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Heracleion Underwater (Egypt)

Heracleion , also known by its Egyptian name Thonis , and sometimes called Thonis-Heracleion, was an ancient Egyptian city located near the Canopic Mouth of the Nile, about 32 km (20 miles) northeast of Alexandria. Its ruins are located in Abu Qir Bay, currently 2.5 km off the coast, under 10 m (30 ft) of […]

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Graeco-Roman Museum (Egypt)

The Graeco-Roman Museum is an archaeological museum located in Alexandria, Egypt. Erected in 1892, it was first built in a five-room apartment, inside one small building on Rosetta Street . In 1895, it was transferred to another, larger building . The museum contains several pieces dating from the Greco-Roman (Ptolemaic) era in the 3rd century […]

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Ras El Tin Palace (Egypt)

Ras El Tin Palace The palace has a long historical association with Egyptian royalty. It is one of few palaces in Egypt to witness the initiation of the long-lasting Muhammad Ali dynasty by Muhammad Ali Pasha (r. 1805–1848) during the early 19th century. A number of foreign architects and engineers were commissioned by Muhammad Ali […]

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King Farouk Palace (Egypt)

The King Farouk Palace  extensive Montaza Palace grounds first had the Salamlek Palace, built in 1892 by Khedive Abbas II, the last Muhammad Ali Dynasty ruler to hold the Khedive title over the Khedivate of Egypt and Sudan. It was used as a hunting lodge and residence for his companion.[1] The larger Al-Haramlik Palace and […]

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Why Egypt is a land of great beauty?

Egypt is a land of great beauty. It has a lot of historical places and monuments. It has one of the longest rivers around the world, Nile River. The capital of Egypt, Cairo, includes the Egyptian museum, the Coptic museum that contains sixteen thousand pieces of Coptic legacy. Also, there is Saint Virgin Mary’s Coptic […]

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Alexandria (Egypt)

Located on the coast of the Mediterranean sea, Alexandria is Egypt’s leading port and transportation hub. Founded in 331 BC by Alexander the Great, the city was once considered the crossroads of the world.

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Royal Family Jewelry Museum (Egypt)

The Royal Family Jewelry Museum. is an art and history museum in the Zizenia neighborhood of Alexandria, Egypt. It is located in the former palace of Princess Fatma Al-Zahra. The building’s halls contain an inestimable collection of jewels and jewelry of the Muhammed Ali Dynasty. 19th-century paintings, statues, and descriptive arts are also exhibited in […]

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The Great Library of Alexandria (Egypt)

The Great Library of Alexandria established probably during the reign of #Ptolemy I Philadelphus (285–246 BC). It was one of the great centers of Human Knowledge ever that contained thousands of rare volumes and housed and employed scholars and poets.

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