Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt grips the imagination, touches the soul and inspires the uninspired. You simply can’t escape over 7000 years of historical influence Ancient Egypt enjoys.

The legacy of Ancient Egypt, with names like Ramses, Nefertiti and Tutankhamen and places like the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx echoes in art, literature and popular culture.

When Alexander the Great conquered Egypt, Ancient Egyptian priests proclaimed him pharaoh after the oracle of Siwa declared Alexander to be a descendant of Amun, the chief deity of Ancient Egypt.

Ptolemy I, one of Alexander’s generals, succeeded Alexander as pharaoh and established the Ptolemaic dynasty.

Cleopatra, a direct descendant of Ptolemy I, was the last Greek ruler of Egypt.

During a Roman civil war, Augustus put an end to centuries of Ptolemaic rule when Cleopatra sided with Marc Anthony against Augustus. After winning the war, Augustus made Egypt a province of Rome. Respecting the tradition of the house of Ptolemy, the Caesars of Rome continued to honour Ancient Egyptian religion.

The continuous homage offered by Greek and Roman rulers to the local traditions of Ancient Egypt is the essence of Greco Roman culture in Egypt. Greco Roman art, architecture and ruins attest to the importance of Egypt in their regard. After the collapse of the Roman Empire, Greco Roman Egypt became a part of the Byzantine Empire until the Arab Muslim conquest.

Travel to Egypt to see breathtaking temples, fascinating mummies and stunning artwork. Ancient Egypt is truly a cradle of civilization.

Tombs of the Nobles
Giza Plateau
The Egyptian Museum
Karnak Temple Complex
Valley of the Kings
Valley of the Queens
Colossi of Memnon
Pompey's Pillar
Graeco-Roman Museum
Hot-air Balloon Ride
Temple of Dendera
Temple of Philae
Saqqara Step Pyramid
The Red Pyramid of Dahshur
The Solar Boat Museum
Temple of Luxor
Temple of Hatshepsut
Catacombs of Kom el-Shouqafa
Aswan Souk
Bawati Museum
Abu Simbel Sound and Light Show
The Great Sphinx
Roman Amphitheatre of Kom el-Dikka
Villa of the Birds
The Temple of Kom Ombo
Medinet Habu
Maidum Pyramid
Serabit el Khadem Temple
Deir Al-Haggar
Temple of Horus in Edfu
Temple of Kalabsha
Seti I Temple
Temple of the Oracle
Ain Um Dabadib