The charm of ancient Egypt
Egypt is the destination par excellence for those who love ancient civilizations; the pyramids, the numerous temples, the obelisks and the royal tombs are absolutely unmissable.
Our trip to Egypt will start from the south, from Lake Nasser and Abu Simbel one of the country’s iconic and world-famous sites.
The Abu Simbel temple, and the nearby temple dedicated to Nefertari, were built under the reign of one of the longest-lived and most powerful pharaohs in history: Ramses II.
Ramesses, or Ramses, built impressive temples throughout the kingdom but Abu Simbel remains the best preserved masterpiece despite the whole site being dismantled and rebuilt in a different place to prevent it from being submerged by the water following the construction of the dam. Aswan.
Aswan is also the beginning of our cruise that will take us silently along the Nile and that will allow us to visit some temples that rise on the banks of the river.
The Kom Ombo temple is a must, the temple is dedicated to the crocodile-headed god Sobek; the walls of the temple are engraved with countless hieroglyphs and the museum houses some mummified crocodiles.
The temple of Edfu is the most impressive of the temples that are visited during the cruise on the Nile; it is dedicated to the god Horus and has some amazing features.
The temple of Edfu preserves the Great Hall of Columns, a fantastic hypostyle hall with large decorated columns, the Great Courtyard on the sides of which there are two rows of columns and a precious nilometer, which is considered the most important element of the temple as it was used to measure the water level of the Nile.
The final stop of the cruise will take us to Luxor where the temples of Krnak and Luxor will enchant with their splendor made of avenues of sphinxes, tall columns with floral capitals, hieroglyphs and colossal statues.
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The Valley of the Kings and Queens is the necropolis of the pharaohs who built their very rich and gigantic tombs full of precious objects in this place.
It is precisely in the Valley of the Kings that the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun was found still intact, whose finds are kept in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
Hurghada is a unique destination for diving in the Red Sea but is also full of shops, restaurants and clubs.
The Trans-African journey ends in Cairo, the city of the Pyramids and the Sphinx, the city of a thousand fascinating minarets and monuments and above all the brand new Egyptian Museum which houses unique collections such as the funeral equipment and the funerary mask of Tutankhamun.