Category Archives: Egypt ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ

Memphis and its Necropolis โ€“ the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur

The capital of the Old Kingdom of Egypt has some extraordinary funerary monuments, including rock tombs, ornate mastabas, temples and pyramids. In ancient times, the site was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Since 1979 it is a Unesco site.

Thanks to Pieter for the postcard.

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Thanks to Svenja for the postcard.

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Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis

Thebes, the city of the god Amon, was the capital of Egypt during the period of the Middle and New Kingdoms. With the temples and palaces at Karnak and Luxor, and the necropolises of the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens, Thebes is a striking testimony to Egyptian civilization at its height.

Since 1979 it is a Unesco site.

Thanks to Pieter for the postcard.

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Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae

This outstanding archaeological area contains such magnificent monuments as the Temples of Ramses II at Abu Simbel and the Sanctuary of Isis at Philae, which were saved from the rising waters of the Nile thanks to the International Campaign launched by UNESCO, in 1960 to 1980.

Since 1979 it is a Unesco site.

Thanks to Christina for the postcard.

Thanks to Femke for the postcard.

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