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"For almost 30 centuries—from its unification around 3100 B.C. to its conquest by Alexander the Great in 332 B.C.—ancient Egypt was the preeminent civilization in the Mediterranean world. From the great pyramids of the Old Kingdom through the military conquests of the New Kingdom, Egypt’s majesty has long entranced archaeologists and historians and created a vibrant field of study all its own: Egyptology. The main sources of information about ancient Egypt are the many monuments, objects and artifacts that have been recovered from archaeological sites, covered with hieroglyphs that have only recently been deciphered. "
"Pharaoh Pepi II (2246-2152 B.C.) had the longest reign in history—94 years. He became Egypt’s king when he was only 6 years old."
"A man's word is considered his bond and to go back on your word is to bring dishonour to your family."
Start Preparing for Your Trip
Vaccinations: Routine vaccinations, Hepatitis A, and Typhoid
Visas: Required. US citizens can get an e-visa or visa issued on arrival.
What to Pack: "Avoid shorts and tank tops as they only make you stand out as a tourist. Skirts are a cool and comfortable choice but not a requirement by any means. As long as your shoulders, knees and the bulk of your cleavage are tastefully covered you’ll be considered respectful. Also keep solar-safety in mind. Its not such a bad idea (and surprisingly cooler) to keep as much skin as possible covered with cloth."
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"The city juxtaposes ancient and new, East and West. The Pyramids of Giza, near Memphis, stand at the southwestern edge of the metropolis, and an obelisk in the northeast marks the site of Heliopolis, where Plato once studied; modern landmarks of Western-style high-rise hotels and apartment buildings overlook the Nile River."
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