Egypt Travel Guide, Today’s post is all about the historically mysterious and majestic destination for all the history, archeology, and adventure lovers out there, today we will talk about the EGYPT – the site of one of the oldest civilizations in the world. The country of the majestic and mysterious Pharaohs, and later became an important block of the great Greek and Roman empires. Mystical Egypt, Dating back to 5500 BC, Egypt is heaven for passionate history lovers and those archeology and landmarks lovers too. With the ancient Nile and the Sahara desert at their backdrop, the various destinations in Egypt give positive yet mysterious vibes to travelers. Let’s begin with
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PYRAMIDS OF GIZA
One cannot talk about Egypt without mentioning the great pyramids of Giza, one of the Seven Wonders of the World – the pyramids of Giza house the tombs of the mysterious yet majestic pharaohs. These pyramids are really a wonder because they are the only wonder that remains intact over thousands of years. Situated on the Giza plateau, the pyramids are a view that will infect your memory for years for sure. And to make it more mesmerizing you can hire a horse or camel for a ride in the sand and if you are in luck and have planned very well, you can view the pyramids at sunset and can witness the view in a light/shade that is seen by only a few and the view will mesmerize you for sure.
ROCK TEMPLES OF ABU SIMBEL
Located at the west banks of Lake Nasser, the temple of Abu Simbel is one of the most popular destinations to visit in Egypt. The twin temples of king Ramesses II and Queen Nefertari were carved right into the mountains and has the rock impressions of the king and the queen overlooking the vastness of the mountain while sitting on their throne, these carvings are an iconic example of the art and mystery that this ancient city of Egypt upholds from thousands of years. The twin temples were built during the 13th century and in order to save them from the frequent flood damage, they were relocated to higher grounds in the 1960s.
The city that was discovered by Alexander the great once housed the world’s biggest library and was a decorated and important outpost of the greek and roman empires. The city proves that Egypt is not only made up of sand and desert or tombs and temples of pharaohs, the city has become one of the best destinations that take you away from the dust and deserts. Visitors can always walk along the famous Corniche – the stunning 10 miles long waterfront promenade that offers the most romantic and amazing views of the Mediterranean Sea.
Another amazing one, a majestic yet mysterious site that contained around 250 “Golden Mummies” all dating back to different time periods throughout history. The Bahariya Oasis came into the limelight when a massive burial site with over thirty tombs was discovered in 1966. The site also contains the ruins and remains of the Temple of Alexander. Other than being the burial ground for the “Golden Mummies”, Bahariya is also a major agriculture center for Egypt.
VALLEY OF KINGS, LUXOR
In ancient Egypt, Luxor was the site of the ancient city of Thebes, located on the east bank of the Nile, Luxor is best known for the valley of Kings – famous as the world’s largest open-air museum, the valley of kings houses rock-cut tombs of the majestic and ancient pharaohs such as Tutankhamun and Amenhotep. The site has about 63 tombs that have been excavated but only a few are open for tourists and the KV62 – the tomb of Tutankhamun have separate entry charges for visitors. This site adds on some more mystery in the destination book of Egypt for sure!
Another destination that takes you away from the mystery of pharaohs and their tombs and temples for a while, one of the most relaxing destinations, located in the southern part of the country, the Aswan was called Swenette in ancient times of Egypt, now known for the breathtaking views of the NILE river and the desert dunes, the Aswan housed the stone material that was used in building the famous pyramids.
Egypt has been excavated from time to time to reveal temples, tombs, and places that reveal the history of the oldest civilizations, but only sites do not reveal the complete history, because as we all know, Egyptians are famous for the treasure they buried with their dead, so the half history is in sites like tombs, temples and burial grounds, the other half is in the treasure that was buried with them, and that other half is treasured in the Egyptian museum – the biggest Egypt collection in the world that includes the excavation from the tomb of the famous and mysterious Tutankhamun. This place treasures the material that tells the story of the dead with whom they were buried; it is without any doubt a place that one should visit during their journey of Egypt.
Another open-air museum, also called the Umm el-qa’ab, a necropolis where the first pharaohs are buried. The area is named The Mother of Pots because of the thousands of shards of pots that were revealed during excavation, the pots were littered in honor of the kings aka the firs pharaohs. The site is so mysteriously amazing because this is the site where the temple of Seti I was found, the temple that contains the famous hieroglyphic inscription called the Abydos list. A site so ancient and majestic is a must during your visit to the country.
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