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Al-Tannoura Egyptian Heritage Dance Troupe

Al-Tannoura Egyptian Heritage Dance Troupe is an architecturally stunning arts centre in El Azhar area in Central Cairo, operating under the Ministry of Culture and the Cultural Development Fund (CDF). Since finalizing restorations to the Wekalet in October 2005, it has become a hot-spot for organizing cultural events; the most popular being the bi-weekly El Tannoura […]

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Monastery of Anba Bishoy

Location: It is situated in the eastern side of wadi El-Natron , about 6.2 miles from the highway. Who built it? It was founded by Al Anba Bishoy who was born in the Egyptian Nile Delta in 320 AD. Why was it built? It was dedicated to Anba Bishoy who saw our Lord Jesus Christ and whose incorrupt body is preserved to […]

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The Monastery of Baramus

Location: It is situated 2.4 miles north to Deir Anba Bishoy . Who built it? It was founded by St. Macarius in 340 AD Why was it built? it was built in the place where St. Macarius the Great settled, in 340, when he devoted himself to monastic life. Explanation : This Monastery is very probably the first monastery established in Wadi El-Natrun . […]

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Wadi El-Natroun | The Monasteries of Wadi El Natrun

Location: The wadi is located 62 miles from Cairo , Cairo-Alexandria road. How to reach? By vehicle: If you need a private transfer, Memphis tours can arrange that for you by Air-conditioned modern vehicle from anywhere in Cairo or Giza. Explanation: Wadi El-Natroun was once important to the ancient Egyptians, as it was providing them with carbonated […]

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Djoser Step Pyramid at Sakkara

Djoser’s Step Pyramid at Saqqara is one of the most important archeological sites in all of Egypt. While it may not be as impressive or as famous as the Giza Pyramids, this structure predates them and it is vital to archeologists’ understanding of the development of pyramid construction. The Step Pyramid was built in the […]

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Pyramid of Menkaure (Mykerinus Pyramid)

The third and smallest of the great pyramids at Giza is credited to the pharaoh Menkaure (Mycerinus in Greek). It is thought to have been completed at the end of the 26th century BC. Menkaure, like the builders of the other pyramids at Giza, ruled Egypt during the 4th Dynasty during the Old Kingdom Period […]

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Khafre Pyramid (Pyramid Of Chefren)

The second largest pyramid at Giza and in Egypt was built for Khafre, the third pharaoh of the 4th Dynasty during the Old Kingdom Period of Ancient Egypt around 2540 BC. Khafre, also known in history by the Greek name Chephren, was the son of Khufu, who is the Great Pyramid and the grandson of […]

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king khufu (Cheops)

Dynasty: Cheops is the second and most famous king of the 4th Dynasty. History: He was the son of Snofru and Hetepheres I. He at least had two wives, probably even as much as four, with whom he had several children. Queen Meritates bore him Kawab Hor-djedef, Hetepheres II, and Meresankh II . With Henutsen, Cheops had Re-khaf (the […]

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Valley Temple of Khafre Giza

Location: To the East of Chefren’s pyramid.   Who built it? Valley Temple of Khafre Giza attributed to king Chefren , one of the kings of the 4th Dynasty .   Why was it built? This temple served definitely two functions: First, it was used for the purification of the mummy of the king before its burial. […]

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The Great Sphinx of Giza

The History of the Great Sphinx statues : This kind of statues appeared for the first time in Egypt as scenes with two dimensional representations in the beginning of the dynastic period. However, the first representative of the king in the form of a sphinx was in the Middle of the 4th dynasty. The first king who […]

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