This page includes photos from Cairo, Giza, Dahshur, Luxor, and Aswan. Cairo itself has many antiquities, and this page has
photos of them, including
old mosques, The Citadel, and the Bab Zuweilla to name a few. There are also photos of the pyramids here - all of them all the way
south from Giza to
Dahshur - and they are all worth seeing. All of these ancient sites make Egypt a top world travel destination.
After Cairo and the pyramids, head south to Luxor and the Valley of the
Kings where the famous pharoahs are buried. Continue down the Nile River to Aswan, where the Egyptian
culture changes visibly to Nubian.
About the Egyptian landmark photos shown here:
Bab Zuweilla in Cairo is one of the ancient gates from the middle ages, dating to the 1100's.
The Citadel in Cairo was built in the 1100's.
The Great Pyramid of Giza was built in 2500 BC. It is the oldest and largest of the Giza pyramids.
The Bent Pyramid is one of the early pyramids, built in 2600 BC. It's located about 30 miles south of Cairo.
The Pyramid of Djoser is a step pyramid built in the 27 century BC. It is located in Saqqara, about 19 miles south of Cairo.
Luxor in ancient times was known as Thebes. It has a number of ancient temples. This page has photos from Deir El Bahri,
Mednet Habu, and Luxor.
The Colossi of Memnon are 3,400 year old twin statues of the Pharoah Amenhotep III. They are across the Nile River
Deir El Bahri is a complex of mortuary temples built in the 15th century BC. They are located across the Nile
River from Luxor.
Medinet Habu is the mortuary temple of Ramesses III
The Valley of the Kings contains the burial sites for many Egyptian Pharoahs that ruled from the 16th to 11th
centuries BC, as well as many other Egyptians of that era. It lies on the west bank of the Nile River opposite the
town of Luxor.
See the pictures of Egypt using the Slideshow below.
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