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Cairo Sightseeing

The Pyramids of Giza:
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.

Egyptian Museum:
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:
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.

Memphis:
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:
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 BC.

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.

The Citadel:
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.

Coptic Monuments:
Christian monuments in Egypt are of religious and historic significance, they are regarded as a transitional period between Pharaonic and Islamic art.

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.

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