Of all of Egypt's monuments, none is as majestic and haunting as the Great Sphinx. It was named by the Greeks, because of its ... More
Of all of Egypt's monuments, none is as majestic and haunting as the Great Sphinx. It was named by the Greeks, because of its physical similarity to a mythical creature with a lion's body and woman's head who devoured passers-by unable to answer her riddle. Arabs know it as Abu el-Hol (Father of Terror). Carved out of a limestone outcropping in front of the Giza Pyramids, the Sphinx is 50 x 20 meters (165 x 65 feet) high. Some archeologists attribute its construction to the IV Dynasty pharaoh Khafre (who built one of the three pyramids behind it), but others suggest it may be much older. The nose and beard were later shot off by Mameluke troops who used the Sphinx for target practice. Visitors cannot climb on the monument, but there is a viewing platform accessible through the granite mortuary temple to one side.
Pharaoh Egypt Hotel is Located in the city centre of downtown Cairo, within close distance of the train station and
near to the residential and diplomatic sector of Cairo on Giza, Mohandesseen. The Hotel Pharaoh Egypt is only 17 ...
Among the premier Cairo, Egypt, hotels, Marriott Cairo Hotel and Omar Khayyam Casino, in the city's Zamalek area, is the
perfect destination for weekend getaways, vacations and business travel. The twin towers of this landmark hotel rise 20 stories ...
This landmark in the Saqqara necropolis was a turning point in Egyptian burial practices. Up until Imhotep designed this pyramid,
comprised of six stacked mastabas of decreasing size, pharaohs were entombed in singular mastabas, flat roofed rectangular brick structures. ...