Highlights of the Program: Cairo City: It’s the capital of Egypt & one of the largest cities in Africa & Middle East which built more than 1000 years old ago. It’s very rich of historical sites (Pharaonic, Coptic &...
Highlights of the Program:
Cairo City: It’s the capital of Egypt & one of the largest cities in Africa & Middle East which built more than 1000 years old ago.
It’s very rich of historical sites (Pharaonic, Coptic & Islamic sites) which need at least 02 full days to cover just the major of its sites.
The Giza Plateau: It’s a plateau in Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo, site of the Fourth Dynasty (around 4,500 years ago) Giza Necropolis, which includes the only ones surviving of the seven wonders of the ancient world which are the Great Pyramids of Khufu beside the pyramids of Khafre and Menkaure as well as the Sphinx, several cemeteries, a workers' village and an industrial complex and it’s a Cairo's most popular attraction & drawn thousands of visitors every year.
The Pyramid of Cheops (Khufu): The only ones surviving of the seven wonders of the ancient world & the oldest pyramid in Giza and the largest in Egypt, Khufu’s Great Pyramid stood 146m high when it was completed around 2570 BC.
Pyramid of Chephren (Khafre): it is the second-tallest and second-largest of the 3 Ancient Egyptian Pyramids of Giza and the tomb of the Fourth-Dynasty pharaoh Khafre (Chefren), who ruled c. 2558−2532 BC.
Pyramid of Menkaure (Mycerinus): It’s is the smallest of the three main Pyramids of Giza, located on the Giza Plateau in the southwestern outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. It is thought to have been built to serve as the tomb of the Fourth Dynasty Egyptian Pharaoh Menkaure.
The Great Sphinx: The Sphinx is carved from a single piece of stone. One of most famous monuments in the world, it is indeed a legendary statue for it has the body of lion and the face of a man. lt is 70 m long and 20 m high. The face of the Sphinx closely resembles that of King Kephren.
Museum of Egyptian Antiquities: known commonly as the Egyptian Museum or the Cairo Museum. It is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. It has 120,000 items, with a representative amount on display and the remainder in storerooms. Built in 1901 by the Italian construction company, Garozzo-Zaffarani, to a design by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon, the edifice is one of the largest museums in the region.
City of Alexandria: It is an important port city located northern Egypt has been built by Alexander the Great around 331 BCE & It was the site of the Lighthouse which was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and also was it had the legendary Library of Alexandria which was the most vital cultural center of the old eras.
The city is very rich of Greek, Roman, Christian & Islamic historical sites.
The Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa: It is the largest Roman Funerary complex in Egypt as it is an underground wonder world of ornate carvings and paintings and a mixture of Roman and Egyptian designs. And dates from the second century A.D. This warren of tombs on three levels.
Citadel of Fort Qaitbey from outside: it’s a mixture between Pharaonic & Islamic histories as the fort is on the original site of the Pharos (It was Alexandria’s ancient lighthouse which built in 279 BC to a height of 12 meters and topped with the statue of Poseidon) & it was built in the 1480’s.
Morsi Abu Alabas Mosque: It is an Egyptian mosque in the city of Alexandria & it is located in the Anfoushi neighborhood of Alexandria, near the Citadel of Qaitbay. It’s contain the tomb of Murcian Andalusi Sufi Sheikh Abul Abbas al-Mursi who died in 1286 and The mosque was first built in 1307 and redesigned and built in today's current form by Eugenio Valzania and Mario Rossi in the years 1929/1945.
Modern Alexandria Library: it has been built in amazing and unique shape to remind the world with the ancient Alexandria library which was considered the lighthouse of knowledge of the ancient world. The new elegant library is glass covered and contains very rare books and documents.Read more...
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