5 Places Not to Miss in the Egyptian Delta

As it makes its way north toward the Mediterranean Sea, the Nile, which the Egyptians called simply “The River,” opens into a papyrus-shaped fan branching out northward from the base at Egypt’s capital. Today, we call this landscape the Egyptian Delta because its shape resembles the fourth letter of the Greek alphabet: delta (Δ). Archaeological…

5 Must-See Graeco-Roman Temples in Egypt

Many visitors to Egypt make their way down to Luxor to take a look at the largest temple in Egypt: Karnak. In this travel blog, the Nile Scribes travel up the Nile to visit five temples in Upper Egypt built during Ptolemaic and Roman times that should not be missed.

Top 5 Museums to Visit in Cairo

Thousands of years ago, the capital of Egypt was centered at Memphis just south of the core of modern-day Cairo. Today, the city is a bustling metropolis of over 20 million people and one of the largest cities on the continent of Africa. The city also boasts a large number of museums and heritage centres….

Auguste Mariette’s Memorial at the Egyptian Museum

This week the Egyptian Museum in Cairo is celebrating its 116-year anniversary since it first opened its doors to the public on November 15, 1902. Since then it has become a must-visit destination for any tourist coming to Egypt. On the blog this week, the Nile Scribes take you to visit a hidden monument that museum-goers…

5 Things to See at Karnak Temple

Karnak Temple, located on the east bank of modern-day Luxor, was the largest cult centre in ancient Egypt. Dedicated to the prominent state-deity Amun-Re, Karnak incorporates a temple also to his son, the god Khonsu, and is connected to a temple precinct to the south dedicated to his wife, the goddess Mut. In modern times,…