The sphinx appears to have started in Egypt in the form of a sun god. The Egyptian sphinx is usually a head of a king wearing his headdress and the body of a lion. There are, however, sphinxes with ram heads that are associated with the god Amun. The Great Sphinx is to the northeast

The Unfinished Obelisk lies, in its original location, in a granite quarry in Aswan. It is 42 m in length and was most probably abandoned when some cracks appeared in the rock, during its construction. Had this obelisk been completed, it would have been the heaviest obelisk ever cut in Ancient Egypt, weighing nearly 1100 tons!

Located in the west bank of the Nile. There are 62 tombs discovered, the last in 1922 for Tutankhamen, is the largest royal tomb in Egypt, considered one of the major tourist sites in Egypt. After that they found 3 graves, the last one is still unopened. Due to the size of the valley, one

Memphis was more likely a fortress from which Menes, the King who united Upper and Lower Egypt became the capital of the Old Kingdom. Early on controlled the land and water routes between Upper Egypt and the Delta. The city had many fine temples, palaces and gardens. But today, other than the scattered ruins, most

Hatshepsut was the fifth pharaoh of the eighteenth dynasty of Ancient Egypt. She was successful in warfare early in her reign but generally is considered to be a pharaoh who inaugurated a long peaceful era. She re-established trading relationships lost during a foreign occupation and brought great wealth to Egypt. Hatshepsut assumed the position of

From Djoser to Cheops, the pyramids gradually increase in size, that of Chephren, Cheops successor in only 1/10 the volume of that of Cheops. Chephren’s pyramid is but little smaller than Cheops’s, while those of Mycerinus of the IVth Dynasty, do not exceed in size that of Chephren. The smallness of the pyramid can be

Egypt Name and Map Egypt is officially known as the Arab Republic of Egypt and is located in north-eastern Africa and southwestern Asia. Cairo, the capital and largest city, is the most modern in the Middle East and Africa. It is bounded on the north by the Mediterranean Sea, on the east by Israel and

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 Ramses II, it appears that the temple’s purpose was for a suitable setting for the rituals of the festival. The festival itself was to reconcile the human

The complex is an open-air museum and the largest ancient religious site in the world. Also, It is the second most visited historical site after Giza Pyramids. It consists of four main parts of which only the largest is currently open to the public. Situated a 2 or 3 Km from Luxor temple, the ancient capital

Dahab is one of the most beautiful tourist friendly places in Egypt. Its rich culture, pristine beaches, and exciting desert safaris will surely make you consider staying longer. This city was actually once a Bedouin fishing village which has transformed into a tourist city over the years. Dahab is located on the southeastern coast of