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UNESCO Sites in Egypt

Egypt unesco sites
Egypt unesco sites
unesco world heritage sites

Egypt UNESCO has registered 7 sites on the World Heritage list and 34 on the tentative list.

Some places are so interesting that it’s relevant to keep them for future generations. This is why UNESCO has built a list of crucial classified properties in which superb places stand out for their aesthetic, natural, artistic, or cultural significance.

More than a thousand places are registered as Unesco’s World Heritage worldwide. Due to my interest in visiting World Heritage sites, I compiled the UNESCO list in Egypt and the corresponding map.

Egypt UNESCO list

  1. Abu Mena
  2. Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis
  3. Historic Cairo
  4. Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur
  5. Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae
  6. Saint Catherine Area
  7. Wadi Al-Hitan

Egypt UNESCO Map

Click on the blue pins to view more relevant information about each World Heritage site in Egypt.


  1. Abu Mena is an early Christian pilgrimage site in Egypt featuring a complex of ancient ruins, including the remains of a church, baptistery, basilicas, public buildings, streets, and houses.
  2. Ancient Thebes, with its Necropolis, is a vast necropolis with elaborate tombs, temples, and palaces, as well as the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens.
  3. Historic Cairo is a densely populated city center in Egypt with Islamic architecture and urban planning dating back to the medieval period.
  4. Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur are a series of monuments and structures, including the Pyramids of Giza, the Great Sphinx, and the Step Pyramid of Djoser, dating back to the ancient Egyptian civilization.
  5. Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae are ancient temples and monuments located along the Nile River in southern Egypt, including the Temple of Ramses II at Abu Simbel and the Temple of Isis at Philae.
  6. Saint Catherine Area is a mountainous region in the Sinai Peninsula featuring a Greek Orthodox monastery and chapel, ancient fortifications, and a network of pilgrimage routes.
  7. Wadi Al-Hitan is a fossil site in Egypt that features the remains of extinct marine mammals and is considered a significant site for studying whale evolution.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Egypt are protected places for their cultural and natural importance.

Sites on the Tentative List

  1. Siwa archaeological area
  2. Temple of Serabit Khadem
  3. North Sinai archaeological Sites Zone
  4. Temple of Hator
  5. Dahshour archaeological area
  6. El Fayoum Sites
  7. El-Gendi Fortress
  8. Rutho Monastery
  9. Wadi Feiran
  10. Pharaon Island
  11. Dahab
  12. Minia
  13. Newibah castle
  14. Ras Mohammed
  15. Gebel Qatrani Area
  16. The Western Desert Oases
  17. Bird Migration Routes
  18. Desert Wadis
  19. Mountain Chains
  20. Great Desert Landscapes
  21. Alexandria
  22. Abydos
  23. Pharaonic temples in Upper Egypt
  24. Necropolises of Middle Egypt
  25. Raoudha nilometre in Cairo
  26. The monasteries of the Arab Desert and Wadi Natrun
  27. Two citadels in Sinai from the Saladin period
  28. The An-Nakhl fortress
  29. Oasis of Fayoum
  30. Historic quarters and monuments of Rosetta/Rachid
  31. Dababiya
  32. Helwan Observatory
  33. Kharga Oasis and the Small Southern Oases
  34. Egyptian Museum in Cairo