Red SeaThe Red sea is a paradise filled with clear waters, making it a firm favourite among the many tourists who choose it as a holiday destination.
Red Sea - Introducing Egypt]]>
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MemphisFounded around 3100 BCE, Memphis was the first capital of the unified kingdom of Upper and Lower Egypts.
Memphis - Introducing Egypt]]>
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City of the DeadThe City of the Dead is a cemetery turned into a makeshift city in which the pantheons, mausoleums and tombs are full of life.
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Gharb SeheylThe colourful village of Gharb Seheyl gives a feeling of travelling back in time to ancient Nubia, the home to one of Africa's oldest civilisations.
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Old CairoOld Cairo, or Islamic Cairo, is charming yet chaotic.
Old Cairo - Introducing Egypt]]>
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Saladin CitadelThe hilltop Saladin Citadel, a Medieval Islamic fortress, is one of Cairo's main tourist attractions and offers magnificent views over the city.
Saladin Citadel - Introducing Egypt]]>
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Temple of EdfuDedicated to the deity Horus, the spectacular Temple of Edfu is considered to be the best preserved of the Ancient Egyptian shrines.
Temple of Edfu - Introducing Egypt]]>
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Abu Simbel The two immense carved rock temples at Abu Simbel are dedicated to 13th century BCE Pharaoh Ramesses II and his first wife Nefertari.
Abu Simbel - Introducing Egypt]]>
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Pyramids of GizaLocated on the Giza Plateau just outside Cairo, the pyramids are Egypt's best known monuments and the only remaining Wonder of the Ancient World.
Pyramids of Giza - Introducing Egypt]]>
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Luxor TempleBuilt around 1400 BCE from Nubian sandstone, the Southern Sanctuary is a great temple complex located at Luxor, on the east bank of the Nile.
Luxor Temple - Introducing Egypt]]>
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Karnak TempleDating from around 2000 BCE, Karnak is one of the largest religious complexes in the world and was once Egypt's most important place of worship.
Karnak Temple - Introducing Egypt]]>
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Valley of the QueensThe Valley of the Queens, or "the place of beauty", is the burial site of the royal wives and princesses of Egypt's New Kingdom.
Valley of the Queens - Introducing Egypt]]>
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Cairo TowerThe tallest building in North Africa since construction ended in 1961, the iconic Cairo Tower offers incredible views over the Egyptian capital.
Cairo Tower - Introducing Egypt]]>
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Temple of Kom OmboLocated on the banks of the Nile in a village of the same name, Kom Ombo is unique as a double temple - dedicated to the deities Sobek and Horus.
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Temple of HatshepsutThe Mortuary Temple of Hatshepshut, also known as the Djeser-Djeseru, is located beneath a sheer cliff face in Deir el-Bahari, near Luxor.
Temple of Hatshepsut - Introducing Egypt]]>
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Al Rifa'i MosqueThe Al Rifa'i Mosque is an impressive Muslim temple also known as the Royal Mosque for being the burial place of a number of Egyptian royal family members.
Al Rifa'i Mosque - Introducing Egypt]]>
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Mosque of Ibn TulunCompleted in the year 879 CE, the enormous Mosque of Ibn Tulun is the oldest mosque in Cairo that is still in its original form.
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Great Sphinx of GizaThe Great Sphinx of Giza is an enormous stone sculpture with the head of a man on the body of a lion.
Great Sphinx of Giza - Introducing Egypt]]>
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SaqqaraLocated south of Cairo, Saqqara was the vast necropolis of the Ancient Egyptian capital, Memphis, and is home to the nation's oldest pyramid.
Saqqara - Introducing Egypt]]>
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Unfinished Obelisk in AswanThe Unfinished Obelisk is a granite would-be monument that was never finished.
Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan - Introducing Egypt]]>
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Colossi of MemnonThe Colossi of Memnon are two enormous statues of 18th Dynasty Pharaoh Amenhotep III originally designed to guard his mortuary temple.
Colossi of Memnon - Introducing Egypt]]>
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Egyptian Museum of AntiquitiesOpened in 1902, the Egyptian Museum is home to the world's largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities and is the most important museum of its kind.
Egyptian Museum of Antiquities - Introducing Egypt]]>
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Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan HassanConstructed during the mid-14th century, the Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan is one of the largest mosques in the world.
Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan - Introducing Egypt]]>
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Temple of PhilaeOriginally located on the island of Philae and dedicated to the goddess of love, Isis, this temple was almost lost in floods when the Aswan Dam was built.
Temple of Philae - Introducing Egypt]]>
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Aswan DamBuilt between 1960 and 1970, the High Dam was an incredible feat of engineering and its construction significantly affected Egypt's economy and culture.
Aswan Dam - Introducing Egypt]]>
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Valley of the KingsThe final resting place of the Pharaohs of the New Kingdom, the Valley of the Kings is home to more than 60 magnificent royal tombs.
Valley of the Kings - Introducing Egypt]]>
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Mosque of Muhammed AliKnown as the Alabaster Mosque for the material that covers it, the Mosque of Muhammed Ali is located on the summit of the Saladin Citadel in Cairo.
Mosque of Muhammed Ali - Introducing Egypt]]>
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CairoCairo is the capital of Egypt and its most important city, and with almost 20 million inhabitants, it's also one of the world's largest cities.
Cairo - Introducing Egypt]]>
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AswanLocated at the first cataract of the Nile, 600 miles south of Cairo, Aswan is the southernmost city in Egypt and was the frontier of the ancient city.
Aswan - Introducing Egypt]]>
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LuxorKnown as the world's greatest open-air musuem, Luxor is home to some of Egypt's most famous temples, tombs and monuments.
Luxor - Introducing Egypt]]>
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AlexandriaFounded by Alexander the Great in 332 BCE, Alexandria was an Egyptian capital for over 1000 years and is to this day an important economic centre.
Alexandria - Introducing Egypt]]>
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Sharm El SheikhLocated on the coast of the Red Sea, Sharm El Sheikh is a popular tourist destination with beautiful beaches, crystal-clear sea and luxury hotels.
Sharm El Sheikh - Introducing Egypt]]>
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HurghadaOne of Egypt's most popular tourist destinations, Hurghada has beautiful beaches and perfect crystal-clear waters for diving and snorkelling.
Hurghada - Introducing Egypt]]>
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