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Much more than Pyramids

The shores of Red Sea coral reefs offering superb enclosing a rich underwater life. Also old ports, which are testimony to the intense maritime activity that has shaped the history of Egypt after the Pharaohs. The mountain ranges of the shores, rich in minerals, inspired the mariners of old, who called it a sea Mare Rostrum, or Red Sea. Egypt, one of the most legendary civilizations on the planet, has a huge lucky to have this environment.

Of all the cities that surround the highlights Berenice Red Sea. This ancient city was already a commercial port 275 years before Christ. The ruins of the Temple of Semiramis are near the modern city and inside are the remains of mines emeralds Sakaita Valley, which operates from Pharaonic times until the Roman era. The Monastery of San Antonio and adjacent to San Pablo, the oldest in Egypt.

Cairo
Cairo is definitely the place to visit for anyone wanting to know Egypt, as much more than what meets imaginable.
Cairo offers a wide variety of opportunities for tourists: it is not only an architectural and artistic wealth of the ancient Egyptian civilization. In this city mingle with the pyramids and sphinxes called Coptic Cairo (full of beautiful Christian churches and monasteries that date back to fourth century AD) and Islamic Cairo with its mosques and forts.

Pyramids

Photography by Jorge-11

It is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the Middle East. It has a lively nightlife and the day its bazaars are an explosion of colors. They can find spices, perfumes, clothing typically made with Egyptian cotton and curious ornaments of metal, leather or glass.

Art lovers of ancient Egyptian civilization cannot fail to visit the step pyramid of King Zoser (built in the seventeenth century BC by the architect Imhotep), the Egyptian Museum (which displays mummies, sarcophagi and the treasures of the Tutankhamon tomb) and the famous pyramids of Giza, which currently can only visit the pyramids Kefrén and Mikerinos.

The Great Pyramid in Egyptian

Photography by upyernoz

Tourism or conservation:
One of the main problems that Egypt is facing the difficult combination of tourism with protection of their cultural and artistic heritage. No doubt the main tourist attractions of this country are the pyramids and temples of ancient Egyptian civilization. But the huge influx of visitors, together with the inevitable passage of centuries, is damaging, seriously, his most important works. One example is the pyramid of Cheops, the largest and oldest of the three pyramids of Giza, whose interior has been closed indefinitely to the public by decision of the Supreme Council of Antiquities in Egypt. This is due to the concentration of moisture in the chambers of the pyramid, which is produced by the large influx of visitors to its interior, which deteriorates the stone of which it is built. It is not the first time you performed this step because, before, the entrance to the Great Pyramid had been closed or restricted due to various problems or rehabilitation works, but never for an indefinite period.

The Great Pyramid, which has a height of 146 meters, was built as a tomb for the pharaoh Cheops during the Egyptian Old Empire, around 4500 years ago and, together with two of the Giza plateau, Kefrén and Mikerinos is the only one of the seven wonders of the ancient world still standing.

Recommendations:
Egypt is a country of warm and long distances. Therefore, sunglasses and hats or caps are necessary to protect themselves as well as a comfortable and sporty shoe to move in the city in the desert.

At the time of purchase Egyptian crafts objects must take into account that it is not possible to draw the country’s large pieces of ivory, due to the prohibition of trade in tusks, or antiques, art to prevent the plunder that the country suffered a few decades ago.

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