The history of Egypt goes back to more than 10,000 years with ancient fossils proving this fact.
King Menes founded the first United Kingdom established in Egypt in the 31st century BC. Menes also found the 1st dynasty of the Old Kingdom period of ancient Egypt.
A period that is famous for building the magnificent pyramids that today attract thousands of travelers to tour Egypt to view the greatness of the constructions of the Pharaohs.
The Pharaohs rule over Egypt for 27 centuries. With some intermediate periods, as historians prefer to call them, the ancient Egyptians were able to create a civilization that is unique in its sciences, achievements, and architecture.
When Alexander the great had died in the 4th century BC, after he acquired Egypt, the country became a Ptolemaic kingdom that owed for more than 3 centuries before the Romans took control of Egypt.
In the 7th century AD, the Museums coming from the Arabian Peninsula took control of Egypt.
Many Moslem dynasties including the Fatimids, the Ayyubids, the Mamluks, the Ottomans and the royal family of Mohamed Ali ruled Egypt until the revolution of 1952 that declared Egypt as a republic with the first president being Mohamed Naguib.
Today thousands of tourists travel to Egypt every year. The most important tourist destinations in Egypt would definitely include Cairo, the capital, Alexandria, Aswan, Luxor, Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh, and the oases of the Western Desert.
In Cairo, the tourists, spending their holidays in Egypt , would visit the pyramids of Giza, the most popular monument in the world. Cairo has a lot to offer to travelers who tour Egypt. There is the also the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities displaying hundreds of spectacular exhibits including the treasures of Tut Ankh Amun. Other places of interest in Cairo include the Saladin Citadel, the ancient necropolis of Saqqara, Memphis, and Khan El Khalili touristic market. This is includes a large number of museums, historical mosques, and churches.
Many travelers who go on trips to Egypt have started during the past decade to prefer including a Nile Cruise journey between Luxor and Aswan to their travel package in Egypt. These ships are deluxe, offer the highest standards of services and facilities and provide the guests with an inclusive visits' program. The most important attractions in Luxor include the Temple of Karnak, the Temple of Luxor, the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut, the Colossi of Memnon, and many other remarkable historical sites. In Aswan, the visitors who enjoy their holidays in Egypt would explore the High Dam, the Temple of Philae, and the Unfinished Obelisk.
Away from historical sites, travelers who plan to enjoy a vacation in Egypt may prefer the spectacular beaches of the Red Sea. Cities like Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada are popular resorts with amazing beaches and unmatched opportunities for diving and snorkeling in the rich underwater environment of the Red Sea. In the afternoon and late at night, these two destinations offer the tourists who are on holidays in Egypt with a huge variety of places to visit and activities to do. This includes restaurants, shops, nightclubs, discos, and many other options.
The Egyptian oases of the Western Desert began attracting many people from all over the globe to go on trips to Egypt. With attractions like the White Desert, the Black Desert, many natural water springs, and the Crystal Mountains, the Western Desert of Egypt welcomes numerous travelers who tour Egypt. Historical monuments of the Western Desert include the Valley of the Mummies, the Temple of the Oracle of Amun, and the Temple of Hibis.
Another interesting destination in Egypt is surly Alexandria. This city established by Alexander the Great in the 4th century BC is a destination of unique magic. The attractions of Alexandria include the Qaitbay Fort, the Roman Amphitheater, the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, the Greco-Roman Museum, and the Montazah complex of gardens.
There is nothing really that a tourist can not do in the land of the Nile. Egypt is among the most popular tourist destinations for travelers from all over the globe. When planning for your next vacation, always consider booking a package in Egypt, an unparallel culture, a huge number of monuments dating from different periods of time, and the hospitality of the Egyptians who will make you feel at home.