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Travel Guide Series: Pt. 1: Africa

The first country in this new series to be highlighted is Egypt. I have focused my series on capitals of various countries so the first capital to be discussed is Cairo.

Part I: Top Attractions

  • Coptic Museum—home to the world’s largest collection of Coptic Christian artwork with pieces made of carved stone and stucco, frescoes, woodwork, textiles, manuscripts, icons, and metalwork; 3 Shar’a Mari Girgis
  • Great Sphinx—the world-famous Sphinx attached to Pharaoh Khafre’s funerary complex with a wide viewing platform to get a good look at it; Fayyum Road
  • Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan—one of the largest Islamic religious buildings in the world with four madrasas for the four Sunni schools of law; Maydan Salah-al-Din
  • Pyramid Plateau—three pyramids built in the 4th Dynasty that rule over the skyline of the desert plateau with the largest being that of Pharaoh Khufu also known as the Great Pyramid; Pyramids Road
  • The Egyptian Antiquities Museum—home to the world’s largest assortment of ancient Egyptian artifacts with more than 100,000 items in total; al-Mathaf al-Masri, Maydan Tahir
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