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015_sphinx_and_the_pyramidEgypt is a transcontinental country situated mainly in North Africa with the Sinai Peninsula forming a land bridge in Southwest Asia. It is one of the most populated countries in Africa and the Middle East with an estimated population of 77 million people – the vast majority of which live on the banks of the River Nile. It is one of those destinations you just have to see in your lifetime.Egypt is famous for its ancient civilisations and is home to some of the worlds most photographed and studied artefacts. This dynamic and culturally sophisticated kingdom grew into one of the greatest civilisations of the ancient world and it is this well documented history and well preserved monuments and artefacts that have attracted visitors for hundreds of years. Although it is a much visited tourist destination you should not be put off by the idea of large crowded tours. Egypt can be explored exclusively with a private guide.

Explore the world’s finest ancient tombs and temples and enjoy all the Nile has to offer on a cruise boat. Enjoy scuba diving in the Red Sea or take a first class train ride down to Alexandria.

Some of Egypt’s most famous monuments include the Giza Pyramid complex with its Great Sphinx, the Karnak Temple and the Valley of he Kings in the southern city of Luxor.

Egyptian culture has a recorded history dating back some 6000 years – after the Pharaonic era, it came under the influence of Hellenism, Christianity, and later Arab and Islamic culture. It is in Egypt’s ancient civilisation where western culture has its roots. Music and literature play an important role in Egyptian society. Egypt is known for its festivals and although may of them are centred on religion they are celebrated by all creeds.


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