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The Egyptian Museum

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The Egyptian Museum


Once known by its proper full name of “museum of antiquities”, it is now known simply as the Egyptian Museum. Here is one of the most famed museums world wide, nestled into the ancient city of Cairo, amidst the ruins of dynasties and the times of kings. Any museum in such an area would by default have a reputation to live up to and need to impress those who entered. The Egyptian museum rises to the occasion and flies right past it.

Being at the center point of thousands of years of dynastic change and structures being built, Egypt has such a large wealth of archaeological discoveries and finds that continue to be discovered now and will be far into the future. The Egyptian museum of course has become the largest possessor of pharaonic pieces, larger than any other in the world. This is to be expected but what they also have in the same vein as the rest of the treasures, but a little more known, are the remnants of Tutankhamen’s tomb. It is because of such a sordid history and mystery surrounding those particular pieces, that tourists have their attention diverted to it from all corners.

The current location of the museum has been its resting spot for over 100 years now. Prior to that many of the structures relics had to be moved from its prior facility in 1878, in Boulaq, to a facility in Giza because of some unexpected flooding that destroyed much of the property. Originally situated near the Ezbekeyah Gardens, it started out small until their benefactors deemed it too small to house further exploratory finds, and went on with building a larger facility.

Divided into two floors, the antiquities are arranged in such a fashion, that one would progressively go back in time and lineage of dynasties the further down the line they went. Level 1, the first floor, has many pieces of currency from all corners of Egypt and its many areas, as well as some from around the world at the time. New kingdom artifacts and tablets are housed here as well, items which typically are much larger than the coins and many pieces of papyrus lining the walls and display areas.

Start out in the beginning and enter, travel through to the beginning of an empire. The Egyptian museum is indeed a journey back in time.

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The Nile River

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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

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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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Cairo’s Urban Glory

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Cairo’s Urban Glory


Cairo, Egypt is the largest city in the whole of Egypt. Not only that, but it is also the largest population city in both Northern Africa, the whole of Africa, and the entire Arab world. It is the most populace Egyptian city, and as such also has it up on the list of most populated cities world wide at almost seven million. Up until the early part of the last millennium, Cairo itself wasn’t the seat of Egyptian government, until the Fatimid Caliphate built the city to house their leader. Cairo is also the heart of the nation, and a epicenter for much Arabic lifestyle and culture. It possesses the largest music scene and movie production life out of anywhere in the region, and as such is sometimes called “Hollywood” for the Middle Eastern citizens. Read the full story

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