|Pharonic Egypt started around 3000 B.C. At this time it became a united country under the rule of the Pharaoh Narmer. It lasted till about 300 A.D. The last Pharaoh was a Roman emperor named Garerius. So as a civilization, Ancient Egypt flourished for more then 3000 years.
Allow me tell you a little about the land you are about to visit. It was the perfect place for one of the worlds greatest civilizations to take root and flourish. The geography around the Nile Valley provided one of the most important factors in the longevity and productivity of the culture. Surrounding the peaceful Nile valley were impenetrable obstacles that protected the Egyptians far better then any army could. To the east, invaders would have to cross mountains, desert and the Red Sea, on the west there were cliffs that gave way to a large expanse of desolate and barren desert. They were vulnerable only from the north and the south. From the north by way of the Mediterranean Sea and the Sinai Peninsula. From the south the Nile itself offered some protection in the form of cataracts or rapids in the river which made navigation difficult.
This is one of a kind, this is Egypt.
|…Cairo||..Cruise The Nile||…West Bank|
|…Giza||..The Cairo Museum||…Esna|
|…Memphis||..The Island of Philae||…Edfu|
|…Dendera||..The Valley of the Kings||…Kom Ombo|
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