Modern Egypt was a part of Turkey until 1914 when a British protectorate was declared over the country and the Khedive was deposed in favor of Hussein Kamil under the title of sultan. In 1922 the protectorate ended and the reigning sultan was declared king of the new monarchy. Egypt became a republic on June 18, 1953. Egypt merged with Syria in 1958 to form the United Arab Republic. Syria left this union in 1961. In 1971 Egypt took the name of Arab Republic of Egypt.
1969-70: 7 stamps in this series . Designs include a pyramid, mosques, forts and a side view of King Khafre. The two that I have,
5m, Al Azhar Mosque.
10m, Luxor Temple
1972-76: Set of 17. Four in my collection as of now.
10m, King Sethos or Seti I
20m, El Foutah Gate, Cairo,
55m, Sphinx and Pyramid
100m, Cairo Mosque
2000-2002: New Pharaonic issue of wall scenes, artefacts and monuments from the era.
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