Category: Ancient

Stepped Pyramid at Saqqara

Egypt’s first and oldest pyramid is that of pharaoh Djoser, designed by the renown architect, high-priest and physician, Imhotep. The stepped pyramid is enclosed in a funerary complex that doubled as a place for...

Pyramid of Unas at Saqqara

Saqqara is much more than the pyramid complex of pharaoh Djoser. The nearby funerary pyramid and mortuary temple of Old Kingdom pharaoh Unas is perhaps equally as important. Although only a fraction of the...

Pyramid of Khafre

The pyramid of Khafre, that of Khufu’s son and heir, appears to dominate the Giza Plateau when in fact it isn’t the tallest. The illusion is optical in its entirety. The interior of the...

Royal Mummies Hall

Although the collection of royal dead has received a mixed response, it includes some of the most important figures from Egyptian history, originally discovered in two mummy caches in the 19th century. Moved for...

Colossus at Memphis

The monuments of ancient Men-Nefer (Memphis) including the spectacular colossus of Ramesses the Great, which lays preserved in an open-air museum close to the pyramids of Dahshur and Saqqara, is definitely worth the detour....

Dahshur Pyramids

Home to over four different pyramids the pyramid field of Dahshur is an incredible site to behold. The Bent pyramid, with its changing angles is one of a kind, while the Red pyramid is...

Great Pyramid at Giza

[put_wpgm id=10] The Great Pyramid at Giza belongs to pharaoh Khufu and is the oldest, and largely intact, surviving wonder of the ancient world. Its outer monumentality is equalled within. In a series of...

Meidum Pyramid

The collapsed pyramid at Meidum is traditionally attributed to pharaoh Huni. However, some evidence points to pharaoh Sneferu, the famous pyramid builder of Dahshur as its ultimate owner. Besides the pyramid interiors, the grounds...

Egyptian Museum of Antiquities

Filled with the treasures of the boy pharaoh Tutankhamun, this world-famous museum is the second most important site in Cairo & Lower Egypt. The museum comes just after the pyramids and sphinx at Giza....

Solar Barque Museum

On the Eastern and Southern sides of the Great Pyramid are the barque pits of the pharaoh Khufu. Atop one of these pits sits the Solar Barque museum, housing a fully preserved, reassembled ceremonial...

Giza Pyramids & the Sphinx

The Giza plateau is home to some of Egypt’s most iconic landmarks. Besides the pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, Menkaure, and the Great Sphinx, there are many other smaller pyramids, mastabas, and funerary temples scattered,...