Egypt was a home to one of the greatest ancient civilizations and empires the world has ever seen. There are so many constructions and artifacts that have been left for us by the previous great ancient Egypt empire for us to explore and study how advanced their technology during that time. It is because some of the constructions are impossible to build in this day with the technology that we have now. Furthermore, Egypt also was the home for the great stories of the Pharaoh and Egypt mythology. Some of the constructions left may have been dedicated to their Pharaoh and the gods in Egypt mythology and probably can help the visitors to understand the real stories even better. Egypt is a mediterranean country that bordered by several countries such as Palestine, Sudan, and Libya. Let’s see what this Amazing country has to offer to its visitors.
- The Great Giza Pyramid
The Great Giza Pyramid was listed under the seven wonders of the ancient world. This massive construction is also known as Giza Necropolis. It is built in the fourth dynasty of the old kingdom of ancient Egypt. This Giza Pyramid is the biggest pyramid that ever built in ancient Egypt. The length of each side of the pyramid is 756 feet long and 450 feet in height. This Pyramid contains estimated 2,300,000 stone blocks that have been cut precisely and the investigation results show that no tools this day can cut stone blocks precisely except for lasers. You can just imagine how advanced their technology 4000 years back. The pyramid took 20 years to complete by using 100,000 slaves work force.
- Great Sphinx Of Giza
The Great Sphinx Of Giza is also one of the oldest constructions on earth even though most of the details have been buried by sands. This Great Sphinx Of Giza is also known as the Sphinx. This construction is a statue of a mythical animal with the body of a lion and the head of a human. The entire construction is built by limestones and it is the largest and the oldest statue in the world. This statue is facing directly from west to east.In addition, Sphinx is an important creature in Egypt mythology where the sphinx always guarding all the tombs and temples.
- Valley of The Kings
Valley of The Kings is basically many set of tunnels and tombs in the mountains. Valley of the Kings is also known as the Valley of the Gates of Kings. This mountain area is a rock cut and craves tombs specially built for the pharaoh and the noble person in the kingdom. This imperial cemetery consists of 63 tombs and chambers. This number is increasing because the archeologists always find new tombs or chamber when they keep digging the mountain deeper and deeper. The royal tombs are decorated with Egypt mythology scene to give clues to the soul how to survive the afterlife.
- Abu Simbel Temples
Abu Simbel Temples is one of the most massive hard rock carved temples in the world. It is also known as the Nubian monuments. Basically Abu Simbel Temples is an area that consists of two temples which are The Great Temple of Ramesses II and The Small Temple of Hathor and Nefertari. Abu Simbel Temples is carved during the reign of of Pharaoh Ramesses II. These temples serve as a monument of the king and queen and it is also symbols of victory at the Battle of Kadesh. The temples took 20 years to build and completed during the 24th year of Ramesses reign and it is dedicated to the gods Amun, Ra – Horakhty, and Ptah.
- The Temple Of Horus
The Temple of Horus is an Egyptian temple located in Edfu which is in the upper Egypt. This great temple is also known as the temple of Edfu. This Temple is the best preserved temple from ancient Egypt. It is built in the Ptolemaic kingdom between 237 and 57 BC. This temple is dedicated to the gods Horus and Hathor of Dendera.