CAIRO GUIDED DAY Tours
GIZA PYRAMIDS AND THE SPHINX
The Great Pyramid of Giza is composed of over 2 ½ million blocks of limestone, which weigh from 2 to 70 tons each.
It's base covers over 13 acres and its It is 454 feet high which is equivalent to a modern 48-story building. The joints between adjacent blocks fit together with optical precision and less than a fiftieth of an inch separates the blocks. The Great Pyramid is thought to have been erected around 2600 BC during the reign of Khufu (Cheops). Next to the Great Pyramid stands 2 additional large pyramids. The slightly smaller one is attributed to Cheop's son and successor , Kephren. The other, still smaller, is attributed to Kephren’s successor, the grandson of Cheops, Mykerionos. To the south-east of the Great Pyramid lies the Sphinx.
IN THE PYRAMIDS AREA ( ENTRANCE TICKST PRICES IN EGYPTIAN POUNDS LE)
(KHUFU BOAT MUSEUMI 50 L.E)
THE GREAT PYRAMID IS 100 LE AND YOU HAVE TO BUY IT YOURSELF AT 8 :00 AM OR AT I:00 PM ONLT 300 TICKETS ARE SOLD IN ONE SHIFT.
THE SECOND PYRAMID IS ONLY 30 LE
THE EGYPTIAN MUSEUM
was first built in Boulak. In 1891, it was moved to Giza Palace of "Ismail Pasha" which housed the antiquities that were later moved to the present building. The Egyptian Museum is situated at Tahrir square in Cairo. It was built during the reign of Khedive Abbass Helmi II in 1897, and opened on November 15, 1902 It has 107 halls. At the ground floor there are the huge statues. The upper floor houses small statues, jewels, Tutankhamon treasures and the mummies .(ROYAL MUMMIES museum IS AN OPTIONAL 100 Egyptian)
Egyptian Museum, Cairo - www.egyptianmuseum.gov.eg
SAQQARA AREA AND THE STEPPED PYRAMID
Sakkara (Saqqara) is one of the most extensive archaeological sites in Egypt! It was the cemetery for Memphis, the capital of Ancient Egypt, yet it is still one of the virgin archaeological sites, despite the fact that so much has already been found here The site is dominated by
· the Step Pyramid of King Zoser, which goes back to 2700 BC. It is one of the oldest stone structures in the world!
· The tomb of Mereruka and the tomb of Kagimni
· Pyramid of King Titi
DAHSHUR BENT PYRAMID +THE RED PYRAMID
Currently Dashur is one of the best places to see large pyramids
because it has few visitors, yet is not a far drive from Cairo
It is famous because of two reasons:
The first is the angle change.
The second reason is that it has two entrances
MEMPHIS AREA AND MUSEUM
Memphis, founded around 3,100 BC, is the legendary city of Manes, the King who united Upper and Lower Egypt. Early on, Memphis was more likely a fortress from which Menes controlled the land and water routes between Upper Egypt and the Delta. there is little left of the City today, at least that can be seen. Originally, the city had many fine temples, palaces and gardens. But today, other than the scattered ruins, most of the city is gone, or lies beneath cultivated fields, Nile silt and local villages. What we do know of Memphis comes to us from its necropolises, mentioned above, text and papyrus from other parts of Egypt and Herodotus, who visited the city.
THE PHARAONIC VILLAGE
Take a step back in time; about three thousand years back, to be exact. Just a few miles
from the center of Cairo is a time machine waiting to take you on a fantastic journey to
the days of the Pharaohs, a time brought to life by an incredible group of actors and
actresses, faithful and exact reproductions of buildings, clothing, and lifestyles; and of course, the redoubtable Dr. Hassan Ragab and his son Dr. Abdelsalam Ragab. They have worked for over twenty years to create the most precise living recreation of the golden days of Pharaonic Egypt, and now he invites you to join him on this fascinating journey to the PAST
CAIRO COPTIC AREA AND MUSEUM
SAINT SIMON CHURCH Church site Hhttp://www.saman-church.org/English.htm
Saint Simon the Tanner (St. Sama'an, in Arabic) lived towards the end of the tenth Century . St Simon worked in one of the crafts widespread in Babylon (Old Cairo) which was tanning, a craft still known there till this day.
The Monastery, located on the opposite side of the road leading to the Citadel contains seven Churches and Chapels hidden in a series of caves in the Mokattam (Muqattam) hills.
The Monastery was erected and dedicated to him a thousand years after his miracle and his death. It lies behind "Mansheiyet Nasser", the Zabbalin village (garbage collectors).
CITADEL AND MOSQUE OF MOHAMED Ali
One of Cairo's most popular tourist attractions is the Citadel which houses a number of museums, ancient mosques and other sites, located on a spur of limestone that had been detached from its parent Moqattam Hills by quarrying. The Citadel is one of the world's greatest monuments to medieval warfare, as well as a highly visible landmark on Cairo's eastern skyline. Particularly when viewed from the back side (from the north), the Citadel reveals a very medieval character.
MOSQUES OF SULTAN HASAN & EL REFAEY.
In fact, many guide books refer to it as the finest ancient mosque in Cairo, and has been
praised as one of the major monuments of the Islamic world. This monument is best seen
in the morning, when the sun lights up the mausoleum and the western iiwan.
The founder of this gigantic monument was Sultan Hassan, the son of the great Mamluk
Sultan, Al Nasser Mohamed Ibn (son of) Qalawoun. also a great builder, but the Sultan Hassan Mosque remains the most important monument of this period. Sultan Hassan imported engineers from throughout the world to build his great monument.
The mosque is located near the Citadel, specifically in Salah El Din Square, sometimes referred to as Qala's Square.
The Refa'i Mosque is located next to Sultan Hassan Mosque in Salah El Din Square near the Citadel in Cairo. Actually, it is separated from the mosque of Sultan Hassan by a pedestrian street. As I entered this lane I was overwhelmed by the huge structure of the Refa'i Mosque and the tiny details of the decorations on its exterior walls, and by the large marble columns that are a part of the entrance portal. The designers and builders of this grand mosque paid considerable attention to every single detail of its ornamentation.
the Shah of Iran. tomb of Mohamed Reda El Bahlwy, who died in exile in South Africa in 1944, and was returned to Iran after World War II. Part of the burial chamber is currently occupied by Reza Shah's son, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, who died in Cairo in 1980. For Iranians who find themselves in this mausoleum there is poignancy for an emperor who reigned for 37 years .
CAIRO OBSERVATION TOWER
Its nice to be up high in Cairo. It gives one a prospective view of this great city, with it's
very modern and very ancient districts. Anyone who has stood atop the Citadel or from
the upper floors of some of the taller hotels is aware of the grand views that Cairo offers.
One of the best views is from the Cairo Tower, located on Gezira Island (Zemalak) just north of the Museum of Modern Art (which is also very much worth a visit), which provides a panoramic vision of Cairo. This 187 meter tall tower, in the form of a latticework tube that fans out slightly at the top, is said to imitate a lotus plant, and ranks only fourth among the worlds highest towers..
MEDIA PRODUCTION CITY. AND THE 6th OF OCTOBER CITY.
A Colossal Media Complex
The 6th of October city-based Media Production city ( MPC) is the biggest ever built information and media complex, which, together with the Egyptian satellite "Nile Sat", will
he Great Pyramid at Giza
Half Day Cairo ( Starting 50 $) (3-4 Hrs, one visit
Full Day Cairo ( Starting 80 $) (6-8 Hrs,2 visits )
(prices differ according to the group size )
Tailored Full Day Cairo (Open Hrs , 3 or 4 visits)
EASY 3 Days Cairo Program (6 visits)
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