Places to Visit in Egypt With Pictures: In this article, we are going to share some of the most visited places in Egypt and their location details. So let’s Begin.
Pyramids of Giza
The pyramids of Giza are the largest built in ancient Egypt. Their unconventional dimensions have left archaeologists for decades in the face of a mystery. How, with the technology they had 4700 years ago, did the Egyptians, for example, manage to transport some 4.7 million tons of the Cheops pyramid? New clues suggest that an ingenious channel system has made the feat possible.
A group of archaeologists working in the Giza pyramidal complex unearthed an ancient scroll of papyrus, a unique testimony of one of the field leaders involved in this grandiose achievement. Meyer, who had some forty workers under his command, details the transport of the blocks of stone. These were taken from Torah, fifteen kilometers from the Giza site.
Luxor’s Karnak Temple and the Valley of the Kings
Explore the tombs, temples, and pyramids of ancient Egypt during this full day trip to the West and East Nile.
The Valley of Kings is the last resting place of the pharaohs of ancient Egypt. Nearby is the Valley of the Queens, where the “wives” of the Pharaohs were buried in ancient times. These graves were updated by funeral priests who performed the daily rituals.
Then in the West Bank area, you will also visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the only woman known in the pharaonic history that ruled Egypt.
Returning to the Luxor region, you will see the Temples of Karnak, the largest temple complex ever built that has been rebuilt and enlarged for over 13 centuries by several generations of ancient builders. The last stop of the day will be the Luxor Karnak Temple and the valley of Kings.
It is the largest temple complex ever built by man and represents the combination of all the achievements made by several generations of ancient builders. The Karnak Temple actually consists of three main temples, small temples, and several outer temples. The three main temples of Mut, Montu and Amon are surrounded by huge brick walls.
The temple begins with Rams Avenue, the first and second pylons, then the hypostyle hall with 134 columns. At the end of the visit, you will reach the sacred lake that is outside the main hall where there is a large statue of a beetle dating back to the reign of King Amenhotep III that was used for purification.
On this tour of Egypt, explore Cairo, its architecture, and hectic city life. Explore local markets and jewelry shops in El Khalili, built in the 14th century AD. Admire the colorful hand-crafted items on display. For some stories, discover the Citadel of Salah El Din, located on the top of the Moqattam El hills, and enjoy the panoramic views of Cairo.
Admire the artistic beauty of Islamic monuments in mosques, houses, fortresses and many other buildings influenced by Islamic religion and culture. Explore the Ahmad Ibn Tulun Mosque, one of the first and largest mosques built in Islamic Egypt. Enjoy his gypsum ornaments and his Islamic religious engravings.
Ahmed Ibn Tulun Mosque: This is the third mosque built in Islamic Egypt. It was completed in 878 AD by Al Amir Ahmed Ibn Toulon, founder of the Tulunid Dynasty. The mosque is known for its various gypsum ornaments and engravings. It has a unique minaret with an outside staircase.
Al Azhar: This is the first mosque of Cairo Fatimid, built by Jawhar Al-Sekelli, commander of the armies of Al-Din Allah Mo’ez. The mosque has three minarets, one that is a twin minaret since the age of Sultan Al Gohari.
School and Mosques of Sultan Hassan: It is considered the pearl of Islamic architecture. It was set up by Sultan Hassan Ibn Mohammed bin Qalawoun in the 14th century as a mosque and a school for the four Islamic doctrines. It covers an area of 7,906 m², with an entrance of 38 m high – the most magnificent entrance to Islamic monuments in Egypt.
Gayer-Anderson Museum: The museum was founded in 1937 in two former mansions, the Beit el-Kiridiliya in 1632 and the Beit Amna Bent Salim in 1540. In the museum, you will find the private collection of Major Gayer-Anderson sana count furniture, glassware, crystal, carpets, silks and embroidery of Arab costumes. Several rooms on the 3rd floor have been rebuilt to house the collections.
Gate of Egypt, Aswan is the capital of a province located in the area of the first cataract (or gorge) of the Nile, where the river widens to close quickly, where islets and granite rocks eroded outcrop in the swirling waters of the river. The city is located between the Nile and an eastern desert plateau that rises up to one hundred meters. The ancients called it “the city in the heart of the waves”.
Aswan is considered the gateway to Nubia. Between the first and second cataracts is Lower Nubia, submerged under the waters of Lake Nasser. To the south of the second cataract, extends the high Nubia that the Pharaohs called Kush Country, formed by the kingdoms of Kerma, Napata, and Meroe today in Sudan.
History of Aswan
Like any ancient city in the Nile Valley, Aswan stretches along both banks of the river. Already in ancient times, Aswan was called by the ancient Egyptians Sount and then by the Syrian Greeks, named after a so-called “syenite” rock, improperly designating granite. The city symbolized the opening gate on the interior of Africa and represented an important trading center. All the main trade routes and caravan routes were there.
Elephantine Island sheltered the first human settlement; his name is mentioned in the texts of the Pyramids. it meant the elephant; the Greeks translated it by Elephantine. This designation evokes ivory, by extension the commercial traffic between Nubia and Sudan. The first cataract is a natural barrier between Egypt and Nubia, Elephantine became a political-military border.
Under the Old Kingdom, Elephantine became the capital of the first nome of Upper Egypt under the protection of the god of cataracts, the god-ram Khnum assisted by his wife, the goddess Satis, and his daughter, the goddess Anoukis.
Located in the center of Tahrir Square, the Egyptian Museum is a must for a visit to Cairo. Opened in 1902, it was built to house and house the antiquities of ancient Egypt. Inside is the largest and most valuable collection in the world of archeological antiquities from ancient Egypt. The museum houses 120,000 antiquities, including the treasures of Tutankhamun’s tomb as well as most of the mummies discovered since the 19th century. The museum’s exhibitions cover periods from the Old Kingdom to the Greco-Roman period.
The building is composed of two floors. On the ground floor, entering on the left after the main entrance, you will follow Egyptian history from the Old Kingdom to the Greco-Roman period. The exhibitions will provide a good overview of a knowledge of the basics of the history of ancient Egypt. Upstairs, the museum is organized by theme with a large part of the rooms reserved for the exhibition of the treasure of Tutankhamun’s tomb, including its iconic funerary mask. On the floor is also a room dedicated to the sumptuous jewels discovered in the royal tombs of Tanis. Another major exhibition of the museum, the Royal Mummies Room, which requires the purchase of a special ticket. Inside, you will find the mummies of the most famous Pharaohs of Egypt, including Ramses II, Seti I and Queen Pharaoh Hatshepsut.
The fantastic richness of this museum can, however, make it long to visit. He also suffers from the fact that the vast majority of his exhibitions have not experienced a refresh of his texts or reorganization since their installation more than a century ago. Also, some sections may lack context in objects. However, legends are offered in different languages, French, English, Greek, German and Arabic. The difficulty of navigating exhibitions is a regular remark made by visitors and a good reason to visit the museum with a guide.
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