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El Sakkakini Palace Cairo (Egypt)

The El Sakkakini Palace  is a small district (quarter) in Cairo, Egypt that neighbours the El Zaher and Abbaseya districts.El Sakkakini was originally part of El Zaher, but it was named after a wealthy, famous, family of Syrian origin, whose patriarch (head of the family), Count Gabriel Habib Sakkakini Pasha (1841–1923) had built a palace and a church in the area in 1897. In […]

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Cairo University (Egypt)

Cairo University . known as the Egyptian University from 1908 to 1940, and King Fuad I University from 1940 to 1952) is Egypt’s premier public university. Its main campus is in Giza, immediately across the Nile from Cairo. It was founded on 21 December 1908; however, after being housed in various parts of Cairo, its […]

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Cairo (Egypt)

Cairo  is the capital of Egypt and the largest city in the Arab world. Its metropolitan area, with a population of over 20 million, is the largest in Africa, the Arab world, and the Middle East, and the 15th-largest in the world. Cairo is associated with ancient Egypt, as the famous Giza pyramid complex and the ancient city of Memphis are located in its geographical area. Located near the Nile Delta, Cairo was […]

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The Hanging Church (Egypt)

Saint Virgin Mary’s Coptic Orthodox Church . The Church of Mother of God Saint Mary in Egyptian Babylon, also known as The Hanging Church . Is one of the oldest churches in Egypt and the history of a church on this site dates to the third century. It belongs to the Coptic Orthodox Church of […]

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Egyption Historical Islamic Mosques in Cairo (Egypt)

Mosques in Cairo Cairo holds one of the greatest concentrations of historical monuments of Islamic architecture in the world, and includes mosques and Islamic religious complexes from diverse historical periods. Many buildings were primarily designated as madrasas, khanqahs or even mausoleums rather than mosques, but have nonetheless served as places of worship or prayer at […]

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Al-Muizz li-Din Allah al-Fatimi Street (Egypt)

Al-Muizz li-Din Allah al-Fatimi Street is a major north-to-south street in the walled city of historic Cairo, Egypt. It is one of Cairo’s oldest streets as it dates back to the foundation of the city (not counting the earlier Fustat) by the Fatimid dynasty in the 10th century, under their fourth caliph, Al-Mu’izz li-Din Allah (after whom the street is named). Historically, it was […]

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Cairo Tower (Egypt)

The Cairo Tower   is a free-standing concrete tower in Cairo, Egypt. At 187 m (614 ft), it has been the tallest structure in Egypt and North Africa for about 50 years. It was the tallest structure in Africa for ten years until 1971, when it was surpassed by Hillbrow Tower in South Africa. One of Cairo’s well-known modern monuments, sometimes considered Egypt’s second most famous landmark after […]

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 Museum of Islamic Art MIA (Egypt)

The Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) in Cairo, Egypt is considered one of the greatest in the world, with its exceptional collection of rare woodwork and plaster artefacts, as well as metal, ceramic, glass, crystal, and textile objects of all periods, from all over the Islamic world. In recent years, the museum has displayed about 4,500 artefacts in 25 Halls ,but it […]

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National Museum of Egyptian Civilization NMEC (Egypt)

The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) is a large museum (23,235 square meters of exhibition space) in the ancient city of Fustat, now part of Cairo, Egypt. The museum partially opened in February 2017 and will display a collection of 50,000 artefacts, presenting Egyptian civilization from prehistoric times to the present day. Background The permanent collection is divided […]

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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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Abdeen Palace (Egypt)

Abdeen Palace Built on the site of a small mansion owned by Abidin Bey, Abdeen Palace, which is named after him, is considered one of the most sumptuous palaces in the world in terms of its adornments, paintings, and large number of clocks scattered in the parlors and wings, most of which are decorated with […]

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Valley of whales (Egypt)

Wadi Al-Hitan, or Valley of whales is a paleontological site in the Faiyum Governorate of Egypt, some 150 km southwest of Cairo. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in July 2005mfor its hundreds of fossils of some of the earliest forms of whale, the archaeoceti (a now extinct sub-order of whales). The site reveals evidence for the explanation of one […]

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Sahl Hasheesh Bay (Egypt)

The Sahl Hasheesh Bay is home to a number of islands and coral reefs with diving and snorkeling. The nearby Abu Hasheesh Island is a local protectorate containing a thriving community of marine life.  

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Taba (Egypt)

Taba  is an Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. Taba is the location of Egypt’s busiest border crossing with neighbouring Eilat, Israel. Taba is a frequent vacation spot for Egyptians and tourists, especially those from Israel on their way to other destinations in Egypt or as a weekend getaway. It is the northernmost resort of Egypt’s Red […]

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Colorful Valley (Egypt)

Explore the story of the natural wonders of the Sinai This place is not only a valley. It is a bright rocky maze that is colored in yellow, purple, and red. In addition to unique patterns similar to swirls that you might get lost in if you look at them for a period longer than […]

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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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Karnak Temple (Egypt)

location: The Karnak Temple Complex is located on the East bank of the River Nile in Luxor and includes a number of decayed temples, chapels and other buildings, It is located at “Thebes” Luxor city. karnak temple known as the temple of Amun.

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Citadel of Salah ad-Din (Egypt)

The Citadel of Cairo or Citadel of Saladin  is a medieval Islamic-era fortification in Cairo, Egypt, built by Salah ad-Din (Saladin) and further developed by subsequent Egyptian rulers. It was the seat of government in Egypt and the residence of its rulers for nearly 700 years from the 13th to the 19th centuries. Its location […]

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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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Opera House (Egypt)

History In October 1988, President Mubarak and Prince Tomohito of Mikasa, the younger brother of the Japanese Emperor, inaugurated the National Cultural Centre Cairo Opera House. It was the first time for Japan to stage a Kabuki show, a traditional popular drama with singing and dancing, in Africa or the Arab World. In recognition of the Cairo Opera House, the London Royal […]

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Luxor (Egypt)

Gerographic Location: is a city in Upper (southern) Egypt, Luxor area in the Nile Valley, it is Ancient Egyptian Capital.

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