Harvey and his friends are having so much fun exploring Egypt! There are tons of cool places to visit and things to see! Here are some of their favorites.
The Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx
Egyptian pyramids were built as tombs for the pharaohs (kings) of Egypt. The Pyramids of Giza are some of the oldest. They were built more than 4,000 years ago! The Great Sphinx was also built around that time. It's a statue near the pyramids, and it has the body of a lion but the face of a man. They are huge and impressive!
Luxor Temple at Night
Luxor is a city on the Nile River, and there are many historical places to see there. The ancient Egyptians built massive temples for the gods they followed. We know their gods were not the one true God, but these ancient temples are still cool to see because of their size, how old they are, and the amazing skills that were used. There are huge statues everywhere! The people who built these temples were master builders and artists.
The Karnak Temple was once called the Temple of Amun. This temple wasn't built all at one time. It was built gradually over thousands of years, with different rulers adding pieces to it over time. The picture you see here is of some of the ram statues that line a walkway.
There are two massive temples at Abu Simbel, built about 3,000 years ago by a pharaoh called Rameses II. He included four huge statues of himself at the entrance you see here. (The pharaohs were very important people in ancient Egypt.) Harvey likes this picture because you can see how big the statues are compared to the people standing in front of them. The temples were carved out of a sandstone cliff on the bank of the Nile River.
The Nile River
The Nile River is probably one of the most famous rivers in the world. Harvey and his friends enjoyed a beautiful sunset view of the river! You can also take a Nile River cruise for a unique experience and perspective.