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Akhmim
Akhmim

Akhmim is situated to the east of Sohag. It was an important town that was sacred to the fertility god Min. Ramesses the Second built a huge temple there.

Archaeological Site

Asiut
Asiut

Asiut is known for its monuments dating to the Old Kingdom and the First Intermediate Period. It was the capital of the fifteenth nome in Upper Egypt.

Archaeological Site

Beni Hassan
Beni Hassan

Beni Hassan is situated about 23 kilometers or 14 miles to the south of El-Minya. It is famous for its 39 large rock-cut tombs belonging to the high officials of the Middle Kingdom.

Necropolis

Dahshur
Dahshur

Dahshur forms the southernmost area of the Memphis Necropolis and contains a number of pyramid complexes and monuments, including King Senefru's pyramids.

Necropolis

Deir el-Bahari
Deir el-Bahari

The site of Deir el-Bahari lies on the west bank of Thebes. The site, which was related to the goddess Hathor, was chosen by King Montuhotep the Second and Queen Hatshepsut to erect their temples.

Temple

Elephantine
Elephantine

This granite island was the capital of the First Nome of Upper Egypt. Its Ancient Egyptian name was Abw, meaning "ivory".

Archaeological Site

Faiyum
Faiyum

Faiyum is an oasis in the western desert, about 90 kilometers or 56 miles southwest of Cairo. Faiyum was developed by the kings of the Middle Kingdom who started great irrigation and cultivation projects at this site.

Archaeological Site

Hawara
Hawara

Hawara is a village about six miles, or nine kilometers, southeast of the town of Faiyum. The ancient Egyptian name of Hawara was Het-waret, which means "Place of the Leg".

Archaeological Site

Heliopolis
Heliopolis

The ancient Egyptian name for Heliopolis was Iunu or On. It is one of the oldest cities in Egypt. It became known as Heliopolis, or the "city of the sun," during the Greek period. Heliopolis is situated on the northeast outskirts of Cairo amid the well-cultivated fields.

Archaeological Site

Karnak Temple
Karnak Temple

The site of the Karnak Temples is an open natural museum of Ancient Egyptian history. It contains a mixture of the different architectural styles built by the kings who ruled the country from the Twelfth Dynasty until the Greco-Roman times.

Temple

Memphis
Memphis

Before 3000 BC, Egypt was divided into two kingdoms, Lower and Upper Egypt. After the unification of these two parts by King Menes, it was necessary to establish a new capital for the unified country. Starting from the Old Kingdom, the capital was called Mennefer, pronounced afterward by the Greeks as Memphis.

Archaeological Site

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