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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...

Coptic Museum in Cairo

The treasures of Egypt’s Coptic Christians are on display in this stunning museum. Exquisitely illuminated displays amongst low-lit rooms and carved interiors demonstrate Egypt’s Golden Age of Christianity during the Byzantine Empire. Icons &...

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....

Al-Azhar Park

Al-Azhar park is a marvel of modern urban rejuvenation projects, and serves as an idealized Egyptian paradise. Its bubbling fountains, flowing waterways, open boulevards and squares of polished stone in the geometric Islamic style...