Wow, there sure have been some stupid comments about Egypt. It is so sad to see such evidence of ignorance. I know its not your fault.
You think the white people in Europe just magically appeared there? No, they migrated there from the cradle of civilization. And on their march throughout the world (and sailing) they raised up great empires such as Egypt, India, China, and the Incan and Aztec empires of Central and South America.
I won't try to educate everyone on these facts here, but if you are sincerely interested I can point you to areas of research. The interesting thing is that after the white people left these areas the nations digressed into chaos and poverty. All but China. The Chinese and related Japanese - while not civilization builders are wonderful maintainers of civilization and pretty good at keeping law and order.