Ancient Egypt is one of the oldest and greatest civilizations known to mankind. Around 3,150 BC, a unified kingdom came into being that built breathtakingly gorgeous and famous monuments in the world. Many of those monuments are surviving even today. Given below is a list of the top 10 historical monuments in Egypt.
The Great Pyramids of Giza
The Great Pyramid of Giza is situated in Giza Necropolis of Egypt. It took almost twenty years to complete the construction of the pyramids of Giza. Apart from being one of the oldest structures in the world, it is also one of the most stunning heritage sites in the world.
Luxor Temple is famous for hosting one of the most important religious festivals known as the Opet festival. This great Egyptian temple complex was dedicated to some renowned deities known as Mut, Amun and Chons.
One of the oldest and greatest monuments in the world that’s worthy of the Giza Plateau. There are some conflicts among the Egyptologists about the exact date of its construction.
Valley Of The Kings
The beautiful Valley of the Kings is situated in the West banks of The Nile. There are about 60 tombs and chambers in the Valley. The royal tombs contain scenes from Egyptian methodology and depict the beliefs of that period. Besides that, the tombs are stocked with a variety of sacred objects.
Bent Pyramid is situated in the south of Cairo. It is one of the earliest pyramids that is an ideal example of both steep-sided and smooth-sided pyramids.
The complex is located in Luxor, Egypt and it is also known as Mortuary temple of Ramses III. The wall around the entire complex is partially destroyed. It is known for its unique and classical architecture.
Red Pyramid is known to be one of the most smooth-sided pyramids of ancient Egypt period. It is called the Red Pyramid because it was built with red limestone.
It is the very first pyramid built by the Egyptians. There are a total of six layers to this step pyramid and it’s standing to a height of sixty meters. Some amazing decorations and structures are surrounding the pyramid. Moreover, the area where this pyramid was constructed has numerous chapels and temples.
Karank temple is one of the largest ancient religious sites in the world. It is situated on the bank of Nile and was also known as ‘Ipet-isut’ which means ‘most sacred places’.
It consists of two massive rock temples situated in southern Egypt. The temples were dedicated to the sun Gods of ancient Egypt.