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Egypt through the eye of the camera.
Egyptian civilization, one of the world's oldest, developed in the valley of the Nile over 5,000 years ago. The rival kingdoms of Upper and Lower Egypt were united as a centralized state 3200 BC; by a king named Menes, who Established his capital at Memphis. A high culture developed Early, and the use of writing was introduced.
Abu Simbel is a set of two temples near the border of Egypt with Sudan. It was constructed for the pharaoh Ramesses II who reigned for 67 years during the 13th century BC (19th Dynasty).
The second largest city and the main port of Egypt , Alexandria was built by the Greek architect Dinocrates (332-331 BC) on the site of an old village, Rhakotis, at the orders of Alexander the Great. The city, immortalizing Alexander's name, quickly flourished into a prominent cutural, intellectual, political, and economic metropolis, the remains of which are still evident to this day.
Aswan, Egypt's sunniest southern city and ancient frontier town located about 81 miles south of Luxor, has a distinctively African atmosphere. Its ancient Egyptian name was Syene. Small enough to walk around and graced with the most beautiful setting on the Nile, the pace of life is slow and relaxing.
Cairo Area Pyramids
A modern busy metropolis and one of the largest cities in Africa, It is home to more than 16 million people. Overseen by the pyramids at Giza and the enigmatic Sphinx, the area we now call Cairo has been a major city since the time of the pharaohs, with each segment retaining much of its history
Old Cairo is so named because it is the oldest part of Cairo, and in fact, predates what is now Cairo. Some Egyptologists believe that there was a settlement here as far back as the 6th century BC. Later, the Romans built a fortress here which we call Babylon.
Cairo Museum & Market
Among the hundred thousand treasures in Egyptian Museum, are the relics found in the tomb of King Tutankhamun (a/k/a King Tut). Tut was a strong ruler, and he brought back the religion of Amun-Ra which had been suppressed by his predecessor.
Edfu - Horus to Esna
The Temple of Edfu is very dramatic. It is dedicated to Horus and was built in Greco Roman times. Horus was the god of the sky whose eyes were the sun and the moon. He became equated with the king, and therefore the King was Horus manifest.
Kom Ombo is located on a bend in the river Nile about 50 km north of Aswan. Located on the east bank, Kom Ombo is home to an unusual double temple built during the Ptolemaic and Roman periods. The temple is dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god Haroeris ( Horus the Elder ).
Luxor Karnak Temple
Karnak Temple - This vast temple complex just to the north of Luxor, consists of three main areas. The largest of these areas is the temple dedicated to Amon and is the masterpiece of the ancient city of Thebes.
Many festivals were celebrated in Thebes. The Temple of Luxor was the center of the most important one, the festival of Opet. Built largely by Amenhotep III and Ramesses II , it appears that the temple's purpose was for a suitable setting for the rituals of the festival.
Luxor Valley of the Kings
The Valley of the Kings is the burial ground of virtually all the pharaohs of the New Kingdom (1549-1064). The Valley is hidden behind the Theban hills, close to Deir el-Bahri, and is known by the Arabic name, Biban el-Moluk, meaning 'Doors of the Kings'.
Sharm el Sheikh
Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, the Red Sea resort for scuba diving , snorkeling and family fun. The jewel of the Sinai, with history going back thousands of years, cultural tours and year round sunshine. One of Egypt's top holiday destinations.
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