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Home to Neolithic cultures 6000 BC; area of modern nation was core of ancient kingdom of Egypt; Thinite dynasty united Upper & Lower Egypt ca. 3100 BC; important Hellenistic center; part of Roman Empire until Arab conquest in 640, then Mameluk & Ottoman;official language is Arabic, though English & French are also widely spoken.


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United States, 1839-1912