Posts Tagged ‘Egypt For Americans’
Khan El Khalili Bazaar | Cairo, Egypt | Mingle with real local Egyptians in the region’s oldest Souk dates back to 1382.
If you truly want an Egyptian shopping experience and mingle with real Egyptian locals, you must visit the heart of Cairo at the Khan El Khalili Market and Bazaar. The History of Khan El Khalili Market This souk, begun between 1382 and 1389, houses hundreds of shops filled with souvenirs, trinkets and traditional crafts. Sure,…Read More
The Hanging Church | Coptic Cairo | Egypt
The Hanging Church or Saint Virgin Mary’s Coptic Orthodox Church is one of the oldest churches in Cairo, Egypt. It is located in Old Cairo, they built this Basilican-styled church atop a gatehouse of the Babylon Fortress. The name Hanging Church is because its suspended nave over a passageway, so it appears to be hanging in…Read More
Saint Bishoy Monastery | Wadi El Natrun | Egypt
As we Americans stop to celebrate the Easter holiday, Coptic Christians in Egypt still celebrate their Easter. During the Lenten season, Coptic Christians take part in “The Great Fast”; in which they fast from all animal products including milk, butter and cheese. In addition, they spend Holy Week (the time between Palm Sunday and Easter…Read More
Saint Catherine Monastery | The Burning Bush of Moses | Mount Sinai | Egypt
The Burning Bush of Moses Would you ever imagine that the Burning Bush of Moses’ time would still be around today? If you visit Saint Catherine Monastery , formally known as the Sacred Monastery of the God-Trodden Mount Sinai, you will see what is believed to be the Burning Bush. When I visited Saint Catherine’s…Read More
St.Simon Monastery | The Cave Church | Cairo | Egypt
Heading to church in a cave is most likely a unique experience. However, over 20,000 Christians gather weekly to worship at Cairo’s Cave Church. The cave is also known as the Monastery of Saint Simon, and it is located in the Mokattam Mountain. Who is Saint Simon? Before we add any details, let’s first talk…Read More
THE GREAT PYRAMIDS OF GIZA were NOT the first to be constructed!!!
When people think of Egypt, they usually think about the Egyptian Pyramids. And, when they think about pyramids, they usually think about the Great Pyramids of Giza. However, these pyramids were not the first to be constructed. To find that pyramid, we have to go back even further to the time of the vizier Imhotep…Read More
Who designed and implemented the plans to build the Ancient Egyptian structures | WORKERS IN ANCIENT EGYPT
The structures built in Egypt are true wonders of human ingenuity. The Egyptian thoughtful construction not only provide awe-inspired views, but they also increase the questions we generate when admiring them. How were all these things built? How long did it take? And, more importantly, who were the ones who designed and implemented the plans…Read More
SERAPEUM OF SAQQARA | Unsolved Mystery of Ancient Egypt
Are you looking for an unsolved mystery? Do you want to put your detective skills to the test? If so, you might be needed at the Serapeum of Saqqara, Egypt. Imagine for a moment that there are writings that tell of the Serapeum, but somehow they have mysteriously disappeared. Also, imagine there was a mummy…Read More
ABU SIMBEL TEMPLES | The Sun amazingly Illuminates ONLY 3 of the 4 sanctuary statues twice a year, Why? | How they moved the entire temples to the current location and Why?
Have you ever stood somewhere and wondered how in the world did they do this?. If not, you will when you are in Egypt. And in Egypt, even the experts are still wondering exactly; how Ancient Egyptians did these structures. For me, the beginning of those questions began at Abu Simbel Temples. Most tourists visit…Read More
The Ancient EGYPTIAN SCARAB BEETLE | Scary? Sacred? Lucky? |Walk like an Egyptian around the Scarab statue in Karnak Temples | Luxor | Egypt
When I was a little girl, my mom had this bracelet that always caught my attention. She called it a scarab bracelet, and it had many different colored rocks that were etched and encircled by gold. Each of the encircled stones were connected to one another, forming the bracelet. I loved that bracelet because it…Read More