Abusir Necropolis - Egypt Light Tours (4)

Abusir Necropolis

Abusir Necropolis is considered one of the important sites of the Memphis Necropolis, where the kings of the Fifth Dynasty, the old Kingdom, decided to build their tombs there, as it houses 14 pyramids. Also, it includes the temples to the sun. The name Abusir is derived from the ancient Egyptian word (Pw-Wsjr), which means…

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Museum of Islamic Art (MIA)

Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) is the largest museum housing Islamic art in the whole world, with 100,000 Islamic artifacts. The Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) is located in the Bab Al-Khalq area in Cairo. The collection of this museum is characterized that it includes all types of Islamic art from the beginning of Islamic…

Gayer Anderson Museum- Egypt Light Tours (5)

Gayer Anderson Museum

Gayer Anderson Museum is one of the most important tourist attractions in Islamic Cairo. It is one of the best examples of Islamic architecture. Gayer Anderson Museum is located beside Ahmed Ibn Tulun Mosque. Gayer Anderson Museum consists of two houses: The first house is located in the east. It was founded by Hajj Mohammed…

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Abdeen Palace

Abdeen Palace is considered to be the most luxurious palace in Egypt. Khedive Ismail ordered to construct it to be the seat of the rule instead of the Al-Jawhara Palace at Salah El-Din Citadel. Abdeen Palace is located in the downtown area in Cairo. Until now, Abdeen Palace is the residence of the President of…

Dahshur Necropolis- Egypt Light Tours (2)

Dahshur Necropolis

Dahshur Necropolis is located on the western bank of the Nile, 40 km southwest of Cairo. It is an important part of the Memphis Necropolis, as it contains the pyramids of the kings of ancient Egypt, as well the first complete pyramid in Egypt in the ancient Egyptian civilization. Dahshur Necropolis reflects the architectural development…

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The Royal Carriages Museum

The Royal Carriages Museum is considered one of the four most important museums in the world, as there are just other 3 museums in the world with the same concept in Russia, England, and Austria. This museum displays the royal Carriages of the family of Mohammed Ali Pasha. This museum is located in the Boulaq…

Royal Jewelry Museum- Egypt Light Tours (1)

Royal Jewelry Museum

The Royal Jewelry Museum is the most luxurious museum in Egypt. and it includes the jewelry of the family of Muhammad Ali Pasha. who ruled Egypt for 150 years from 1805 AD to 1952 AD until the revolution of July 23, 1952 and the end of the royalism in Egypt. The Royal Jewelry Museum is…

The Mosque of Amr Ibn Al As- Egypt Light Tours (4)

Mosque of Amr Ibn Al As

Amr Ibn Al As Mosque is the first mosque built in Egypt and Africa. It is located in the city of Fustat, close to Old Cairo. Fustat includes many tourist attractions such as the Hanging Church, Ben Ezra Synagogue, and the Nilometer in Manial. Who is Amr Ibn Al As? Amr Ibn Al As is…

The Nilometer in Rhoda Island- Egypt Light Tours (3)

The Nilometer in Manial

The Nilometer is located on the Manial Island in Cairo. It is the second Islamic monument built in Egypt after the Amr Ibn Al As Mosque. It was founded by the Abbasid Caliph Al-Mutawakkil in 861 AD. Ibn Tulun restored the Nilometer between AD 872 and 873. The Nilometer was built to measure flood levels…

Ramesseum Temple- Egypt Light Tours (1)

Ramesseum Temple

Ramesseum Temple is located on the western bank of the Nile River in Luxor. This temple was dedicated to King Ramses II as his mortuary temple and to the god Amun-Ra. It is largely ruined, with only the remains of the temple left. This temple is known as the Ramesseum. This name was given to…