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Ramesseum

Ramesseum

Though it lies in ruins, the Ramesseum is a magnificent example of the scale, not to mention the flamboyance, of the power and awe that some of ancient Egypt’s pharaohs commanded. What is seen today are the remains of one of several monuments that Pharaoh Ramses II commissioned over the course of his 67-year reign.(…)

Published On: Wednesday, September 18th, 2013
Wadi Al-Hitan or The Valley of Whales

Wadi Al-Hitan or The Valley of Whales

When most people think of the sites and marvels of ancient Egypt, the Great Pyramid, the Sphinx and the temples of Luxor come to mind, but there’s one that’s off the beaten track and not as well known. Located in the oasis region of Fayoum is one of the best preserved paleontological sites in the(…)

Published On: Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
Luxor Museum of Ancient Egyptian Art

Luxor Museum of Ancient Egyptian Art

While it may not compare to the large collection at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, the Luxor Museum of Ancient Egyptian Art still boasts an impressive collection of artifacts dating from the Predynastic Period through to the Islamic era. Highlights include objects from Tutankhamun’s tomb such as furniture and jewellery. There’s also a reconstructed wall(…)

Published On: Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
Luxor Temple

Luxor Temple

If for whatever reason you’re only able to do one thing in Luxor, make sure it is the Temple of Luxor! The Temple of Luxor is a vast and sprawling complex and a fine example of Egypt’s ongoing history. Construction is believed to have commenced under Amenhotep III during the 18th dynasty of Ancient Egyptian(…)

Published On: Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
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
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
The Great Sphinx of Giza

The Great Sphinx of Giza

The Great Sphinx of Giza is colossal! Once you see it with your own eyes, it’s easy to see why it’s a national symbol of Egypt, both ancient and modern. It cuts such an imposing, not to mention regal, figure against the barren desert landscape. The Great Sphinx is located towards the northeast of Khafre’s(…)

Published On: Tuesday, July 30th, 2013