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Egypt and the Nile


Revered by the Romans for its architecture, astronomy, farming and trading power, the evidence of Egyptian civilization continues to amaze even in modern times. Archaeological remains dating back almost 5,000 years include the Step Pyramid in Saqqara, the oldest architectural structure in the world; the timeless classical royal mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut; and the Temple of Philae, rebuilt stone by stone on an island in the middle of the Nile. An opportunity to sail the Nile reveals colossal statues, frescoed palaces and temples built to honor ancient kings and gods.