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The Ultimate Ancient Egypt Itinerary

There’s no other destination in the world quite like Egypt. But with thousands of years worth of monuments to see, how does one go about planning a visit? If you’ve been dreaming of

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Tomb of Mehu Saqqara Ancient Egyptian Tombs
Egypt

An Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Tombs

There are dozens of tombs to visit in Egypt, with countless more off-limits to the public. With their colorful artwork and interesting statues, ancient Egyptian tombs are a highlight for many visitors to the

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White Desert Egypt
Egypt

A Night in the White Desert

Egyptian civilization is responsible for many of the world’s greatest stone sculptures. But deep in the remote White Desert, some 500 km west of Cairo, stand hundreds of unique sculptures shaped by nature

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Cairo Citadel
Egypt

A Day in Islamic Cairo

No visit to Cairo is complete without a walk through Islamic Cairo, the medieval city established by the Fatimids in the 10th century. As you stroll down the district’s narrow alleyways, you’ll encounter

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Aswan Nubian Village Street Art
Egypt

Street Art: Aswan

In many big cities throughout the world, public murals are seen as a way of beautifying dull and gray concrete jungles. But in southern Egypt’s Aswan, the colorful murals mesh beautifully with the

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Top Things to Do in Aswan
Egypt

Top 5 Things to Do in Aswan

Aswan’s main attractions might not be able to compete with those of Luxor or Cairo. But that’s not to say the city has little to see. While many use Aswan as a base

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Dendera Temple Hypostyle Hall
Egypt

Dendera: The Temple of Hathor

Widely regarded as one of Egypt’s most beautiful and best-preserved temples, Dendera was established during the Greco-Roman era. But construction was taking place at the spot since at least the Old Kingdom. An

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Temple of Seti I Abydos
Egypt

Abydos: The Abode of Osiris

Abydos is perhaps Egypt’s most ancient necropolis, having been used for important burials since Predynastic times. The city was a popular pilgrimage spot for thousands of years, and pharaohs from all eras of Egyptian

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Luxor Non-Royal Tombs Guide
Egypt

Touring the Non-Royal Tombs of Luxor

Luxor (or Thebes) was the religious capital of Egypt throughout the entire New Kingdom period. Accordingly, this is where most of the important nobles’ tombs from the era can be found. And many

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Hatshepsut Temple
Egypt

Touring the Temples of Luxor’s West Bank

In ancient Egypt, the west side of the Nile River was synonymous with the setting sun, completion and death. That’s why, in addition to the tombs themselves, numerous pharaohs built elaborate temples here

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Luxor Temple Court of Ramesses II
Egypt

Luxor Temple: The Temple of Man

In ancient Egypt, the temple was much more than a place of worship. Each one could be likened to a multidimensional book with a focus on a particular teaching. This interpretation was developed

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Meidum Pyramid
Egypt

The Mysteries of Meidum & Mastaba 17

The lost pyramid of Meidum is well off the beaten path for most tourists. And as it appears today, it hardly even resembles a pyramid at all. But this was possibly Egypt’s first-ever

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Tomb of Khentkaus Second Sphinx
Egypt

5 Hidden Gems of Giza: A Second Sphinx?

The Giza Plateau, home to Egypt’s largest pyramids and the Sphinx, needs little introduction. But few visitors are aware of just how much else there is to see beyond the main highlights. While

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Unas Causeway Saqqara Guide
Egypt

Saqqara: The Ultimate Guide

Saqqara is, without a doubt, one of the most fascinating and important archaeological sites on the entire planet. But being just a short drive away from the Giza Plateau – arguably the world’s most

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Saqqara Step Pyramid of King Djoser
Egypt

Stepping Inside the Step Pyramid of Djoser

It’s widely regarded as the world’s very first pyramid. And, for that matter, the first-ever major stone structure. And now, over 4600 years after its construction, Saqqara’s Step Pyramid continues to make headlines.

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