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Egypt

Enthralling for those who visit and those who long to, Egypt’s place in the Earth’s anthropological narrative is well-documented. Truly nothing compares to the Great Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza. Remote as these wonders are, they remarkably lie but a short day trip from the bustling streets of Cairo on the northern shores of the fabled Nile River. From Aswan in the south, the current of this mighty river take you on a magical journey past the breathtaking ruins of Kom Ombo, the riveting Valley of the Kings and Queens and the extravagantly ornamented entrance to Luxor. Further afield in the north are the Painted, White and Black Deserts where photographic opportunities abound. As a bridge between Africa, Europe and Asia, Egypt is also in a primary location for migratory birds, including many herons, sandpipers and waterfowl.
  • There are over 100 pyramids in Egypt
  • Fuul tastes better than it sounds!
  • Cairo is home to Africa's only subway
  • It is now generally believed that the pyramids were not built by slaves, but by paid workers who were respected for their work
  • "Egyptomania" was a craze that swept through the western world in the 19th century, where one could easily find ancient artifacts (even mummies!) at almost any antiquities auction
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Signature Moments
  • Climbing Mount Sinai to inspect the Monastery of St. Catherine's fourth-century icons
  • Taking tea with the Bedouin in the oases
  • Learning from the archeologist at the temple sites

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