Antiquities in Egypt

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Giza Pyramids

The pyramids of Egypt are distinguished by their amazing construction of high accuracy, in which limestone and granite were used, the most important of which are:

  • The Great Pyramid (Khufu): This pyramid consists of about 2.3 million stone blocks, and its weight is estimated at more than 5 million tons, and its length reaches 147 meters, and it was until the year 1800 AD is the longest building built by man in the world, and it is indicated that tourists can enter this pyramid through the corridor Allotted to them.
  • The Great Sphinx It is the pyramid located in front of the pyramid of Khufu, with a height of 20 meters, and a length of about 73 meters. It is indicated that it was carved from sandstone more than 4,500 years ago, and it is in the form of a creature with a lion’s body and a human head.
  • Khafre Pyramid: Its second arrangement comes among the pyramids, and it is located in the southwestern side of the pyramid of Khufu, where it was built by Khafre and he is the son of Khufu, and here it should be noted that the pyramid of Khafre appears to the viewers to be taller than the pyramid of Khufu, because it is based on an elevated area.
  • Menkaure Pyramid: It is the third pyramid, and is considered the smallest of the three pyramids. It was built by Menkaure, who is Ibn Khafra.

Horus Temple

Horus Temple is located on the banks of the Nile River between the regions of Luxor and Aswan, and it is decorated with many hieroglyphic writings especially on its surface, and visitors and tourists can see the religious rituals that ancient Egyptians and priests performed by the temple guards at night.

Abu Simbel Temple

The Temple of Abu Simbel is one of the tourist places in Egypt, it was built by King Ramses II near Aswan, and it is worth noting that UNESCO engineers restored the temple in the year 1964 AD, and moved it to a place higher than the previous place, when he was threatened with drowning As a result of the construction of the dam, it was moved by cutting it into giant parts and transferring it separately.

Valley of the Kings

The Valley of the Kings is located in the West Bank of Luxor, and archaeologists excavated it more than two centuries ago, but in 1922 AD the tomb of King Tutankhamun was discovered, which died in 1323 AD, where it was transferred to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

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