Dedicated primarily to Pharaoh Amun, this vast temple complex in Luxor was begun around 1600 BC. It is an impressive sight and second only to the Great Pyramids of Giza in popularity.
Mount Sinai (or Jebel Musa or Mount Moses) in Egypt is the traditional site where Moses received the Ten Commandments from God. At the summit are small chapels and spectacular sunrise views.
Near Karnak and also dedicated to Amun is the huge Luxor Temple, dating from the 1300s BC. It is full of monumental statues, tall walls and ancient carvings, and is beautifully lit at night.
Ibn Tulun Mosque
Built by Ahmad Ibn Tulun in 879, this is the oldest mosque in Egypt and the third largest in the world. It is also famed for its lovely architecture and unique minaret.
Abu Simbel is an archaeological site in southern Egypt with two massive rock temples: the Temple of Ramses II and the Temple of Nefertari.
Kom Ombo Temple
The Temple of Sobek (the crocodile god) and Haroeris (a form of Horus) in Kom Ombo dates from about 180 BC during the Ptolemaic era, with additions made into Roman times.
St. Catherine's Monastery
The traditional site where Moses received the Ten Commandments from God, Mount Sinai is home to St. Catherine's Monastery, the oldest Christian monastery still in use.
St. Mark's Coptic Cathedral
The seat of the Pope of Alexandria, head of the Coptic Orthodox Church, this church is believed to stand on the site of the church founded by St. Mark the Evangelist.