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The Colossi of Memnon, two massive stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III, who reigned in Egypt during the 18th dynasty. They are stand in Thebes (modern Luxor). Memnon was a hero of the Trojan War, Memnon was said to be the son of Eos, the goddess of dawn. The best-known legend about the Colossi […]

The High Dam of Aswan is one of the most important achievements of Egypt during the last century. The Aswan Low Dam was constructed in 1898 under the direction of Sir William Willcocks. The dam was completed in 1902 and was raised several times to alleviate the Nile from flooding. However, the Aswan Low Dam […]

It is located in Old Cairo near the Hanging Church of St. Mary. It was built on the remains of the Roman Fortress of Babylon surrounded by oldest churches. It was established by Murcus Semika Pasha in 1908. Only the Coptic Museum had an Egyptian founder and director. He called Pope Kiroles V to help […]

It was constructed by Ismail Pasha. Its name attributed to Abdeen Bay who owned a small palace which once occupied the site of Abdeen Palace, Ismail bought his palace from his widow and demolish it and established his palace. It was the beginning of modern Cairo because during that time Ismail Pasha ordered the layout […]

The museum consists of houses: 1. The larger house located to the east, it was built by al-Hag Muhammad Ibn el-Hag Salem el-Gazar. A wealthy Muslim woman from Crete was lived there so the house named after her name as Beit el-Kritiliya or the house of the Crete woman. 2. The second house located to […]

It’s a tomb number 66. It’s known as the golden burial chamber because its decoration painted in yellow and gold. It was discovered by Ernesto in 1904. The condition of the tomb goes bad because the tomb is carved at the lower area of the cliff where the quality of the rock is is very […]

It’s a tomb number 34 K.V. its entrance from the north and gives access to descending stairs leading to the 1st corridor which followed by side rooms known as staircase room and it was divided by a staircase in the middle, which descended to the 2nd corridor. This corridor ends with a well chamber, beyond […]

It’s tomb number 62 K.V. it was discovered by Carter in 1922. The tomb is still intact and the most of its objects made out of gold but the tomb was unfinished because the sudden death of the king at age of 18 years old. The tomb consisted of a corridor and 4 rooms. It’s […]

The Valley of the Kings, it’s also known as the Valley of the Gates of the Kings. rock cut tombs were excavated for the Pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom The valley stands on the west bank of the Nile, opposite Thebes (modern Luxor), within the heart of the Theban Necropolis. The valley […]

The Founder: He was born in Baghdad. His father had been a Turkish slave of Mongol Origin who rose to occupy the post of commander of the caliph’s guards. Ahmed was sent to Egypt by the Abbasid caliph as a viceroy, and then he gained more power as a leader until he founded the 1st […]

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