10 TOP  ancient Egyptian monuments

10 TOP  ancient Egyptian monuments

Egypt is famous for its  ancient monuments but until you actually see them for yourself, you can not comprehend the sheer size & magnificence of these structures. When visiting Egypt you should make time to visit as many of the below monuments as you can. You won't be disappointed, and that’s why our all-inclusive Egypt vacation packages include them. 

Here are 10 our favorite sites:

1. The Great Pyramid, Giza - the most famous pyramid in the world and  the only one of the seven wonders of the ancient world that is still standing today.

2. The Great Sphinx, Giza -  a limestone statue of a reclining sphinx (a mythical creature with the body of a lion and the head of a human).

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3. The Step Pyramid of Djoser, Saqqara - the oldest confirmed pyramid in the world.

4.  The Valley of the Kings, Luxor -  a valley where, for a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC, rock cut tombs were excavated for the Pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kindom.

5. The Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, Luxor - a funerary shrine, built for the Eighteenth dynasty Pharaoh Hatshepsut, it is located beneath the cliffs at Deir el Bahari, on the west bank of the Nile near the Valley of the Kings. 

6. The Karnak Temple Complex, Luxor - commonly known as Karnak, comprises a vast mix of decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings.

7. Luxor Temple, Luxor -  a large Ancient Egyptian temple complex located on the east bank of the Nile River. It  was constructed approximately 1400 BCE. 

8. The Temple of Horus, Edfu - an ancient Egyptian temple, located on the west bank of the Nile in Edfu, Upper Egypt. The city was known in Greco-Roman times as Apollonopolis Magna, after the chief god Horus-Apollo.

9. The Temple of Isis, Aswan - built to honour the goddess Isis, this was the last temple built in the classical Egyptian style. Construction began around 690 BC.

10. Temple of Ramses II, Abu Simbel - one of the most impressive monuments in Egypt. The entrance was built so that, twice a year, the sun shines a beam into the inner sanctuary, illuminating three statues and leaving Ptah, the god of the underworld, in darkness. 

Join us on our luxury Egypt tours to be able to get up close to these amazing monuments. With private access to some of them, it's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

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