Egypt attracts not only the ubiquitous fans of beach holidays, sea and all-inclusive hotels but also lovers of myths and history of the ancient world. This is where it all originated. Movies and online slot machines about Egypt point us to the fact that Egypt is one of the most interesting countries in the world for vacation and not only. That’s why the country of the pharaohs was and still is one of the best tourist destinations.
Land of Two Continents
Egypt on the map is located both in North Africa and the Sinai Peninsula, through which, incidentally, Moses led his people. Hence, came one of the popular names of Egypt – the country of two continents.
Egypt is a state with a unique climate and unique traditions. Throughout its history, Egypt has been shaken by many turmoil and struggles for resources.
Cradle of Civilization
The first record of Egypt goes back to about 3,000 B.C. This was a time when people in the less hot countries of the old world still lived in caves and hunted the remnants of the mammoth population. In Egypt at this time they were building pyramids and caring about the afterlife. And even the way they did this is very similar to the modern model of society.
There is an opinion that ancient Egypt was a country of slaves. But in fact, slaves, existing on the brink of death, would not have been able to build the magnificent structures that still exist today. The builders of the great pyramids, the only wonder of the world that still exists today, were, in modern parlance, shift workers. They came to the construction site for a long period of time, lived there in human conditions and received first-class medical care, and after returning home were quite able to provide for themselves and their families.
This small model of modern society is the civilization that set the bar for the development of our world. Now Egypt is associated primarily with tourism, but this was not always the case.
Luxor was the first capital of Egypt. Now this city can be called an open-air museum. The city, which is entirely a monument of architecture. In Luxor, there are two conditional divisions – the “city of the living” and the “city of the dead. The first is residential areas with hotels, a train station and some sights like the two-kilometer alley of sphinxes and the Luxor temple, and the second is a huge museum with only small human settlements.
It’s the city of the dead that is the most interesting, except for the avenue of sphinxes already mentioned, which is located in the city of the living. This is the largest open-air museum. The number of attractions in this place is off the charts. Here ancient Egypt presents itself in all its glory.
The Colossi of Mnemon dedicated to the Pharaoh Amenhotep III – a strange, frankly, decision about the name, an infinite number of temples and necropolis, which also includes an unusually large number of monuments of ancient Egyptian architecture. All of this adds up to more than a day of walking the expanse of an ancient civilization.
Giza is a city, which actually merges with the current capital of Egypt, Cairo. Here are the only surviving wonders of the ancient world – the pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerin. The most famous and most incredible sights in Egypt.
Currently, the pyramids of Giza are a protected area, which is protected not only by the government of Egypt, but also by a huge ancient sphinx – the oldest known.
Now there are already known about 80 Egyptian pyramids, and all of them were in the cities of the dead on the border of the Nile, because this is where the country of the dead begins, where the rook of the god Ra descends daily.