Top 5 Guidebooks for Your Trip to Egypt

With the end of summer upon us, the Nile Scribes are getting closer to our first ever Scribes on the Nile tour leaving for Egypt on October 17 from Toronto! With our group of 15 participants, Thomas and Taylor will be travelling up and down the Nile from Cairo to Aswan and back, taking in the sights…

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,…