

 

5 Pounds, 1958

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Front: Mohammed Ali Mosque in Cairo; Tutankhamen, Egyptian Pharaoh 1334 BC to 1325 BC

The great Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha or Alabaster Mosque is a mosque situated in the Citadel of Cairo in Egypt and commissioned by Muhammad Ali Pasha between 1830 and 1848.

Tutankhamen became Pharaoh at the age of 9. During his reign, Egypt began the transition from the sun god worship of his predecessors Akhenaten and Smenkhkare back to the familiar Egyptian religion. He died of disease at the age of 18. The 1922 discovery of his nearly intact tomb received worldwide press coverage and sparked a renewed public interest in Ancient Egypt. He is nick named "King Tut".

Back: Allegorical figures

 

Mohammed Ali Mosque

Mohammed Ali Mosque

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10 Pounds, 1958

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Front: Tutankhamen, Egyptian Pharaoh 1334 BC to 1325 BC

Back: Ruins

 

50 Piastres, 1978

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Front: Al Azhar mosque

Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo was built in 970 AD. It was the first mosque established in Cairo, a city that has since gained the nickname "the city of a thousand minarets".

Back: Ramses II (1314 BC to 1213 BC), Egyptian Pharaoh 1279 BC to 1213 BC

Ramses II was appointed Prince Regent by his father at the age of 14, and became Pharaoh at the age of 25. He ruled Egypt for 66 years. He is believed to be the Pharaoh at the time when Moses led his people out of Egypt to the promised land.

 

Al Azhar mosque

Al Azhar mosque

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Front: Ahmad ibn Tulun mosque, Cairo

It is arguably the oldest mosque in the city surviving in its original form, and is the largest mosque in Cairo in terms of land area. The mosque was commissioned by Ahmad ibn Tulun, the Abbassid governor of Egypt from 868 AD to 884 AD whose rule was characterized by de facto independence.

Back: Ruins at left and frieze at right-center

 

Ahmad ibn Tulun mosque

Ahmad ibn Tulun mosque

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10 Pounds, 1976

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Front: Sultan Hassen Mosque, Cairo

The Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan was built in 1359. At the time of construction the mosque was considered remarkable for its fantastic size and innovative architectural components. The mosque was designed to include schools for all four of the Sunni schools of thought: Shafi'i, Maliki, Hanafi and Hanbali.

Back: Pharaoh and pyramids

 

Sultan Hassen Mosque

Sultan Hassen Mosque

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20 Pounds, 1976

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Front: Mohammed Ali Mosque, Cairo

The great Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha or Alabaster Mosque is a mosque situated in the Citadel of Cairo in Egypt and commissioned by Muhammad Ali Pasha between 1830 and 1848.

Back: Archaic war chariot at right and frieze at right-center

 

Mohammed Ali Mosque

Mohammed Ali Mosque

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5 Piastres, 1940 (1998)

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Front: Queen Nefertiti, wife of Pharaoh Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten)

Nefertiti, which means, "the beautiful one is come", was married to Pharaoh Akhenaten. They had seven daughters but no son. Akhenaten and Nefertiti ruled Egypt around 1350 B.C. They promoted the worship of one god above all others - the sun god Aten. Towards the end of Akhenaton's reign, Nefertiti abruptly left the palace, and vanished from history.

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Bust of Queen Nefertiti

Nefertiti

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10 Piastres, 1940 (1998)

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Front: Sphinx; Pyramids

Back: Mosque of Mohamed Ali at Citadel

 

Sphinx

Sphinx

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Mohamed Ali Mosque

Mohamed Ali Mosque

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5 Piastres, 1940 (1999)

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Front: Queen Nefertiti, wife of Pharaoh Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten)

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Bust of Queen Nefertiti

Nefertiti

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1958-1999 | 2002-2014

Back to Africa

Egypt, located on the northeastern corner of Africa, has history dating back to 4000 B.C. It was later ruled by Persia, Alexander the Great, the ptolemies, the Romans, the Turks, and Napoleon. British troops occupied Egypt in 1882, becoming de facto rulers. It was made a British protectorate from 1914 until 1922 when it became a sovereign, independent kingdom. The monarchy was abolished and a republic proclaimed in 1952. Joined with Syria to form the United Arab Republic, and with Yemen as the United Arab States in 1958. The associations was dissolved in 1961. Renamed the Arab Republic of Egypt in 1971. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Egypt.

 

 

 

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