The River Nile is famous as the longest river in the world at 6695 kilometers (4184 miles) and flows through northeastern Africa, eventually flowing through Egypt and finally draining into the Mediterranean Sea.
Valley of the Kings
Dug into the Theban Hills on the west bank of the Nile, this valley is the resting places of some of Egypt's most powerful Pharaohs such as Tutankhamen some of which are 3,500 years old.
This temple dates back to the 14th century BC and is the largest religious site anywhere in the world.
Valley of the Queens
Situated on the west bank of the Nile, lies the Valley of the Queens. It contains about 70 tombs, mainly belonging to Queens, Princesses, Princes and Nobles.
A large Ancient Egyptian temple complex located on the east bank of the Nile River in the city of Luxor (Ancient Thebes) and was founded in 1400 BCE. For centuries Thebes was once known as the capital of the known world.
Dedicated to this triad, was remarkable for the beauty of its site and the magnificence of its architecture. It was built of red sandstone, and its portico consisted of six rows of four columns each, with lotus-leaf capitals, all of which however differ from each other.
An ancient Egyptian temple located on the west bank of the Nile in the city of Edfu which was known in Greco-Roman times as Apollonopolis Magna, after the chief god Horus-Apollo. It is one of the best preserved temples in Egypt. The temple, dedicated to the falcon god Horus, was built in the Ptolemaic period between 237 and 57 BCE.
Kom Ombo Temple
An unusual double temple built during the Ptolemaic dynasty in the Egyptian town of Kom Ombo. Some additions to it were later made during the Roman period. The building is unique because its 'double' design meant that there were courts, halls, sanctuaries and rooms duplicated for two sets of gods.
One of the most beautiful and best preserved Greco-Roman temples in Egypt. Most of the temple was built by the Ptolemaic rulers as part of their promotion of the cult of Isis, which lasted well into the Roman Period. In the 1970’s the temple was relocated to preserve it from the rising waters resulting from the construction of the Aswan High Dam.
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The Nile River is the longest river in the world.
The Nile flows into the Mediterranean Sea.
The largest source of the Nile is Lake Victoria.
The Nile has a length of about 6,695 kilometers (4,160 miles).
Its average discharge is 3.1 million litres (680,000 gallons) per second.
The Nile basin is huge and includes parts of Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Congo (Kinshasa), Kenya.
The name Nile comes from the Greek “neilos”, which means valley.
The Ancient Egyptians called the river Ar or Aur (black) because of the colour of the sediment left after the river’s annual flood.