8 Dec 06
I LOVE THIS PLACE ..i MUST SEE IT URGENTLY.... I'M A FAN OF EGYPT. HERE IT IS A DOCUMENTATION MADE BY ME(copyrighted i can say): The amazing Egypt So, let’s start with the start. Egypt, or officialy the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a Middle Eastern country in North Africa. Egypt is geographically situated in Africa, with the Sinai Peninsula, east of the Suez Canal, connecting as a land bridge to Asia. Covering an area of about 1,001,450 square kilometers (386,560 square miles), Egypt borders Libya to the west, Sudan to the south, and Israel and the Gaza Strip to the northeast; on the north and the east are the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea, respectively.Egypt (Misr) is the fifteenth most populous country in the world. Enough with teory, I think your question in mind is what can be better to visit Egypt than other countries, isn’t it? Well most people who think of Egypt think of antiquities, but Egypt offers much more.Certainly the best atraction has their great herit age from the ancient world, including Pyramids and wonderful temples but also offers nature and desert treks, great scuba diving and even golf, fishing and birding expeditions. And not the last thing, Egypt is part of the Holy Land, and tours to Christian and other religious monuments are popular. We’ll take them all in discusion, one by one: 1.Monuments from ancient world 2.Nature 3.Religious monuments. MONUMENTS FROM ANCIENT WORLD » Probably, all you know what are pyramids, and that are no more famous ancient sites within Egypt.They are, without question, the icon most associated with the Egypt. » However, there are over 100 pyramids in Egypt, many of them aren’t known » to anyone who isn’t an ancient enthusiast. All but a very few are grouped around and near the City of Cairo, just south of the Nile Delta. Otherwise, only one royal pyramid is known in southern Egypt (at Abydos), that being the one built by Ahmose, founder of the 18th Dynasty and Egypt’s New Kingdom. It may have also been the last royal pyramid built in Egypt. » Hence the major pyramids weren’t built throughout ancient » history of Egypt.The Age of Pyramid began with a » lot of constructions starting in the third Dynasty reign of Djoser. Some of the early kings, most specifically Snefru, built more than one pyramid. » However, smaller pyramids were constructed, for example in the Deir el-Medina necropolis, by private individuals. » In the world, outside Egypt exists other pyramids, but the purpose of them was different than those of ancient Egypt.One example, the most famous one could be thethose pyramids located in Mexico and to the south of Mexico, but appear to have been built more like temples. 2.Nature Egypt is a country that can offer a lot more that pyramids and sand. It’s a beautiful country full of nature “elixir”. There are more nature reserves, a special one is Abu Galum.Now I’ll give some geographic details:*Location: North east of south Sinai, near by the Gulf of Aqaba Area: 500 km2 Type: Wildlife Reserve Year of establishment: 1992 Objective: Protection of the Coral reefs and Mangroves.Beeing most picturesque Protected areas in Egypt, Abu Galum presents spectacular granite mountains ending abruptly on a narrow coastal plain,high altitude deserts and wadis, flora and fauna that are well adapted to this environment,167 plant species, 44 of these species are beeing seen only this area from the whole world. Coral reef and mangrove areas are considered as distinct coastal ecosystems isolated from island ecosystems. In reality, they are closely linked, dependent on, or affected by natural events or human induced changes taking place inland. Mangroves require the organic and inorganic substances carried to them by rainstorms and floods. The park is also home to important resident bird populations including Grey Heron, Goliath Heron, Reef Heron and their small relative, the Greenback Heron. At least 5 groups pf Osprey (a fish-eating falcon) are resident and breeding annually. In summertime thousands of White Stork stop over in the park during their annual migration to East Africa. 3.Religious monuments In Egypt we can fiind a lot of religious monuments very important for Christians and not just them. Here’s a list with the churches and the monastires from Cairo (and the link to there feature story): » Churches: Abu Serga (St. Sergius), Saint Barbara’s Church (Sitt Barbara) Saint George (Keniset Mari Girgis), Saint George, Church of the at Haret Zuwaila Saint George (Mari Girgis), Greek Church Hanging Church (El Mu’allaqa) Holy Virgin. Church of in Babylon Al-Darag Holy Virgin Mary, Church of the at Haret Zuwaila Saint Mercurius, Saint Mercuris, The Church of at Haret Zuwaila Menas, Church of (with Annexed Churches of Saint Bahnam & Saint George) » Monasteries: The Convent of St. Mary (Haret Zuela) The Convent of St. George (Haret Zuela) Monastery of Saint Menas (Deir Abu Mina) (Old Cairo)
12 Dec 06
Sorry, i did n't visit egypet yet and sorry, i do n't know about it. May b u r from egypt that's y u said that "A MUST SEE PLACE" about engpt. I do n't have any idea about egypt. Will u like to tell a bit about egypt????? What's the basic religion here????? Is it an Asain country???????