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General Information about Cairo

General Information about Cairo Egypt lies in the northeastern corner of the African continent, with an extension across the Gulf of Suez (NYSE:SZEZY) into the Sinai Peninsula in southwestern Asia. On its northern coasts is the Mediterranean Sea and on its eastern coasts the Red Sea. Egypt covers an area of about one million square km, with about 96 percent desert. It has 29...

Islamic Cairo

Islamic Cairo "... manifold combinations of light and shade, colour, costume and architectural detail. Every shopfront, every street corner... is a ready-made picture."Amelia B. Edwards describes the streets of Cairo, 1877 The Citadel of Salah al-Din Built between 1176 and 1182 AD, the Citadel fortress provides a panoramic view of Cairo from the Moqattam Hills...

Berenice, St. Anthony's and St. Paul's Monasteries at Red Sea Cost

Berenice, St. Anthony's and St. Paul's Monasteries at Red Sea Cost Berenice The major centers along Egypt's Red Sea coast are Ain Sukhana, Berenice, Bir Shalatein, El Gouna, Hurghada, Mersa Alam, Al- Zuseir, Safaga, Suez and Zafarana. Hurghada emerged in early 20th century and was until recently an isolated fishing village. It terms of historical pedigree it cannot hold its own against some of the other Red Sea...

Ancient Police Museum (National Police Museum)

Ancient Police Museum (National Police Museum) To the northwest of the grand Mohammed Ali mosque lies the Police Museum. Even though it’s a bit low budget, there is an interesting room devoted to some of the more famous crimes and criminals in Egypt over the last century. Look for the exhibit about the two Alexandrian sisters, Raya and Sakina, who ran an underground prostitution operation and...

Tanta Museum of Archeology

Tanta Museum of Archeology The local council of Tanta city chose the year 1913 AD for the establishment of a Museum of Archeology in this city. In 1980, the Egyptian Antiquities Organization, now (the Supreme Council of Antiquities), prepared the present museum. It was opened to the public on 29 October 1990 AD. Tanta Museum is one of the most important museums in Egypt...

Museum of Modern Egyptian Art

Museum of Modern Egyptian Art For Egyptians, a stroll through the large museum stirs up memories of a country’s past and present, revealing a rich and dynamic culture. Across from the Cairo Opera House, where blend the music with art, in the National Cultural Centre in Gezira Island, Cairo , Egypt; Egyptian Modern Art Museum houses a vast – perhaps too vast – collection of...

The New Valley Museum/Kharga Cultural Heritage Museum (Al Wadi El Gedid)

The New Valley Museum/Kharga Cultural Heritage Museum (Al Wadi El Gedid) Egypt embraces the great River Nile that extends from the south to the North, with its valley that houses a variety of tourist heritage. located in al-Wadi al-Gadid “the New valley” governerate in Egypt’s western Desert, about 600 m from Cairo. For an overview of antiquities found in Kharga and Dakhla Oases, nothing could be better than a visit...

Rosetta (Rashid) National Museum

Rosetta (Rashid) National Museum The Rosetta (Rashid) National Museum was built to preserve objects related to the history of Rashid (Rosetta). While Rashid is best-known as the place where the Rosetta Stone, the key to cracking the hieroglyphic code, was found, the town was also Egypt's most important port during the 17th and 18th centuries. The archives which locates at the...

Abdeen Palace Museum

Abdeen Palace Museum Complex, Cairo, Egypt It is one of the official residences of the President of Egypt. The Abdeen Palace Museum complex features a military museum of all arms presented as gifts to President Mubarak on different occasions, a museum of ancient weapons and a third of the medals and orders of merit bestowed on members of Egypt’s formal royal family and eminent Egyptian...

Tanis (San El-Hagar) Museum

Tanis (San El-Hagar) Museum San el-Hagar is the name of the modern town closest to the ruined city of Tanis situated approximately 130km north-east of Cairo, was the Late Period capital of the 19th Lower Egyptian nome, having replaced Per-Rameses (Qantir) as the royal residence of kings during Dynasties XXI and XXII. The city whose ancient name was Djanet (also called Suan...

Taha Hussein Museum or Ramatan

inside the Taha Hussein Museum or Ramatan The Taha Hussein Museum or "Ramatan" is made up of two stories. The ground floor houses Dr. Taha Hussein's study and a part of his 7,000 book library, a great reception hall where he received men of letters, politicians and artists every Sunday evening. In one of the corners of this hall stand a huge piano, a gramophone and records of rare musical...

Luxor Museum of Ancient Art and the Nubia Museum of Aswan

Luxor Museum of Ancient Art and the Nubia Museum of Aswan Through its beautifully designed display of carefully selected masterpieces found in the area of ancient Thebes, the Luxor Museum of Ancient Art illuminates the golden age of pharaonic Egypt. Opened in 1975, this small museum on the Nile Corniche holds one of the finest collections of Egyptian sculpture in the world, in a building whose layout and...

Elephantine Island Museum (Aswan Museum)/Ruins of Abu

Elephantine Island (Aswan Museum) ancient collection: Statue of Harwa The Elephantine Museum is located on on the south-eastern side of the city's Elephantine Island in the River Nile, located just downstream of the First Cataract at the southern border of Ancient Egypt and has artifacts primarily related to that area in the midst of spectacular sub-tropical gardens. The building that houses the collection, which...

Ras El Tin Palace

Ras El Tin Palace To the west of the Qaitbay Fort is where one of the most important events in the history of modern Egypt took place. It was here that Farouk signed his abdication papers bringing the monarchy to an end. Along nearby beaches lie small boatyards where craftsmen build luxury wooden boats for rich Gulf emirs using little in the way of tools. The Ras...

Al Muntazah (Montaza) Palace Museum and Gardens

Al Muntazah (Montaza) Palace Museum and Gardens, Alexandria, Egypt During the 20th cetury, the Alexandria became Egypt’s summer Capital. One of the most beautiful beaches of Alexandria is Al-Muntazah coast (Cleopatra island), where according to mythology, Queen Cleopatra lived one of her most beautiful days. The Late King Fouad built residential palaces surrounded by enormous gardens on this island to make it the...