“The history of black Africa will remain suspended in air and cannot be written correctly until African historians dare connect it with the history of Egypt.” - Cheikh Anta Diop, a historian, December 1923 – February 1986, sought to prove that Ancient Egypt was a “black African civilization”

Kemet, (meaning “The Land of the Blacks”), the name that ancient Egyptians gave to their nation-state, achieved greatness in spiritual, scientific, cosmological, medicinal, mathematical, philosophical, astrological, architectural and agricultural knowledge that was emulated and envied the world over that even the Greek philosophers and historians such as Herodotus, Aristotle, Socrates, to name a few, came to study there. Herodotus wrote that ancient Egyptians had “black skin and woolly hair”. Socrates admitted in his book Bucyrus that he studied philosophy and medicine in Egypt. This African country gave birth to ancient greats such as Imhotep, the Father of Medicine, the beautiful Nefertiti and powerful Cleopatra, the boy king Tutankhamun, to name a few.

Most people who think of Egypt think of antiquities, but Egypt offers much more. Certainly it is a prime location to see great heritage from the ancient world, including Pyramids and wonderful temples, but it is also part of the Holy Land, and tours to Christian and other religious monuments are popular. Yet Egypt also offers nature and desert treks, great scuba diving and even golf, fishing and birding expeditions. One may choose to relax on the wondrous Egypt Red Sea or Sinai coasts, take in the high culture of Cairo, or even leisurely float down the Egyptian Nile on a luxurious river boat.
Spending your vacation in Egypt is a great value for money and you have a chance to experience and see 7,000 years of history and civilization.
Taking a moment to realize that Egypt is more than 7,000 years old and was home to one of the best documented civilizations of the world is breathtaking on its own. Across the centuries and millennia there have been numerous cultures and peoples who have lived in Egypt and ruled it too. The result of that nowadays, are the leftover monuments and memoirs representing cultural diversity, human life and survival through it all.

Egypt’s location, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea from its northern tip and the Red Sea from its eastern side, with the river Nile splitting it down the middle, gives Egypt a striking and strategic position. You can say it is in the center of the world and is the cradle of civilization. This location ensures Egypt’s wide selection and variety of beaches, resorts and cities by the river, making your vacation in Egypt an unforgettable one.
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