>The Seven Wonders of Egypt

>People are fascinated with ancient Egypt! I am.

The Travel Chanel has prepared a slide show featuring the seven wonders of Egypt. The following descriptions were taken from the slide show:

1. The Great Pyramid of Giza

The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids. It is the only remaining member of the Seven Wonders of the World.

2. The Great Sphinx

It is one of the largest single-stone statues on Earth. The Sphinx is commonly believed to have been built by ancient Egyptians in the 3rd millennium BC.

3. The Temple of Luxor

The Temple of Luxor was the center of the Festival of Opet, the most important festival in Luxor (Thebes). Dedicated to the Theban Triad of Amun-Re, his wife Mut, and his son Khonsu, the temple’s purpose was to host the rituals of the festival.

4. Cairo

Founded in 648 AD, it has a metropolitan area population of 15.75 million people and it’s the most populous metropolitan area in Africa.

5. Abu Simbel

The two massive rock temples were orginally carved out of the mountainside in the 13th century BC druing the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II. The monument to Ramesses II and his queen, Nefertari, commemorates his alleged victory at the Battle of Kadesh.

6. Saqqara

Imhotep for King Djoser designed the world’s oldest standing step pyramid. Saqqara is a vast ancient burial ground in Egypt with the earliest burials traced back to the First Dynasty.

7. The Temple of Karnak

The Temple of Karnak is a vast open-air museum and the largest ancient religious site in the world. It is the second most visited historical site in Egypt – second only to the Giza Pyramids near Cairo.

The pictures are beautiful. Take your time and enjoy the slide show featuring the seven wonders of Egypt.

Claude Mariottini
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary

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2 Responses to >The Seven Wonders of Egypt

  1. Cameron says:

    >I’m with you; it is fascinating. So much really ancient history preserved for thousands of years.


  2. >Cameron,Thank you for visiting my blog.I am also fascinated by ancient history. I hope to be able to write more on the seven wonders of the ancient world.Keep in touch.Claude Mariottini


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