Kings and Queens
Kings and Queens of Egypt
Egypt stands as a major tourist attraction in Africa, one that you have to make an effort to visit. It holds plenty of mysteries and tales to be told. Transport to the country is easy, as perfectly developed road and air transport are both available and affordable. Once there, you will see firsthand things that you have only heard about in movies, such as the tales of the Egyptian mummies. There are plenty of pyramids, temples, and other forms of ancient civilization in the land of Egypt. You will also get a chance to see great works of art and architecture in museums and parks that have been built in the region.
While in Egypt, a visit to Luxor is important. A look at the city will leave you in awe at the great extent of work that humankind was capable of, even without the modern technology to which we have grown accustomed. Luxor is built around the ancient city of Thebes. Since the rule of the Greeks and Romans, its many visitors have made it a major tourist attraction. The Luxor temple-compact temple built by the new kingdom pharaoh Amenophis III – is only one of the must see attractions in the city. A museum for mummification is open to the public; all of the interesting information about mummies can be found within its walls. In addition to the classic Egyptian mummies, it also displays preserved animals. A stop at the Luxor museum in also necessary.
There, you will get to see houses that are filled with relics from early times.
Another must see site is the Valley of the Queens. This is where the queens and their children were interred. A number of tombs are open for people to view. Similarly, the Valley of the Kings shows the areas where the Pharaohs were buried. These places left the living with the hope that their ruler would meet the Egyptian gods in the afterlife. While these attractions are not free and the time inside each is limited, the visit is well worth it.
Another major tourist attraction that fascinates many tourists is Southern Egypt’s Abu Simbel temples. The area consists of two temples that were carved out of a mountainside in the 13th century B.C during the rule of Pharaoh Ramesses II. It was built for him and his queen as a memoir for the win at the battle of Kadesh.