Not every Egyptian fan gets to know the true Egyptian cuisine by having local friends who invite him to dinner. So on the next holiday in Egypt, even if you have booked all-inclusive, go out and eat the Egyptian food, otherwise, you have really missed something of the culture of Egypt. Egypt food history has
The Egyptian temples: places that touch our soul Take the opportunity to visit the famous temples on your holiday in Egypt. The various temples built either for the coronation of the pharaohs, adoration of the gods or as mortuary temples will captivate every visitor. Visiting the different temples you will feel the different meaning inside.
Here are some valuable tips for “packing a suitcase” What did I take to Egypt? You will take a tour to Egypt for the first time? We would like to help you with the following tips to make the right choice for your luggage. Here the list of the things to take to Egypt. Depending
Where is Saqqara (Sakkara) Located? Saqqara is located about 15 Km from downtown Cairo, extends over 8 km. It was the necropolis of the ancient capital of Egypt, Memphis, it contains numerous monuments as the famous one is the step pyramid or Djoser pyramid. As the step, pyramid begins the history of the pyramids. It
The sphinx appears to have started in Egypt in the form of a sun god. The Egyptian sphinx is usually a head of a king wearing his headdress and the body of a lion. There are, however, sphinxes with ram heads that are associated with the god Amun. The Great Sphinx is to the northeast
The Unfinished Obelisk lies, in its original location, in a granite quarry in Aswan. It is 42 m in length and was most probably abandoned when some cracks appeared in the rock, during its construction. Had this obelisk been completed, it would have been the heaviest obelisk ever cut in Ancient Egypt, weighing nearly 1100 tons!
Located in the west bank of the Nile. There are 62 tombs discovered, the last in 1922 for Tutankhamen, is the largest royal tomb in Egypt, considered one of the major tourist sites in Egypt. After that they found 3 graves, the last one is still unopened. Due to the size of the valley, one
Memphis was more likely a fortress from which Menes, the King who united Upper and Lower Egypt became the capital of the Old Kingdom. Early on controlled the land and water routes between Upper Egypt and the Delta. The city had many fine temples, palaces and gardens. But today, other than the scattered ruins, most
Hatshepsut was the fifth pharaoh of the eighteenth dynasty of Ancient Egypt. She was successful in warfare early in her reign but generally is considered to be a pharaoh who inaugurated a long peaceful era. She re-established trading relationships lost during a foreign occupation and brought great wealth to Egypt. Hatshepsut assumed the position of
From Djoser to Cheops, the pyramids gradually increase in size, that of Chephren, Cheops successor in only 1/10 the volume of that of Cheops. Chephren’s pyramid is but little smaller than Cheops’s, while those of Mycerinus of the IVth Dynasty, do not exceed in size that of Chephren. The smallness of the pyramid can be