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Islamic Cairo History Tour
"Meet your guide at Al-Azhar Park Aslam Al-Silahdar mosque Saint Fatima mosque the Al-Tunbugha al-Maridani mosque and the Al-mihmandar mosque. Continue with Qijmas al-Isaaqi mosque Bab Zweila gate and Al-Salih Talaei mosque.Following with Farag ibn Barquq's Madrasa and Sabil-Kuttab The tent-makers' covered market Al-kurdi mosque
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Overnight Trip to Cairo from Alexandria Port
Enjoy an overnight trip from Alexandria to Cairo and experience the best of Egypt. This is a shore excursion and you can be sure you will be returned to your ship 2 hours before departure."""Overnight trip to Cairo starts and ends from Alexandria Port visiting Giza Pyramids Sphinx Memphis Sakkara Egyptian Museum and Felucca Ride on the Nile for an hour."
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Day tour Visiting the Highlights of Alexandria: The Catacombs Alexandria library Roman Theater
"At 8:00 am you will be picked up from your hotel in Alexandria by your expert licensed tour guide then start your full day tour visiting the best sites in Alexandria. Start with New library the biggest library in the world now with 8 million books visit the site of the ancient lighthouse; one of the seven wonders of ancient world and end before lunch visiting the Palaces of Farouk.Then stop for lunch in best sea view restaurant in Alexandria. A full meal per person is included beverages are additional cost. After lunch visit Pompys Pillar the remains of ancient library of Alexandria the Roman Amphitheatre
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Memphis and Sakkara Tips (24)

Memphis

A nice side trip from Cairo is down to the ancient captial city of Memphis. Though little remains of this Pharonic city, the open air museum here is worth a visit, especially to see the hugh fallen...
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Jan 08, 2004

Sakkara

Another nice side trip, which can be taken in conjunction with a visit to Memphis would be to visit the final resting place of Zoser at Sakkara.The step pyramid of Zoser is a marvel in itself and was...
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Jan 08, 2004

Dahshur

After the Bent Pyramid pharaoh Sneferu had a new pyramid built, the Red Pyramid (North Pyramid). This time the pyramid was built in an angle of 43 degrees from the beginning and therefore it became...
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MalenaN
Nov 11, 2005

Dahshur

In Dahshur you will find the world’s oldest proper pyramid (not a step pyramid).The area has been in a military zoon and it is only the latest 10 years tourists have been allowed to visit the site....
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MalenaN
Nov 11, 2005

Sfinx in Memphis

In the open air museum of Memphis is -except the large statue of Ramses II - also an alabaster sfinx of eight tonne in the garden. Furtheryou can see the sarcophagus Amenhotep and more smaller statues...
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sachara
Aug 30, 2003

Memphis, ancient capital

Memphis, founded in 3.100 BC, was the glorious capital of the Old Kingdom of Egypt.Even in the 5th century BC, long after Thebes became the new capital of Egypt, was Memphis still a "prosperous city...
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Aug 30, 2003

Saqqara

Saqqara, named after Sokar the God of the cemetaries, is the necropolis of Memphis.In 3000 years the necropoils grew 7 KM into the western desert.Zoser's step pyramid is the most known structure of...
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Aug 30, 2003

Saqqara, Zoser's Step Pyramid

The Step Pyramid of King Zoser is the largest stone structure ever built. The brilliant architect Imhotep, also first minister and doctor of Zoser, constructed the pyramid in 2675 BC. His way of...
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Aug 31, 2003

Temple complex of Zoser

The mortuary complex around the step pyramid is 544M long and 277M wide and there is a lot to explore. A part of the 10M high enclosure wall with bastions survived and is restored. In the wall were...
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sachara
Aug 31, 2003

Serdab and tombs

You can enter some tombs and the serdab. I did'nt the first time 20 years ago, when I visited Saqqara with a guided tour, but maybe the tombs were not open yet. The second time we went on our own and...
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sachara
Aug 31, 2003

Saqqara, paintings

In the tombs of Saqqara you can find a lot of paintings telling about of the daily life in the 26th and 25th century BC.So you can see craftsmen at work, medical scenes, families on a boattrip at the...
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sachara
Aug 31, 2003

Enjoy the pyramids minus the tourists

Far, far less crowded but still worthy of your time-- don't miss out on the Saqqara step pyramids, which are an earlier form of pyramids before those your see at Giza were built. Camel rides here will...
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Aug 12, 2006
 
 
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Khan el Khalili

This is a lovely place to have tea (chai) or to walk around. Some nights a week there are Dervish dances in the mosque next door to this market. Since I do not smoke, not even shisha, I ordered a tea...
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Nilometer

There are still a handful of these ancient structures left but they are well off the beaten path. These are the measuring devices of the ancient Egyptian fortunes - the Nile being too high or too low...
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Agricultural Museum

In the Agricultural museum, it is interesting to see the kind of food the ancient Egyptians eat. There are so many grains and fruits remaining from 4000 years ago and more. We know the pyramid...
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Wekalet El Ghoury - Wekalet el Ghouri Arts Center

Egyptian Tanoura Show is different from the Turkish Whirling Dervishes! The Tanoura Show originated in egypt and is usually performed by Egyptian Sufi Muslims and the Tanoura is similar to the...
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Islamic Cairo

One of 20 caravanserais left in Cairo, Wikalet Bazar'a dates from the 17th century. Despite being built in the Ottoman period, it follows the plan of Mamluke-period Cairene caravanserais, which...
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Mosque of Muhammad Ali - Alabaster

At the opposite side of the Mohamed Ali mosque there is the smaller El Nasir mosque which I enjoyed more as it was poorer I mean not as much decorated as the other one. This one was built between 1318...
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