Egypt, one of the most beautiful countries in the world its amazing places and its location make it the best between the most tourism countries. People from all over the world come to see Its tourist attractions. Egypt is considered the perfect country for a mix of activities combining culture, adventure, historical, and relaxation, you can see the historical in Aswan and Luxor, adventure through superb scuba diving in Hurghada. In this article we
Pyramids of Giza
They’re Egypt’s three main pyramids, built in the 4th Dynasty (circa 2550 B.C). The pyramids of Ancient Egypt were built as tombs for kings (and queens), and it was an exclusive honor to have such a tomb. However, this tradition only applied in the Old and Middle Kingdoms.
Today there are more than 93 pyramids in Egypt; the most famous ones are those at Giza.
Now let’s go for a little tour around the site of the pyramids and try to explore the magnificence of the area:
The Great Pyramid of Khufu:
The famous Great Pyramid of Khufu is by far the biggest, tallest, and most intact pyramid in Egypt. For a period of 4300 years, the pyramid was also the tallest building on earth, until the French built the Eiffel Tower in 1889.
The Pyramid of Khafre:
Khafre’s Pyramid, or the 2nd Pyramid, is easily recognizable by the layers of its original casing stones that still remain near its summit and this, along with the fact that it actually stands on a higher part of the plateau, gives the impression that it is taller than the Great Pyramid. An optical illusion, as it is only 136m (446 ft) tall, with sides of 214.5m (704ft), a surface area of 11 acres and an angle of 53 degrees. It also has lost some of its original height through the years, once being 143.5m (471ft) tall.
The Pyramid of Menkaure:
Khafre’s son, Menkaure, built the smallest of the 3 main pyramids on the Giza Plateau. This one was only a mere 65.5m (215ft) tall, nowadays 62m (203ft), with sides of 105m (344ft) and an angle of 51.3 degrees. It is thought that this pyramid was altered during its construction, and made a lot bigger than originally planned.
The Great Sphinx:
The Great Sphinx, Located in Giza, The body is 60m (200ft) long and 20m (65ft) tall. Its face is 4m (13ft) wide with eyes measuring 2m (6 ft) high. It faces the rising sun and was revered so much by the ancients, that they built a temple in front of it.
Luxor one of the most governorates of Egypt, and its importance is high because of its historical attractions, as Luxor temple, Al-Karnak temple. You will miss a lot of you visit Egypt and don’t make visiting Luxor on your program.
Aswan is a relaxed and friendly town, its attractions make your trip amazing and wonderful. In Aswan you can enjoy Elephantine Island, Aswan Museum, Aswan Botanical Gardens, Nubia Museum, and Philae Temple.