Best Egyptian Sites
Linking northeast Africa with the Middle East, Egypt dates to the time of the pharaohs. Giza's colossal Pyramids, Luxor's hieroglyph-lined Karnak Temple, the Great Sphinx, Valley of the Kings tombs and other millennium-old monuments sit along the fertile Nile River Valley.
Though Egypt has some of the most attractive cities and an interesting contemporary culture, the trove of antiquities is what attracts most visitors.
Ancient Egyptian Sites–
- ⇒ Visitors flock to the country to explore the magnificent remains of ancient Egyptian culture. Ancient Egypt has managed to capture the imaginations of travellers and intellectuals for ages.
- ⇒ You can browse through more than 3000 years of pharaonic history and explore ancient Egyptian monuments any time of the year.
- ⇒ Ruled by Greek rulers after the Persian invasion, the Egyptian society witnessed a number of changes in its culture. Alexander the Great overlaid monuments with his own Greek designs. He built temples and statues following the ancient Egyptian tradition of having defied gods.
- ⇒ The remains in the form of reliefs, statues and funerary objects give a small glimpse of the Greek rule in Egypt.
- ⇒ Popular across the globe, the Greco-Roman monuments have helped in enriching Egypt’s heritage.
- ⇒ The main regions ground to such monuments include Alexandria, Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, and more.
Not similar to Middle East countries, the astonishing majority of Islamic sites in Egypt are open to non-Muslims, and visitors are welcome to explore these historic places. A huge number of fascinating Islamic sites are there in Egypt which attracts millions of visitors each year.
Christianity continued to grow in Egypt gradually, and baptized monasteries were built all over Egypt. Most of the temples and monuments turned into a peaceful enclave of narrow, winding lanes included Christian and Jewish landmarks with churches and monasteries.
- ⇒ The Sisal Mountains in the south of the Nile valley enclose a small valley known as Nubia. Nubia is separated into- Upper Nubia, now a part of Sudan, and lower Nubia which ends up into Wadi Halfa.
- ⇒ Etymologically, the name of Nubia derived from the ancient Egyptian word Nbu, meaning gold, refers to the famous gold mines of Nubia.
- ⇒ Ancient Egyptian scripts have no reference of this name, but they it is believed that they referred to Nubia generally as Ta-Seti, meaning the "Land of Bows", a clear inference to the weaponry favoured by the Nubians.
Egypt is a dazzling destination of temples and tombs that amazes anyone who visits the country. With the famed Nile River, vast tracts of desert and superb scuba diving there's something for travel lover here. Archaeology fans enjoy a field day in Luxor while the beach lovers head to the Sinai to soak up the sun. Egypt, the perfect country for a mix of activities has plenty to see and do that includes cultures and adventures along with relaxation.
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