Egypt is a beautiful and geographically varied country, with the Nile river crossing the country from south to north, the Mediterranean Sea along the north coast offering sumptuous sunsets and exceptional panoramas, vegetation as diverse as it is lush, delicious fruit and vegetables in abundance, and an extraordinary cuisine which delight the foreign guests’ taste buds! If you like history, you’re in for a treat in Egypt!
There are traces of civilization dating back to the age of Ancient Pharaohs and beyond!
For a long time, the country belonged to the Pharaonic civilization and was in turn conquered by Hyksos, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Crusaders, Ottomans, and British.
Here are some reasons why you should consider one of our Egypt vacation suggestions in 2022.
Prince Muhammad Ali Palace
The sumptuous Muhamed Ali’s Palace also known as “Manial Palace” dates from the 18th century and was the seat of the county of Prince Mohamed Ali. Perched on a cliff in the region and island of Manial, it’s a very photogenic place.
The place is decorated with a profusion of sculptures with intricate details, symbolism, and expressiveness of ancient Islamic art and scenes showing many traditional Islamic architecture styles including Ottoman, Moorish, Persian, and the rooms are also equipped with sumptuous furniture and rare antiques.
Actually, when you step your foot inside the palace you will be fascinated by the ceramic tile work of the entryway and the mosque were created by the Armenian ceramist David Ohannessian, originally from Kutahya.
The rest of the building is decorated with more sculptures by well-known- European artists, Arabic wood windows.
Giza Pyramids site is an Egyptian national symbol and made it to the top finalists in the competition of the 7 new wonders of the world. Yap, the Egyptians are pretty proud of it!
Near the Giza Pyramids, you can find the Great Sphinx by the Chephren one, the head of a pharaoh with a lion’s body dates from the time of Chephren.
Later on, you can proceed to visit the Valley Temple which belongs to the Pyramids of Chephren.
According to Egyptologists, this ancient temple served definitely two functions: First, it was used for the purification of the mummy of the king before its burial. Second, it was used for making the Mummification process of the king.
Roman theater in Alexandria
This place will leave you completely in awe. Roman theater in Alexandria, also known as Alexandria Theatron in Ancient Greece, is an ancient site with gigantic columns dedicated to the old roman caesars of Roma.
The Roman theater of Alexandria is one of the best-preserved Greco-Roman theaters. It was the Roman Empire’s biggest theater in Africa at that time, of which only several columns and a colossal base remain.
Smaller than the theater, the Sawary site, also known as Pompey’s Pillar is the second attraction of the site. Together they form an extremely impressive archaeological ensemble that would make the cities of Athens and Rome blush!