There are over 130 pyramids known today from ancient Egyptian times. The largest and most impressive archaeological contribution to Egypt’s ancient history is The Great Pyramid, which stands with the famous Sphinx and pyramids of Giza on the west bank of the Nile.
The Great Pyramid is the only monument of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still in existence today. It is believed that it was constructed over a 20 year period concluding around 2560 BC; but this is merely a headstone atop of all that Egypt truly has to offer.
The Citadel of Salah and the Mosque of Mohamed Ali are the first things you will see as you approach the great ancient city and capital of Egypt, Cairo. The city offers a versatility like no other with a combination of Egyptian coffeehouses nestled between towering 5 star hotels, mosques, markets and shops.Cairo is home to an incredible 16 million people and is an ideal base for travellers and tourists wishing to head west to Giza to explore the pyramids.
One of the most widely studied, explored and visited Egyptian sites is The Valley of the Kings which is the burial place of the nearly all the pharaohs. It is home to Tutankhamun’s tomb, though much of the tomb and its treasures have been moved to the famous Egyptian Museum in Cairo at Tahrir Square. The museum holds over 120,000 antiquities including mummies & statues and is a feature of Egypt not be missed.