The "cradle of civilisation" is virtually synonymous with Egypt. Over the past 8,000 years, contributions have been made by all nations and in all fields to build the immense edifice of civilisation.
Yet history would be very different today without Egypt. The foundations were laid there, in 6000 BC, at the dawn of history, with settlements along the Nile. The endless story on the road to progress has begun.
The pavilion of the United Arab Republic is a creation of descendants of people who had attained high levels in various sciences since 3000 B.C. including medicine, surgery, geometry, astronomy, mathematics and pharmacology.
The ancient Egyptians also excelled in areas such as shipbuilding, paper making, metallurgy and jewellery.
The great thinkers expounded the theory of the creation of the universe. And sociologically, the Egyptians were the only people of ancient times to have regard for women; indeed, in many cases, succession to the throne was tied to women
The United Arab Republic has chosen for its pavilion the shape of a pyramid. This shape is a symbol of eternity and culture. The pavilion itself gives the visitor a brief review of Egypt's contributions to civilisation during Greek, Roman, Christian, Islamic and contemporary times.
Even the new Egypt still keeps the pace of civilization.
Exhibitions reflect the constant efforts to develop national wealth on two major pillars, agriculture and industry.
This conduct coincides with the building of a solid foundation for a society of justice, prosperity and freedom in which culture prevails and flourishes.