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Arab Republic of Egypt

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Country profile:

Location: North Africa
Borders: Sudan, Libya, Israel
Capital: Cairo
Area: 1,010,407 km2
Population: 91,383,000
Currency: Egyptian pound EGP
Unification of Upper & Lower Egypt: year 3150 BC

Travel articles about Egypt

Visiting the Pyramids of Giza in Cairo – Ancient Egypt

Discovering the Pyramids of Giza in Cairo - Ancient Egypt

Pyramids of Giza Egypt is a country that takes us back in time. One cannot mention the city of Cairo without thinking about the Nile River, the pharaohs and the pyramids. This chaotic Arab metropolis offers several nice places to visit, but among the major tourist sites, there is only one considered to be “The best”. I’m referring to the Necropolis of Giza a.k.a. Giza pyramid complex archaeological site on Cairo’s Giza Plateau. Giza Plateau lies inside the desert and is about a half hour drive from Downtown Cairo. This complex consists of three sets of pyramids, better known as the Great Pyramids. In this place we can also visit the impressive Great Sphinx, various smaller pyramids, the tombs of noble people, several cemeteries, the Solar Barque Museum and a village where artisans and workers used to live back in the pharaohs era. The most impressive of the three pyramidal structures…

Luxor the World’s greatest open air Museum – Egypt

Luxor the World's greatest open air Museum - Egypt

Have you heard about Luxor in Egypt? No? well, how about the Colossi of Memnon? or the Hatshepsut’s Temple? not yet? how about the Karnak temple? come on… not yet? Valley of the Kings and the famous tomb of the young pharaoh Tutankhamun??? ahh!! I knew Luxor was familiar to your traveler’s knowledge. Impossible not to be. The list of monuments and famous Egyptian historical sites could go on and on such as Valley of the Queens, Deir el-Medina, The Ramesseum, Medinet Habu or even Malkata. Luxor, from the Arabic El-Uqsur (meaning “the palaces” or “the castles”), the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, located on the shores of the Nile River, is Egypt’s most well-kept travel destination. A place as old as thousands of years, it was initially a mysterious provincial town during the Old Kindgdom of Egypt. Its importance arose during Mentuhotep II, by 2055 BC, but it was only…

Inspiring Places to Visit in Africa – Travel Guide

Africa Travel Guide

Africa Travel Guide “Africa is an amazing continent to visit, the Cradle of Humankind. It has a total of 54 countries with a total population of 1.1 billion people. The most spoken languages in Africa are Arabic, Somali, Berber, Amharic, Oromo, Swahili, Hausa, Igbo, Fulani, and Yoruba.” My Top Africa Unreachable lost desert city of Timbuktu, Mali Ancient Ksar of Ait Benhaddou adobe fortified village, Morocco 4600 year old 146 m / 481 ft Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt Orange color sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, Morocco 13th century monolithic cave churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia Holy city of Harar, Ethiopia Chinguetti desert city, Mauritania 9000-year-old rock paintings of Laas Geel, Somaliland Crazy mystical city of Marrakesh, Morocco Bushmen rock paintings in Ha Khotso, Lesoto Kairouan religious city, Tunisia Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, South Africa Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe Bwabwata National Park, Namibia Fajã de Água village, Cape Verde Fogo National…

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