Time Travel: Attractions of Egypt

Time Travel: Attractions of Egypt
 Egypt - a country of pharaohs, pyramids and mummies, a country of sand, scorpions and camels. Millions of tourists travel to this monument of antiquity, full of mysteries and secrets. Attractions scattered throughout the state. Sphinx and the Colossi of Memnon, the pyramids of Cheops, Sneferu and Djoser, Luxor and Karnak temples, Osireion, two temples of Abu Simbel, etc. - Only a small part of the ancient buildings, so that attract people around the world.
 Hundreds of pyramids grow like mushrooms from the Egyptian sands. The most well-preserved and majestic - the three pyramids of Giza - the only one of the seven wonders of the world, has come down to the present time. Great Pyramids are the names of those who, according to Egyptologists, ordered them to build. The greatest height of 146 meters - the pyramid of Cheops or Khufu, the pharaoh IV dynasty, who lived in the 2547-2524 biennium. BC Slightly less (136 meters) - Pyramid of Chephren (Khafre), son of Cheops. And the last of the three Great Pyramids - 62 meter pyramid of Menkaure. All three pyramids were built more than five thousand years ago and continue to affect the minds of people who came for the first time on the Giza plateau.

Immediately prior to the pyramid of Khafre stands, or rather lies, another architectural monument. Egyptian Sphinx - a lion with a human head from ancient times was considered the personification of wisdom. Legend has it that at one of the front paws of the Sphinx hidden secret passage into the room, where all the world's knowledge. Colossal statue has a length of 74 meters and 21 meters in height.

Another attraction, by which it is impossible to pass - the pyramid of Djoser. It is believed that this is the first pyramid in Egypt, it is called stepwise as she looks very different from the other, later similar structures. Step Pyramid was originally conceived as a mastaba, but for some reason over the mastaba finished steel overbuild "floors", eventually turned pyramid step type, consisting of six tiers, terraces.

No less interesting Medumi pyramid built on the orders of the pharaoh Huni about 4600 years ago. It is well preserved until the cladding. Just as the pyramid of Djoser, it belongs to the class of step pyramids and has 7 levels, 4 of which are hidden under a huge layer of sand.

Osireion - 30-foot building, located at Abydos, dates back to the reign of Pharaoh Seti I. Official science says that this complex was considered by the ancient Egyptians nothing but a tomb of the god Osiris.

Karnak Temple - one of the most amazing places in Egypt. Its history goes back more than 3500 years. Countless columns, obelisks and statues adorn this magnificent complex. Numerous earthquakes, rain, wind and neglect have left their imprints on the rocks. But now this temple can be called one of the greatest buildings of the Ancient World.

In addition to the ancient megalithic artifacts in Egypt is one holy place revered by three religions - Mount Sinai. This is the place where according to tradition, Moses received from God the Ten Commandments and a detailed description of the creation of the Tabernacle and the Ark of the Covenant.

Many places in Egypt, where even worth a visit: it's Alexandria port and the ruins of the Temple of the Sphinx, Luxor Temple, the Red Pyramid at Dahshur, etc. This country - a real treasure trove for researchers, tourists and archaeologists. How many mysteries still lies beneath the sands of the Sahara, as the ancient mysteries to be discovered? Egypt - a country about which we know so much and almost nothing, the brightest star on the world map, conquering its beauty and scale at a glance.

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