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Muhammad Anwar al-Sadat was the third President of Egypt, serving from 15 October 1970 until his assassination by fundamentalist army officers on 6 October 1981.
As president he led Egypt in the October War of 1973 to liberate Egyptian territory occupied by Israel. Afterwards he engaged in negotiations with Israel, culminating in the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty. This won him the Nobel Peace Prize but also generated considerable domestic opposition, especially among fundamentalist Muslim groups, that eventually led to his assassination.
While learning Arabic, you will learn more about the history of the Arab nations and their leaders. You will be able to explore the Arabic culture and politics through interactive Arabic lessons tutored by native Arabic-speaking teachers.
Sakkara is best known for the Step Pyramid, the oldest known of Egypt’s 97 pyramids. It was built for King Djoser of the 3rd Dynasty by the architect and genius Imhotep. Imhotep was the first to build stone tombs in honor of the king’s majesty.
The Step Pyramid was planned with six stacked terraces (or mastabas) of large stone blocks and was originally encased in polished white limestone.
Egypt’ is very rich with touristic sites like Sakkara and the Pyramids of Giza; students from all around the world visit Egypt in order to learn Arabic and at the same time visit these breathtaking sites. Not only do students travel to Egypt to have Arabic courses, but also tourists, curious backpack-travelers, Middle-Eastern postgraduate students and Egyptologists visit Egypt wishing to explore the country and its old history.