Upper and Lower Egypt

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Ancient Egypt was divided into two regions, known as Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt. To the north was Lower Egypt where the Nile stretched out with its several branches to form the Nile Delta. To the south was Upper Egypt, stretching to Syene. The two kingdoms of Upper and Lower Egypt were united c. 3000 BCE, but each maintained its own regalia. Thus, the pharaohs were known as the rulers of the Two Kingdoms (alternatively: Two Lands), and wore the pschent, a double crown, each half representing sovereignty of one of the kingdoms.

The terminology "Upper" and "Lower" derives from the flow of the Nile from the highlands of East Africa northwards to the Mediterranean Sea. So Upper Egypt lies to the south of Lower Egypt is mostly made out of Nile Deltas Lower Egypt.

There were a number of differences between Upper and Lower Egyptians in the ancient world. They spoke different dialects and had different customs. Many of these differences, and the occasional tensions they created, still exist in modern times. In Egyptian Arabic, Lower Egyptians are known as baḥarwa (Coptic: ϩⲉⲛⲣⲉⲙⲉⲙϩⲓⲧ han.rememhit) and Upper Egyptians as ṣaʻayda (Coptic: ϩⲉⲛⲣⲉⲙⲙⲁⲣⲏⲥ han.remmaris).

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