27th November, 2020
Once in your lifetime…
In this instalment we explore historic Egypt and all the wonders this country has to offer.
Discover Ancient Egypt
Almost 5,000 years ago, a civilisation emerged that would dominate the Mediterranean world for nearly 30 centuries. The beauty and sheer scale of its legacy is perhaps one of mankind’s most extraordinary achievements, and much of it can still be seen today.
That civilisation was of course Ancient Egypt, and wandering through its vast temples and tombs, gazing at its priceless treasures or standing beneath colossal statues and walls covered with hieroglyphics, is one of the world’s greatest travel experiences, offering a glimpse of the wealth, vision and power the Ancient Egyptians had.
The Valley of the Kings is Egypt’s most famous archaeological site. It contains 63 tombs and chambers including the most famous of all – the tomb of Tutankhamun. Rameses the Great, Ancient Egypt’s most celebrated and powerful pharaoh who commissioned some of its greatest monuments such as the temple of Karnak, was also buried here. His mummified body is now in the Egyptian Museum, whose extensive collection includes some of the finest treasures from Tutankhamun’s tomb.
Ancient Egypt’s most iconic sight is the Great Pyramid of Giza. The oldest monument of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, it is the only one still standing. Close by, the Great Sphinx is another must-see. The mystery surrounding the Sphinx – who built it, when and why – continues to baffle and challenge archaeologists to this day.
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