It is located in the Western Desert near the delta about 90 kilometers northwest of Cairo, Cairo-Alexandria road. Wadi El-Natroun or Valley of Salt was once important to the ancient Egyptians, as it was providing them with sodium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate, which was used in mummification, and soda (sodium oxide), used for glass manufacturing, […]

The most important historic mosque in Alexandria, Egypt, as well as a very beautiful one, is Abu El Abbas El Mursi Mosque. Constructed in 1775, it was built over the tomb dates back to the 13th century. It is located in the Anfoushi neighborhood of Alexandria, near the Citadel of Qaitbay. It is popular for […]

Al Sayeda Zainab Mosque in Cairo stands in the heart of the square named after Al Sayeda Zainab the granddaughter of the Prophet Muhammad, May Prayers and Peace be upon him. Al Sayeda Zainab is Also the daughter of Al Sayeda Fatima, the Prophet’s daughter and his cousin Ali Ibn Abi Taleb and the sister […]

Al-Sayeda Nafeesah Mosque is a mosque in Al-Sayeda Nafeesah district in Cairo, Egypt. It is built to commemorate Sayeda Nafeesah, an acclaimed Islamic scholar and a member of household of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. The mosque has Sayeda Nafeesah’s mausoleum inside. The mosque is located on Ahl al-Bayt street, where numerous mausoleums commemorating well known […]

The Mosque of Imam el Hussein holds special significance for Shia Muslims, who believe that the decapitated head of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Imam Al-Hussein, is buried at Al-Hussein Mosque. The Al Hussein Mosque is famously known for it is housing the oldest complete manuscript of the Holy Qur’an. Al Hussein Mosque is located just […]

Mouseion is a cult center built for the cultivation and worship of the Muses. Originally, it was an open portico with an altar, but without a regular temple. Demetrius of Phalero advised Soter I to build the Library muses and the Mouseion. It was situated in the royal quarter. It consisted of a cloister, an […]

The Black Desert consists of mountains formed primarily of numerous volcanoes and small black stones. However, these rocks lay on an orange-brown background. It is situated to the North of the White Desert, the Black Desert is closer to Bahareya than Farafra; approximately 50 km to the South of Bawiti. There is the English Mountain […]

The white desert is the most popular and interesting area in the Western Desert, it is located totally within the Farafra area in the north to the Qasr el Farafra. The white desert became a protected area since 2002. The winds have carved the formations into weird shapes that keep constantly changing over time. In […]

Al Farafra Oasis is a small oasis located in Egypt’s western desert inside the borders of the governorate of Al-Wadi Al-Gadid and about 627 km away from Cairo. Some historians believe that the Farafra was the connection point between the Libyan Desert and the Egyptian desert. Farafra was one of the most important transit points […]

Dakhla Oasis is located in the Western Desert of Egypt, and it is one of seven that are well-known in the country. Dakhla was the capital of the oasis region during the Pharaonic period. The oasis has different names including Dakhleh Oasis and the “Inner Oasis”. More than half of the lands of Dakhla Oasis […]

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