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Temple of Hathor

Temple of Hathor

  The Temple of Hathor is located in the village of Dendera, some 40 miles north of Luxor on the west bank of the Nile. Though its architecture is typical of other temples from the Graeco-Roman Period, it’s one of the best preserved of these remaining temples due to its late construction. The temple is(…)

Published On: Tuesday, August 20th, 2013
Temple of Hatshepsut

Temple of Hatshepsut

The Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut celebrates the life of a woman that Egyptologists hail as the first female pharoah. Her temple, known as Djeser-Djeseru (Splendor of Splendors), sits at the heart of the Deir el-Bahri (Northern Monastery) complex of mortuary temples and tombs. Located along the west bank of the Nile, opposite the city of Luxor or(…)

Published On: Monday, August 19th, 2013
Abu Simbel Temples

Abu Simbel Temples

The mammoth monuments that are the temples of Abu Simbel were hidden to the world until Johan Ludwig Burckhardt came across the site in 1813 and discovered a portion of a temple facade covered over the centuries by sand. Four years later, Italian explorer Giovanni Battista Belzoni visited the same place and was able to(…)

Published On: Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
Interesting Facts about the Valley of the Kings

Interesting Facts about the Valley of the Kings

The Valley of the Kings, also known as the Valley of the Tombs of the Kings, sits just west of the Nile River in Upper Egypt. It was part of the ancient city of Thebes and is the burial site of almost all the pharaohs of the 18th, 19th, and 20th dynasties (1539–1075 BCE). Nestled(…)

Published On: Saturday, August 3rd, 2013
The Great Pyramid of Giza

The Great Pyramid of Giza

The Great Pyramid of Giza is the only structure on the list of Ancient Wonders of the World that to this day is still pretty much all intact. It is the oldest and largest of the three Pyramids of Giza. According to Egyptologists, the pyramid was built as a tomb for Pharaoh Khufu (Cheops in(…)

Published On: Friday, August 2nd, 2013
Temple of Edfu

Temple of Edfu

The small Egyptian town of Edfu has one of the best-preserved temples in the country: the Temple of Edfu, which is dedicated to the falcon headed god, Horus. It was built in the Ptolemaic era and is a great example of the scale and detail of pharaonic architecture. The temple is located on the site(…)

Published On: Wednesday, July 31st, 2013