Top Egypt Historical Sites
Egypt Must See Sights
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 Simbel temples with Aswan top historical sites and many other breathtaking places to visit in Egypt.
Here we will guide you to the top historical sites to visit in Egypt & must-see sights in Egypt to make the best of your trip in Egypt.
1- 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
2- Explore Cairo Best Sights
Cairo has many iconic sights you should visit during your tour in Cairo the Egyptian museum and the treasure of King Tutankhamun and thousands of artifacts.
Cairo also has the oldest Churches in the world like the Hanging church.
Also Cairo has many Islamic land marks like the Alabaster Mosque of Muhmaed Ali and Alazhar Mosque and Khan Elkhalili Bazaar also you can take a dinner cruise at night.
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 Tutankhamen 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 Tutankhamen still in the tomb you can see it during your visit to the Valley of the Kings. Please note the Tutankhamen’s Tomb with extra tickets cost 12 $ you should visit.
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.
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.
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.
5- Visit Abu Simbel Temples
Abu Simbel the jewel of the desert is an archaeological site comprising two massive temples in southern Egypt the twin temples were originally carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses the Great as a lasting monument to himself and his queen Nefertari.
Archaeologists have concluded that the immense size of the statues was intended to scare potential enemies approaching Egypt’s southern region, as they travelled down the Nile from out of Africa. With the passage of time, the temples fell into disuse and eventually became covered by sand until they were rediscovered in 1813 by Swiss explorer Jean Louis Burkhart.
The complex was relocated in its entirety in the 1960s to avoid their being submerged during the creation of Lake Nasser, the massive artificial water reservoir formed after the building of the Aswan High Dam on the Nile River
It has a miracle of the sun pass that happened every year on the 22nd of February and 22nd of October
You should take a trip to Abu Simble temple
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.
Felucca 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.
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
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.
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