City of the Pyramides: Ancient Cairo


Called as the city of a thousand minarets and capital of the Arabic and Islamic world, Cairo has been founded around 3150 BC, near the River Nile as the capital of Egypt.
Cairo is also associated with Ancient Egypt as it is close to the ancient cities of Memphis, Giza and Fustat which are near the Great Sphinx and the pyramids of Giza. Cairo, also a modern metropolis, is a splendid place to explore Egyptian history and culture.


Top Attractions:

There are many touristic constructions and attractions to see in Cairo, like mysterious pyramids, animal headed human figures, drawings, hieroglyphs, the sphinx, ancient settlements, mummies and much more.

Kheops-PyramidKeops Pyramide” 

The Keops: The only remaining wonder of the ancient world.  Built of over two million blocks of limestone, the pyramid is one of the most impressive architectural achievements in history. There are many myths about the pyramide and its aim of construction, which sets it more and more mysterious.

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“Ramesses II”

Giza Plateau and the Sphinx: The only remaining monuments of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, it is the country’s most famous tourist attraction. The Giza Plateau is only around 30 minutes from Cairo, with an additional cost you can tour three pyramids: Cheops, Khafre and Menakaure. Not far from the Giza area, you can see the Sphinx, for thousands of years the enigmatic symbol of Egypt.

“Sphinx and Giza Pyramides Behind”

“Al-Azhar Mosque”

Egyptian Museum : Don’t hope to see everything in the Egyptian Museum in one go. It simply cannot be done. Instead, plan on making at least two visits, maybe tackling one floor at a time, or decide on the things you absolutely must see and head straight for them. You can see the Tuthankhamun, lots of mummies and much more mystic objects.

“Egyptian Museum”

Memphis & Sakkara : Your next stop is Sakkara, home of Egypt’s oldest pyramid, built in 2650 B.C. Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt. Here you will see artifacts from many of the great rulers of Egypt, including the fallen statue of Ramses II. You will also have the chance to visit a Papyrus Institute to see how the famous artwork is made.

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“Memphis & Saqqara”

Al-Azhar Park : the city’s first (and only) park of significant size. A profusion of gardens, emerald grass, even a lake (part of a larger public water-supply system) cover the grounds, while ambient Arabic music drifts softly from speakers and fountains bubble in front of sleek modern Islamic architecture.
“Al Azhar Park”

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