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Egypt Travel Guide
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Great Pyramid of Giza


Photo by Elizabeth LoCicero

Turquoise waters. Splendid corals. Tropical sea creatures. Child-friendly seaside resorts. In recent years, Egypt has become Africa's answer to the Caribbean. Families - from budget conscious to luxury travelers - are flocking here. And while it may be tempting to spend a week or more building sandcastles and snorkeling, mummies, pharaohs and camel treks are equally exciting. Even for children! Cruise the Nile from Luxor to Aswan or sail upriver on a felucca. Explore the ancient settlement of Edfu. Visit the Temple of Horus. Tour the Valley of the Kings. Take a day trip to Abu Simbel and marvel at the Great Temple of Ramses II. Travel to Cairo and experience ancient and modern Egypt. Explore the Pyramids of Giza inside and out. Ogle at King Tut's tomb. Stroll the narrow streets of Khan al-Khalili, an age-old bazaar. Head west over land and discover the eastern reaches of the Sahara. Take a camel trek in the White Desert and see, firsthand, the effects of weathering and erosion on the shape of the land. Follow the Great Caravan Route and tour living as well as abandoned desert oases. Make your way to Siwa and, in addition to learning the secrets of Shali, explore the Great Sand Sea. Yet as with any family vacation too much of a good thing can quickly become boring. Alternate history and culture with adventure and movement and get the kids involved in planning a family holiday to Egypt. What better place than Egypt, a cornerstone of most elementary curriculums, for kids to play travel guide and even teach mom and dad?
Egyptian Mythology
Wall Painting, Temple of Hatshepsut

Wall Painting, Temple of Hatshepsut


The ancient Egyptians didn't have the scientific knowledge we have today so they created stories or myths to explain all things. Some Egyptian myths explained how the world came to be. Others told about the first people. Egyptian myths gave an understanding of natural phenomena, such as day and night and seasons of the year. Egyptian myths were religious stories. The main characters were Egyptian gods. The meaning was more important than the facts. Egyptian myths were never written in full as printing negative events was believed bad luck.
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