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Kalabsha Temple

Kalabsha Temple The temple of Kalabsha (Kalabshe) built by the Roman emperor Augustus near Aswan and the Dakka temple farther south are interesting as well because they date to Egypt's Greek and Roman periods around 1,000 years after the heyday of the pharaohs. You'll also see Beit El Wali, a temple with ancient drawings, and Kertassi, a columned monument. At...

Temples of Ramses II at Abu Simbel, Aswan

Temples of Ramses II at Abu Simbel, Aswan The open-air Museum of Nubia and Aswan brings together cultural properties closely associated with the unfolding of a long sequence of Egyptian Pharaonic history. In addition to the complexes of Abu Simbel and Philae the site includes the temples of Amada, of Derr, those of Ouadi Es Sebouah, Dakka and Maharraqah, the temple of Talmis, and the...

The Unfinished Obelisk, Aswan

The Unfinished Obelisk, Aswan Obelisks were signs of victory, and the inscriptions carved on them record the titles and achievements of the Pharaohs. The tip of an obelisk, called the capstone or pyramidion, was cased with gold, its brilliant shine connecting it with the sun-god Re. Egypt's obelisks were chosen by the Discovery Channel as one of the top 10 archaeological "...

Recent Development of Luxor City

Luxor is the richest historical site in Egypt with a wealth of tombs and temples from the 12th Dynasty onwards. Tourists having been visiting Luxor (Thebes) for thousands of years and you can find graffiti from Ancient Egyptians, Greeks and 19th century Europeans. The majority of sites are situated on the West Bank of the Nile, the only...

Developing New Architecture In Cairo

Developing New Architecture In Cairo Cairo Expo City Being designed together with multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy Buro Happold, Cairo Expo City will be located between the city centre and Cairo's airport, the design being particularly appreciated from above. The undulating forms of the Cairo Expo City design were inspired by the natural topography of the Nile valley...

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...

Cairo Shopping

Cairo Shopping Cairo offers an incredible selection of shopping leisure, culture and nightlife. shopping ranges from the famous Khan el-Khalili souk, largely unchanged since the 14th century, to modern air-conditioned centres displaying the latest fashions. All the bounty of the East is here-particularly good buys are spices, perfumes, gold and silver, carpets,...

Cairo Nightlife

Cairo Shopping, nightlife, ...etc Cairo, unquestionably one of the largest, most fascinating and cosmopolitan cities in the world, offers a wealth of monuments and centuries of civilisation, including pharaonic dynasties, Roman, Christian. This bustling city of 18 million people offers a plethora of restaurants and bars, buffet dinner, breath-taking folk dance performances and the...

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...

Pharaonic Cairo

The Great Pyramid One of the Seven Wonders of the World, King Cheops' pyramid was built c. 2650 BC "...it is impossible to get tired of the pyramids." Amelia B. Edwards, 1877 The Solar Barque of King Cheops A cedar-wood craft built to take the pharaoh through the underworld. More details: Solar Boat Museum/Khufu (or Cheops) Boat Museum next to...

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...