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Alexandria, Egypt
Alexandria, Egypt: Where history comes alive Situated gracefully on the Mediterranean shoreline, Alexandria unfolds as a captivating mosaic of Egypt’s diverse history, cultural richness, and maritime allure. Ranking as the second-largest city in this ancient land, Alexandria effortlessly merges the past with the present. Presenting a captivating narrative of its storied legacy and thriving contemporary...
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History of Cairo
Unveiling the Enigmatic History of Cairo Cairo, the captivating capital of Egypt, stands as a majestic witness to humanity’s rich and enduring legacy. History of Cairo extends from the grandeur of the pharaohs to the allure of the Islamic era, Cairo’s story is a captivating tapestry woven with threads of diverse cultures, empires, and architectural...
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21 Best Things to Do in Egypt
Explore the Marvels of Egypt: 21 Best Things to Do in Egypt Egypt, a captivating country nestled in North Africa, is a destination that lures travelers with its rich history, remarkable landscapes, and vibrant culture. From ancient wonders to natural marvels, Egypt offers a plethora of experiences that cater to diverse interests. In this blog...
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Best places to visit in Egypt
Exploring Egypt’s Marvels: Best Places to Visit in Egypt Embark on a captivating journey through Egypt’s rich tapestry of history, culture, and natural wonders. This guide unveils the most enchanting places to visit in Egypt, promising an unforgettable travel experience. From the iconic Pyramids of Giza to the vibrant marine life of the Red Sea,...
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How to read Hieroglyphs
Unraveling the Secrets of Hieroglyphs: A Guide to Reading Ancient Egyptian Symbols Have you ever gazed at the majestic pyramids of Egypt or marveled at the Sphinx and wondered about the ancient civilization that built them? Egypt’s history is a tapestry of grandeur, mystery, and intellectual marvels, and one of its most intriguing aspects is...
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Histroy of Egypt
Unveiling the Rich Tapestry of Egypt: A Journey Through Its History Egypt, a land steeped in mystery and grandeur, has captivated the imaginations of historians, archaeologists, and adventurers for centuries. From the mighty pyramids to the enigmatic pharaohs, Egypt’s history is a testament to the remarkable achievements of a civilization that flourished along the banks...
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El-Kab
The site of El-Kab, known in ancient times as Nekheb, is located 32km (20 miles) south of Esna on the Nile’s east bank. Activity at the site spans the entirety of ancient Egyptian history and beyond, from the Predynastic period to the Coptic era. El-Kab was the cult home of Nekhbet, the vulture goddess of...
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El-Mo'alla
El-Mo’alla is a located about 32km south of Luxor, on the east bank of the Nile. The site of El-Mo’alla provides an ideal location for several rock-cut tombs and smaller shaft tombs with only a single chamber. The site was in use from the late Predynastic Period to the New Kingdom Period. Tombs found on...
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Ben Ezra Synagogue
Ben Ezra Synagogue in Cairo is one of the most important and largest synagogues in Egypt. Let’s take a look first at the history of Judaism and Jews in Egypt. Looking back in time, we can see that Egypt welcomed Jewish refugees from all over the world with open arms. The Jewish community in Egypt...
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11 Most Famous Synagogues In Egypt
Judaism is the third official religion in Egypt, together with Islam and Christianity. One of the first known monotheistic religions, likely dating to between 2000-1500 B.C. Egyptian Jews have their own synagogues scattered throughout Egypt. Here we are just covering the 11 most well-known synagogues in Cairo and Alexandria. 1-Shaar Hashamayim or Adly Synagogue:  The...
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History Of Memphis
Memphis was the first capital city of United ancient Egypt. It was located 20 km south of modern Cairo, near the apex of the Delta. It was established in 3200 BC. By the first king of the unified Egypt, Menes or Narmer. Memphis was recurrently the administrative center of the politically unified state of Egypt...
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Dahshur
Dahshur is a desert plateau located about seven kilometers to the south of Saqqara, the central necropolis of Memphis, capital of Egypt during the Old Kingdom. The name Dahshur, derived from the ancient name (Ikntor) which it is a tree called (Christ’s Thorn). The vast necropolis of Dahshur is one of the large pyramid cemeteries...
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Abu Simbel Temples
The temples of Abu Simbel are considered among the most celebrated achievements of ancient Egypt. The two temples were cut in the cliffs about 310 Km south of Aswan. The Great Temple was built for Ramses II (1279-1213 BC), while the Small Temple was built for his beloved wife, Queen Nefertari. It is a strange...
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The High Dam in Aswan, Egypt, is regarded as one of the most significant engineering feats of the twentieth century. Aswan High Dam was built to save water and protect Egypt from the Nile‘s high and low floods. Since ancient times, the Nile has been the source of life and civilization in Egypt. Every year,...
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The Unfinished Obelisk In Aswan
Among the remains of the great ancient civilizations, the obelisks of Egypt are undoubtedly more often seen and better known than any other monuments. Obelisks are impressive not only for their lofty size and graceful form but for their high polish and beautiful decoration. One cannot but marvel at the skill of the ancient Egyptians...
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Temple of Isis at Philae in Aswan
Philae Temple or the temple of Isis at Philae Island in Aswan is one of the most beautiful temples in Egypt. It is known as the “Pearl of Egypt”. The temple is located on an island, so it requires a short boat ride. The boat is taken from the Shallal boatyard south of Aswan, where...
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Kom Ombo Temple
Kom Ombo is located 45 km north of Aswan, 60 km south of Edfu, and 165 km south of Luxor on the eastern bank of the Nile. The city lies at a strategic point, leading to ancient gold mines in the eastern desert. It was also one of the great cities of the first nome...
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8 Days Egypt Splendors Tour From Pharaohs To Felucca Cruise
Edfu is a small town located 110 km south of Luxor, 60 km north of Kom Ombo, and 105 km north of Aswan. Edfu is famous for the Temple of Horus. The Temple of Horus in Edfu is the most intact temple in Egypt and one of the most beautiful temples built during the Greco-Roman...
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River Nile & Nile Cruises
The River Nile is the longest river in the world. It runs for 6632 km from Lake Victoria in Central Africa to the Mediterranean. While the Nile runs in Egypt for about 1500 Km from the Sudanese border to the Mediterranean. The Nile is always the source of life and civilization in Egypt since ancient...
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Library Of Alexandria
The Library of Alexandria is a great library and culture center, not only in Alexandria but on the Mediterranean coast and the whole world. The ancient Egyptians had a great deal of knowledge in every field. Ancient Egyptian libraries are the most important source of this knowledge. The Ancient Egyptians had two different types of...
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Roman Amphitheatre in Alexandria
The Roman Amphitheatre in Alexandria is one of the great highlights of the beautiful city of Alexandria. The Amphitheaters were not just popular in Egypt, they were popular in other countries as Italy, Greece, Jordan and Turkey. Name & Meaning: This Roman Amphitheatre is the only one of its type that exists in Egypt. The...
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Pompey's Pillar in Alexandria
Many of the ancient historians did not tell us more details about the “Pompey’s Pillar” but about the buildings that stood nearby and have disappeared now. The Pompey’s Pillar lies close to the famous Roman Catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa. The hill on which the pillar is erected was covered with temples and houses a long...
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Citadel of Qaitbay in Alexandria
The Citadel of Qaitbay in Alexandria is one of the most important fortifications in Egypt. It was constructed by Sultan Al-Ashraf Qaitbay to defend Egypt against the Ottomans/Turks. Sultan Al-Ashraf Qaitbay: Qaitbay was born in 1416 in the Caucasus, in the region of the Black Sea. Due to his skills, he was bought by a...
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Catacombs Of Kom El-Shoqafa
The Catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa are located close to Pompey’s Pillar in Alexandria. The catacombs are huge Egyptian tombs and royal cemeteries with Ptolemaic and Roman influences. The catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa are one the largest Roman burial sites not just in Alexandria but in Egypt. These catacombs started as a private tomb for a...
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Khan El Khalili Market
Khan El-Khalili is the largest and one of the oldest bazaars in the middle east. Khan El-Khalili is Cairo’s labyrinthine and most famous tourist market. Khan El-Khalili is bounded on the east by Sayyidna Al-Hussein and on the south by Muski street. Khan and Muski are two terms used interchangeably by foreigners and Egyptians alike,...
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12 Day Egypt Tour: Cairo, Alexandria, Hurghada, Luxor, Aswan, Nile Cruise
The Citadel of Saladin is a wonderful place to visit during your stay in Cairo, Egypt. The impressive citadel was built by Saladin to defend Cairo against the Crusaders, and it was the government seat till the time of the British colony, 1882, in Egypt. Salah Ad-Din or Saladin: Saladin is the Founder of the...
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Temple Of Hatshepsut At Deir El-Bahari
Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir El-Bahari in Luxor Step into the realm of the Temple of Hatshepsut, where the echoes of ancient Egypt’s grandeur and architectural mastery resonate. Situated against the cliffs of Deir el-Bahari, this imposing monument reveals the captivating tale of one of Egypt’s extraordinary female pharaohs. Embark with us on a voyage...
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Before Planning Your Trip To Egypt
Are you planning your first trip to Egypt? Planning your first trip to Egypt requires to know some tips and information about Egypt. So, this article covers some very useful tips to help you planning a lovely trip to Egypt. Egypt is perhaps best known as the home of the ancient Egyptian civilization, with its...
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Egypt's Official Religions - Judaism
History of Judaism in Egypt Judaism is the third official religion in Egypt, together with Islam and Christianity. One of the first known monotheistic religions, likely dating to between 2000-1500 B.C. Judaism is the native faith of the Jewish people. Based upon the belief in a covenant of responsibility between a sole omnipotent creator God...
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Egypt's Official Religions - Christianity
Christianity: Egypt’s 2nd largest religion Descending from Judaism, Christianity’s central belief maintains Jesus of Nazareth is the promised messiah of the Hebrew Scriptures, and that his life, death, and resurrection will provide salvation for the world. Christianity is one of the three monotheistic Abrahamic faiths, along with Islam and Judaism, which traces its spiritual lineage...
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Egypt's official Religions - Islam
Unveil the Islamic Soul of Egypt Have you ever wondered how many official religions are in Egypt? The answer is (there are Three Abrahamic Egypt official religions: Islam, Christianity and, Judaism.) The constitution of Egypt states that “Islam is the religion of the state, and that the principles of Islamic Sharia are the main source...
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