Egypt Sightseeing

Agha Khan Mausoleum

This is the Mausoleum of the spiritual leader of the Ismailis sect. It is a very elegant pink granite structure of late 1950 origin, which also resemb...
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Alexandria Library

The Library of Alexandria is a major library and cultural Center, located on the shore of the Mediterranean City of Alexandria, Egypt. It is both a co...
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Ben Ezra Synagogue

The Ben Ezra Synagogue in Cairo is located behind the Hanging Church and was once a church itself. The Ben Ezra Synagogue was originally a Christia...
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Catacombs of Kom El Shugafa

The catacombs of Kom El-Shuqafa are one of Alexandria is one of the most memorable monuments. The Great Catacomb defies comprehensible description. It...
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Citadel of Saladin

The Citadel of Saladin was built by a lieutenant of the Ayyubid ruler Salah al-Din between 1176-1183 as a royal residence and military barracks. Over...
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Deir el Medina

This houses the remains of a village that was once home to the craftsmen responsible for the royal tombs. Deir el Medina was once a heavily populated...
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Egyptian Museum

One of Egypt's most noted tourist attractions, the Egyptian Museum, is a large imposing place displaying a number of Ancient Egypt's artifacts...
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Great Pyramid & Sphinx of Giza

Great Pyramid & Sphinx of Giza On the West bank of the Nile facing Cairo and on top of Giza plateau rise the three Pyramids erected by kings Ch...
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High Dam

The world famous High Dam was an engineering miracle when it was built in the 1960s. It contains 18 times the material used in the Great Pyramid of Ch...
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Karnak Temple

The Valley of the Kings is located on the West Bank at Luxor. The Egyptian belief that "To speak the name of the dead is to make him live again&q...
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Khan El Khalili

The world's largest 13th century covered oriental bazaar. It dates back to 1382 when Emir Djaharks El Khalili built a large caravanserai in Cairo....
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Kitchener's Island Botanical Garden

Kitchener Island is a botanical garden, filled with exotic plants and trees imported from all over the world. It is a perfect place to spend a lazy af...
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Luxor Temple

Luxor Temple is located on the East Bank at Luxor. It was constructed for the worship of god Amon Min, the god of fertility. The construction of the t...
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Memphis and Sakkara

Similar to Cairo but with a less dense tourist population, Saqqara is home to the Step Pyramid. The north side of the Step Pyramid is famous for the p...
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Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque

The Mosque of Mohamed Ali is the most popular Islamic mosque among tourists. This mosque is also sometimes referred to as the Alabaster Mosque due to...
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National Museum

The National Museum has grown in importance, and is now considered one of Egypt s finest museums. It was inaugurated by President Hosni Mubarak on Dec...
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Philae temple

This temple was dedicated to goddess Isis. It was over flooded by the Nile. Philae temple was dismantled and reassembled in a new site on Agilika Isla...
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Ptolemaic Temple of Sobek and Haroeries

Located in Kom Ombo town, 45km north of Aswan, it is built on a hillside overlooking the Nile. This temple was constructed in Ptolemaic Roman era for...
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Qait Bay Fort

The Qait Bay Fort in Alexandria is considered one of the most important defensive strongholds, not only in Egypt, but also along the Mediterranean Sea...
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Saint Sergius Church

Saint Sergius Church is considered to be Cairo's oldest church; it dates back to the 4th century AD. Built on the spot where the Holy Family reste...
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Temple of Queen Hatshepsut

The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut is one of the most dramatically situated in the world, located on the West Bank at Luxor. The queen's architect, Se...
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The Colossi of Memnon

The Colossi of Memnon are located on the West Bank at Luxor. Amenhotep III built a funerary temple in Thebes that was guarded by the two gigantic stat...
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The Granite Quarries with the Unfinished Obelisk

The granite quarries in Aswan produced all the "red Aswan granite" used in monuments throughout the Nile valley. The Unfinished Obelisk was roughly fi...
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The Great Temple of Abu Simbel

Built by Ramses11.It is distinguished by its main facade with four colossal statues of Ramses 11 sit enthroned wearing the double crown of Upper and L...
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THE PYRAMID OF SNEFRU (RED PYRAMID)

A dramatic contrast to the bustle of Giza and Cairo, Dashur can be found further south from Saqqara and sees virtually no visitors year round. You may...
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The Small Temple of Abu Simbel (Nefertari)

Located 50 meters from the great temple, it was built by Ramses11 for his beautiful wife Nefertari to be worshipped with other gods. It was also calle...
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The Solar Boat Museum

The Solarboat Museum at the base of the Pyramid of Cheops in Egypt contains the actual, reconstructed boat that was used in the funerary ceremonies of...
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The Temple of Horus

Lies in Edfu town, 123km north of Aswan on the west bank of the Nile. It dates back to the Ptolemaic period. The most preserved temple in Egypt and th...
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Valley of Kings and Queens

TheValley of Kings and Queens is home to an impressive number of tombs. Extravagant tombs such as that of Thutmosis III can be found here. This tomb m...
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Valley of the Kings

The Valley of the Kings is located on the West Bank at Luxor. The Egyptian belief that "To speak the name of the dead is to make him live again&q...
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Valley of the Queens

The Valley of the Queens is located on the West Bank at Luxor. There are between 75 and 80 tombs in the Valley of the Queens. The Tombs belong to Quee...
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