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Staff, 1:32 pm
From the Giza pyramids to the pharaonic tombs of Luxor, Egypt’s ancient monuments are holding onto mysteries which researchers aim to unravel with cutting-edge technology. For more than 200 years since Napoleon Bonaparte landed in Egypt with a retinue of scholars who laid the groundwork for modern Egyptology, experts have used science to unlock the secrets of the country’s ancient treasures. In the 21st century,scientists have been using electronic devices and chemical testing to date artifacts.
Derek Dias, 10:12 am
Egypt isn’t the only African country with pyramids. UNESCO has designated 135 extraordinary sites on the continent you can add to your bucket list. Because of sanctions and Sudan’s human rights record, the Pyramids of Meroe in the Nubian Desert are a more recent addition you may never have heard of. The capital of the ancient Kingdom of Kush was the seat of power for the Nubian pharaohs — part of the same system of religion and rule in ancient Egypt. Meroe gets far fewer visitors because it’s in Sudan. If you make it, you will likely be one of the only visitors.
Joe Kennedy, 7:00 pm
The massive pyramids in Egypt reigned as the largest and tallest structures in the world for nearly four millennia. All were built in the path of the setting sun on the west bank of the Nile River, which the ancient Egyptians considered the realm of the dead. Of the 118 known pyramids in Egypt, here are ten that we consider the most captivating.
Mark Rausch, 5:00 pm
Luxor, the world’s most massive open-air museum, rests on the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes along the mighty Nile River. Here are 15 life-changing sights, sites and activities to indulge in and around the city, which will give you a taste of the history, culture and nature that is all around.
Joe Kennedy, 5:12 pm
We all know that Cairo is famous for the nearby Pyramids of Giza, but there is much more going on in this bustling metropolis of 20 million people. From cultural museums to cutting edge nightlife, Cairo is still one of the best places in Africa to book a trip.
Karen Elowitt, 4:07 am
The world of Pharaonic antiquities comes alive in Egypt’s southern half. Luxor’s cultural and architectural wonders are a testament to the city’s temporary spot as the nation’s capital; named Thebes at the time, the ruins that surround the modern city of Luxor are regarded as some of the greatest achievements of ancient Egyptians.
Karen Elowitt, 3:27 am
If you love historic architecture, then your next vacation destination should be Egypt. With amazing ancient temples, pyramids and villages, you’ll have an eyeful to see and experience. Here are a few of the must-see ruins in Egypt.
Karen Elowitt, 5:00 pm
Located about 20 km (12.5 miles) south of Cairo along the Nile River, Giza is the third largest city in Egypt and home to 3 million people. The primary reason visitors come to Giza lies at the western end of its main drag: Pyramids Road. There, on the Giza Plateau, are the iconic royal mortuary and sacred structures known worldwide: the Great Pyramid of Giza (the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still mostly intact), the Great Sphinx and other large pyramids and temples of an extensive ancient necropolis.
Karen Elowitt, 9:25 am
While Google Street View isn’t available for many cities in Africa, several wonders of ancient Egypt can now be viewed via the popular online service. In total, six Egyptian sites, including the Great Pyramids of Giza, were documented in 2013 by Google’s Trekker technology (a backpack with a camera affixed to the top). Some of the other sites include the Hanging Church, the Great Sphinx of Giza, and the Pyramid of Khafre.
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