One of the places on Earth that plays an important role in making history is Egypt. The country is said to reflect the significant focus of archaeological study in the world. Egypt is also considered as the cradle of civilization. Aside from these facts, Egypt offers several places which you would want to visit. Keep reading below for the Top 7 Must Visit Places in Egypt.
If you are wondering what the pyramid structure means then you are in the right place. Have an eye for number 3 because it is our favorite.
1.) Egyptian Museum in Cairo
Located on the north side of Midan Tahrir in Egypt you will find Cairo. This place holds the pride of the Egyptian Museum where one of the world’s most important ancient artifacts are found. The Museum displays the glittering treasures of Tutankhamun and other pharaohs. Some of these treasures are pieces of jewelry, eating bowls and toys of Ancient Egyptians. You can also see the grave of goods and mummies in this museum. Touring this museum seems like you are bringing the world of the ancient pharaohs back into present life.
During your tour of the museum, you will feel like you are walking into an adventure through time.
Tip on touring this museum; Just walk around and see what your eye catches. Do not spend a long time in watching one spot, the other room is waiting to amaze you more.
2.) Valley of the Kings
The Valley of the Kings was once called as the Great Necropolis of Millions of Years of Pharaoh. It was also called as the Place of Truth. The place holds the 63 magnificent royal tombs. Take note that these tombs are designed differently from each other. Each tomb lies different royal leaders which made different history during their time.
If you are planning to visit this place then you need to be prepared on your way there. The road to the Valley of the Kings is dry and hot climb so try to consider everything especially if you choose to ride a bicycle. But do not worry too much about the temperature. You can cool down in the air-conditioned visitors center. This center has a beautiful model of the Valley. You can also view the movie about how Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun.
Tip while you are in the valley; Pay a visit into the gauntlet of the tourist bazaar. They sell drinks, ice creams, and snacks alongside the tat.
3.) Pyramids of Giza
Pyramids of Giza is one of the seven wonders of the world and is one of the most visited places in Egypt. These pyramids are the last remaining wonder of the ancient world. But what is the meaning of these structures?
Researchers of different times only found parts of the answers of hows and whys. Up until the present, no researcher could ever explain thoroughly about the construction and archeology of the pyramids. It was believed that these pyramids were constructed for massive tombs ordered by the ancient pharaohs. Egyptians believed that it was constructed by teams of workers ten-of-thousand strong. But some people believed that it was built by some sort of aliens because of its extraordinary shape. No matter what people of past and present believes, Pyramids of Giza will always awe the people who visit it.
4.) Great Temple of Ramses II
Found in the mountain of the west bank of Nile, this temple was carved between 1274 and 1244 BC. Time pass by and this great temple was lost to the world until 1813. It was only rediscovered by Jean-Louis Burckhardt, a Swiss explorer. During that time, it was only one of the heads showed above the sand, the other heads were broken off and the other two only the crowns were seen. The sand was thoroughly cleared away by Giovanni Belzoni in 1817.
Another wonder of the history of ancient humans lies secretly in this place. You will always wonder how they learned carvings and structuring it during their time without the presence of today’s technology.
5.) Medinat Habu in Luxor Egypt
A stunning structure of a memorial temple of Medinat Habu which fronted by Kom Lolah Village and backed by the Theban mountains. It was believed that this was one of the first places in Thebes closely associated with their local God Amun. Medinat Habu was the center of the economic life of Thebes for the past centuries. This place has temples, workshops, storage rooms, a royal palace and an accommodation for priests and officials.
6.) Temple of Abu Simbel
Temple of Abu Simbel has an amazing overlooking view of Lake Nasser, Great Temple of Ramses II and Temple of Hathor. This temple is considered as the most famous and spectacular monuments in Egypt. The construction of this temple matches the original construction of Ramses II which shows the modern engineering up until this day. The temple complex was saved from being damaged, due to rising waters, by the construction of High Dam.
This place is an extraordinary structure of sanctuaries, obelisks, kiosks, and pylons. Karnak was dedicated to the Theban Triad and also the glory of ancient pharaohs. The place covers over 2 sq kilometers. Right in the heart of the place lies the Temple of Amun, the local God of the Thebans. Karnak was the most important place of worship in Egypt during the New Kingdom.
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