So many guide books to Egypt are available today that another may seem unnecessary. But i hope that this one will serve a useful purpose: no other guidebook offers as much descriptive information on the tombs and temples of Egypt or such a large collection of photographs, maps and plans. It is intended for visitors who wish to examine Egypt monuments in detail, trace the development of their decorative programs, compare the the works of different artisans, or try to better understand the purpose the monuments were meant to serve. it is also meant to be used after a visit to Egypt, as a reminder of sites visited and painting enjoyed.

Outline Egyptian History

We owe the division of Egypt’s ancient history into thirty royal Dynasties from Menes to Alexander the Great to an Egyptian historian called Manetho

Dynasties and Kings of Ancient Egypt

Dynasties Kings Ancient Egypt, the Egyptian Empire. it is sometimes known as the Egyptian Empire, it began with the expulsion of the Hyksos rulers from the eastern delta

Ancient Egyptian Religion, The Gods and Myths of Ancient Egypt

It is impossible to appreciate the art and architecture of Ancient Egypt without a knowledge of Egyptian religion , this , however , is a complicated and...

Cairo, Egypt Introduction and History

Cairo's architectural monuments rank among humanity’s great achievements. Recognizing that their preservation is a matter of importance to the whole world

The Pyramids of Giza

These pyramids were constructed between c 2589 and 2530 BC by three of the rulers of the 4 Dyn., Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and Menkaure (Mycerinus)

The Egyptian Museum, The history of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo

The Egyptian museum is the only Museum in Egypt that was built and intended to be a Museum, The Egyptian Museum was a great idea invented by great...

The Egyptian Museum, King Tut Collection

A Brief history of the King Tutankhamun Collection: King Tut Rooms, one of the most exciting collection in the Egyptian museum, Museum of Cairo....

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Narmer Palette

The first Dynasty begins with the legendary Narmer. The Ancient Egyptians since the New kingdom recorded on their monuments his name as their first King.

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Rosetta Stone

The Rosetta stone is a dark grey- pinkish originally thought to be basalt in composition with writing on it in two languages. Egyptian and Greek.

The Step Pyramid at Saqqara, Djoser Step Pyramid

The Step Pyramid at Saqqara: Saqqara is an important archaeological site. It was used for burial since the 1st Dynasty until the Greek and Roman period...

Luxor, Egypt-Introduction and History

The ancient city of stood on both sides of the Nile. Luxor became paramount among the cities of Egypt...

Luxor, Egypt

Luxor, Egypt has marvelous monuments, Luxor, Egypt despite large number of tourists it attracts- Discover Luxor, open source guide to Luxor, Egypt...

Valley of the Kings Luxor | Excursions, Tours, Day Tours

Valley of the Kings Tour, this will be a tour to remember-Our Valley of the Kings Tour led by experienced Tour Guides- Book Valley of the Kings Tour Online

Temple of Queen Hatshepsut

No doubt that the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Dayr Al- Bahari in Luxor is the most famous of Egyptian temples...

Karnak Temple, Karnak Luxor, Egyptian Temples

Karnak Temple is a difficult site to understand, The earliest structures found at Karnak Temple date to the Middle Kingdom over 2000 BC, the complex covers

Luxor Temple, Luxor Temple Legend

Luxor Temple: In fact, the name Luxor comes from the Arabic al- Uksur. Like the temples at Karnak, Luxor Temple has undergone numerous changes...

Valley of the Queens in Luxor

The most impressive tomb at Valley of the Queens and open today for visitors is that of Amon-Hir-Khopshef..

The Colossi of Memnon | Temple of Amenhetep III Luxor Egypt

known in Arabic as " Kawm al-Haitan", was the largest temple ever built in Egypt. When completed

Madinat Habu | Luxor Excursions, Habu Temple

Madinat Habu is one of Egypt's best preserved and most interesting temples. Its name in Arabic and means" The City of Habu" perhaps a reference to...

Tutankhamun’s Tomb | Valley of the Kings

This famous tomb is amongst the smallest in the Valley of the Kings. Nevertheless it contained treasures which may have represented ...

Dayr al-Madina (The Ancient Village) | Luxor Egypt

Several architectural differences set the tombs of the workers who lived in the Village of Dayr al-Madina apart from other private tombs at Luxor

Tombs of the Nobles, Luxor attractions

Of the several thousand nobles' tombs identified in the Theban Necropolis, nineteen are today open to the public. They span a period of nearly hundr

Dandara Temple, Temple of Hathor

Lying about 70 Kilometers north of Luxor, the Ptolemaic temple at Dandara is one of the best preserved monuments in Egypt and well worth a visit Dandara...

Abydos Temple, Temple of Seti I, Nile Valley

For several thousand years, the site of Abydos flourished as a cemetery for the people Egypt. The most famous building at Abydos today is ‘Temple of Seti I'

The Temple of Edfu, Ancient Egypt

Edfu which is situated between Esna and Aswan is a site with a long standing tradition, No ancient monument in the world can match it...

Kom Ombo Temple, Aswan attractions, Nile Cruise Tours

Kom Ombo Temple is situated on a hill at Kom Ombo city south of Aswan, Kom Ombo (the ancient Nubyt) means hill of ombos. At this point there is a curve...

Aswan Egypt| Excursions, Tours, Day trips

Aswan a highlight of Egypt and reason alone to pay a visit to Egypt. Aswan is the finest place to go sailing on the Nile and was once..

High Dam Aswan

Arabic Al-Sadd al-Ālī, rock fill dam across the Nile River, at Aswan, Egypt, completed in 1970 but officially opened in 1971

Unfinished Obelisk Aswan

One of the most famous stone objects that is left from ancient Egypt in Aswan is the unfinished obelisk, taller than any known obelisk ever raised

Philae Temple Aswan

The tiny island of Philae captured the imagination of countless travelers to Egypt from early times. It was famed for its beauty...

Abu Simbel Temple, Aswan

Abu Simbel Temple Carved out of a mountainside in the 13th century BC, Abu Simbel Temple was dedicated to three of Egypt’s pre-eminent deities.