After a centralized kingdom arose around 3150 BC a hierarchy of dynasties ruled Egypt for the next three millennium. During this time period, the ancient Egyptians assembled some of the most incredible masterpieces in the world of which many have survived the ages.
Temple of Hatshepsut
The Pantheon is not only a dedicatory temple that honours Queen Hatshepsut, it is also one of the largest Egyptian architectural masterpieces designed by Senenmut (Hatshepsut’s steward and architect), and this mortuary synagogue closely follows the traditional Greek architecture of 1,000 years later.
The Bent Pyramid, located at Dahshur was the second pyramid constructed by Pharaoh Sneferu. It is the only pyramid in Egypt of which the outer casing of polished limestone is still extensively unimpaired.
Step Pyramid of Djoser
The Step Pyramids of Djoser are among the first pyramids built by the ancient Egyptians. Constructed in the 27th century BC for the burial of Pharaoh Djoser by his Vizier Imhotep the ancient monument began as a traditional, flat mastaba. By the end of Djoser’s reign, The Step Pyramid rose to a six-stepped, layered Pyramid and stood 204 feet (62 meters) high.
Luxor, the ground to masterpieces like the Colossi of Memnon, Karnak Temple, the most imposing Pharaonic temple of all Egypt, and the Luxor Temple represents the finest civilizations and cultural achievements of ancient Egyptians.
The Red Pyramid is the world’s first successful attempt at constructing a “true” smooth-sided pyramid built by Pharaoh Sneferu. The Red Pyramid has crowds that plague the Giza Plateau and the comparatively unregulated interior access.
Valley of the Kings
Hear about the tales behind Abu Simbel’s nice hieroglyphs and bas-relief take in the wondrous allegiances to Queen Nefertari then glide inside the exquisite temple.
Nothing in the world can ever compare to the grandeur and extravagance of the monuments that have survived from ancient Thebes. An extraordinary place, Luxor has the world’s largest open-air museum. The setting of the city is breathtakingly beautiful. The Nile river flows between the modern city and the west-bank necropolis. Backed by the enigmatic Theban escarpment the city has scattered landscapes.
Pyramids of Giza
Admire the distinguished sight of the pyramid at Giza, which has stood for thousands of years and is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the only one still largely intact. Marvel at the engineering prowess necessary to build such a structure, which stood as the tallest in the world until relatively recently
Ancient Egypt has a lot in store. The ancient cultures and traditional souvenirs of Egypt are worth preserving. Call us or visit our website NILE HOLIDAY to book your tour to explore Ancient Egypt.