Derr Temple was built during the time of king Ramses II and dedicated to the Ptah, Amon and defied Ramses II. It was constructed in honor of the 30th anniversary of the reign of Rameses II. It is situated in Nubia, on the East bank of the Nile. The Temple of Derr was dismantled in […]

Meharakka Temple was built under the Roman rule. The temple was not finished, but is special because it has the only spiral staircase in any ancient Egyptian structure which leads to its roof. It was dedicated to Serapis, this god was introduced in Egypt in Ptolemaic times. Al-Meharakka is a place in Lower Nubia, situated […]

Tomb of Pennut is located in Aniba, South Aswan, near Amada Temple. This tomb belongs to Pennut, a high official in Lower Nubia, during the reign of Ramses VI; he was overseer of the province of Aniba. He was the viceroy of Kush, also known as “King’s Son of Kush”. The tomb is a rock […]

Kiosk of Kertassi is situated south of Kalabsha temple. It was moved to another place due to the rising waters of Lake Nasser after the construction of the High Dam. It was built during the Greek Roman period. It was dedicated to Goddess Isis. It’s a tiny Roman kiosk with four slender papyrus columns inside, […]

Ibrim Palace is situated on the eastern bank of the Nile, 60 km north-east of Abu Simbel. In the mid of 1970s, it was transformed to an island in the middle of the Nile after building the High Dam, it is considered the only monument that still exist in its original place. On southeastern side, […]

The Springs of Moses (Ayoun Mosa), were found 60 km south of Ahmed Hamdy Tunnel in south of Sinai. They are 12 springs of fresh water according to the 12 tribes of Israel; they were opened by God to Moses and people of Israel during their escape from Egypt. Today just 5 springs are still […]

Temple of Seti I at Abydos, it was begun by Seti I and finished by his son, the great Ramesses II. In the 19th Dynasty, Seti I began to restore Abydos to its former glory after it was over shadowed under Akhenaton’s rule. Seti began to build the temple in white limestone, to all gods […]

Abydos Is the Greek name for the ancient Egyptian town called ꜣbḏw which was the 8th Nome of Upper Egypt. Its modern name today is el Araba and it lies South of Cairo, near the town of el Balyana, Sohag governorate. The necropolis of Abydos was called tꜣ ḏsr (the sacred land) and was used […]

God Montu, was a solar hawk god of war, he was worshipped in the Theban nome in Armant, Tod, Madu and Karnak. He was worshipped in Thebes during the 11th Dynasty and he was given the epithet “lord of Thebes”. He was depicted as a man with the head of a falcon wearing a headdress […]

The Citadel of Qaitbay is a 15th century defensive fortress located on the Mediterranean Sea coast, in Alexandria. The Fort was built in the 1480’s by Sultan Qaitbey, on the site of Alexandria’s ancient lighthouse. Parts of the remains of the lighthouse can be seen in the construction of the old fort. One of the […]

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