Category Archives: HISTORY

Cairo – 2 day, overnight highlights tour

Cairo is a big city with a long history, and it is impossible to do more than scratch the surface of its wonders in two days. But Nature Travel can give you the best of the city in a two … Continue reading

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Nawamis – ancient stone tombs of South Sinai

Nawamis are circular stone tombs located in the Sinai desert. The bones found in the tombs date from 4000–3150 BCE. We climbed to the top of this steep hill to see them, and got great views of the surrounding area. … Continue reading

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Egypt in the 1920s

In documentaries you see many images of what Egypt looked like in the time of the Pharaohs. But do you wonder what it looked like in more recent centuries? Today we share a slideshow of autochromes taken in the 1920s … Continue reading

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Saladin Citadel and the Fjord bay, Taba

The Saladin Citadel on Pharaoh Island, near Taba in South Sinai, is open to tourists after a LE20 million restoration project. Over the last six years, the citadel and island were closed to tourists. To decrease the amount of sea … Continue reading

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Explore history in Egypt – World War I tours, 2014 – 90th anniversary

2014 is the 90th anniversary of the beginning of WWI. Nature Travel will offer special tours of Egypt including all the major locations of the Great War. These tours are for anyone interested in history, and especially for the people … Continue reading

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Tutankhamun 90th anniversary, November

Next month is the 90th anniversary of a great event. In November 1922, Howard Carter uncovered an ancient Egyptian tomb that had lain nearly undisturbed for over 3000 years, the tomb of Tutankhamun which revealed to the world many “wonderful … Continue reading

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The Fayoum portraits – timeless beauty

The Fayoum portraits are some of the most moving images of people you will ever see. They look like people you may meet any day on the streets of Egypt. Yet while they are so full of life, they were … Continue reading

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