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Welcome to civilization! It may not look like it as you walk through Khan el-Khalili, Egypt's most famous market, but Egypt has over five thousand years of recorded history, and the society created by the successive pharaohs has been a blueprint for many peoples since.

When the name Egypt is mentioned, many first thoughts flit to the iconic Pyramids of Giza. The pyramids more than live up to their four thousand years of hype upon viewing, and although the sole survivor of the Seven Wonders of the World is swarmed by visitors, their majesty hasn't been diminished.

Also worth a visit are the museums that showcase this rich history, especially the Royal Mummy Room in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. There's much more to do in Egypt however than just marvel at one of the cornerstone's of civilization. You can spend a day wandering round the colourful maze of markets, haggling with the local shop-keepers, try to find yourself a spot on the beaches of southern Sinai, or take a…

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Dahabiyya Cruises on the Nile

Dahabiyya Cruises on the Nile

8 days from £1,475 per person including flights
Cruise the Nile in style on board beautifully refurbished ‘Dahabiyyas’. The favoured transport of 19th century aristocrats and carrying a maximum of just 12 passengers, they provide a relaxed and intimate small group alternative to ‘regular’ Nile cruises.   

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  • Egypt and the Nile

    The Pyramids, the Sphinx, the Museums, the Nile, Aswan... the difficulty with travelling around Egypt is what you'll have to miss!

  • Cairo and The Pyramids

    To really visit Cairo you need to experience both ends of the scale: spend hours peacefully tracing Egypt's history in the Egyptian Museum, and hours negotiating the alleyways of goods and noise making up the bazaar, Khan-el-Khalili.

  • Journey Down the Nile

    The Nile river is like a highway between the treasures of the ancient Egyptian world. It's a simple trip that deserves to be on the 'do before you die' list - a Nile cruise is the way the Pharaohs travelled.

  • Try Underwater Photography in Nuweiba

    Look at an underwater photo competition and there's a fair chance some of the best Red Sea images have been taken in Nuweiba, Egypt. Nuweiba is on the Sinai Peninsula, about an hour up the coast from the bustle of Sharm el Sheik. Without the crowds, pho

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You can also enjoy in Egypt the events and festivals all the year round. Festivals in Egypt are a religious significant and traditional were the cultural heritage in Egypt is a mixture between different era from pharaohs to Jewish, Coptic and Islamic era.

Festivals and Events are part of the cultural heritage of Egypt which presents the society in a cheerful way.

The scope of Egypt's history

The scope of Egypt's history is difficult to comprehend where it covers more than five thousand years, and encompasses the origin of civilization, the rise of the Greeks and Romans, the establishment of the Jewish, Christian and Islamic religions, the colonial era when first France and then the English ruled the country, and finally, a return to independence.

Egypt is a very critical spot in the Middle East where it plays an important role politically, religiously, and culturally.. Etc.

An earliest detailed of warfare was recorded in Egypt thousands of years ago, while the world's last global war, World War II was also ended in Egypt.

Egypt is not limited to its famous publicity as the land of pharaohs, the pyramids, and the Sphinx, as in reality, Egypt is a Million square Kilometers of oases and deserts, bordered by the Blue Mediterranean, the Red Sea and the Silvery green water of the Nile, it's the largest open air museum where you will find a great sense of antiquity, unique attractions abounding in each part of the country.

All the mystery legends about Egypt’s ancient civilization make your holiday a unique one, whether visitor is seeking ancient history, arts, architecture, or just a relaxation along the soft green banks of the River Nile. Whether he is seeking Desert camping, Safaris, Wind surfing, fishing or Diving, or just relaxation along the Egyptian white soft sunny sandy beaches by the Mediterranean or the Red sea, EGYPT is the place to visit for its friendly people and almost all year around sunshine.

Egypt has it all, is a very true saying, as Egypt is a unique combination between Ancient and Modern, Old and New, Through the history Egypt has passed through many periods and decades that covers Pharaohnic, Greco, Roman, Ptolemy, Jewish, Coptic, and Islamic in addition to Modern history of Egypt.

Additional to the pleasant weather can be enjoyed most of the year, the visitors can enjoy more leisurely Holidays by the beaches, practicing all sorts of sea sports including Diving, Snorkeling, Wind surfing, and Fishing.

The Egyptian Desert is world known of its beauty, calmness, and limitless landscapes of beautiful scenic views, a desert Safari or just a stay for few days in one of our virgin Oasis should be considered as a change in ones monotony Modern life.

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Great review! Makes me want to go even more.

Unesco Heritage Site of Iran, Imam Square Esfahan

Imam Square was built in 1598 A.D during the reign of Shah Abass first the Great. This immense square measures 162 meters from east to the west and 512 meters from north to the south. Imam Sq, or as it was originally called Naghsh-e Jahan, is the second biggest square in the world.

On the eastern side of the square is located magnificent Sheikh Lotf-Alahh Mosque, known as the Ladies Mosque, at the south is located the Great Jame Abassi Mosque, at the western side is located Ali Gapu Palace which was the govermental palace of Safavid Dynasty, and at the northern side of the square is located Leading Qeysariye Bazaar.

Surrounded by bazaars, each profession has its own quarter, like copper work bazaars, carpet bazaars and more.

Naghshe Jahan Square means == Image of the World Square. officially known as Imam Square , formerly known as Shah Square situated at the center of Isfahan city, Iran.

Syria, Ugrait land of alphabet

it is said to be that ugrait in syria is the land of alphabet, can one tell me in which time founded the alphabet?

Hello averybody,

i want to recommend my country iran,

iran is located in middle east and its the biggest country in there,

the area of iran is 1,478,658 km

the populations is: more than 72,000,000 people

the capital is: tehran

the most important city in any view are: tehran, isfahan(esfahan), mashad, tabriz

for travel to iran to making iran tour and tours to iran i suggest the most flexiblety one as irtouring.com

Welcome to the land of Aryans

would like to know what weather is like in march in eygpt

planning to go on holiday in march where is hot

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Have a look at our World Weather Guide for the average temperatures - there's a link on the bottom of the page: www.worldreviewer.com/world-weather

Or have a look at our 'Where's hot in March' article: www.worldreviewer.com/info/wheres-hot-march.html for more ideas

Hello,

he holiday planing in there looks like a weather in iran, when i was for tours to iran, iran tours also is good, and a weather in egypt at the march is lovely and i think its the best time o get it,

the iran tours sites is www.irtouring.com

what is the weather like in sharm el shiek at the start of january?

weather in sharm el shiek in january in degrees

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Have a look at our World Weather Guide: www.worldreviewer.com/world-weather for the average temperatures.

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what is the weather forcast for november in egypt?

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Have a look down at our World Weather Guide link at the bottom of this page for a weather overview.

Because Egypt switches back to winter time at an earlier date than Europe, daylight hours don't extend late into the evening in October. That being said, it is a lovely warm season with more than enough sunshine to enjoy throughout the day. To answer your question, I would say the sun goes downs around 5:30 to 6 pm.

Want time does the sun go down in late October

Planning on going last week October 09 but been told sun goes down early limiting your time in the sun. Be grateful for truthful answer.

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