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Egypt Landmarks for History Buffs

Egypt is a land of history, culture and amazing architectures. The history of Egypt has been intriguing for many people over last decades and if you are a history buff then Egypt is a place to be. If you are into History, then these are the places that you should visit on your visit to Egypt.

Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx

No trip to Egypt is complete without visiting the Great Pyramids and Sphinx. One of the most notable landmarks of Egypt and also one of historical landmarks of Egypt. There are many pyramids in Egypt which you can explore, such as the Great Pyramid of Khufu, the Pyramid of Khafre and the Pyramid of Menkaure , Djoser Pyramid etc. These pyramids were once constructed so that the pharoah’s can reach the heaven easily. You can find many paintings, old artefacts, some old crockery and jewellery here.

Luxor and Karnak templeThe temple of Luxor and Karnak has been known for many ages. These are some of the important places and historical places to visit in Egypt due to the fact that they have ancient style of building, monuments, statutes, art, symbols and hieroglyphs. You will be transported back in time when you visit the temples and its halls which you would not believe how the ancient Egyptians constructed these large temples.

AswanFormerly called  Swenett, Aswan is an ancient city in Egypt situated on the banks of Nile River. Its location was strategic which helped this city as a trade outpost where people used to transfer Gold, silver, animal skins, granite etc to Egypt. You can find many architectures that are constructed in Egyptian style and you need to visit The Temple of Isis at Philae Island here which gives you a brief history of Egyptian architecture and beliefs in ancient times.

Kom Ombo

The pleasent farm village is located on the banks of Nile River and this place is known for Crocodile museum. Visit this city to explore the Temple of Horus the Elder  and a temple dedicated to Crocodile God Sobek. When you visit here, do not miss to visit the Crocodile Museum which has ancient carvings of Mummified Crocodiles.

Valley of the Kings

A history buff would never miss a place called valley of kings in Egypt. Located near to the West Bank of Nile, Valley of Kings was the place where ancient pharaohs, queens and some of closest compliance of the pharaohs are buried. This includes pharaohs like Tutankhamun, Seti I who are buried here with jewellery, food, wine and any material goods which the ruler would have needed in their other world. This place was known to be a gateway to afterlife and is one of the most important places to visit in Egypt.

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