“The pyramids are the most iconic symbols of Egypt and the ancient world. Their construction is one of the great stories of human history, and their influence still resonates today in many aspects of life around the globe.
The pyramids were built by the pharaohs as tombs for their queens and kings, but they served a much larger purpose: they were meant to be places to be worshipped. The earliest rulers built their own pyramid as a sign that they were divine and worthy of worship. These first pyramids were simple structures with only a few chambers, but later ones became much more elaborate.”
Luxor, Southern Egypt
It was built over a period of 25 years by laborers who were given daily rations of food and water.
pyramids of giza
The Giza Necropolis
It is the tallest building in the world for about 4,500 years when it was built, and is still the tallest pyramid in Egypt today.
cruising the river nile
Longest River in the World
“The Nile River is the longest river in the world, stretching 3,852 kilometers (2,402 mi) from Lake Victoria to the Mediterranean Sea.
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The Capital of Egypt
The Islamic Cairo Museum is located in the Citadel of Qaitbay, which was built by the Mamluk Sultan Qaitbay in 1517 AD.