Landmarks in Egypt

Abu Simbel

Egypt
Abu Simbel
These twin temples were carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 13th century BC. Their relocation in the 1960's was necessary to avoid their being submerged during the creation of Lake Nasser.top

Great Pyramid of Giza (Khufu, Cheops)

Giza, Egypt
Great Pyramid of Giza (Khufu, Cheops)
This is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis and is the only remaining member of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Great Pyramid was the tallest man-made structure in the world for over 3,800 years.top

Great Sphinx of Giza

Giza, Egypt
Great Sphinx of Giza
The largest monolith statue in the world, it stands 73.5 metres (241 ft) long, 6 m (20 ft) wide, and 20 m (65 ft) high. Commonly believed to have been built by ancient Egyptians in the 3rd millennium BC, it is the earliest known monumental sculpture.top

Philae Temple

Red Sea Governorate, Egypt
Philae Temple
This is an Ancient Egyptian temple complex in southern Egypt that originally stood on the island of Philae in the Nile. It was moved to the island of Agilkai by UNESCO in the 1970s to protect the temple and monuments from flood waters.top


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