archaeological complex of Abu Simbel comprises two massive
rock temples in southern Egypt, on the western bank
of Lake Nasser, some 290 km southwest of Aswan. It is
part of the Nubian Monuments UNESCO World Heritage Site.
on the Mediterranean Sea coast, Alexandria (in Arabic,
transliterated al-'Iskandariyyah) is the chief seaport
in Egypt, and that country's second largest city, and
the capital of the Al Iskandariyah governate.. MORE...
is a city in the south of Egypt, the capital of the
governorate of the same name. It stands on the east
bank of the Nile at the first cataract and is a busy
market and tourist center. It is one of the driest inhabited
places in the world. MORE...
derived from the Arabic “badawi”, a generic
name for a desert-dweller, is a term generally applied
to Arab nomadic groups, who are found throughout most
of the desert belt extending from the Atlantic coast
of the Sahara via the Western Desert. MORE... |
(Arabic: al-Qahirah) is the capital city of Egypt (and
previously the United Arab Republic) and has a metropolitan
area population of approximately 15.2 million people.
Cairo is the thirteenth most populous city area in the
world.. MORE... |
is best known for the major Ptolemaic temple, built
between 237 BC to 57 BC, which is one of the best preserved
major temples in Egypt. It is dedicated to the falcon-headed
god Horus. Apollonos superioris is the Roman name for
Edfu. MORE... |
is the second most populous country in Africa, and the
vast majority of its 77 million population (2005) lives
less than a kilometer away from the banks of the River
Nile (about 40,000 km²), where the only agricultural
land is found.It is mostly Arab. MORE...
consists of a ramp up to a flattened terrace, which
had a 'structure' on it (this may have been a pyramid
or a simple mound). This structure was surrounded been
a pillared hall. Behind this structure was an open court,
& a hypostyle hall. MORE... |
main rise to prominence came with the erection of the
temple in the 2nd century BC. Today, irrigated sugar cane
and corn account for most of the agricultural industry.
Most of its 60,000 villagers are native Egyptians.
Temple is a large Ancient Egyptian temple complex located
on the east bank of the River Nile in the city today known
as Luxor (ancient Thebes). Known in the Egyptian language
as ipet resyt, or "the southern harem". MORE..
Yussuf Bushnaq, a Greek architect, the Mohammad Ali
Mosque (also known as the Alabaster Mosque because of
the extensive use of this fine material from Beni Suef)
is a fantastic place of worship that is also a Citadel..
pyramids of Egypt, some of which are among the largest
man-made constructions ever conceived, constitute one
of the most potent and enduring symbols of Ancient Egyptian
Red Sea is a gulf or basin of the Indian Ocean between
Africa and Asia. The connection to the ocean is in the
south through the Bab el Mandeb sound and the Gulf of
Aden. In the north is the Sinai Peninsula, the Gulf of
Aqaba and the Gulf of Suez. MORE...
is a vast, ancient burial ground in Egypt, featuring the
world's oldest standing step pyramid. It is located some
30 km south of modern-day Cairo and covers an area of
around 7 km by 1.5 km.MORE...
Great Sphinx of Giza is an ancient iconic mythical creature
usually comprised of a recumbent lion, an animal with
sacred solar associations – with a human head,
usually that of a pharaoh.. MORE... |
Valley of the Kings, or Wadi el-Muluk in Arabic, is
a valley in Egypt where tombs were built for the Pharaohs
and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom, the Eighteenth
through Twentieth Dynasties.. MORE...
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