The Egyptian people are genuinely happy to have tourists visiting their country and will always give tourists a warm welcome. They are proud to show tourist the pyramids, paradise beaches, interesting culture and a their bustling marine life.
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The site has become a site of pilgrimage for people wishing to pay their respects for those lost during the most brutal battles of the Second World War. When Germany set its eyes on the Suez Canal, the Allies knew they had to defeat their troops or risk a serious blow to their ability to acquire supplies. The battle come to an end (80 000 soldiers died) and the Allies reigned victorious, making the event one of the most decisive moments of the war as a whole. The rows of graves in the various war cemeteries are a permanent reminder of the tragic loss that each country involved sustained. But it is not just a somber place of relic of the past, it also has glorious beaches, lapped by sparkling water, that makes it the perfect place to appreciate life and its moments of pleasure.
12.COLOSSI OF MEMNON
Of the little remains of the once impressive Amenhotep’s memorial temple, the two imposing statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III, erected to guard the ancient entrance, still stand watch some 3,400 years later. Tourists can venture to the shores of the Nile and revel at the giant manmade sculptures. Tourists can also view the two smaller figures of the Pharaoh’s wife, Tiy, and mother, Mutemwia and the sandstone panel carvings that showcase images of the Nile’s god Hapy. Even if most of the Colossi has been lost to weather an the ages, travelers can still get a sense of the wonder this site once held.
Originally the capital of ancient Egypt, the city was also the King’s residence and the political and administrative center until around 2,200 BC. It was one of the larger, if not the biggest cities of its era with impressive fortifications and temples, largely to Ptah the god of creation and artworks. Archaeological digging in the area has uncovered a Temple of Ptah and sculptures, including a sphinx and the Colossus of Ramses II. These are now housed in the outdoor Memphis Museum in Mit Rihina. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.
Known as the only Roman Amphitheatre in Egypt it is situated in the middle of the city. This well preserved amphitheatre was discovered by accident in 1960 – the small amphitheatre still largely intact, its lower-level stage surrounded by 13 marble terraces, once providing seating for up to 800 people. It is estimated to date back to the 4th century, with original features like seat numbers still visible. Around the amphitheatre, other Roman ruins such as baths, villas and floor mosaics can also be visited, along with a small collection of artifacts excavated from the area.
15.VALLEY OF THE QUEENS
Situated on the West Bank of the Nile, the hidden Y-shaped ravine is an ancient burial site where the wives of the reigning Pharaohs from the 18th, 19th, and 20th dynasties were buried. The valley is not only the burial grounds for the royal wives and children, but is also home to a number of other tombs of members of the royal families, including princesses and princes. Queen Nefertari’s tomb is the most famous and is widely considered to be the finest in Egypt. The completely restored tomb is only occasionally opened to tourists. Nefertari was one of the five wives of Ramses II, and the tomb he built for his favourite queen is a grand shrine to her beauty and a testament of his love for her. Among its ornate decoration it features colorful scenes upon its chamber walls and golden stars adorning the ceiling.