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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 "...

The Aga Khan Mausoleum, Aswan

The Aga Khan Mausoleum, Aswan Aswan lies on the east bank of the Nile. A leisurely ride on a felucca, a traditional sailboat, on the river is an exciting experience. The one-hour ride takes the visitor to places of interest such as the mausoleum of the Aga Khan, tombs of the Nobles cut into the high cliffs, Kitchener’s island, with its exotic botanical gardens and the rocky...

Elephantine Island, Aswan

Elephantine Island, Aswan COLOR, Fruit and other foods are sold at a rural market, top, on road to Aswan as [Ramses II]'s monumental figures at Abu Simbel, middle, stare serenely over the area. Aswan, below, dotted with high-rise buildings, is viewed from the west bank of Nile.; Nefertarii stands at the Pharaoh's feet in the Temple of Abu Simbel.; A leisurely half day can...

Luxor Transportation

Train, Luxor Transportation Air: Luxor Airport is located 6 km / 4 miles east of downtown Luxor and is the most convenient way to travel to the city for the majority of international visitors. Airlines serving the airport include AMC Air, Air Cairo, Egypt Air, Lotus Air, Luxor Air, Memphis Air, Orca Air (8b Street 199, Maadi, Cairo, Egypt, Tel: +20 2-3519-6545, +20 2-3519-...

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...

Luxor Travel Information

Pharaonic statue in Luxor Temple Luxor (in Arabic: al-Uqsur) is a city in Upper (southern) Egypt and the capital of Luxor Governorate. The population numbers 487,896 (2010 estimate), with an area of approximately 416 square kilometres (161 sq mi). As the site of the Ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, Luxor has frequently been characterized as the "world's greatest open air museum...

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...

Marsa Alam on the Coast of the Red Sea

Marsa Alam on the Coast of the Red Sea A village with a small harbor and stone quay, Mersa Alam in the ideal base for a fishing holiday. The Dokki Shooting Club has a resthouse here and can arrange deep sea fishing trips. There are some fine offshore coral reefs and diving facilities are being developed. A nature reserve stretches from here to Gebel Elba in the south. Marsa Alam is a...

Al Quseir on the Coast of the Red Sea

Al Quseir on the south Coast of the Red Sea Al-Quseir has a long history as one of the major ports of the Red Sea: from here Queen Hatshepsut launched her expedition to the Land of Punt, as depicted in the reliefs in Deit el-Bahari temple at Luxor. Legend has it that the expedition returned with two live panthers and 31 incense trees. The 16th-century fortress of Sultan Selim, still...

Port Safaga/ Bur Safaga on the Coast of the Red Sea

Port Safaga/ Bur Safaga on the Coast of the Red Sea Safaga has numerous diving sites which are accessible to everyone, thanks to the excellent visibility and generally weak currents which characterise the local waters. Rich and colourful fauna abound in the sumptuous coral gardens, especially at Ras Abu Soma and Sha’ab Tobia. From Tobia Arbaa to the mythical spot at Panorama Reef, passing through...