The Pyramids of
The most famous structure in the world was built by King Cheops
(IV Dynasty) around 2650 B.C., on an area of 13 feddans. Its height
now is 137 ms (original height: 146 ms). Almost 2.5 million blocks
of stone were put into building this pyramid, which measure 230
ms square at the base. All this, however, dwindles when compared
to the precision and astounding ability of the ancient Egyptian
in building this pyramid. Close to the eastern flank of the Pyramid
of Cheops lie three small pyramids dedicated either to his wives
or family members.
North of Tahrir Sq., The Egyptian museum contains splendid burial
furnishings of Tutankhamen and a superb collection of Egyptian antiquities
one of the great museums of the world.
The Sphinx is one of the best known monuments on Earth and dates
back over 4,500 years to the Old Kingdom and the time of king Khafre
- builder of the second largest pyramid on the Giza plateau on Cairo's
outskirts. The head of the Sphinx probably depicts Khafre, while
the body is that of a recumbent lion.
It is the oldest capital of Egypt, was built by King Menes, and
lies 24 km southwest of Cairo, in Al-Badrasheen. You can see in
Memphis, the colossal statue of Ramsis II that is exhibited in the
Egyptian museum now.
Saqqara is the ancient site of Memphis City, hence it abounds in
monuments, antiquities and tombs, It is the most ancient burial
ground in ancient Egypt.
It lies on a desert plateau, southwest of Cairo. Above rises the
step-pyramid and mortuary compound, built by the engineer Imhotep
for King Zoser, the first of the III Dynasty pharaohs circa 2780
Khan El-Khalil Market:
The most impressive among oriental bazaars and one of the oldest
as it dates from the 14th Century A.D. It comprises a large number
of shops which expose fabulous collection of gold and silver jewelry,
copper and wooden wares inlaid with mother pearls, textiles as well
as oriental needle-work of great beauty that one may buy as gifts.
A visit to the Citadel of Salah Al-Din which overlooks Cairo one
of towering tops of Al-Muqattam Hills, evokes the memory of its
great founder. The Citadel was built by Salah Al-Din in 1183 AD
on the Medieval castles style, It is including the Mosque of Soliman
Pasha, the Alabaster Mosque, the 90-meter deep bir yusuf( Joseph’s
well), the Military Museum and Al-Jawhara Palace.
Christian monuments in Egypt are of religious and historic significance,
they are regarded as a transitional period between Pharaonic and
Sound & Light in Night:
At the Sphinx, relating Egypt’s Ancient History in High Fidelity
stereophonic sound, is a spectacular show, which is not to be missed.
Performances start after sunset.
Red Sea sightseeing