This page is dedicated to the art and culture of the Egyptians. Egypt has one of the longest histories of any country, tracing its heritage back of the to the 6th–4th millennia BCE. Considered a cradle of civilisation, Ancient Egypt saw some of the earliest developments of writing, agriculture, urbanisation, organised religion and central government. Iconic monuments such as the Giza Necropolis and its Great Sphinx (now one the Seven Wonders of the World) as well the ruins of Memphis, Thebes, and the Valley of the Kings, reflect this legacy and remain a significant focus of scientific and popular interest.