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The Top Historical Sites to Visit in Egypt

The Top Historical Sites to Visit in Egypt

Must See Sights in Egypt

If you are planning to explore Egypt this year then here are the top historical sites to visit in Egypt and must see Sights in Egypt such as the great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx with the temples of Luxor and Karnak.

Abu Simble temples with Aswan top historical sites and many other breathtaking places to visit in Egypt.

Here we will guide you to the The Top Historical Sites to Visit in Egypt.

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The great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx


The great pyramids the last surviving of the Seven Wonders of the World.

The great Pyramids of Giza are considered one of  The Top Historical Sites to Visit in Egypt and in the world.

Built as tombs for the Pharaohs of  ancient Egypt and guarded by the great Sphinx, the great Pyramids of Giza wonder travelers down through the ages.

These megalithic memorials to dead Pharaohs are still as wondrous a sight as they ever were. An undeniable highlight of any Egypt tour, Giza’s pyramids and Sphinx should not be missed.

You should take a Camel ride in the desert of the pyramids during your tour it is really an amazing experience.

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Pyramids and sphinx

 

Luxor's Valley of The Kings and karnak temples


Luxor is famed for the Valley of the Kings, Karnak  and Luxor temples with many

other museums, tombs and temples in the west bank of Luxor.

We will focus here in the must- see places in Luxor Valley of the Kings & Karnak temples.

The Valley of the Kings was the burial place of the Pharaohs in the New kingdom, the valley contains 63 tombs for the kings of the New Kingdom, the royal tombs decorated with religious scenes from the ancient Egyptian mythology, unfortunately all of the tombs have been opened and robbed except the tomb of King Tutankhamun the young boy who ruled Egypt in the 18th dynasty
Now you can see the treasures of King Tutankhamun in the Egyptian museum and Luxor Museum
The Mummy of King Tutankhamun still in the tomb you can see it during your visit to the Valley of the kings.

Please note the Tutankhamun’s Tomb with extra tickets cost 12 $ you should visit.

 

King Tutankhamun Tomb

King Tutankhamun Tomb

In the East bank of Luxor you should not miss visiting the Karnak temple it is the largest ancient religious temple

In the world, it takes 2000 years to be built, most of the work done by the Pharaohs of the New kingdom 

One of most famous structures of Karnak temples is the Hypostyle Hall, a hall area of 5,000 m2.

With 134 massive columns arranged in 16 rows each column about 23 meters high.

Also you will enjoy the Hieroglyphic inscriptions and deep reliefs on the walls for the Pharaohs kings who 

built this temple, Karnak temple once had 7 Obelisks still only 2 of them standing and one is collapsed.

You will enjoy the Karanak during your tour in Luxor, Photos is ok in the Karank temple.

 

 

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the Hypostyle Hall

Temples of Kom Ombo & Edfu


The Temple of Kom Ombo is situated on a high Sand dune overlooking the Nile, is a unique double temple built during the Ptolemaic dynasty started from 330.B.C till 30 B.C

The actual temple was started by Ptolemy VI in the early second century BC. The Temple of Kom Ombo is actually two temples   one of them for God Sobek the crocodile and Hours the falcon

 Everything is duplicated along the main axis of the temple, there are two entrances, two courts, two colonades, two hypostyle halls and two sanctuaries also don’t forget to visit the new Crocodile museum

Beside the temple and you can enter with the same ticket of the temple.

 

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Edfu temple the temple of the Falcon Hours this temple is considered one of the best preserved temple in Egypt the temple still has its own design and structure this temple built in the reign of Ptolemy III
Around 237 B.C and takes about 400 years to be completed, this temple you can visit it when you have your Nile cruise tour between Luxor and Aswan or Aswan and Luxor one of the high lights of the Nile cruise adventure.

the temple of Hours Edfu

Abu Simble temples


Abu Simble temple is something special built by the pharaoh Ramses II or also called Ramses the great.
The twin temples of Abu Simble were carved in the mountainside in the New Kingdom for the king and
his main wife Nefrtari (the most beautiful one of them) the two temples were removed from its original place to the current place looks over Lake Nasser in 1960 by UNISCO.
The temple is famous for its festival astronomical ceremony twice a year on 22nd of February and 22nd of October every year, Thousands of tourists gather to watch sun illuminate colossal statues
All waiting to the sun to send a beam of light into the ancient temple’s dark inner chamber for over 10 minutes, lighting three of four statues in the sanctuary of the temple.
The temple has unique style and structure decorated by 4 huge statues about 24 meters’ high
This temple has the best war inscriptions in ancient Egypt and the first peace treaty in the history
was written on the walls of this temple

 

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the Sun pass festival in Abusimble

Philae Temples in Aswan


Philae Temples in Aswan, come to visit Aswan the beautiful city in Upper Egypt.
The temple of Goddess Isis is one of the Must-see things in Aswan city during your Egypt trip
This temple is really amazing you will enjoy incredible view of the Nile, enjoy the columns and the inscriptions

On the walls learn about the legend of Goddess Isis the mother of Goddess of ancient Egypt.
The island of Philae was the cult center of the goddess Isis. The first temple on this island was built by native pharaoh Nekhtanbo of the 30th dynasty, the temple lasted 300 years to be built.

In the 1960s the temple and other monuments on the island were transported to the island of Agilika by UNESCO

To save it from being submerged by the rising waters of the Nile due to the construction of
the High Dam in Aswan the national  project of modern Egypt this time.

How to get to the Philae temple? You must take a motor boat to reach the temple.

You can combined many places to visit in Aswan in one day trip like the High Dam and unfinshed Obelisk.

 

Philea island in Aswan

Philea island in Aswan

Felucca Boat Ride on the Nile to See the Ruins of the Nile


Few experiences in Egypt are more romantic than sailing down the Nile on a traditional sailboat felucca. You can have this Felucca sailing experience during your tours in Aswan you will see during your sailing on your Felucca many ancient monuments like Elphanitian island and Kitsiner Museum in Aswan

And many ancient Gratifies from the time of the Pharaohs this all beside the amazing view of the Nile

I recommend this Felucca experience specially in Aswan in the Sunset.

Top Things to Do in Aswan

Top Things to Do in Aswan

 

Citadel of Salah Eldin & Mohumad Ali Mosque


Cairo has many historical places from The Top Historical Sites to Visit in Egypt
You should know first that Cairo is the capital of Egypt and is considered
The Islamic world’s greatest capital, the locals have two names for the city
MASR meaning both the capital and the land of Egypt Cairo was established by the Fatimid in 970 A.D they made it the capital of the Islamic empire.
Cairo until now the capital of modern Egypt which means it is age is more than 1000 years
You can enjoy a day tour in Cairo for one-day trip or in a package tours to Egypt
You should have a guided tour in Cairo it is very difficult to can arrange the tour by your own.
One of the must-see places in Cairo is Salah El-Din Citadel & Muhamed Ali Mosque.

Best Tourist Attractions of Cairo Egypt

Best Tourist Attractions of Cairo Egypt

One of the must-see places in Cairo is Salah El-Din Citadel & Muhamed Ali Mosque
The Citadel or ( El-Qalaa ) built by the most powerful and famous Islamic Sultan Salah El-din n the highest spot in Cairo overlooking the whole city of Cairo to be his defensive point against Crusaders’ attacks in 1176s
it is now one of the top historical places to visit in Egypt, with mosques and modern museums inside
the most remarkable spot inside the Citadel is the Alabaster mosque of Muhamed Ali the Othman ruler
who ruled Egypt from 1805 A.D till 1848 A.D the mosque is considered symbol of Islamic Cairo now
and now printed in the Egyptian money 20 pounds, this mosque lasted 30 years to be completed
it looks like the blue mosque in Istanbul, Turkey the mosque is amazing from inside and outside
you should visit the citadel during your vacation in Egypt.

 

Muhamed Ali mosque cairo

Muhamed mosque on the Egyptian money

 

Cairo's Christian Monuments Coptic Cairo


Cairo has a unique Christian monuments, churches and Monasteries from the first century.

 Cairo’s Christian Monuments witnessed many historical events the most important of all

is the flee of the holy family to Egypt and stayed in this quiet neighborhood of Coptic Cairo.

The most important church to visit in Old Cairo is the Hanging Church.

 Considered the oldest Coptic church in Old Cairo, it’s named hanging or suspended as it was built on the ruins of two old towers of the Roman fortress and this church dedicated to The Virgin Mary.
Beside the Hanging church you should visit St, Sergius church, Ben Ezra Synagogue a visit to St, Geoarge Church completes a quiet reflection on this city’s diverse ethnic heritage

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The Egyptian Museum & The treasures of Tutankhamun


One of the must See places and the Top Historical Sites to Visit in Egypt.

The Egyptian Museum & the treasures of Tutankhamun this one of the must-see places in Cairo
No tour to Egypt is complete without a visit to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. With over 120,000 Artefacts, the museum houses an unbelievable exhibit depicting covering 5,000 years of history, Mummies, scrolls of Papyrus, Sarcophagi, pottery, jewellery and of course the treasure of King Tutankhamen it’s all there. you should be in guided tour in the Egyptian museum because there are no labels on the monuments.

 

Tutankhamun treasurs

treasures of the Egyptian museum

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