Egypt is the first nation to use an official calendar. The ancient Egyptians used the calendar for agricultural planning and religious festivals. It was based on the annual cycle of the Nile River and had 365 days divided into 12 months of 30 days each and 5 extra days at the end of the year.
The most famous attraction in Egypt is undoubtedly the Pyramids of Giza. They are considered one of the seven wonders of the world and are more than 4500 years old. You can also explore The Valley Of The Kings, which holds tombs of Pharaohs from Ancient Egypt with beautiful wall paintings and hieroglyphics inside.
If you really want to get off-the-beaten-path, take a trip to Mount Sinai. This remote mountain in southern Egypt has some incredible views and is believed to be where Moses received ten commandments from God. You can also take a closer look at Islamic architecture with a visit to Khan El Khalili – Cairo’s biggest open-air market.
When visiting Egypt, make sure you try some authentic cuisines like kushari (a mix of pasta, rice, lentils and topped with a tangy tomato sauce), fattah (a dish of rice and grilled lamb) or ful medames (stewed fava beans).
No matter which type of traveler you are, Egypt is a great destination to explore. From ancient history and culture to delicious food and incredible views, there’s something for everyone in this magical country.
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