Category: Egypt

Egypt's newly-discovered ancient tombs in Saqqara

Egypt's newly-discovered ancient tombs in Saqqara

For 5,000 years, Saqqara, the magnificent necropolis and pyramid field of Memphis, Egypt's ancient capital, has been an important historical site.
Treasures of Saqqara

Treasures of Saqqara

Saqqara, located 40 kilometers southwest of Cairo, is one of the most important cemeteries of Memphis, which was one of the most important towns in ancient Egyptian history. The name of the location is most likely derived from Sokar, the god of this necropolis. Saqqara is a true open-air museum, displaying the entirety of ancient
Top 8 attractions in Sharm El Sheikh

Top 8 attractions in Sharm El Sheikh

Sharm El Sheikh is an Egyptian resort town located between the Sinai Peninsula’s desert and the Red Sea. It is the main tourism hub in Sinai and one of the world’s top diving destinations. However, if you just want to relax on the beach, this is also one of Egypt’s best destinations. Non-divers will find
Top 7 diving spots in Egypt

Top 7 diving spots in Egypt

Egypt has long been a favorite among scuba divers, thanks to its easy access to the Red Sea, which runs the whole of Egypt’s eastern coast. The Red Sea was first brought to the world’s attention by Hans and Lotte Haas’ award-winning black-and-white documentary Adventures in the Red Sea and then popularized by Jacques-Yves Cousteau’s
Egypt celebrates the grand opening of Luxor's ancient "Avenue of Sphinxes"

Egypt celebrates the grand opening of Luxor's ancient "Avenue of Sphinxes"

The Rams Road, also known as Sphinx Avenue, has had a long development journey that began 72 years ago with the discovery of the road by Egyptian archaeologists, and efforts have been intensified in the last three years to complete the development and restoration processes. There are numerous sights in the city, but the Avenue
Egypt re-opens 4,500-year-old southern tomb of King Djoser to tourists

Egypt re-opens 4,500-year-old southern tomb of King Djoser to tourists

Djoser, also spelled Zoser, was the second king of Egypt’s third dynasty (c. 2650–c. 2575 BCE), and he managed the construction of Egypt’s first significant stone building. His reign, which lasted probably 19 years, was characterised by significant technological innovation in the use of stone architecture. Imhotep, his minister and a gifted architect and physician,
8 of the most beautiful attractions in Aswan

8 of the most beautiful attractions in Aswan

Aswan is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Egypt. It’s located in the south of the country, and it’s famous for its magical historical sites, and amazing Nile Valley view. Every year tourists around the world come to Aswan to enjoy its splendid views and attractions. Aswan is also known for its warm
King Khufu's 4,500-year-old solar boat transferred to Egypt's Grand New Museum

King Khufu's 4,500-year-old solar boat transferred to Egypt's Grand New Museum

The Grand Egyptian Museum is set to open in 2021 and, according to its website, it will be one of the world’s “biggest, most modern, and most famous museums.” It is also expected to attract roughly 15,000 visitors per day, which is three times the current number of visits to the Tahrir Square museum. The
What to eat in Egypt?

What to eat in Egypt?

When you’re traveling to Egypt, it’s common to be blown away by the beauty and wonders of this extraordinary country, and forgetting that the food culture is indeed unique and worth exploring. In terms of what to expect, traditional foods in Egypt include lamb, beef, and fish, and a variety of recipes contain rice and
The excavation of historical antiquities submerged under Alexandria waters

The excavation of historical antiquities submerged under Alexandria waters

Egypt is probably the most extravagant country when it comes to historical antiquities and valuable artifacts. Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has been focused on excavating and finding hidden gems in a few areas across the country, as well as returning pieces back to their country. Recently, Alexandria University launched a project called Underwater
Citadel of Qaitbay

The 5 top attractions of Alexandria - "The Pearl of the Mediterranean"

Alexandria is Egypt’s second-largest city with a population of about four million. It is the largest city in the Mediterranean and is known as “The Pearl of the Mediterranean”. It stayed the capital of Egypt for nearly 1,000 years and was massively prosperous because of its essential trading area between the Mediterranean and the Red
Egypt amazes the world with new discoveries and renovations

Egypt amazes the world with new discoveries and renovations

The ancient Egyptian civilization began 5,000 years ago when people started building villages next to the River Nile in northeast Africa. It lasted for around 3,000 years, and it continues to surprise the world with its new discoveries and renovations to this day. Researchers and archaeologists still discover fascinating facts, ancient tombs, mummies, and remains
22 royal mummies transfer from Egyptian Museum to NMEC

22 royal mummies transfer from Egyptian Museum to NMEC

Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has reported that 22 royal mummies will be transferred in a wonderful parade from their present location in the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square to their new permanent place in Fustat’s National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, which is located near the Babylon Fortress and overlooks Ain Al Sira in
10 must-visit places and activities in Egypt's Marsa Alam

10 must-visit places and activities in Egypt's Marsa Alam

Marsa Alam is located in Egypt on the western coast of the Red Sea about 300 km south of the second scuba diving destination in Egypt, Hurghada. It’s known for its beautiful sandy beach and excellent scuba diving spots. Marsa Alam has become a premium tourist destination, especially for scuba divers as its sea is
10 must-visit attractions in Faiyum, Egypt

10 must-visit attractions in Faiyum, Egypt

Faiyum is one of the most beautiful cities in Egypt, located 100 kilometers southwest of Cairo. The name is spelled in a variety of ways, and it can also often refer to Faiyum Oasis which is actually just the capital of the governorate. From history and culture to fun and beauty, it’s very difficult for
21 countries to visit in 2021

21 countries to visit in 2021

Following 2020, the year of staying at home, most of us are now yearning to travel again. As we bide our time through the darker winter months while vaccines are being rolled out, more people than ever are looking forward to travelling once more, whenever that may be. With so much culture and so many