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Cities in Egypt: Alexandria, Aswan, Asyut, El-Mahalla El-Kubra, Giza, Hurghada, Luxor, Kom Ombo, Port Safaga, Port Said, Sharm el Sheikh, Shubra-El-Khema, Suez, Zagazig.

The name Egypt came via Latin Aegyptus and Greek Αιγυπτος (Aiguptos) from Ancient Egyptian Hi-ku-ptah, which was the name of a temple at Thebes.

National Capital City of Egypt: Cairo


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Car Rental in Egypt

  Sixt   -    



Hotels in Egypt

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Expedia.co.uk has room for everyone to relax on their perfect trip.

  Hotels in Egyp [ Booking ]   -   Hotel Guide Egypt
Hotels in Sharm el-Sheikh, Cairo, Gizah, Hurghada, Luxor, Aswān, Safaga, Saint Catherine, Quseir, Dhahab, and more ...

 
Centrally located hotels ranging from small family run budget accommodation to world-class five star hotels.

 
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National Parks / Heritage Site

  Saint Katherine Protectorate   -   southern Sinai  -  world heritage site
The area is marked by a unique topography of high mountain range [it contains the highest peak in Egypt, Mt. Katherine - 2664 m.] that extends in a circular manner forming what is known as the Ring Dyke.

Travel Agents / Tour Operators

  easyJet holidays   -   Egypt Holidays
Dahab, El Gouna, Hurghada, Luxor, Makadi, Marsa Alam, Sharm El Sheik.

  G Adventures
*   Independant Egypt Explorer
Highlights: Explore the temples of Abu Simbel, marvel at ancient monuments, relax on a Nile cruise boat, bargain in exotic bazaars.
*   Egyptian Archeology Adventure
As you cross the sands into the shadow of the Sphinx, you're reminded that Egypt is perfect for those that delight in mysteries. Feel the thrill of discovery as you pursue treasures through the halls of the Egyptian Museum and gems of a different sort in the El Khalili bazaar. In Abu Simbel, witness the glory of Ramses II and the modern engineering that saved it from ruin. Then, for a real taste of Egyptian culture, visit a Nubian village and share a traditional dinner with a local family. Embrace your inner archeologist and discover the Land of the Pharaohs. Let's go!

 Kuoni  
Resorts in Egypt : Ain Soukhna, Aswan, Cairo, Dahab, El Gouna, El Quseir, Hurghada, Luxor and Sharm El Sheikh
Type of holidays : All inclusive, Beach holidays, cruises, Dive holidays, Escorted tours, Family holidays, Golf & Spa.

Sovereign Premium Holidays  [ ATOL 230 ]
Flexible Luxury Holidays Egypt. Sovereign is a specialist tour operator with more than 30 years experience.

Thomas Cook   -   Aswan, Cairo, Hurghada, Luxor, Marsa Alam, Sharm el Sheikh

  Cosmos Tourama    -   Quality escorted touring holidays
River cruises The Nile.

 Jet2Holidays    -   Cheap holidays and package holidays

  DoSomethingDifferent.com  
Offering pre-bookable Egyptian Attractions, Experiences and Activities.  



Travel Guides Egypt / Related books

Egypt (Lonely Planet Country Guides) - ISBN 1741793149 Egypt (Lonely Planet Country Guides)
Matthew Firestone (Author)
Paperback: 572 pages; Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications; 10th Revised edition edition (19 Nov 2010); ISBN-10: 1741793149; ISBN-13: 978-1741793147

  Lonely Planet Publications
Discover Egypt, Egypt guidebook pack, Egypt travel guide

  Dorling Kindersley   -    

  DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Egypt - 1405344393
Collectif (Author)
DK Eyewitness Egypt travel guide will lead you straight to the best attractions Egypt has on offer. Packed with photographs, illustrations and clear maps of Egypt, the guide explores every facet that makes Egypt endlessly fascinating; from the coral of the Red Sea to bustling Cairo, the cultural wealth of the Nile Valley temples and all Egypts leading beaches, mosques and unmissable ancient sites. With 3D cutaways and floorplans and comprehensive historical background, explore the Pyramids of Giza, marvel at the Sphinx, plan your Nile cruise and even learn how to decipher basic Eyptian hieroglyphics. The guide provides all the insider tips every visitor to Egypt needs from advice on classic Egyptian dishes to tips on how to bargain in the souqs as well as reviews of the best hotels in Egypt for all budgets, recommendations for restaurants and bars in Egypt, tips for shopping in Egypt with all the sights, beaches, markets and festivals listed town by town. Don't miss a thing on your holiday with the DK Eyewitness Guide to Egypt
Hardcover: 368 pages; Publisher: Dorling Kindersley (1 Dec 2009); ISBN-10: 1405344393; ISBN-13: 978-1405344395.

The Rough Guide to Egypt - ISBN 1848365012 The Rough Guide to Egypt 
Daniel Jacobs (Author), Dan Richardson (Author)
The Rough Guide to Egypt is your essential travel guide to this ancient land. Fully revised and updated, the guide provides unparalleled coverage of everything from Egypt's tombs, temples and pyramids to diving in the Red Sea, desert safaris and cruising the Nile in style. With accurate maps, plans, colour spreads and beautiful colour photography throughout; you'll find informed practical advice on what to see and do in Egypt, plus honest reviews of the best hotels, bars, clubs, shops and restaurants for all budgets. Adventurous, informative and opinionated, The Rough Guide to Egypt puts the facts at your fingertips, introducing you to the country's best reefs and beaches, the latest discoveries from antiquity, the remotest oases, nightlife only locals know and much, much more. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Egypt
Paperback: 688 pages; Publisher: Rough Guides; 8 edition (2 Aug 2010); ISBN-10: 1848365012; ISBN-13: 978-1848365018

Transportation / How do I travel to Egypt

  Cairo Airport [ CAI ]
Located in Heliopolis, 22km northeast of Cairo and about 40km from the Pyramids of Gizah

  

 
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  Airline Tickets Egypt / Bargain Flights
Cheap flight tickets Egypt, Price comparison possible.

   -   Flight tickets Cairo

  Train
Ramses Station in central Cairo interconnects the main southward-bound line up the Nile valley (serving Assyut, Luxor, and Aswan)

  Maps International   -   Maps of Egypt  
Mapsinternational.co.uk is one of the largest map shops online.
  Maps Egypt [ Uni Texas   -   Perry-Castañeda Library   -   Map Collection ]


Links 

Egypt borders on Libya on the west, on Sudan on the south and on Israel on the northeast. It controls the Suez Canal between the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea.

  Egyptian State Tourist Office,  Egyptian House,  170 Piccadilly, London W1V 9DD,  Tel: (020) 7493 5283 or (09001) 887 777 (visa information),  Fax: (020) 7408 0295.

  Egyptian Tourist Authority
Official site for the Government Tourist Offices in the Americas

  Egyptian Government Online [ Arab language ]
  Egypt State Information Service

  Cairo   -   Capital City of Egypt 

  Alexandria   -   second largest city and main port of Egypt
Alexandria was built by the Greek architect Dinocrates (332-331 BC) on the site of an old village, Rhakotis, at the orders of Alexander the Great. The city, immortalizing Alexander's name, quickly flourished into a prominent cutural, intellectual, political, and economic metropolis, the remains of which are still evident to this day.
It was the renowned capital of the Ptolemies, with numerous monuments. It was the site of the Lighthouse, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, as well as the Great Library. It was along these shores that history took a tragic turn at the time of Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, Mark Antony, and Octavian.
Alexandria lies north-west of the Nile delta and stretches along a narrow land strip between the Mediterranean Sea and Lake Mariut (Mareotis). It is linked to Cairo by two major highways and a railroad line. It is one of the most notable summer resorts in the Middle East, for, in addition to its temperate winters, its beaches, with white sands and magnificent scenery, stretch for 140 km along the Mediterranean Sea, from Abu Qir, in the east to Al-Alamein and Sidi Abdul Rahman, in the west
  Aswan
Has been a favorite winter resort since the beginning of the nineteenth cen­tury and it's still a perfect place to get away from it all.
  Dahab [ resort  - windsurfing and diving ]
  Karnak
  Luxor
World's greatest open-air museum, filled with awe-inspiring monuments of ancient civilization.
  Nuweiba [ bathing resorts ]
  Sharm el Sheik [ diving paradise ]
Sharm El Sheikh lies at the southern extremity of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, a land of towering mountains, verdant oases and flat desert expanses that meet the clear waters of the Red Sea at the golden beaches of the 'Red Sea Riviera'.
Developed for its spectacular location, Sharm El Sheikh is world-famous for its coral and aquatic wildlife with magnificent reefs just offshore, considered to be among the top five diving and snorkelling sites in the world. South Sinai is also an important footprint in the chronicles of history and is known as a holy land in the religious traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam

  Abu Simbel   -   one of Egypt's top tourist attractions
2 relocated massive rock temples in southern Egypt on the western bank of Lake Nasser about 230 km southwest of Aswan (about 300 km by road). They are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the "Nubian Monuments. See Aldokkan - Abu Simbel.
  Edfu Temple   -    ancient Egyptian temple dedicated to the falcon god Horus
Located on the west bank of the Nile in the city of Edfu [ known in Greco-Roman times as Apollonopolis Magna ]. The temple, one of the best preserved in Egypt, was built in the Ptolemaic period between 237 and 57 BCE. See Wkipedia
  Karnak Temple Complex   -   some 500 km south of Cairo
The complex near Luxor comprises a vast mix of decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings, notably the Great Temple of Amun and a massive structure begun by Pharaoh Ramses II [ca. 1391–1351 BC ]. It is part of the monumental city of Thebes. See Centre franco-égyptien d'étude des temples de Karnak, Digital Karnak Project, designed and built at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).
  Colossi of Memnon
  Kom Ombo [ temple ] 
  Nile river
  Pyramids of Gizah
  Red Sea
  St Catherine's Monastery
  Suez Canal
  Temple Island Philea
  Theban Necropolis
  Valley of the Kings
  Valley of the Queens

  Alexandria Trams & Streetcars   -   History and photos of trams in Alexandia
The tram system in Alexandria began operating in 1860. It is the oldest system running in Africa and one of the oldest in the World. The main line between Ramleh and Victoria stations was first horse drawn, then steam hauled and finally electrified in 1902....... [ by Phil Abbey ]
Aswan
  Cairo Times
  Camel Dive Club
  El Ahram   -   daily Egyptian paper
  Holy Family in Egypt
  Radio
  Red Sea Diving College
  Sharm El Sheikh Diving
  Sinai Divers
  TV   -   Egyptian TV
  Egypt
  University in Egypt   -   AUC  -  American University in Cairo
  University in Cairo   -   Cairo University  -  located in Giza
  Wagh el Birket [ The Berka ]
During World War II the red-light district of Cairo.

Cuisine  -  Egyptian Foods / Recipes

  Cuisine of Egypt

  Ancient Egyptian cuisine

Food Fit for Pharaohs: An Ancient Egyptian Cookbook   -  Michelle Berriedale-Johnson
The great River Nile was the life staff of the Ancient Egyptians. Once a year it flooded its banks, depositing nutrient-rich soil and making Egypt one of the most fertile regions on Earth. As a result, the Egyptians enjoyed a wholesome diet. This cookbook recreates the flavours of Ancient Egypt with 35 recipes "pocket loaves" and dried fig and apricot jam, and fish with Tarator sauce.
Hardcover 64 pages (October 25, 1999);  Publisher: British Museum Press;  Language: English;  ISBN: 0714119296
My Egyptian Grandmother's Kitchen: Traditional Dishes Sweet and Savory   -  Magda Mehdawy
In this beautifully illustrated volume, Magda Mehdawy has gathered in one book the most complete collection of Egyptian recipes ever assembled. Drawing on the traditional recipes she learned from her grandmother and other members of her generation, Mehdawy offers a surprising range of sumptuous recipes and unusual flavors that are part of Egypt's millennia-long cultural heritage. She also reveals the historical depth of the national cuisine, beginning with a section on food and wine-making techniques used by the ancient Egyptians. For readers interested in more recent traditions, Mehdawy provides lists of typical menus served on Islamic holidays and feasts, and a fascinating overview of traditional beliefs regarding vegetables and spices. While covering regional dishes from all over Egypt, Mehdawy emphasizes the cuisine of her native Mediterranean city of Alexandria, providing a wide selection of seafood dishes, such as baked sardines and shrimp kufta with rice. Grouped by food categories - including Broths and Soups, Stuffed Vegetables, Poultry, Pickles, Jams, and Desserts - the book helpfully lists detailed health information as well as practical advice on shopping for the best-quality ingredients, and where to find them. Even chefs already familiar with Egyptian cuisine will find new dishes here. With copious illustrations in full color throughout, this compendium is a great introduction to the rich flavor and variety of the traditional Egyptian kitchen.
Paperback 264 pages (November 2005);  Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press;  Language: English;  ISBN: 9774249275
Memories of a Lost Egypt   -  a Memoir with Recipes
Colette Rossant, a James Beard Award-winning journalist, presents a combination memoir and cookbookin which she describes growing up in French colonial Egypt and presents a richly exotic collection of recipes that blend a variety of cultural influences.

History of Egypt

Egypt has thousands of years of recorded history.

  Egypt's History  -  Wikipedia
The regularity and richness of the annual Nile River flood, coupled with semi-isolation provided by deserts to the east and west, allowed for the development of one of the world's great civilizations. A unified kingdom arose circa 3200 BC and a series of dynasties ruled in Egypt for the next three millennia. The last native dynasty fell to the Persians in 341 BC, who in turn were replaced by the Greeks, Romans, and Byzantines.

  Egyptian Museum  -  many links
The greatest collection of Egyptian antiquities is, without doubt, that of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. It is a place of true discovery and, even after many visits, I continue to make new and delightful discoveries every time I venture into its many galleries.
  Egyptology.com
Dedicated to examining some aspects of the art, archaeology, religion and history of Egypt.
  Egyptology Resources
Pages set up with the kind assistance of the Newton Institute in the University of Cambridge to provide a World Wide Web resource for Egyptological information.
  Maimonides
Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon [ 1135 - 1204 ],  known commonly by his Greek name Maimonides, was a Jewish rabbi, physician, and philosopher.

Music, Arts & Culture, Events

Ancient Egypt was among the earliest civilizations.

  Culture of Egypt
Language, Literature, Religion, Visual art, Science, Sports, Cinema, and Cuisine

  Library of Alexandria   -   Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Revival of the Ancient Library of Alexandria

Egypt - Lonely Planet 
Joann Fletcher, Andrew Humphreys, Siona Jenkins, A. Sattin
The authors provide travellers on any budget with the information needed to get around in Egypt, covering history, culture, flora and fauna, accommodation, language, local cuisine, and health and safety.
Paperback 532 pages (January 2004);  Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications;  Language: English;  ISBN: 1740594630
The Hieroglyphs Handbook: Teach Yourself Ancient Egyptian  
Apparently, according to the author Philip Ardagh, it took the average Ancient Egyptian scribe about 12 years to learn all the hieroglyphs he would need to sustain a reasonable writing career, and therefore admits that this highly entertaining little book won't quite make the reader an internationally world expert on the subject. But what it will do is provide endless hours of fun for children who are either in the midst of their studies about Ancient Egypt, or young tikes who take pleasure in baffling their buddies with clever codes and secret messages
The Hieroglyphs Handbook: Teach Yourself Ancient Egyptian
Apparently, according to the author Philip Ardagh, it took the average Ancient Egyptian scribe about 12 years to learn all the hieroglyphs he would need to sustain a reasonable writing career, and therefore admits that this highly entertaining little book won't quite make the reader an internationally world expert on the subject. But what it will do is provide endless hours of fun for children who are either in the midst of their studies about Ancient Egypt, or young tikes who take pleasure in baffling their buddies with clever codes and secret messages
Paperback: 96 pages; Publisher: Faber and Faber (4 Oct 1999); ISBN-10: 0571197442; ISBN-13: 978-0571197446.


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