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10 Egyptian landmarks that aren’t pyramids


Ancient history and culture lures thousands of tourists to Egypt every year, with good reason: The country houses some of the most amazing architectural achievements of antiquity.

Beyond the Great Pyramids, what else should a visitor see on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to this diverse country that’s rich with culture and character? Make sure these Egyptian non-pyramid landmarks find a spot on your itinerary.

  • Temple of Luxor: The temple was constructed about 1400 B.C. under the supervision of Amenhotep III and Rameses II, and dedicated to the gods Amun-Ra, Mut (goddess of queenship), and Khonsu (moon god), and to the cult of Ka (the royal spirit).
  • Library of Alexandria: As the largest and most comprehensive library of its time, its collections included more than 700,000 scrolls and served as a resource for literary and scientific thinkers that helped shape the world.
  • The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities: . With more than 100,000 items, it’s said that if you spent just one minute on each item it would take over nine months to complete the tour.

Full list at HowStuffWorks.com.

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  • Denny Mathews

    This was a great post. I’ve heard about some of these places when watching the movie "The Mummy".

    I’ll make it a point to visit those places the next time I visit Egypt. Thanks for sharing.

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    land marks were are the landmarks