Egypt Tour and Travel Guide

Posted 03/23/2009 - 21:46 by mohamed

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Egypt - More than Ancient Pharaohs and Pyramids

Egypt, for seasoned travelers, is less about ancient tombs of pharaohs or pyramids than it is about immersing one's self in Egyptian culture. To understand Egyptian culture is to be vigilant and observant. Egyptians are proud people with a time-honored history that endows them with grace, charm and a reserved sense of elegance. For new tourists, it's important to see the reality of Egyptian history in museums, art galleries; but, especially enjoying the courteous, gracious people. One expects to find antiquity in Egypt. However, Egyptians are famous modernists as well. This can be seen in their daily lives when visiting this naturally scenic country. Egyptians are a perfect blend of contemporary and traditional values. The traditional values are found most often in mosques, built with incredibly awesome architectural design. Mosques are the best place to learn about Egyptian culture.

The Pyramid of Khafre

The pyramid of Khafre is the second largest of the Ancient Egyptian Pyramids after Khufu’s, and is the tomb of the fourth- dynasty pharaoh Khafre. Khafre’s pyramid, called ‘’Khafre is Great’’, was built between 2558 and 25532 BC. It has a length of 215.25 m (706 ft) and rises to a height of 136.4 m (447.50 ft). The pyramid is made by limestone blocks (weighing more than 2 tons each). It sits on bedrock 10 m higher than its neighbor, the Pyramid of Khufu, which makes it appear to be taller.

The Great Pyramid of Khufu

Back to Ancient Egypt

When the wind dies down and the sands are still, a long shadow casts a wedge of darkness across the Sahara, creeping ever longer as the North African sun sinks beyond the horizon. The story of Egypt begins in the shadow of the Great Pyramid of Giza, where stone meets sky as a testament to one of the greatest civilizations of the earth.

The Step Pyramid at Sakkara

Part 1 : An Introduction to the Earliest Known Pyramid of Ancient Egypt

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Part of the great Memphis necropolis, the Step Pyramid Complex at Sakkara presents the earliest pyramid in the development of the ancient Egyptian pyramid concept. Memphis was the capital of the Old Kingdom and was home to the burial chambers of countless kings and officials.

The Meidum Pyramid

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A Standing Measure of the Evolution of Ancient Egyptian Construction

A Brief Introduction

A forgotten pyramid, a hidden treasure, a mark of ancient architectural evolution, the Meidum pyramid is a rare example of a pyramid, as it illustrates the gradual progression of the ancient Egyptian legacy of pyramid structures.

The Hanging Church

The Oldest Coptic Remains Built on an Ancient Fortress

Dedicated to the Virgin Mary and St. Damien, the Hanging Church, or Al Mu'alaka in Arabic, which means hanging, is the oldest surviving church in Al-Fustat, or Old Cairo. It was called the Hanging Church because it was built over the ruins of 2 old towers that had remained from the ancient fortress of "The Fortress of Babylon."

WHALE VALLEY

In the midst of the vast arid planes of the Egyptian Western Desert, north of the Wadi El Rayan protected area, amongst the geological phenomena and natural formations created by the sun and wind; there lies the remains of the oldest known mammal, the whale, specifically, an extinct suborder of whales, Archaeoceti. A wide array of fossilized species exist, predominantly the whale, hence the name of the valley.

The Necropolis of Bagawat

Memorial Chapels of The Siwa Desert

One of the most well-preserved, most interesting and engaging Christian sites in all of Egypt, the necropolis of Bagawat provides a significant addition to trips or vacations in Egypt. As morbid as one might initially suspect the experience to be, the necrlopolis is far from that, and is in fact a stunning revelation of an isolated part of Egyptian history.

The Djara Cave - Underground Discoveries of the Forgotten Desert

Another Sort of Cave Art

A cave of magical dimensions, the Djara cave is the natural result of pure water in contact with the dry desert climate, over millions of years of formation. The cave is unlike any other in the region, and presents its viewers with a fairy-tale like atmosphere of staggering depth and proportions. To the common visitor and resident of Egypt, the Djara cave is almost unheard of. However, a true vacation or tour to Egypt ought to involve true discoveries, and this by far, is one discovery that will never be forgotten.

Rosary Beads

an art of culture, tradition, and spirit

A Principal Element and Souvenir of any Islamic Society

Found in numerous cultures and religions, the art of rosary beads is one of patience and aesthetics, coupled with fine detail and intricate workmanship. Rosary beads are a staple of arab-Islamic culture, but they've also been used in Christianity for centuries, and also preceding that in Hinduism and Budhism.

Modern Egyptian Jewelry, with Traditional Dimensions

A Merge Between Ancient Egyptian Jewelry and Bedouin Aesthetics

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Where Ancient Egyptian Jewelry and Bedouin Aesthetics Continue to Flourish

Where Ancient Egyptian Jewelry and Aesthetics Continue to Flourish

Where Ancient Egyptian Jewelry and Bedouin Aesthetics Find a Home