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عقد من الفيروز. الدولةالحديثة. متحف القاهرة
A necklace of turquoise. The modern state. Cairo Museum#egyptpassion #iregipto #egypt #cairo
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Ask yourself if what you’re doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.

📍Tutankhamun Treasures. Egyptian Museum. Cairo. Egypt 🇪🇬

الرجوع للأصل.. #cairo #egypt #photography #st…

الرجوع للأصل..
#cairo #egypt #photography #streetphotography #photographylife #everydayegypt #everydayevrywhere #sunset #landscape #red #backagain (at Cairo, Egypt)
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أزرق، النهاردة. #cairo #egypt #photography #…

أزرق، النهاردة.
#cairo #egypt #photography #photographylife #streetphotography #streetstyle #blue #landscape #myway #myday #everydayegypt #everydayevrywhere (at Cairo, Egypt)
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Egypt says archaeologists have discovered a “massive” ancient building in the town of Mit Rahina, 20 kilometers, or 12 miles, south of Cairo.

The Antiquities Ministry said Tuesday archaeologists also uncovered an attached building that includes a large Roman bath and a chamber likely for religious rituals.

Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, says the building is likely part of the residential block of the area, which was the ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis.

Memphis, founded around 3,100 B.C., was home to Menes, the king who united Upper and Lower Egypt. 

Egypt hopes such discoveries will spur tourism, partially driven by antiquities sightseeing, which was hit hard by political turmoil following the 2011 uprising. Read more.

”Twilight drops her curtain down, and pins it …

”Twilight drops her curtain down, and pins it with a star.“

Sunset begins to fall while sailing on the Nile in Cairo.
Just come for the magic of the Nile. #egyptpassion #iregipto #egypt #cairo
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A wonderful visit to Egypt today by U.S. First Lady Melania Trump! Follow us here, and on Twitter and Facebook for more pictures from this visit.

عقد من الفيروز. الدولةالحديثة. متحف القاهرة …

عقد من الفيروز. الدولةالحديثة. متحف القاهرة
A necklace of turquoise. The modern state. Cairo Museum#egyptpassion #iregipto #egypt #cairo
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“I’ll never be able to look at your face without loving you.”
📍 Ahmed Ibn Tulun Mosque 🕌. Cairo. Egypt 🇪🇬 #iregipto #egyptpassion #cairo #mosque #ibntulun
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RAMSES II: THE MUMMY WHO HAD TO GET A Passport

RAMSES II’S PASSPORT

Believe it or not, in 1976 Pharaoh Ramses II was issued an Egyptian passport for passage to France nearly three millennia after his death.

Ramses II, a king in ancient Egypt, was immensely popular and considered by many to be the most powerful Pharaoh to have lived. The son of Seti I, Ramses was named Prince Regent when he was 14 years old and is believed to have taken the throne before reaching 20.

The young Pharaoh led numerous military campaigns, besting pirates, conquering empires abroad, and squashing rebellions at home. His military prowess stuffed the state coffers allowing him to build enormous monuments and vast tombs for himself.

The pyramids had been built 1,500 years before Ramses’s time. Instead of focusing on the construction of a single great monument, he had buildings all up and down the Nile River constructed in his honor. Most Pharaoh’s had their statues carved shallowly into stone, making it easy for successors to destroy or remake them in their own image. He instead instructed his masons to carve his likeness deeply into the stone, giving his statues a unique and lasting style.

He was responsible for the construction of the Abu Simbel temple and the Ramesseum—an enormous mortuary temple. Among his more notable monuments are a tomb for his lover Nefertari and a colossal statue weighing over 100 tons.

BURIAL AND TOMB

Ramses II was originally buried in a grand tomb in the Valley of the Kings, but was subsequently moved many times by priests who feared looters. He spent as little as three days in some places, and the priests recorded their actions on the wrappings on his body. Despite his resplendent wealth and power in life, his sarcophagus was lost to history, and by the time of his rediscovery, he was in deteriorating condition.

It was his poor condition that prompted Egyptian authorities to seek help preserving him in the mid-1970s. They found their experts in France and reluctantly decided to transport the 3,000-year-old mummy to Paris.