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Historical Sites

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 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...

Historical Sites In Uganda

Kasubi Tombs Kasubi tombs is located on Kasubi Hill just off Masiro Road. Four former Kings (Kabakas) were buried here. Done in traditional architecture, the round grass-thatched dome contains the tombs and power symbols of Kings. The dome, whose inside is skillfully adomed is also characterized by power insignia such as ancient drums, bark cloth...

Historical Sites In Tanzania

Image - Historical Sites In Tanzania Kaole Ruins kaole ruins The Kaole ruins, (3miles) south of Bagamoyo, are worth visiting. The caretaker has worked at the site since the excavations were undertaken in the late 1950s and has a wealth of enthusiasm and knowledge to share. Twenty-two graves featuring intricate designs, as well as a mosque dating from the 13th to the 15th centuries,...

Historical Sites In Nigeria

Jos National Museum and Museum of Traditional Nigerian Architecture (Motna) The National Museum Jos is situated opposite the Jos Zoo in the heart of the city. This museum is one of the earliest museums in Nigeria and also a popular one. Famous among the collections in the museum are Nok Terracotta Sculptures dating as far back as 500 B.C. Other...

Historical Sites In Namibia

Namib Naukluft Covering nearly 50,000 sq. km, this is the fourth largest conservation area in the world. There are five distinct areas-the Namib, Sandwich Harbour, Naukluft, Sersriem and Sossusvlei. The Namib area contains one of the oldest deserts on the planet. The central section is characterized by apricot-coloured sand dunes as high as 300...

Historical Sites In Kenya

Bomas of Kenya The Bomas of Kenya are found in the Nairobi suburb of Langata. A Boma is a traditional homestead. The Bomas of Kenya were originally an attempt to create a living museum of indigenous Kenyan life with a display of eleven traditional homesteads andan emphasis on regional dances.The place always had a heavily touristy feel, there is a...

Historical Sites In Ghana

Castles and forts Ghana boasts of a legacy of 32 stone and concrete structures, 26 of them in the central region. Most, built over 400 years ago as trading posts, were used as slave dungeons during the infamous slave trade. Many have been restored and three, at Elmina, St. Jago and Cape Coast, have been identified as world heritage Monuments. A...

Historical Sites In Ethiopia

The diversity of culture and geography, which so overwhelms the visitor to Ethiopia, is no accident of place: it is indicative of a quite extraordinary past. This is a past, which has left its mark on the land, the people and their monuments, which begins not with the origin of a nation, but with the origin of mankind itself, and which pursues a...