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National Naval Museum at Qaitbay Fort (Citadel)

inside the Qait Bey fort is the Naval Museum A high ridge at the end of the beach along Alexandria's coast was once the site of the fabled Lighthouse of Pharos. It collapsed after an earthquake in the 14th century. Qait Bey Fort remains as the only reminder that Alexandria provided safe harbor for vessels seeking refuge and trading opportunities. Fortress Qait Bey was built on the northern...

Solar Boat Museum/Khufu (or Cheops) Boat Museum

Solar Boat Museum/Khufu Boat Museum The ancient Egyptians believed the dead pharaoh would join the Sun God in his solar boat to sail through the underworld. In 1954 an actual solar boat (or barque) was found in a sealed pit next to the Pyramid of Khufu. The boat was made of cedar wood and almost perfectly preserved, although disassembled in to over 1000 pieces. A team of...

Gawhara (Jewel) Palace/ Qasr al-Gawhara Museum/ Bijou Palace

Gawhara (Jewel) Palace/ Qasr al-Gawhara Museum/ Bijou Palace The Citadel is called for major monument, (also called Saladin's Citadel) is a majestic site on a hill contains 3 mosques [Muhammad Ali Pasha (aka Mosque of Mohamed Ali), Sultan al-Nasir Muhammad ibn Qala’un Mosque & Mosque of Suleyman Pash], a Palace (Al-Gawhara Palace), and 2 museums (National Military Museum and the Police Museum). Gawhara...

Egyptian Ethnological Museum

Egyptian Ethnological Museum In Shari Qasr el-Aini, which runs south from the Midan el-Tahrir, is the Ethnological Museum. Established in 1895 by Khedive Ismail as part of the Geographical Society, this neglected museum gives visitors the opportunity to learn about daily activities and traditions in modern Cairo. Exhibits include eresous (licorice syrup) vendors, traditional...

Museum of Islamic Ceramics/ Prince Amr Ibrahim's palace (Qasr Ali Ibrahim), Cairo

Museum of Islamic Ceramics/ Prince Amr Ibrahim's palace, Cairo Zamalek is a district of Cairo encompassing an island on the Nile River. It is connected with the river banks through three bridges on each east and west side of the island. Under Khedive Ismail the Island was called "Jardin des Plantes" (garden of plants), because of its great collection of exotic plants shipped from all over the world. De la...

Graeco-Roman Museum of Alexandria

Statue of Serapis, the local cult of Alexandria. at alexandria museum The Graeco-Roman Museum of Alexandria is housed behind a Neo-Classical facade bearing the Greek inscription MOYXEION (mouseion; "museum") are 27 halls of exhibits, primarily classical statues and sarcophagi, and an attractive garden. Notable among the exhibits are many finds from the Temple of Serapis, an important shrine in ancient Alexandria. In...

Museum of Islamic Art (Cairo Islamic Museum)

Museum of Islamic Art (Cairo Islamic Museum) The museum is regarded as the largest in the Middle East and houses 86438 rare objects dating from early Islam to the Ottoman period. The museum of Islamic art is truly a wonderful reservoir of Islamic antiquities. It has a vast supplement of about 10200 artifacts that one cannot explore in a single day. The museum displays arts from the different...

Coptic Museum, Cairo

Coptic Museum, Cairo Housing the world's largest collection of Coptic Christian artwork, the Coptic Museum in Cairo is a must-see for visitors interested in Christian art or Egyptian history after the pharaohs. The Coptic Museum is a museum in Coptic Cairo, Egypt with the largest collection of Egyptian Christian artifacts in the world. The Coptic museum houses the...

The Museum of Mohamed Mahmoud Khalil and his wife

The Museum of Mohamed Mahmoud Khalil and his wife Mohamed Mahmoud Khalil was one of the public figures who significantly affected the fine arts movement during the second quarter of the 20 th century. He was born in 1877 and died in 1953. In 1901, he went to France to study the Law at the Sorbone university. In 1903, he married Ms. Emiline Lock, who was studying music in Paris's Conservatory. She...

The Egyptian Museum

The Egyptian Museum The Egyptian Museum is fairly large and, realistically, contains more than can be taken in in one visit. Of course it all depends on how into ancient Egypt you are, (I'm not particularly) but it's worth more than one visit. There's too much here for individual mention, but you must be fascinated by the room devoted to ostraca (flakes of limestone...

Uganda Archaeology - Eastern Region

Sipi Falls Sipi falls are situated about 55kmnorth of Mbale in the lower slopes of Mt. Elgon close to the Sipi village in Kapchorwe District (not far from Kapchorwe town) and it's about one and half an hour drive from Mbale. The cheapest way to get there is to take a Matatu taxi from Mbale to Kapchorwe and get off close to the falls. All in all...

Uganda Archaeology - Central Region

Old Kampala Fort Old Kampala Fort was established by Captain Lugard in December 1890 and it was The Imperial British East African Company's administrative headquarters until 1894 when the company collapsed and the colonial office transferred the headquarters of the Protectorate to Entebbe. A small building exists on the hill. The building formed...

Uganda Archaeology - Northern and North-Western Regions

Kungu Kungu and Kangai monuments are found in Apac District, North of Lake Kioga. It was at Kungu where Omukama Kabalega and Kabaka Mwanga II with the support of Chief Adora organised a strong rear-guard stockade to resist the British punitive expedition against them. A few hundred metres away from Kungu is KANGAI, where both Kabalega and Mwanga...

Uganda Archaeology - South Western Region

Nsongezi Rock Shelters Nsongezi Rock Shelters is the only site known in the whole of Uganda to have extensive Late Stone Age microlith and dimple-based pottery. It is estimated to date around the 9th Century A.D. There is also Kansyoke Island on the Kagera river nearby, which is also a Late Stone Age site. It was used twice by the rulers of the...

Uganda Archaeology - Western Region

Sempaya Hot Spring Bundibugyo boasts of her Sempaya Hot Spring. There is nothing historical or cultural known about them as yet but they are potentially rich for thermo hydro electricity. There is no evidence like at Kitagata Hot Springs, people go there for physiotherapy. This is possibly because they are in the middle of a forest. As one drives...