Article published by : Starvacation on Monday, February 08, 2021

Category : Travel & Leisure

Egypt Beyond The Pyramids


There is little chance that you have not heard of Egypt’s famed pyramids of Giza throughout childhood and even adult life. We often marvel at the engineering prowess of these final resting places of the great pharaohs to the point where many of us even wonder if these pyramids were even built by humans or not.

But there are wonders that people seldom look at beyond the pyramids. Great temples, museums filled with the treasures of the pharaohs and many such oddities of wonder. While we are certainly not suggesting that you not witness the grandeur of the pyramids on your Egypt tour in 2021, we hope to bring to your attention some of the lesser-known things to see in Egypt, in the hopes that you can witness them on your next luxury tour to Egypt with us.

Abu Simbel:

One of the grandest of the ancient temples of Egypt is the Abu Simbel twin temple. Located near Aswan, these temples date back to 1264 BC. They are part of the UNESCO heritage Nubian monuments and are famous mostly for their massive rock-relief sculptures of Ramesses II and his wife Nefertari. Abu Simbel is located quite far away from the mainland and especially Cairo but the journey to the complex is well worth the time. The temple was commissioned by Ramesses to showcase the might of the Nubian Egyptians among the North. There are also myths surrounding the place; it is said that the construction of the temple was done keeping in mind the alignment of the sun. Every year, the sun would align perfectly with the temple to shed light on the sculptures behind the statues of the king save for one idol: That of Ptah, the God of Death.
Apart from the main temple, Abu Simbel also contains a smaller temple for Nefertari, the consort of the king. It is one of the few temples in Egypt that is dedicated to a queen or any sort of woman.


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