Egypt

Archtrove travels to Egypt – temples and tombs

Architecture in Egypt

Egyptian architecture is one of the most famous across the world, its structure and style are replicated from its temples to those pyramids. With sand covered tombs, austere pyramids and towering Pharaonic temples, Egypt brings out the explorer in all of us.

At the heart of historic and modern Egypt, souks. The catacombs like alleys weave in and out showcasing a range of delights all set up in a flat pack style.

Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt is one of the most influential civilizations throughout history, which developed a vast array of diverse structures and great architectural monuments along the Nile, using brick and stone. From tombs to temples, from palaces to fortresses, everything was derived from these two materials.

What to See in Egypt

In Luxor, the Valley of the Kings and the waterside temple, where Tutankhamun’s tomb was unearthed. It also holds the greatest concentration of ancient Egyptian monuments anywhere in Egypt. Columned halls of the great temples on the east bank of the Nile such as Ramesseum, or climbing down the tombs of pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings.

In Cairo, the glittering finds in the Egyptian Museum and the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, towering the urban sprawl of Cairo and the desert plains beyond. Most of the gems of Islamic Egypt are in Cairo, from the 8th century to the late Ottoman.

In Alexandria, the Greek ruins and the site for the first library in the world or simply trek into the desert to find the traces of Roman trading outposts.

Mt Sinai – place of pilgrimage for Jews, Christians and Muslims. Down below the mountain sits St Katherine’s Monastery. Its sturdy byzantine fortifications built over the spot where Moses is believed to witness the burning bush.

 

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Cities to Visit

Alexandria

Cairo

Luxor

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2 thoughts on “Archtrove travels to Egypt – temples and tombs

  1. I would love to check out Luxor and see all of the rich ancient Egyptian sites there. I didn’t know that this place contains the greatest concentration of Egyptian monuments in all of Egypt! Which monuments are most remarkable to you in Luxor? Cairo and Luxor would be lovely places to visit soon. Thank you for this enlightening post!

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    1. At the moment Luxor is rather cheap as well compared to Cairo and has just as many momuments. In Luxor, I would recommend the Karnak Temple as this is the largest open air museum in the world.

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