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Temples in Egypt

Pompey's pillar in Alexandria

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Sight of Pompey's pillar which stands at the top of a hill in the oldest part of the city of Alexandria is now an impressive open air museum and one of the finest archaeological examples of the Greco-Roman Period in Egyptian history.

Ras el-Soda or Black-head temple

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This small and charming Roman temple is situated in the heat of Alexandria and can be easily reached on your daily excursion around the city of Alexandria.

Alexandria Roman Amphitheater

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The only known Roman amphitheater in Egypt is located at Kom el-Dekka, Alexandria and is an impressively well-preserved structure composed of 13 terraces constructed in the traditional Greek style with a flat stage in the center of the lowest level.

Serabit el-Khadim Hathor temple

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Serabit Al-Khadim is known not for the Temple of Hathor and the turquoise mines alone, but also because it was here that a mysterious script was found, a script that resembles hieroglyphics and appears to have evolved in Sinai.

Medinet Habu Temple of Ramses III

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This unique temple has one of the best preserved military scenes since the temple was constructed and decorated progressively, as the campaigns of Ramses III occurred. That's why here we find a step-by-step record of Ramses III's military career.

Mortuary temple of Ramses II

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Ramesseum - the memorial temple of the great warrior king Ramesses II is partially destroyed but contains some interesting pieces including the fallen colossus of Ramses II. It is believed that there was a palace complex to the south of the temple where Ramses watched the work over his temple being executed.

Elephantine island, Aswan

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Elephantine island is a huge open-air museum with footpaths, stairways and clear signs. Here you will find reconstructed Temple of Satis & Temple of Khum, Sanctuary of Hekaib and a Ptolemaic shrine from Kalabsha, plus two ancient Nilometers.

Temples of Abu Simbel

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The temples of Abu Simbel are situated in the Nubian territory, 280 km south of Aswan, 70 km north of the Sudan border. They were cut out of a solid rock on the west bank of the Nile in a position which receives the 1st rays of the god Ra.

Avenue of Sphinxes in Luxor

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Avenue on Sphinxes once connected Luxor and Karnak temples was used for ceremonial processions during celebration of the Opet festival. Now most of the avenue is uncovered and cleaned so you can walk along it like in ancient times.

Kalabsha temple at Aswan

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New Kalabsha site is famous for its unique Nubian temples such as Kalabsha temple of Mandulis - one of the largest free-standing temples of Nubia; Gerf el-Husein, which were moved here from another location as well as Beit el-Wali temple moved from the north of Kalabsha.

Edfu temple of Horus

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Edfu is situated between Esna and Aswan and is a site with long-standing tradition. Charming temple of Edfu is entirely Ptolemaic in style. It has many beautiful reliefs on its walls, a unique chapel with a sacred bark and a Mammisi chapel or a Birth house.

Sobek & Horus Kom Ombo temple

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A small double temple of Sobek and Horus at Kom Ombo is a perle on the bank of the Nile with its new addition - Crocodile museum - is a place not to miss. You can discover the temple while cruising the Nile as well as come on land, both options are available.

Philae island and its temples

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Beautiful Philae island with its Isis and Hathor temples, Kiosk of Trojan and other small chapels are now easily reached from Aswan. Take a tour to the island and discover this gem, its beautifully decorated temples, elegant kiosks and unique chapels.

Colossi of Memnon

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If before the world only knew about the two Colossi of Memnon, from now on they will know of five more colossi of Amenhotep III at Luxor West bank.

Queen Hatshepsut temple

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A beautiful rock-hewn temple at Deir el-Bahari belongs to a woman pharaoh known as Queen Hatshepsut. The complex in the natural rock amphitheater is made up of three enormous terraced temples erected over the course of 500 years.

Karnak temple excursion

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The templ of Karnak is a great historical record and an open air museum is a great addition to it as it contains chapels, pylons and gates which were built by the pharaohs of Egypt over a period of 20 centuries.

Luxor temple excursion

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This beautiful temple built on the east bank of the Nile by Amenhotep 3 and dedicated to the Theban triad: the great god Amon-Ra, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu is more famous for its sphinx avenue, once connected the temple with Karnak temple.