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Abu Simbel

A forty-minute flight south of Aswan and only a two-hour drive from the border of Sudan, Abu Simbel is the site of one the greatest examples of ancient Egyptian art.
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Churches and Temples

The highlights of Old Cairo are connected to the three central religions of the region. Read on for the not-to-miss churches and temples.
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Colossi of Memnon

These monumental statues of Amenhotep III (1386-1353 BC) once guarded a mortuary temple for one of the pharaohs. Read Indagare's guide.
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The most intact of all of Egypt’s temples, the Temple of Horus at Edfu was built between 237 and 57 BC. Read Indagare's guide.
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Egyptian Museum

The Egyptian Museum is one of the most important sites in Cairo. Be sure to tour with an Egyptologist who can steer you through the maze of antiquities.
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Hot-air Balloon Ride

When the weather is suitable, hot-air balloon rides are offered on the West Bank of the Nile at Luxor early each morning.
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Indagare Tour: Markets

Visit the bustling market of Khan el-Khalili in Cairo—not for the shopping, but for the local atmosphere. Read Indagare's guide.
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Karnak Temple

Spread across 64 acres, the Karnak Temple complex took 2,000 years to build and was once serviced by 81,000 priests. Read Indagare's guide.
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Kom Ombo

Known as the twin temples, the Kom Ombo temples are dedicated to the Crocodile God Sobek and the Falcon God Haroeis.
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Manial Palace Museum

The Manial Palace and Museum is a former Alawiyya dynasty era palace that sits on Rhoda Island on the Nile.
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Memphis and Saqqâra

The pyramids at Saqqâra, where Egypt’s royalty and nobility were buried during the Old Kingdom (mid-to-late third millennium BC), are worth a visit.

Mohamed Mahmoud Khalil Museum

Set in an ornate palace in Giza, this museum is dedicated to lauded politician Mohamed Mahmoud Khalil and contains a variety of historic artifacts.
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National Museum of Egyptian Civilization

NEMC is the first museum in the Arab world focusing on the earliest civilization in history—the Ancient Egyptian Civilization.
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Nefertari’s Tomb

Only opened to a limited number of visitors in November 2017, the Tomb of Nefertari has long been considered the most beautifully decorated of all of the discovered tombs on the West Bank of Luxor.
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Nile Cruises

For Nile cruises, there are two types of cruises to consider: river cruisers offering larger rooms and hotel-like facilities; and traditional sailing dahabiyas that run on regular schedules or can be chartered privately.
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Nubian Museum

This museum in Aswan, which takes the form of a Nubian village with conical hut structures, contains a few significant treasures from the area, including statues and mummies.
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The only surviving of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Pyramids at Giza in Egypt are a must visit. Read Indagare's guide.
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Queen Hatshesput's Temple

The world’s first epic female ruler, Queen Hatshesput, ruled from 1478-1458 BC and was responsible for some of the greatest aspects of the Temple at Karnak as well as her own massive necropolis.
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Temple at Luxor

The Temple at Luxor was the tomb for Ramses the Second is often cited as the inspiration for Percy Shelley’s poem Ozymandias (in fact, he wrote it before traveling to Egypt).
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The Gayer Anderson Museum and the Mosque of Ahmad ibn Tulun

The Gayer Anderson Museum and the Mosque of Ahmad ibn Tulun are located adjacent to one another in the Sayyida Zeinab neighborhood of Cairo.
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The Nile

Most of the great treasures of ancient Egyptian civilization, and two thirds of all of the world’s antiquities, lie on the East and West banks of the River Nile between Luxor and Aswan.
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The Philae Temple

Located a few kilometers south of Aswan, the Temple of Philae was built to honor the goddess Isis between the years of 380 BC and 300 AD and includes Greco-Roman influences in its elaborate columns.
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The Sphinx

Situated adjacent to the Pyramids, the Great Sphinx is not only the most recognized Egyptian monument, but one of the best known monuments in the world.
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Tomb of Seti I

The largest, deepest and most elaborate royal tomb within the Valley of the Kings was discovered in 1817 by Giovanni Belzoni, who recalled the near perfect preservation of the immaculately painted walls when he entered.
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Valley of the Kings

An important geological site, the Valley of the Kings contains 63 tombs belonging to pharaohs and nobles of Ancient Egypt.

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