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  • 1 Bibliotheca Alexandrina Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    ET - Alexandrie

    In the shape of a solar disk, Alexandria's new library was built on the site of its prestigious predecessor and is set to shine once more in the Mediterranean world. Like a phoenix rising out of the ashes, it seems to emerge from the water. The side ..

  • 2 Egyptian Museum, Cairo Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Place Al-Tahrir ET - Al-Qahirah

    Some 120 000 pieces recall the history of 5 000 years of successive dynasties in Egypt. Sculptures and funerary furniture are presented in more than 50 rooms: statues of kings and queens (Hatshepsut, Amenophis IV), and divinities (Tueris); sarcophagu..

  • 3 Tutankhamun's Treasure Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Place Al-Tahrir ET - Al-Qahirah

    The sumptuous treasure is made up of more than 2 000 pieces, including the throne, the famous gold mask and the beetle pectoral. Tutankhamun's treasure has been the talk of the town since it was discovered by Howard Carter in 1972, especially as the ..

  • 4 Khan al-Khalili Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue Muizz li-Din Allah ET - Al-Qahirah

    Take the time to stroll about Egypt's biggest souk, which spreads out at the heart of Islamic Cairo, between Muizz li-Din Allah Street and Sayyidna al-Hussein Mosque. Although some traditionally crafted objects (brass and leather) are on sale, produc..

  • 5 Cairo Museum of Islamic Art Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Place Bab al-Khalq ET - Al-Qahirah

    Inaugurated in 1903, this museum houses one of the world's most exceptional collections of Islamic art. All the wealth and diversity of the artistic output of Arab dynasties dating back to the 7C are shown through over 20 themes. Admire the exception..

  • 6 Sultan Hassan Mosque-Madrasa Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Midan Salah al-Din ET - Al-Qahirah

    Founded by Sultan Hassan in the 14C, this gigantic madrasa (almost 80 000m2) is a gem of Mamluk era architecture. Behind its long, tall façade, which lends it the look of a fortress, lies the central courtyard, bathed in light, and in the centre of w..

  • 7 Ibn Touloun Mosque Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    ET - Al-Qahirah

    The oldest mosque in Cairo to have retained its original appearance (9C). Entirely in brick and surrounded by a parapet walk, the edifice has a huge, stunning square courtyard lined with a portico (note the intrados of the arches decorated with delic..

  • 8 Pyramid of Cheops Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    ET - Gizeh

    Unrivalled architectural masterpiece, technical feat, seventh wonder of the world, oldest pyramid... there is no shortage of superlatives for the Great Pyramid of Cheops. It was also the highest (today 138m) and had the greatest volume (2 521 000m3) ..

  • 9 Sphinx Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    ET - Gizeh

    The eternal symbol of Egypt, the enigmatic Sphinx of Giza, has made an impression across the ages. This monumental creature (20m high and 57m long), symbol of the Pharaoh's power, with a lion's body and human face, was most probably fashioned by Chep..

  • 10 Saqqara Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    ET - Saqqara

    A trip to Saqqara necropolis is an essential port of call if you want to understand the history of Ancient Egypt. The vast site is home to monuments covering a period of more than 40 centuries; reaching over 8km from north to south at the heart of a ..

  • 11 Djeser Funerary Complex Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    ET - Saqqara

    Saqqara and the Djeser complex call to mind two names: Imhotep, head architect who designed the monumental funerary site erected in honour of King Djeser (III Dynasty), and archaeologist Jean-Philippe Lauer, who dedicated his life to studying it. The..

  • 12 Step Pyramid of Djeser Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    ET - Saqqara

    This royal tomb, which the Pharaoh's soul climbed to reach the afterlife, is testament to the genius of Imhotep. The pyramid is made up of six levels of mastabas piled one on top of the other in a remarkable architectural feat. It is also one of the ..

  • 13 Mastaba of Ti Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    ET - Saqqara

    The sumptuous reliefs on this mastaba offer a highly documented and very graphic overview of life in ancient times: work in the fields, constructing a bark, hippo hunting amid the reeds and papyruses (main chapel). Note in the offering chapel the bre..

  • 14 Temples of Karnak Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    ET - Louxor

    A veritable sacred city devoted to the cult of Amun-Re, Karnak is a gigantic sanctuary dedicated to the Theban Triad. In addition to the Temple of Amun, you will also see here the temples of the goddess Mut and the god Khonsu. Karnak is one of the mo..

  • 15 Great Temple of Amun Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    ET - Louxor

    Dedicated to the imperial divinity Amun, the Great Temple is surrounded by a wall 1.5km long and 800m wide. The first pylon (the temple has ten) leads to the majestic Great Court. It served as a port of call for the sacred barks, which arrived in pro..

  • 16 Luxor Temple Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Entrée par la Corniche ET - Louxor

    The Rameses II courtyard, the colonnade and the Amenophis III courtyard alone majestically illustrate the history of this temple dedicated to the god Amun and to the celebrations in honour of Otep. Luxor Temple, linked to Karnak Temple by Sphinx Alle..

  • 17 Nile Cruise Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    ET - Louxor

    Floating down the Nile is one of the best ways to observe the close relationship between Egypt and its river. Every week almost 300 cruises set off between Luxor and Aswan, via Esna, Edfu, Kom Ombo; the large boats are kitted out with entertainment f..

  • 18 Valley of the Queens Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    ET - Louxor

    Called Ta set Neferu (Place of Perfection) during Pharaonic times, this deep valley housed more than 60 tombs of queens, princes, princesses and some court dignitaries. Inspired by the Book of the Dead, the relief decor of Nefertari's tomb (n° 66), R..

  • 19 Tombs of the Nobles Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    ET - Louxor

    Less famous than the two neighbouring royal valleys - despite having been better protected from pillaging - these 500 tombs of high-level officials from Thebes have outstanding New Kingdom decors: brightly coloured hunting and fishing scenes and reli..

  • 20 Deir el-Bahri Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    ET - Louxor

    The site is called the Northern Monastery, after the monastery the Christians set up in Hatshepsut's Temple in the 6C and 7C. The valley used to be called Nefer-Neferu, the Sublime of the Sublimes. The deadly attack on 17 November 1997 for which the ..

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