Historic Sites & Landmarks in Egypt

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  • Great Pyramids of Giza Giza, Egypt

    Constructed at least 4,500 years ago and shrouded in fascinating mysteries, the pyramids of Giza are the only Ancient Wonder of the World to survive today.

  • Abu Simbel Temples Aswan Governorate, Egypt

    Abu Simbel is an archaeological site in southern Egypt with two massive rock temples: the Temple of Ramses II and the Temple of Nefertari.

  • Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut Luxor, Egypt

    This three-tiered mortuary temple is dedicated to Hatshepsut, a female pharaoh who reigned 1503-1482 BC. Built against a cliff face, the great complex contains ancient statues and carvings.

  • Al-Azhar Mosque and University Cairo, Egypt

    Dating from the 10th century, Al-Azhar University is one of the oldest operating universities in the world and it is still a major center of Islamic learning. It is connected to the beautiful and historic Al-Azhar Mosque.

  • Step Pyramid of Djoser Saqqara, Egypt

    The Step Pyramid at Djoser is the oldest stone pyramid in Egypt and an important development in Ancient Egyptian architecture. Its architect, Imhotep, was later deified.

  • Sultan Hassan Mosque Cairo, Egypt

    Built between 1356 and 1363 by the Mamluk ruler Sultan Hassan, this is among the largest and most impressive Islamic buildings in the world. It may incorporate stone from the Pyramids of Giza.

  • Edfu Temple Edfu, Egypt

    Dating from the Ptolemaic Dynasty, the Temple of Horus at Edfu is the best-preserved and the second-largest temple in Egypt. It is a popular stop located about halfway between Luxor and Aswan.

  • Hanging Church Cairo, Egypt

    The best-known Coptic church in Cairo is this church dedicated to the Virgin Mary and named for its elevated location. It dates mainly from the 10th century.

  • Ibn Tulun Mosque Cairo, Egypt

    Built by Ahmad Ibn Tulun in 879, this is the oldest mosque in Egypt and the third largest in the world. It is also famed for its lovely architecture and unique minaret.

  • Muhammad Ali Mosque Cairo, Egypt 1848

    Completed in 1848, the Ottoman-style Muhammad Ali Mosque or "Alabaster Mosque" is the most prominent in Cairo, dominating the skyline from its lofty location on the Citadel.

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