World Heritage Sites – Egypt

     Egypt is famous as the center of the Egyptian Civilization, a culture which dominated the region for thousands of years. It is fortunate that there are so many remnants from this period, and UNESCO was quick to list many of these places as World Heritage Sites. I have listed my favorites below along with a few photos.
 
    1. Memphis and its Necropolis — the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahsur (1979)
 
        The Sphinx and Pyramid at Giza    Pyramids of Giza   Another view of the Sphinx and Pyramid of Khufu at Giza
 
        Step Pyramid at Saqqara
 
    2. Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis (1979)
 
        Temple of Amun at Karnak (Ancient Thebes)   Another view of the Temple of Karnak    Queen Hatshepsut Temple, Valley of the Queens, Luxor
 
        Valley of the Kings, Luxor
 
    3. Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae (1979)
 
        Facade of Great Temple at Abu Simbel   Temple of Isis at Philae   Another view of the Temple of Isis on the island of Philae
 
    4. Islamic Cairo (1979)
 
        The Citadel at Cairo    Alabaster Mosque, Cairo   Khan al-Khalili Bazaar, Cairo

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Retired Science Teacher Currently Athletic Director at Johnston High School Travel is my passion!
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