Category: Egypt

Egypt unveils ancient tomb structure belonging to King Djose; Africa News

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Egypt on Tuesday showcased an ancient tomb structure belonging to the cemetery complex of King Djoser, a pharaoh who lived more than 4,500 years ago, following extensive restorations of the site.

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Mideast in Pictures: A glimpse into Historic Cairo; Xinhua/Malaysia Sun

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Founded in the 10th century, Historic Cairo is one of the world oldest Islamic cities, boasting renowned mosques, old markets and streets, and monuments.

Source: Mideast in Pictures: A glimpse into Historic Cairo

Inside Egypt’s Seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites; Cairo Scene

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Egypt is home to some of the world’s most important historical, cultural and natural heritage.

Source: Inside Egypt’s Seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Restoration in Historic Cairo; Nevine El-Aref; Al-Ahram Weekly

Five sabils and a hammam in Historic Cairo have received much-needed facelifts, reports Nevine El-Aref…

Source: Restoration in Historic Cairo – Heritage – Al-Ahram Weekly

Egypt’s Wadi Al-Hitan to Develop Nation’s First Green Road; John Bichara; Cairo Scene

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At a length of 34 kilometres, the construction of Wadi Al-Hitan’s green road will rely on recycling and utilise a special emulsion that mixes with soil to cut down on heat emissions.

Source: Egypt’s Wadi Al-Hitan to Develop Nation’s First Green Road

People visit Step Pyramid complex in Saqqara necropolis near Cairo, Egypt; Huaxia; Xinhua

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[Into the heart of the country] Mummies and tombs tell tales of ancient peoples; Korea Joong Ang Daily

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Source: [Into the heart of the country] Mummies and tombs tell tales of ancient peoples

Ancient South Sinai city of Saint Catherine to get facelift; Rasha Mahmoud; Al Monitor

Egypt has begun implementing the first phase of a project to develop the city of Saint Catherine in South Sinai and promote tourism in the area.

Source: Ancient South Sinai city of Saint Catherine to get facelift

Egypt works on reviving Historic Cairo to revive its splendour: PM; Ahram Online

 

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Abu Simbel Temples safe after minor earthquake hits area 48 km northwest of Abu Simbel City; Mustafa Marie; Egypt Today

On March 11, the stations of the National Seismological Network of the National Institute for Astronomical Research recorded an earthquake 48 km northwest of Abu Simbel city, without affecting the archaeological area.

Source: Abu Simbel Temples safe after minor earthquake hits area 48 km northwest of Abu Simbel City

Ancient Egypt: 9-Day Luxury Small-Group Tour with Four Seasons Stay, Nile River Cruise & Egyptologist-Guided Tours, Tours by Luxury Escapes – Egypt; Luxury Escapes

Source: Ancient Egypt: 9-Day Luxury Small-Group Tour with Four Seasons Stay, Nile River Cruise & Egyptologist-Guided Tours, Tours by Luxury Escapes – Egypt

The St. Catherine’s Monastery, Egypt; Orange Smile

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Saqqara: Egypt’s Hidden Gem and the Discoveries Made Around the Ancient Necropolis; Scoop Empire

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Cairo’s City of the Dead: A thousand years of architectural history; Amira Noshokaty; Ahram

Ahram Online looks back at the long history of Cairo’s historic cemeteries, which each hold up mirrors to the rich heritage of Egypt…

Source: Cairo’s City of the Dead: A thousand years of architectural history – Special Files – Folk

How to make the most of a one-day visit to Egypt’s Valley of the Kings; Aryana Azari; Matador Network

Take time for more than 3,000 years of history on display.

Source: How to make the most of a one-day visit to Egypt’s Valley of the Kings

Fayoum Oasis: Egypt’s best kept secret; Elhab Borale; CNN

This desert oasis with a magical lake, cascading waterfalls, and a valley of ancient whales is one of Egypt’s hidden treasures.

Source: Fayoum Oasis: Egypt’s best kept secret

10 Magnificent Examples Of Ancient Egyptian Architecture; Nathaniel Whelan; World Atlas

The following is a list of ten most impressive examples of ancient Egyptian architecture that are a must-see while visiting the Land of the Pharaohs.

Source: 10 Magnificent Examples Of Ancient Egyptian Architecture

St Catherine’s Monastery; Lonely Planet


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Inside the Pyramid of Djoser — the world’s oldest still-standing stone building — that reopened after 14 years of restoration; James Pressley; Business Insider

After 14 years, the oldest pyramid in the world, known as the Pyramid of Djoser, has reopened. Here’s what it’s like inside.

Source: Inside the Pyramid of Djoser — the world’s oldest still-standing stone building — that reopened after 14 years of restoration

Egypt’s oldest pyramid reopens to the public after years of restoration; Amy Woodyatt; CNN

Egypt has reopened the 4,700-year-old Djoser pyramid after 14 years.

Source: Egypt’s oldest pyramid reopens to the public after years of restoration

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