Egypt

Egypt is just too important historically to relegate to either Africa or the Middle-East collections. There is also the little issue that it spans both the African and Asian continents. Upon returning from a week trip, I found I had more than 8,500 images. In this gallery collection, I have placed them in galleries of the sites I managed to visit. I have only scratched the surface as I could easily spent hours, possibly days, at each site.

Dynastic Period Dates Sites
Neolithic Cultures 7000-3500 BC
Predynastic Period 3500-3100 BC
Early Dynastic Period 3100–2707 BC Step Pyramids, Memphis
Old Kingdom 2707–2216 BC Saqqara, Giza Pyramids
1st Intermediate Period 2216–2020 BC
Middle Kingdom 2211–1794 BC Karnak
2nd Intermediate Period 1794–1550 BC
New Kingdom 1550–1070 BC Amenhotep III, Abu Simbel, Luxor, Hatshepsut, Unfinished Obelisk
3rd Intermediate Period 1069– 714 BC
Late Period 746- 335 BC Philae, Valley of the Kings, Abu Simbel
Classical antiquity
Macedonian or Grecco Era 332- 306 BC
Ptolemaic Era 306– 30 BC Temple of Edfu, Rosetta Stone, Kom Ombo
Roman Era 30 BC- 313 AD
Byzantine Egypt 312- 641 AD
Sasanian Egypt 619– 629 AD
Middle Ages
Islamic Egypt 641– 969 AD
Fatimid Egypt 969–1171 AD
Ayyubid Egypt 1171–1250 AD
Mamluk Egypt 1250–1517 AD
Early Modern
Ottoman Egypt 1517–1867 AD
French occupation 1798–1801 AD
Egypt under Muhammad Ali 1805–1882 AD Egyptian Museum
Khedivate of Egypt 1867–1914 AD
Modern Egypt
British occupation 1882–1922 AD
Sultanate of Egypt 1914–1922 AD
Kingdom of Egypt 1922–1953 AD
Republic 1953–present Aswan Project, Nubian Village, Aswan, Cairo, Nile Cruise
*Wikipedia, Here is Egypt: 7000 Years of Civilization, M Yahia, 2010 and posted information at numerous official Egyptian tourism sites are primary sources for dates and historical context throughout this collection.
Egypt Favorites 2017

Egypt Favorites 2017

Our first trip to Egypt and some 8500 images later we came home.

Abu Simbel 2017

Abu Simbel 2017

World heritage site which was moved with a internationally funded project to preserve the temple

Amenhotep III 2017

Amenhotep III 2017

I could have easily spent days photographing this site.

Aswan 2017

Aswan 2017

Last stop up the Nile before arriving in Sudan.

Aswan Project 2017

Aswan Project 2017

There are actually 2 Aswan dams, the first was completed in 1902 and the second, also known as th

Cairo 2017

Cairo 2017

The, "Greatest City Seen on Earth."

Edfu Temple 2017

Edfu Temple 2017

The temple is dedicated to Horus the falcon god during the Ptolemaic period ending by Queen Cleop

Egyptian Museum 2017

Egyptian Museum 2017

Properly known as the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, it is worth about a week exploring.

Giza Pyramid Complex 2017

Giza Pyramid Complex 2017

This complex dates to the Old Kingdom and was built in the 4th Dynasty by Khufu (Cheops), his son

Hatshepsut Temple

Hatshepsut Temple

Temple and mortuary of Pharaoh Hatshepsut, the third a woman to rule Egypt and is considered one

Karnak Temple Complex 2017

Karnak Temple Complex 2017

Construction began during the reign of Senusret I in the Middle Kingdom and continued intermitte

Kom Ombo Temple and Crocodile Museum 2017

Kom Ombo Temple and Crocodile Museum 2017

This temple complex is in the upper Nile and much more recent than other sites we visited.

Luxor Temple Complex 2017

Luxor Temple Complex 2017

In history the city was known as Thebes, constructed ~1400 BC, unlike other temples in the region

Memphis 2017

Memphis 2017

Likely founded by Pharaoh Menes in the Early Dynastic period prior to the Old Kingdom, ~3100 BC

Nile Cruise 2017

Nile Cruise 2017

This is a collection of images which do not easily fit into the other galleries and include the 5

Nubian Village 2017

Nubian Village 2017

Collection of images along the upper Nile just below the high Aswan dam.

Philae Temple Complex 2017

Philae Temple Complex 2017

According to legend, this is the burial site of Osiris, thus important to both the Egyptians in t

Saqqara and Imhotep 2017

Saqqara and Imhotep 2017

The site includes the step pyramid of Pharaoh Djoser (Zoser), 2667-2648 BC, believed to be the o

Unfinished Obelisk 2017

Unfinished Obelisk 2017

The obelisk was commissioned by Pharaoh Hatshepsut, 1508–1458 BC, likely to complement the Late

Valley of the Kings 2017

Valley of the Kings 2017

The temple complex sits on the west bank of the Nile, sunset, across from Thebes or modern day Lu