8 ancient sites of Egypt
8 ancient places of Egypt which are must see
Once a huge and powerful civilization of Egypt has preserved many ancient, awe inspiring, and awe. The fact that all these sites, structures and buildings were constructed many centuries ago, but some incredibly fantastic way of using basic tools makes them even more striking. Did ancient Egyptians knew something I didn’t know even the modern architects with their latest inventions and techniques?
Let’s embark on a virtual journey through the most incredible and amazing places of Egypt, which survived for many centuries and to this day amaze and delight the eyes of locals and millions of tourists.
1. The Giza Necropolis
Pyramids are not only one of the most symbolic and recognizable places of Egypt and the last remaining on earth a Miracle of the Ancient World. Located not too far from the capital of Egypt, Cairo, the pyramids of Giza are one of the most visited attractions in the world, though there are only 3 of the 138 that exist across the country. But among them is one, the highest pyramid of Egypt, the great Pyramid of Cheops (Khufu), also known as the Great Pyramid, 140 meters in height. It is anticipated that the construction of the pyramid of Cheops is not only the large, but also the oldest, built in 2560 BC, Near it there is also the Pyramid of Khafre and Pyramid of menkaure.
2. Abu Simbel
And so incredible, the rock of Abu-Simbel become even more amazing when you find out that it is one of the monuments of Ancient Egypt, which is not in the place where it was originally.
The massive Abu Simbel temple, built around 1260 BC has been completely moved to its current location its location to prevent flooding during the construction of the second dam on the Nile. The two temples of Abu Simbel are masterpieces of ancient thread with two statues that adorn the facades and guarding the entrances to the temple of Ramses II and his first wife, Queen Nefertari. The interiors of the temples are the same with lots of amazing sculptures, carved ornaments, carved figures and columns.
3. The red pyramid
Being the third highest pyramid in Egypt, after the aforementioned Pyramid of Khufu and Pyramids of khafra at Giza, the red pyramid is one of the most charming sights of Ancient Egypt. Its height is 104 meters striking, but its distinctive reddish hue makes it so incredible. Built of stone blocks slightly rotovator shade, in the sun it becomes a deep red color. Though to it and can be reached by only one road, which seems a real challenge, but the effort will be worth it to see her outside, not to mention her incredible interior with massive rooms and steep passages.
Like noting, or maybe guarding the Giza Necropolis, the Great Sphinx is one of the most magnificent and spectacular sights in Egypt. The majestic Sphinx is half man, half lion is the oldest monumental sculpture in the world carved from solid limestone rocks. The Sphinx dates back to 2500 BC dimensions – 20 meters in height and 70 meters in length.
5. The Temple Of Hatshepsut
Luxor is a village and an important archaeological site in Upper Egypt, in a picturesque valley on the banks of the Nile river, surrounded by mountains and desert. One of the most important places of Egypt there is a Temple of Hatshepsut, dedicated to Amun-RA. As if built into the rock, the design of the temple is located on three terraces with hypostyle, including halls, courtyards, pylons and many other artifacts.
6. Karnak temple
Karnak temple is the largest temple complex as the Temple of Hatshepsut, situated in the village of Karnak near Luxor.
The temple consists of four separate sections with a huge main temple and several smaller ones. Here you can see the 2-kilometer Avenue of sphinxes, numerous sculptures and an amazing carved ornaments, as well as the majestic hall of columns in hypostyle with carved borders. The Central colonnade of the temple is the photos grafenwiesen view of Ancient Egypt.
7. Luxor temple
Besides the temple of Hatshepsut and Karnak temple in Luxor there is one, just named after the city Luxor temple. This is one of the biggest Egyptian complexes, a collection of temples, monuments, buildings and statues made of Sandstone. Central corridor and the alley of sphinxes with columns is particularly amazing. Even better, the temple at night, special lighting is simply brilliant.
8. Valley Of The Kings
Here it was discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922, which gave rise to a series of excavations and reinforced, apparently, and has led to this huge area called the Valley of the Kings.
In the valley, situated among the spectacular rocks are the tombs of many pharaohs that ruled Egypt between the 16th and 11th centuries BC, is Another spectacular sight here – it’s sitting Colossi of Memnon – two huge stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. All the temples and tombs contain astonishing frescoes, wall paintings and hieroglyphics, and each of them are paths.
In simple words all the charm of ancient Egyptian attractions not to describe. But when I see them, understand why no sights of any other country with them does not compare. In Egypt it is necessary to go not for five-star hotels with swimming pools blue, but for these magical and mysterious sights, just looking at that you find yourself in a completely different world.