Egypt 2006

This entry is part 1 of 16 in the series Egypt 2006

This entry is part 1 of 16 in the series Egypt 2006.  The images in this album were taken on a trip to Egypt in March 2006. To be more precise, I first spent a couple of days in and around Cairo and then went onto a Nile Cruise to visit some of the temples […]

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Cairo – Images from the city

This entry is part 2 of 16 in the series Egypt 2006

This entry is part 2 of 16 in the series Egypt 2006.  Cairo. the capital of Egypt – a city with an estimated population of over 15 million people, at least so I was told in Egypt, other sources speak of even larger numbers. In any case Cairo is the largest city in Africa and […]

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Cairo – The citadel

This entry is part 3 of 16 in the series Egypt 2006

This entry is part 3 of 16 in the series Egypt 2006.  The Saladin Citadel of Cairo – sometimes referred to as Mohamed Ali Citadel – is located on a part of the Mokattam (Muqattam) hill close to the center of Cairo. The first fortifications were erected under Salah al-Din, also known as Saladin, between […]

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Giza pyramids and the Great Sphinx

This entry is part 4 of 16 in the series Egypt 2006

This entry is part 4 of 16 in the series Egypt 2006.  To the west of Cairo – about 20 km from the center – you will find the Giza plateau, famous for its three great pyramids and the Sphinx. Giza (also Gizeh or Ghizeh in English) is a town on the west bank of […]

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Memphis and Saqqara

This entry is part 5 of 16 in the series Egypt 2006

This entry is part 5 of 16 in the series Egypt 2006.  Memphis was the first capital of ancient Egypt and its remains lie about 20 km south of Cairo. It was founded aound 3100 BC by Menes, who unified the two separate Kingdoms of Upper and Lower Egypt. Today, the main attraction of Memphis […]

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