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Great Cultures of the World

Ancient Egypt

"Concerning Egypt itself I shall extend my remarks to a great length,
because there is no country that possesses so many wonders,
nor any that has such a number of works which defy description."

Herodotus, The Histories, Book II: Euterpe: 35

The Rulers of Ancient Egypt according to the Ancient King Lists

The ancient Egyptians were polytheists, worshipping a multitute of gods. The gods were an integral part of daily life and formed the foci of state religious rites and personal practises. Some were defined by their roles in the creation, some by their influence on the affairs of the living, while others were associated with particular geographic locations. The gods also played an indispensable role in mortuary rituals and the belief in a posthumous afterlife.


Alexandria, the Shining Pearl 

of the Mediterranean, and the beacon radiating its culture and heritage to the world at large. The second largest city and the main port of Egypt, Alexandria was built by the Greek architect Dinocrates (332-331 BC) on the site of an old village, Rhakotis, at the orders of  lexander the Great. The city, immortalizing Alexander's name, quickly flourished into a prominent cutural, intellectual, political, and economic metropolis, the remains of which are still evident to this day. 


The Alexandria Gallery

The fort of Qaitbay

It was built in 1480 on the ruins of the Alexandria Lighthouse to repel raiders from the Mediterranean. The medieval-style Fort was named after the Mamelouk Sultan Qaitbay, and is considered one of Alexandria's landmarks.


Al-Mursi Abul-Abbas mosque in Al-Anfushi

Situated in Al-Anfushi, this Andalusian-style mosque is the largest in the city. It was originally
built by an Islamic scholar from Murcia (now in Spain), redesigned in the 1940's by an Italian
architect, and recently renovated.

Official Internet Site of The Ministry of Tourism,
Egypt. The Egyptian Tourist Authority

The Egyptian Tourism Ministry wishes you a warm welcome to the Country of Egypt, and to Misr. Please take a moment to meet the President of Egypt and read the introduction by the Egyptian Minister of Tourism. We have a vast on-line resource about Egypt, which we constantly update. Bookmark Tour Egypt.



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