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  • Cairo

    Cairo

    Cairo

    The captial of Egypt and the largest city in Africa, the name means "the victorious city". As the region's principal commercial, administrative, and tourist centre.
  • Alexandria

    Alexandria

    Alexandria

    Egypt's second largest city (3.5 million people), its largest seaport and the country's window onto the Mediterranean Sea. No city in Egypt has history as rich as that of Alexandria which witnessed so many historic events and legends!
  • Luxor

    Luxor

    Luxor

    Luxor hosts one third of the whole monuments and antiquities of the world. Therefore, it is considered one of the most important tourism spots in Egypt and maybe in the whole world.
  • Aswan

    Aswan

    Aswan

    Aswan is the 3rd largest city in Egypt and the biggest in Upper Egypt. Aswan was the ancient Egyptians' gateway to Africa. Today Aswan is major stop for may Nile cruise ships depart from Luxor to Aswan everyday.
  • Sharm Elsheikh

    Sharm Elsheikh

    Sharm El Sheikh

    Sharm is the the jewel of Egyptian tourism industry now. The city offer some of the finest places for diving and snorkeling in the world, it offers great value for money if compared with many diving spots in the world.
  • Hurhgada

    Hurhgada

    Hurghada

    Hurghada today is a world centre for sea sports such as diving, snorkelling, sailing, windsurfing, and deep-sea fishing. The unique offshore underwater gardens are justifiably famous amongst divers

Pyramid of El-Lahoun

The site of El - Lahoun is the southernmost pyramid structure in Egypt. Its builders reduced the amount of work necessary to construct it by ingeniously using as its foundation and core a 12 meter high natural limestone hill. The pyramid core is composed of cross walls of limestone over knoll of rock (3 courses are seen to the left, the lower 2 are covered with the lower 2 are covered with hornet mud nests). Binding the bricks together are small amounts of mortar and a filling of sand.

The pyramid of Senusret II in Lahun was built on a high hill that is 13 meters high and it was constructed out of mud bricks, the same as the Pyramid of Amenemhat III which was built in Hawara. The pyramid is 48 meters high and the length of its base is 106 meters. The pyramid, the same as many pyramids that were constructed in the area, was coated with limestone.

The entrance of the pyramid of Lahun was built in its southern side, the same as the pyramid of Hawara, and unlike all the other pyramids of Egypt. The entrance leads to a number of complicated corridors that surround the burial room in a unique design to trick thieves. The coffin of the king which was made of light red granite was found in the burial chamber.

Some ruins of the mortuary temple of the pyramid are still remaining to the east of the pyramid. There are also some small pyramids that belong to the queens and princess of the royal family of Senusret II.

The area hosts a number of other sites like the necropolis of Lahun, the workers villages, and the tomb of mkat that goes back to the 13th dynasty.

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Pyramids of Saqqara
Saqqara is one of the most extensive archaeological sites in Egypt
Pyramid of Meidum
It is one of those sites that had, and still keeps, lots of secrets!!
Pyramids of Giza
Among the major tourist sites, only one considered to be the top of the list
Pyramid of Dahshour
The most important Cemetery which belonged to the vast necropolis
abu sir pyramids
Pyramids of Abusir
belong to the fourth dynasty and located at a 2.5 KM to the north of Sakkara
Pyramid of Hawara
Pyramids of Hawara
Made for Amenemhet III of the 12th Dynasty

pyramid of el lisht
Pyramids of El_Lisht
located about 100 kilometers south of Cairo- and dates back the 12th dynasty
abu rawash
Pyramids of Abu Rawash
The pyramid itself has a massive 49m channel cut into the bedrock
Pyramid of Lahoun
Pyramid of Lahoun
built as tomb of king of Senusret II!
Pyramid of Egypt
How the pyramdis we built

Other Egypt tombs:

Tombs of the Kings
Tombs of the Kings (Luxor)
The Valley of the Kings was the royal cemetery for 62 Pharaohs
Tombs of the queens
Tombs of the queens (Luxor)
The Valley of the Queens is an isolated cemetery
Tombs of the Noblemen
Tombs of the Noblemen at Thebes(Luxor)
The Valley of The Nobles is locatThe site has rock cut tombs of Nobles
deir Elmadina
Tombs of the Workers of Deir el-Medineh (Luxor)
Deir El Medina is one of the interesting historical sites which are commonly
Tombs of Tell Al Amrna
Tombs of Tell Al Amrna
Akhenaton or Amenhotep VI was the 10th Pharaoh of the 18th dynasty
Tombs of Beni Hassan
Tombs of Beni Hassan
Situated about 20 kilometers to the South of the city Al Minya
Tombs of the Noblemen
Tombs of San Al Hager
Tanis or San El Hagar, as it is called today, was once the capital of ancient Egypt
Tombs of Aswan
Tombs of Aswan
Tanis or San El Hagar, as it is called today, was once the capital of ancient Egypt
Tombs of Tell Al Amrna
Tombs of the Oases
The Bahariya Oasis is the northernmost oasis of Egypt
Tombs of the Noblemen
Mastaba tombs of the Old Kingdom (Saqqara, Giza)
The Saqqara complex is one of the most