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.
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.
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.
A legendary palace of mysterious reflections and architectural elements that stir the most dormant of imaginations, The Baron Palace stands today in the modern district of Cairo, Heliopolis; silently echoing the magical period of the Baron. The Palace is a true enchantment which continues to be a rare reminder of a significant era of grandiose proportions, leisurely celebrations, exotic decorations and grand balls of royal presence.
Tucked away in the outskirts of old Cairo lies an interesting artistic development of both modern and traditional dimensions. The Pottery Center, a modern adaptation of traditional practices, values and crafts, was developed to enable a more accessible and elaborate setting for the treasures of local handwork.