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The Nile River

The Nile River

The Nile river stretches thousands of miles fromm Northern Africa on south, across deserts and through Cairo Egypt, providing a life giving source of sustenance to a plethora of ecosystems. It is listed as the single longest river in the world, with two main tributaries adding to its beauty and size, the White and Blue Nile. The Blue Nile provides most of the river its water and mass, with its life giving soil, while the white tributary is the longer of the two. The majority of the populated areas, minus a few coastal cities are built upon the banks of the northern section of this river. The entire country of Egypt itself has depended on the Nile river for its existence since ancient times. Flowing northward, it ends in a delta that empties out into the Mediterranean sea. Read the full story


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Visit The Giza Pyramid Complex

Visit The Giza Pyramid Complex

When many of us picture in our minds ancient Egypt, we conjure up images of great pyramids, sand dines, and desert landscapes. Sometimes, a specific pyramid comes to mind, even though many of the burial complexes were in Valleys and other areas across the Egyptian landscape. We often picture the Great Pyramid, and the surrounding facilities and structures. This, is what is known as the Giza Necropolis.

Consisting of a few structures, the complex covers an ample space of land. The Great Pyramid, known by some as the pyramid of Cheops, is the central focal point of the complex when remembered by many. There exists a smaller pyramid of Khafre South West of the Great pyramid; While the Sphinx, the great massive animal and human combined. A few hundred meters beyond Khafres tomb, exists the pyramid of Menkaure. Amongst these mainstays and very visible structures exists a scattered grouping of smaller pyramids, queens pyramids, Valley types, and causeways. Read the full story


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The Valley Of The Kings

The Valley Of The Kings

The valley of the kings exists in Egypt as one, if not the largest, burial places of Egyptian royalty and nobility. It lasted for about 500 years, when every king was buried within the Theban Necropolis at the site. It stands opposite of Luxor, on the banks of the Nile in what used to be ancient Thebes. The site complex itself is continuously being excavated, and at last total the area encased a sum total of 63 tombs, with sizes ranging from a small, few feet in diameter pit area, to massive complexes by themselves containing hundreds of rooms. It is to be expected, in some way though, having been the burial spot of the nobility of the New Kingdom. Opulence is still shown in the tombs, though the majority of them have been robbed and pillaged. Read the full story


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