The Ancient City of Memphis, Egypt
The pyramids of Giza are among the most famous and oldest surviving structures of mankind. They stand on the western edge of the Nile Valley. The Pyramid Field of Giza has been an important cemetery since the 1st Dynasty. The pyramids of Giza were built around 2620 to 2500 BC during the 4th Dynasty. The largest and most famous pyramid is the pyramid of Pharaoh Cheops. He ruled from about 2620 to 2580 BC. The pyramid of Cheops was built from about 3 million stone blocks. The middle of the three pyramids belongs to the pharaoh Khafre, who ruled from about 2558 to 2532 BC. The smallest of the three pyramids of Giza is the pyramid of Pharaoh Menkaure, who ruled from about 2532 to 2503 BC. enjoy fantastic views of Cairo from the plateau. We then drive to the nearby Sphinx of Giza.
The Sphinx of Giza is by far the most famous and largest sphinx. It depicts a reclining lion with a human head and was probably built during the 4th Dynasty from about 2520 to 2494 BC. The Sphinx rose from the sands of the Egyptian desert for more than four millennia, most of the time covered with the sands of the Egyptian desert, which contributed to its preservation. The nose and beard are broken off (pieces of the beard are now in the British Museum in London). Paint residue on the Sphinx’s ear suggests that the figure was originally painted in color. Thutmose IV erected between the paws of the sphinx the so-called stele of sleep, the inscription on which tells about his life and calling to the pharaoh.
In the morning, after breakfast, your guide will meet you and drive to the old Cairo, where we will visit the Saladin Citadel and the Alabaster Mosque. Saladin Citadel is one of the few surviving fortified complexes in the city of Cairo, the citadel has been open to the public for only about 20 years, it offers a wide view of Cairo. The palace was destroyed in 1824 by the explosion of the citadel’s gunpowder store and was never rebuilt. Instead, Muhammad Ali began building a large Turkish-style mosque. Then we will visit the Alabaster Mosque.
Alabaster Mosque Muhammad Ali Mosque is one of the largest mosques in Cairo, built between 1824 and 1884 in the Ottoman style with baroque elements. The two minarets are 82 meters high. The interior of the mosque is decorated with alabaster panels on the walls, hence the name Alabaster Mosque. Then we drive along the oldest street in Cairo (El Moaz Street, more than a kilometer long street in the medieval district of Cairo) to the Khan El Khalili Bazaar.
Khan El Khalili Bazaar is a bazaar in the old city of Cairo, there are numerous coffee houses and shops selling souvenirs, jewelry and antiques. There are also many traditional craft workshops.
The Egyptian Museum in Cairo, which is located in the center of Cairo on Al-Tahirr Square. The museum is the world’s largest museum of ancient Egyptian art and culture, built in 1900 and opened in 1902. Many of the objects found here can be admired almost intact. Below is a small list of the items you will see (and of course, many more).
Gold mask of Pharaoh Psusennes I Objects from the tomb of Queen Hetepheres I, mother of Cheops OK. 1700 items from the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb Artifacts from the royal tombs Mummy and coffins Grave equipment Mummy pharaohs of the New Kingdom from the 18th to the 20th dynasty Jewellery of Queen Ahhotep I And, of course, much more. Your guide will be able to tell you a lot of interesting and useful things about it! After visiting the Egyptian Museum, we will transfer you to Cairo Airport where you will board your flight back to Hurghada. A member of the team will again be waiting for you in Hurghada and will take you back to your hotel.
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