Top iconic Egyptian pieces of architecture that will put you in a trance!

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Publish Date : 2020-11-04 11:45:23


Top iconic Egyptian pieces of architecture that will put you in a trance!

While talking about the longest and greatest cultures around the world, it's natural to think of Egypt. The country is home to plenty of ancient monumental structures that are well-renowned for its exquisite architecture. Monuments of Egypt are a great example of the best architecture and art of that time. Positioned in the southwest corner of Asia and northeast of Africa, Egypt has been a part of the longest-running historical period. Egypt civilization is one of the richest and the oldest. The incredibly designed monuments of the country have grabbed the attention of thousands of visitors. The architecture is composed of limestone and sun-baked mud bricks that adds to its unique appeal. Out of many fantastic architectures, some of the most impressive ones are mentioned below. 

 

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  • Valley of the Kings

This place is believed to be the burial place of pharaohs. The dead pharaohs’ afterlife is celebrated in the Valley of the Kings. In the starting, these pyramids were only used as the tombs for the kings. Situated on the western bank of the River Nile, this spectacular valley has captured the interest of various tourists. Earlier, the great pharaohs were wrapped like a mummy after their death and they were buried in the deep tombs with their valuable sacred artifacts and beloved pets. Among all the available tombs and chambers in this valley, Tutankhamun is the most famous among all. 

 

  • Pyramids of Giza

Being one of the seven wonders of the world, this place is one of the major attractions of tourists in Egypt. The Pyramid of Khafre, the Pyramid of Menkaure, and the Great Pyramid of Khufu form the famous complex that is the Pyramids of Giza. It is counted as one of the best Egyptian pieces of architecture. There is no documented proof of this place, but many theories throw light on its history. Each pyramid that is available at this place is home to the tomb of a late pharaoh with the availability of sphinx in their front. There is an interesting fact about Egyptian architecture that sphinxes have been carved on a single block of stone. 

 

  • Luxor Temple

Settled near the river Nile, this amazing temple was obstructed around 1400 BC. Luxor Temple or Luxor City is a giant complex that is home to six other magnificent temples. All the temples have been dedicated to Chons, Mut, and Amun (all these are gods of Egyptian). This temple is very popular owing to the large statues of Pharaoh Ramesses and many other huge obelisks. Two obelisks were made earlier; both were of the same shape and height. Currently, only one is present at the temple. The popular Opet festival is hosted by Luxor Temple. 

 

  • Pyramid of Djoser

It is one of the ancient monuments of Egypt. The Pyramid of Djoser has a steeped-side structure, and it is made of large blocks of limestone. This was basically a tomb of Pharaoh Djoser and it was built by his chancellor Imhotep. Imhotop was later on known as the God of Architects. It is 62.5 meters high and it is very different from many smooth-sided pyramids of Egypt. The Pyramid of Djoser stands out amongst all oyster pyramids owing to its innovative design. 

 

Many architectural wonders are available in Egypt, which will leave you awestruck. Plan a trip to Egypt with United Airlines and marvel at these structures. The airline has a flight service to Egypt from almost each popular tourist destination. Make United Airlines reservations and have a pocket-friendly journey. 

 



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