Five thousand years ago, a chain of city-states that lined the River Nile merged to form one of the greatest civilizations in human history.
The Ancient Egyptians existed for 3,000 years and created religious systems, impressive architecture and a unique culture that still influences and fascinates the rest of the world today.
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Our knowledgeable specialists can create a unique itinerary that visits the very best historic sites, along with a few places that you might not have known about. We've suggested a couple of sites below to help you get started.
The Pyramids of Giza symbolize the mysticism of ancient Egypt more than any other monument. Still guarded by the poised, feline figure of The Sphinx, the complex is flanked by the urban streets of Cairo on one side and endless desert on the other. The Great Pyramid of Cheops, the Pyramid of Chephr and the smaller Pyramid of Mycerinus dominate the Giza skyline and continue to attract visitors from around the world each day.
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Less than 45 miles north of Luxor, the remarkably well preserved and little-known Dendera complex rests on the western bank of the Nile. Here, surrounded by an enormous mud brick wall, lies a complex of shrines, temples, sacred lakes and tombs, all of which can be explored during a visit making this one of the most accessible historic sites in Egypt.
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