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Travel To The Kanark Temple And Sacred Lake

1. December 2009

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Travel To The Kanark Temple And Sacred Lake
The temple of Kanark was also known as Ipet-isut in ancient times, and is one of the largest temples in the world. It is a complex of temples is 2000 years old and was dedicated to Theben triad of Amum, Mut and khonsu. This complex contains group of many different temples. The Great Temple of Amon Ra, The Temple of Khonso, The Temple of Ptah, The Temple of Montho, and The Temple of Osiris and all are surrounded with 20m high, mud brick. It overshadows the wonders of modern world. Ancient Egyptians believe this complex as house of Gods. The great temple of Amon Ra is also located in this complex which is called Ipt-Swt which means a “spot” and another name is Pr-Imn which means house of Amon. Al-Kanark is an Arabic name derived from Kanark, which means a “village” because this area was  [...]

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Worship The Deity In Abu Simbel Temple Of Aswan

30. November 2009

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Worship The Deity In Abu Simbel Temple Of Aswan
It is one of the most significant and interesting ancient temple of Egypt. It is located near the southern border of Sudan and 280km south from Aswan which includes two rock-cut temples and shows the history of king Ramses II who ruled from 1290-1223 BC. The temple was affected by the submersion in Lake Nasser but its reconstruction was an historic event it happened because of the construction of High Dam. Help was taken from many counties and UNESCO to save this precious monument. They were reconstructed on a 65m high than their original location and 200m back inland to save from rising water level of Lake Nasser. This rescue operation took 4 years from June 1984 to September 1968. These two temples are 3000 years old and reconstructed temples are built of sandstone cliff. The new look of  [...]

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Visit The Valley Of The Kings And Queens

27. November 2009

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Visit The Valley Of The Kings And Queens
The Valley of The Kings-Biban el-Melouk Biban el-Muluk is a 500 years old valley in Egypt, it is also known as “Gates of the King”. It is constructed as tombs of kings and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom. It is situated on the west bank of the river Nile across from Thebes within the heart of the Theban Necropolis. The area is consisting of two valleys East valley and West valley. The east valley consists of majority of the royal tombs. The valley became famous for the for the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun and is one of he most famous archaeological sites in the world and in the year 1979 along with the rest of the Theban Necropolis it became the World Heritage. There is a huge focus on the concentrated archaeological and Egypt logical exploration since the end of eighteenth century  [...]

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Know The Ancient Egypt With Egyptian Antiquities Museum (El Mathas El Massry)

27. November 2009

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Know The Ancient Egypt With Egyptian Antiquities Museum (El Mathas El Massry)
Egypt is famous for its 34 museums which are divided in to national, local, contemporary and site categories. The Egyptian museum is the national museum. It has huge collection of antiquities. There are almost 120,000 ancient Egyptian antiquities in this museum. The National Museums have collections of specific period of the Ancient Egypt. El Mathas El Massry was in hands of Mohamed Ali in the year 1834 and he also ordered the construction of first museum in Al-Azbaquia. Then in the year 1858 August Mariette took over the charge of El Mathas El Massry and he also built museum in Bulaq which opened in 1863. The Museum has a Royal Mummy Room in which there are 27 royal mummies which are of pharaonic times and were closed in the year 1981 by the orders from the president Anwar Sadat. But when  [...]

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Take A Look At Historical Destination Of Egypt Deir el-Bahri (Hatshepsut’s Temple)

27. November 2009

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Take A Look At Historical Destination Of Egypt Deir el-Bahri (Hatshepsut’s Temple)
It is one of the most dramatically situated mortuary temple in the world, named on the Queen Hatshepsut. It is a complex of mortuary temples located opposite to the city of Luxor (Egypt) and west bank of river Nile. Mentuhotep II was the first monument built by the eleventh dynasty. Senunmut the architect of the queen designed and set it at the head of the valley overshadowed by the Thebes of “Lover of Silence”, where live the goddess who presided over the necropolis. This temple is unique because of its design and decorations. It is build of limestone while most of the other temples are built of sandstone. It was built as a funerary temple for Queen Hatshepsut the 18th Dynasty. It was also built as a sanctuary of the God, Amon Ra. There are three terraces in the temple. The lower two terraces  [...]

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Travel To The Great Pyramids At Giza And The Sphinx

26. November 2009

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Travel To The Great Pyramids At Giza And The Sphinx
Sphinx of Giza is one of the world’s largest and oldest statues. It is statue look alike a lion sitting with a human head. It is also known as “Shesib Ankh”. It stands on the Giza Plateau on the west banks of largest Nile River near Cairo in Egypt. It is 73.5m (240 ft) long 6 m (20 ft)wide and 20 m(66 ft) high and one of the largest monolith statue in the world. It is believed that was build by ancient Egyptians in the third millennium and one of the oldest monumental sculptures. “The Riddle of the Sphinx” is the original Greek Legend and phrase which asks questions who the model for the face was? When it was built? Whom? It is one of the world’s largest and oldest statues. The original name and purpose to build this statue is still not known, Old Kingdom does not describes its  [...]

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