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The Egyptian monuments

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The ancient Egyptian monuments from the beginning of Pharaonic civilization. Find information about all the Egyptian monuments in all the classical Egyptian cities like Cairo, Luxor, Alexandria, and Aswan.

  • Church of Saint Serguis (Abu Serga)

    christian candels egyptThe church of Saint Serguis is situated to the north of the Coptic Museum, down a narrow cobbled lane, and lies some three meters below street level. The church is dedicated to two Roman officers, Serguis and Bacchus, who were martyred in Syria in 303. The earliest part of the building dates from the fifth

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  • The Coptic Churches

    coptic cairo hanging churchThe early Coptic churches were rebuilt and restored many times and again over the centuries, often reusing wood and stonework. For this reason some materials in a church may be of earlier date than the structure itself. Although

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  • Old Cairo

    coptic cairo glass workOld Cairo, Masr al Qadima, lies within the old Roman fortress of Babylon, which was not only a walled but a heavily fortified city, with a narrow streets and cobbled alleys. How the name of the famous Babylon came to be echoed in Egypt is not unknown. The Coptic historian John, who lived at

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  • Royal Opera House In Cairo

    royal opera house cairoIn occasion of opening Suez Canal, Khedive Ismaeal gave instructions to build an Opera House to be a part of the celebration for his European guests. It was designed in the model of "Loscala" Opera House in Milano by Italian architects Rossi & Petro Avoscani (who designed Ras El Tin Palace in Alexandria).

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  • Cairo Tower

    CAIRO TOWER AT NIGHTCairo Tower is considered one the famous land marks of modern Cairo. It has been the tallest concrete building in Egypt at 187 m , stands on Gizerah island in the river Nile close to Down Town. The Tower was designed

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  • Edfu Temple

    Edfu templE aswanEdfu is a small sized city located on the west bank of the Nile River between Esna and Aswan, with a population of approximately sixty thousand people. Edfu is the site of the Ptolemaic Temple of Horus and an ancient settlement, the town is known for the major Ptolemaic temple, built between 237 BCE and 57 BCE, into the

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  • Abusimbel Temples

    Abusimbel temple aswanAbusimbel Is one of the most fantastic places in the world which is classified as a world heritage by the UNSECO. It was built by Ramses II who dedicated it to the four national gods of Egypt: Ptah, Ra, Amun, and himself -Ramses II-as a deified king, son of Ra. Besides Karnak, this is the most impressive temple in Egypt

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  • Medinet Habu

    Habu temple luxorHabu Temple Is situated in the western bank of the Nile in Luxor, was built by King Ramses III who was one of the great warriors of Egypt. The king is represented in the traditional scene of the Pharaoh holding his enemies by his left hand, and smiting them with his mace held on his right hand. It is considered a large temple if compared with Kom Ombo temple

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  • Kom el Shoqafa Catacombs

    catacombs alexandriaKom esh-Shoqafa is a rocky plateau situated between the ancient villages of Karmuz and Minia el-Bassal. This is where the village and fishing port of Rhakotis, the oldest part of Alexandria that predates Alexander the Great, was located. This is

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  • El Mursi Abul Abbas Mosque

    morsi mosque alexandriaEl-Mursi Abul-Abbas Mosque is a famous mosque in Alexandria, which is dedicated to the Alexandrian Sufi Emam el-Mursi Abul Abbas. Constructed in 1775 by the Algerian Sheikh Abu-El-Hassan

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  • The Roman Amphitheatre

    roman theater alexandriaOver 30 years of excavation have uncovered many Roman remains including this well-preserved theater with galleries, sections of mosaic flooring and marble seats for up to 800 spectators. In Ptolemaic times, this area was the park of pan and pleasure garden. The theater at one point may had been roofed over to serve as an Odium for musical

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  • Pompay's Pillar

    pillar alexandriaThe pillar is considered the largest ancient monument in Alexandria.It is rising from the ruins of the ancient and famous serepion(temple of serapis). This column of red Aswan granite with a Corinthian capital, standing on a badly ruined substructure and rising to a height of

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  • The Qaitbay's Fort

    Qaytbay fortress alexandriaThe Qaitbay Fort in Alexandria is considered one of the most important defensive strongholds,not  only in Egypt but also along the Mediterranean sea coast.It formulated an important port of the fortification system of Alex in the 15th century A.D. About 1480 A.D,The mameluk sultan Al-Ashraf Qaitbay fortified the place as part of

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  • Queen Hatshepsut's temple

    Queen Hatshepsut temple luxorQueen Hatshepsuit was one of the kings of ancient Egypt, ruled over the country for almost 20 years. She held all the titles of an ancient Egyptian king (son of god Ra, King of upper and lower Egypt, the lord of the two ladies, Horus, and Golden Horus), for that reason she made male statues for herself shown with muscles, and

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  • The Queens' Valley

    valley of queens luxorThe valley of the Queens is located on the west bank at Luxor, houses 78 tombs of the Queens of the 18th, 19th, and 20th dynasties. The most famous tomb among them is the tomb of Queen Nefertari wife of King Ramsses II.

    The kings' Valley

    vally of the kings luxorWas the cemetery of Luxor for the kings of the 18th dynasty to the 22nd dynasty, started by King Thutmosis I or His daughter Queen Hatshepsut. It accommodates 65 tombs. The valley is located on the west bank of the Nile in Luxor, the village around the valley is called

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  • Khan El-khalili Bazaar

    khan elkhalili productsPart of Islamic Cairo, almost 1100 years old. It was first for selling dry food and the traders used to travel from allover Egypt to Cairo to sell their goods in the market. Later was switched into a tourist bazaar. The main building consists of 5 stories, the

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  • Islamic Cairo

    Al aqmar mosque islamic CairoThe most interesting part of your Egypt trip is Islamic Medieval Cairo with all the fascinating Islamic architecture, and the very rich elements of the ancient complexes, Saabils, & the Mashrabiyya art work. Cairo is an

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  • The Citadel Of Salah Ad-din

    citadel saladin cairoThe citadel was founded by Salah Ad-din in 1168, and it was completed by his nephew King Al-Aadel. It is located on a high hill named Moqqattam overlooks the old city of Cairo from the eastern side. Salah Ad-din was the ruler over Egypt for 24

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  • Memphis

    memphisThe very ancient capital city of Egypt, was founded by king Nar-Mer the founder of the very first dynasty, and the unifier of the two lands of Egypt; upper Egypt, and lower Egypt. The city was named after the name of king Pipi's pyramid Men-Nefer meaning Beatiful and Stable, which was later pronounced as Memphis by the Greek when they have been in

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