Egyptian history and culture are inseparable. The country’s rich, ancient history is one of the most fascinating in the world. The Egyptian people have a long tradition of caring for their land and also preserving their culture and heritage. Read along to learn about their newly released Egyptian polymer banknote.

Stone Pharaoh Tutankhamen | Source: AS

Brief Egyptian History

For thousands of years, Egypt was ruled by monarchs who claimed divine ancestry—the pharaohs—and also held absolute power over their subjects. Egyptian society was divided into four main classes: kings, nobles, priests and commoners. The king was considered a god on Earth; he had absolute power over all aspects of life in Egypt and controlled all natural resources such as land and water from the Nile River Valley to sustain his people during times of drought or famine so they could survive through periods without rain or flooding during summer months when food supply would be scarce if not for these actions taken by pharaohs throughout history.

Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics | Source: Pixabay

The Ancient Egyptians invented a system for writing called hieroglyphics—a system that is still used today, albeit with fewer symbols than before—and built pyramids and temples to honor their gods and goddesses like Isis, Osiris and Horus. They also developed a complex religion centered around these deities and their relationship with humans on earth as well as in afterlife realms beyond our mortal plane of existence (or perhaps even on other planets).

New Egyptian 10 Pounds Polymer Banknote | 2022 ND | Source: Banknote World

New Egyptian Polymer Banknotes

This year the Central Bank of Egypt announced that they would be introducing 10 and 20 Pound banknotes this year. These are the first ever Egyptian polymer banknotes. Their durability and also the added security features make them attractive to Central Banks around The world. Some resources say that the Central Bank will print the 20 Pound depending on the public success of the 10 Pound banknote.

Statue of Hatshepsut | Source: Wikipedia

Historic Symbols

Egypt 10 Pounds, 2022 ND. It contains the colors orange, brown, and also red. The obverse side features an image of the Al-Fattah Al-Aleem Mosque which is in the new Egyptian capital. The clear window also shows an image of the Mosque.

Depiction of Ancient Library of Alexandria | Source: Wikipedia

The reverse side features an image of Queen Hatshepsut who was the fifth Pharaoh of Egypt. She ruled from 1478 BC to 1458 BC. Her reign marked a time of great prosperity for the land. In addition you can find a background image of the Library of Alexandria. The library at Alexandria was one of the largest libraries in the ancient world. It was founded by Ptolemy I Soter around 300 BC, and also held hundreds of thousands of scrolls at its height. The library had many different functions: it served as an archive for texts from all over the world; it provided education for people who wanted a formal education; and also acted as a repository for knowledge across multiple disciplines. Its destruction comes as a result from invading forces. The modern day building pays homage to the original one.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina | Source: Daily News Egypt

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