Fact 21 Modern Egyptian History:
In 1954 the British finally leave the country.
Fact 22 Modern Egyptian History:
Aswan High Dam: The Aswan High Dam was built between 1960 and 1970. The project threatened the Temples at Philae and Abu Simbel. The Temple of Isis on the island of Philae was transported to the island of Agilkia and the enormous rock temples of Abu Simbel were moved 180 metres inland.
Fact 23 Modern Egyptian History:
Aswan High Dam: The Aswan High Dam was completed in 1970 forming Lake Nasser. The annual floods of the River Nile, which had occurred for thousands of years, ceased.
Fact 24 Modern Egyptian History:
In 1971 the new constitution was introduced and the country was renamed the Arab Republic of Egypt.
Fact 25 Modern Egyptian History:
In 1979 it became the first Arab country to official recognize Israel by means of the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty that was signed in Washington, D.C., between Anwar El Sadat and Menachem Begin.
Fact 26 Modern Egyptian History:
In 1981 President Anwar El Sadat was assassinated and Hosni Mubarak became president by a national referendum.
Fact 27 Modern Egyptian History:
Zahi Hawass: Zahi Hawass is one of the most famous Egyptologists in the world and in 2002 he was named as the chairman of the Supreme Council of Antiquities which oversees all artefacts and monuments in Egypt under the authority of the Egyptian Ministry of Culture.
Fact 28 Modern Egyptian History:
In 2011 President Mubarak stepped down amid widespread protests.
Fact 29 Modern Egyptian History:
In December 2011 National unity government headed by new Prime Minister Kamal al-Ganzouri takes office.
Fact 30 Modern Egyptian History:
July 2012 - President Morsi submits to a Supreme Court ruling that parliamentary elections were invalid
Fact 31 Modern Egyptian History:
Political unrest in the country continues