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Egypt

about egypt

Occupies the extreme northeast corner of the continent of Africa and a small area of southwest Asia (Sinai Peninsula). Egypt is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the North, by Sudan to the South, by the Red Sea and Israel to the East, and by Libya to the West. Land Boundaries: Total: 2.689km Border Countries: Gaza Strip 11km, Israel 255km, Libya 1.150km, ... Read More »

Edfu

edfu

W as the Greek city of Apollinopolis Magna and an important religious and commercial center. Located about 52 kilometers south of Esna and 104 kilometers north of Aswan, the modern Edfu is a commercial town producing mainly sugar and pottery. It is also a hub of a road network. Edfu once was the capital of the second Nome of Upper ... Read More »

Dendera

Dendera Temple

The village of Dendera is situated 60km north of Luxor on the west bank of the Nile. Its ancient name was Lunet or  Tentyris. The House of Hathor – Temple of Dendea The Temple of Dendera was known as House of Hathor, the goddess of love, joy and beauty. Supporting pillars and sculptures were decorated with the image of Hathor. ... Read More »

Sinai

Sinai

History of Sinai There are moments in Sinai when one feels the history of the entire world written in its stones. Indeed, the land here is a monument of the history and development of life on earth, from the fossilized reef animals of Ras Mohamed to the copper mines of El Maghara, dating back to the Bronze Age. Thousands of ... Read More »

Marsa Alam

Marsa Alam

Marsa Alam is a fishing village on Egypt’s Red Sea coast 132km from Al-Quseir. With a new international airport, a number of tourism projects and many new hotels, however, it is rapidly growing in importance to the region.  The coast of this area is lined with mangrove swamps providing the living space for many aquatic animals and birds. Safaris into ... Read More »

St Catherine

St Catherine

Set beneath the mountain where Moses is said to have received the Ten Commandments, Saint Catherine Monastery has been one of the world’s great centers of religious pilgrimage for over fifteen centuries. Within its imposing walls sits a citadel like no other, its important structure rich of religion and history. Among its treasures a library of ancient manuscripts and icons, ... Read More »

Sharm El Sheikh

Diving in Egypt

The Egyptian Red Sea resort for scuba diving, snorkeling and family fun, lies at the southern tip of the Sinai peninsula, overlooking the crystal clear waters of the Red Sea, a world renowned diving center. Today, however, diving is only part of the attraction here, as many visitors arrive simply to enjoy the sun, to para-glide and windsurf or bicycle, ... Read More »

Hurghada

Hurghada

Till the late 1970s Hurghada was a small fisher village in a location that seldom attracted visitors. This changed when divers discovered the beautiful nature of the area and the crystal clear waters with its coral reefs and the multitude of fishes. In a very short time Hurghada became one of the most important tourist sites in Egypt. Nowadays, modern ... Read More »

Luxor

Karnak Temple in Luxor

Is unique among the cities of the world. Wherever you tread you feel past and present at one and the same time. There is hardly a place in the city that does not have a relic that tells of the grandeur of the ancient Egyptians several thousand years ago. Luxor, the world’s greatest open-air museum, is filled with awe inspiring ... Read More »

Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel

Lies south of Aswan On the west bank of the Nile, 288 km south of the First Cataract in what was Nubia. The place was known as Meha in ancient times and was first documented in the 18th Dynasty, when Ay and Horemoheb had rock chapels hewn into the southern hills. Ramses II Built the two great temples of Abu ... Read More »

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