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Temples of Abydos

Egypt, Abydos, temples of the XIII century. BC

For the ancient Egyptians, Abydos was the center of the god Osiris and the gateway to the underworld. For modern scientists - the most sensational mystery.

Abu simbel

Egypt, Abu Simbel, temple of the 13th century BC

A huge temple on a hill, carved on the side of a mountain, rises above the surrounding landscape on the western side of Lake Nasser.

Monastery of St. Simeon the Shoemaker

Egypt, Cairo, a monastery of the 20th century

Simeon Shoemaker is revered for the salvation of thousands of co-religionists, so the Coptic Christians erected in his honor the largest church in the Middle East.

Monasteries and Church of St. George

Egypt, Cairo, a monastery of the 20th century

The most popular warrior-saint among Egyptian Christians is dedicated to the main Orthodox church and two monasteries of St. George.

Cairo Citadel (Saladin Citadel)

Egypt, Cairo, XII century fortress

A monumental fortress with ancient mosques, palaces and museums in the historical center is the main attraction of Cairo.

Temple of Kom Ombo

Egypt, Kom Ombo, II century temple BC

On the bend of the Nile, where in ancient times crocodiles loved to bask in the sun, there is a unique temple dedicated to two opposing gods at once: Sebek in the image of a crocodile and Horor with the head of a falcon.

Medinet abu

Egypt, Luxor, the temple complex of the XII century. BC

The temple complex on the west bank of the Nile, the largest after the temple in Karnak, with preserved bas-reliefs of the victories of Ramses III.

Karnak Temple (Amon Temple in Karnak)

Egypt, Luxor, the temple complex of the XVI century. BC

Karnak Temple is the largest ancient building not only in Egypt, but throughout the world, recognized as the largest open-air museum.

Luxor Temple

Egypt, Luxor, a temple of the XIV century. BC

One of the most beautiful temples of Egypt in the center of Luxor is distinguished by the grandeur, monumentality and solemnity of every detail. The Sacred Alley of the Sphinxes once held the magnificent procession of the pharaohs during the OPET festival.

Valley of the Queens

Egypt, Luxor, tombs of the 16th-11th centuries BC

A huge plain that once served as the burial place of queens and their children, the Valley of the Queen of Egypt is one of the most impressive sites worth visiting when traveling around the country.

Valley of the Kings

Egypt, Luxor, tombs of the 16th-11th centuries BC

Located on the west bank of the Nile opposite the city of Thebes (modern Luxor), the Valley of the Kings was used as a royal tomb from the 16th to the 21st centuries. BC.

Sinai Monastery (St. Catherine)

Egypt, Sinai, IV century monastery

The oldest monastery in the Christian world in its entire history has never been destroyed and remained virtually untouched.

Temple of Choir at Edfu

Egypt, Edfu, III century temple BC

The grand temple, best preserved from the ancient shrines of Egypt, built on the site of the great battle of Choir and Set.


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