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Egypt (ˈiːdʒɪpt; Arabic: مِصر‎ Miṣr, Egyptian Arabic: مَصر Maṣr) is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia, via a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula. It is the world's only contiguous Eurafrasian nation and most of Egypt's territory of more than 1 million square kilometers (390,000 square miles) lies within the Nile Valley. It is a Mediterranean country and is bordered by the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northeast, the Gulf of Aqaba to the east, the Red Sea to the east and south, Sudan to the south and Libya to the west.[1]

With more than 88 million inhabitants as of 2015, Egypt is the most populous country in North Africa and the Arab World, the third-most populous in Africa, and the fifteenth-most populous in the world. The great majority of its people live near the banks of the Nile River, an area of about 40,000 square kilometers (15,000 square miles), where the only arable land is found. The large regions of the Sahara desert, which constitute most of Egypt's territory, are sparsely inhabited. About half of Egypt's residents live in urban areas, with most spread across the densely populated centres of greater Cairo, Alexandria and other major cities in the Nile Delta.[1]

Egypt has one of the longest histories of any modern country, arising in the tenth millennium BCE as one of the world's first nation states. Considered a cradle of civilization, Ancient Egypt experienced some of the earliest developments of writing, agriculture, urbanisation, organised religion and central government in history. Iconic monuments such as the Giza Necropolis and its Great Sphinx, as well the ruins of Memphis, Thebes, Karnak, and the Valley of the Kings, reflect this legacy and remain a significant focus of archaeological study and popular interest worldwide. Egypt's rich cultural heritage is an integral part of its national identity, having endured and at times assimilated various foreign influences, including Greek, Persian, Roman, Arab, Ottoman, and European.[1]

Egypt is one of the various locations within Soul Eater that is directly based from its real world counterpart. In Soul Eater, it is the location for one of Death the Kid's first missions in the manga and anime, in which he fights the Wrath of the Pharaoh in the Pyramid Anubis. As Egypt contains part of the Sahara Desert, it may be serviced by the Runaway Express.

Key Locations

Pyramid Anubis

Pyramidanubis

Pyramid Anubis

Main article: Pyramid Anubis

The Pyramid of Anubis (古代遺跡アヌビス Kodai Iseki Anubisu, ピラミッドアヌビス Pyramiddo Anubisu') is a pyramid where the Witch necromancer Samantha created mummies. Death orders his son, Death the Kid, to investigate, where he discovers the Wrath of the Pharaoh has killed Samantha. Kid and his weapons Liz Thompson and Patty Thompson killed the Pharaoh and the mummies, but the battle destroyed the Pyramid.

Runaway Express

The Runaway Express

The Runaway Express takes flight

Main article: Runaway Express

The Runaway Express (暴走特急 Bousou Tokkyuu in Japanese) is a famous steam train able to run at unstoppable speeds due to the demon tool Eternal Spring attached to its engine. As it runs in the Sahara Desert, it may run through Egypt.

History

Prologue 3

After failing to kill the thief Lupin, Death the Kid requests a mission to quickly acquire the number of souls and two witches' soul that he needs to transform Liz and Patty Thompson into Death Scythes. Death therefore assigns Kid to go to Egypt, where the Witch necromancer Samantha controls the dead inside Pyramid Anubis to create an army of mummies.

With the Thompsons in their demon pistol form, Kid flies on Beelzebub to Egypt, arriving at the Pyramid. However, he is soon distracted by a potentially crooked frame in his living room, abandoning the Thompsons to face the mummies alone. The sisters are then captured by the Wrath of the Pharaoh, a mummified ruler who killed Samantha. Kid returns but cannot bring himself to attack the Pharaoh, whose sarcophagus is perfectly symmetrical. Once the Pharaoh exits to reveal its asymmetrical form, the injured Kid manages to kill the Pharaoh, claiming its soul and those of the mummies but also destroying the Pyramid. Upon his return to Death City, Kid has all of his souls confiscated by Death for such damage.

The Reunion Express Arc

With Shibusen facing Arachnophobia in an arms race for demon tools, Death assigns Kid and the Thompsons to the Runaway Express train station to retrieve the locomotive's powerful Eternal Spring, invented by the sorcerer Eibon. Fighting against both Arachnophobia's Fisher King and Medusa's Mizune, Kid retrieves the Eternal Spring but also learns Eibon had a partnership with Death himself. Before Kid may interrogate the Fisher King, Sid Barrett and Mira Naigus assassinate the Arachnophobia member. Shibusen's African branch recover the Eternal Spring and force Mizune to retreat.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Egypt." Wikipedia. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egype>. Accessed 14 Apr 2015.

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