About Egypt (24 pics + text)

Pyramids of Giza, located near Cairo. Pyramids are the only one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, has survived to the present day. In addition, they entered the list of the new seven wonders of the world, created in 2008.


Sphinx of Giza - being a huge figure with the body of a lion and a human head is located on the west bank of the Nile near Cairo. The photograph in the background we see the pyramid of Khufu. Great Sphinx - this is the biggest stone statue on the ground. It is believed that it was created by the ancient Egyptians in the third millennium BC, roughly between 2520 and 2494 years. BC (Cris Bouroncle / AFP - Getty Images)


Cairo attractions - the ensemble of the mosque and madrasah of Sultan Hassan. The mosque was built between 1356 and 1363 years. BC during the reign of the Mamluks. It is believed that the stones for its construction were taken from one of the great pyramids of Giza. (Marco Di Lauro / Getty Images)


Golfer playing on the golf course in hotel «Oberoi House» overlooking the Pyramids of Giza. (Gardel Bertrand / Hemis.fr)


In the Red Sea is home to more than a thousand species of invertebrates and 200 species of different corals, in addition, it is the northernmost tropical sea. Red Sea - a popular place for divers and swimmers snorkeling. (Chicurel Arnaud / Hemis.fr)

Tourists relax on the terrace outside the King of the Kingdom of Bahrain (King of Barhein Kingdom street). It is considered the main street of Sharm El Sheikh. (Eric Feferberg / AFP - Getty Images)


Egyptian Museum, located in Cairo, where the largest collection of Egyptian antiquities. (Gardel Bertrand / Hemis.fr)


Qaitbay Fortress built 15th century is located on the Mediterranean coast of Alexandria. (Gardel Bertrand / Hemis.fr)


Meidum Pyramid is located on the edge of the desert 70 kilometers south of Cairo, and is the first Egyptian pyramid with aboveground burial place. Ancient Egyptians believed that the higher the buried person, the closer it will be to the sun god. The foot of the huge structures covered with crumbling stones. (Cris Bouroncle / AFP - Getty Images)


Mohamed Ali Mosque is located in the Citadel of Cairo and was built by his order between 1830 and 1848. This Turkish mosque became the largest mosque, built in the first mid-19th century. It was erected in honor of Tuzun, son of Mohammed, who died in 1816. (Gardel Bertrand / Hemis.fr)


Khan el Khalili is the largest shopping district of Cairo. (Gardel Bertrand / Hemis.fr)


Hotel «The Old Cataract» (Old threshold) in the city of Aswan is located on the top of the hill, allowing views of the Nile River. (Bertrand Rieger / Hemis.fr)


Temple of Horus in Edhu the second largest temple in Egypt after Karnak and one of the best preserved. This temple is dedicated to Horus - the falcon-headed god. (Rieger Bertrand / Hemis.fr)


The famous Library of Alexandria - the perfection of beauty and splendor. (Gardel Bertrand / Hemis.fr)


Steamer "Sudan" commits flights on the Nile towards the Egyptian city of Aswan. (Bertrand Rieger / Hemis.fr)


Tourists visiting the columns decorated with hieroglyphs at Karnak Temple in Luxor. Few sights of Egypt will be able to compare with the Karnak complex in the majesty of columns, obelisks, stelae and decorated with stones. (Khaled Desouki / AFP - Getty Images)


The walls of Karnak temple in Luxor decorated with images of the pharaohs. For 40 years, the temple complex has been studied and restored the Franco-Egyptian team of archaeologists. (Khaled Desouki / AFP - Getty Images)


According to UNESCO, St. Catherine's Monastery is the oldest existing Christian monastery in the world. (Anita Dunham-Potter / Tripso)


Tourist climbed to the huge limestone formed as a result of sandstorms in the white desert, Egypt. (Bertrand Rieger / Hemis.fr)


Tourists visiting the Colossi of Memnon - two huge stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. Twin statues are located in the Theban Necropolis on the opposite bank of the Nile from Luxor. (Khaled Desouki / AFP - Getty Images)


Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, located in Luxor, built of limestone. She became the 5th pharaoh of the 18th dynasty of ancient Egypt and the rules for longer than any other woman of Egyptian dynasty. (Bertrand Rieger / Hemis.fr)


Camels on the Red Sea on the beach in Dahab Canyon. Camel safari - one of the most popular entertainment in South Sinai. (Bertrand Gardel / Hemis.fr)


Man admiring views of volcanic peaks of the Black Desert. (Rieger Bertrand / Hemis.fr)




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