At least ten people killed and wounded when unknown militant opened fire on a bus carrying Copts on their way to a church in Egypt’s southern province of Minya, state-run TV reported.

Upper and Lower Egypt also referred to as The Two Lands is a name used for Ancient Egypt. The concept appears in titles of Egyptian Kings and Queens and appears in scenes in temple, tombs and the pyramids. The concept also refers to an innate sense of duality in the Ancient Egyptian culture.

The Egyptian expression sema-tawy is usually translated as “The Uniter of the Two Lands” and was depicted as a human trachea entwined with the papyrus and lily plant. The trachea stood for unification, while the papyrus and lily plant represent Lower and Upper Egypt.

Standard titles of a King of Egypt was King of Upper and Lower Egypt (written as and Lord of the Two Lands (written as nb-t3wy). Similarly a Queen might use titles such as Lady of The Two Lands (nbt-t3wy), Mistress of the Entire Two Lands (hnwt-t3wy-tm), and Mistress of the Two Lands (hnwt-t3wy).

Source: Xinhua/

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