Sights in Egypt

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Ancient ruins can be found throughout Egypt especially along the Nile. The following are important sites:

 

The Nile River has A fanned shaped area called a nile Delta.

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In ancient Egypt, the power of the god Amun of Thebes gradually increased during the early New Kingdom, and after the short persecution led by Akhenaten, it rose to its apex. In the reign of Ramesses III, more than two thirds of the property owned by the temples belonged to Amun, evidenced by the stupendous buildings at Karnak. Although badly ruined, no site in Egypt is more impressive than Karnak. It is the largest temple complex ever built by man, and represents the combined achievement of many generations of ancient builders. The Temple of Karnak is actually three main more..

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In ancient Egypt, the power of the god Amun of Thebes gradually increased during the early New Kingdom, and after the short persecution led by Akhenaten, it rose to its apex. In the reign of Ramesses III, more than two thirds of the property owned by the temples belonged to Amun, evidenced by the stupendous buildings at Karnak. Although badly ruined, no site in Egypt is more impressive than Karnak. It is the largest temple complex ever built by man, and represents the combined achievement of many generations of ancient builders. The Temple of Karnak is actually three main more..

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Edfu

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Edfu Temple
Edfu Temple
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Edfu has a long narrow temple to the god Horus (Heru), which is also in excellent condition. The present temple is a 2000 year-old replica of the original early pharaonic design. Because the temple is covered much of the original color has been retained.

About 12 mi/20 km north are the ruins of El-Kab. - 360 mi/580 km south of Cairo.

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Esna

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Esna features a well-preserved temple to Khnum ("molder" - frequently depicted at a potter's wheel), built during Roman times on the remains of a preceeding 18th Dynasty sanctuary, that was itself built over the ruins of earlier temples.

35 mi/55 km south of Luxor.

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Kom Ombo

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Kom Ombo is a well-preserved symmetrical, double temple to the crocodile-headed god Sobek and the falcon-headed Horus (Heru). Of particular interest is a building filled with crocodile mummies.

25 mi/40 km from Aswan.

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Abydos (Abtu)

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At Abydos you’ll see the ruins of an ancient cemetery. The Temple of Seti I is one of the most ancient and finely preserved in Egypt.

Every inch of the temple walls is covered with perfectly executed scenes.

7 mi/11 km west of the Nile and 85 mi/140 km north of Luxor.

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Hermopolis

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This ancient city has two statues of baboons and a reconstructed granite-columned Greek agora.

30 mi/50 km south of Minya.

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Tell el-Amarna

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Tell el-Amarna has rock tombs from the 14th century BC. You can get there from Deir Mawas by local bus or taxi. You can also rent a donkey for transport.

7 mi/11 km south of Mallawi.

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Dendera

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Outside the town of Qena Dendera has the large wonderfully preserved Temple of Het-Heru (Hathor) built on the site of an older temple, and is a replica of the original. The inscription on the present temple states that the original building was erected in the far pre-Dynastic times.

This was a major healing center for people from all over.

285 mi/460 km southeast of Cairo.

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Beni Hasan

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Reached by boat from Minyaplain or Abu Qurqas Beni Hasan is on the eastern bank of the Nile. It has tombs with interesting carvings depicting scenes of Egyptian domestic life in 1900 BC. Many visitors stay in Minya.

15 mi/25 km south of Minya. Daniel: fggkhfghkvhiubvjihgfkjhvbjfkdhvkre mooooo

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Wadi Natrun

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Wadi Natrun offers a change of pace from ancient Egyptian ruins. It has the ruins of several monasteries and hermitages from the 4th-9th centuries.

100 mi/160 km west of Cairo.

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Under Water Museum

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In the Under Water Museum, in Alexandria, you can touch the royal square, old roads which now under water, mosaics of the palace of Cleopatra.

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Tanis

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In the delta area Tanis contains the most important ruins of the region but they’re very difficult to get to (ask directions from the tourist board in Cairo or Alexandria). A partially excavated royal cemetery is the main attraction.

100 mi/165 km northeast of Cairo.

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Tuna el-Gebal

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The ancient catacombs at Tuna el-Gebal once contained thousands of mummified baboons and ibises. Many of the animals have been removed but some can still be seen in the tunnels.

35 mi/60 km southwest of Minya.

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