Egypt

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Karnak Temple
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
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.
Luxor Temple
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.
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.
Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque
Built over the tomb of a 13th-century Spanish Sufi saint, this 18th-century mosque topped with lacy domes is the most beautiful in Alexandria.
Ramesseum
This is the mortuary temple of Pharaoh Ramses II, who ruled for 67 years during the 13th century BC, the apogee of Ancient Egypt's power and glory.
Red Pyramid (North Pyramid)
The Red or North Pyramid in Dahshur is the third largest pyramid in Egypt. It belonged to the Fourth Dynasty Pharaoh Sneferu, father of Khufu, who built the Great Pyramid of Giza.