Visual Adventure: Egypt Now

June 24, 2014 Gareth Hamilton

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A country where the ancient past lives on in every rock and around every turn in the trail, Egypt is a history lesson come to life. Like a theme park of temples, pyramids, and tombs, the country has stood as a monument to the imagination for centuries and provides a great viewpoint from which to study and understand Western civilization. Little wonder then that Egypt has awoken the explorer within so many over the years, and that it continues to attract explorers from all over the world.

Standing before the Great Pyramid of Giza in 1798, Napoleon declared to his army, “From the heights of these pyramids, forty centuries look down on us.” So awestruck by the weight of history was he that 500 specialists of all fields accompanied him to complete the first-ever overseas archaeological dig. As news reached home, mysticism of this antediluvian world grew and launched a rush of explorers to Egypt who, over the next century, virtually gave birth to the discipline of archaeology.

Discoveries made during this time, such as the Rosetta Stone – the basis from which all understanding of hieroglyphs flows – have fuelled our collective passion. Today, it is one of the most visited objects in any museum anywhere in the world.

Modern Egypt is a country confident in its new future and proud of its past. Visiting Egypt today, it’s easy to get swept up in the magic that stirred those original adventurers. Scan the vista of Giza; approach the vast complexes of Karnak, Luxor, and Hapshepsut like a pioneer, and explore the Valley of the Kings’ tombs who lie still, waiting for your discovery.

In the silence of the deserts, the ancient world comes to life.

An inquisitive Camel at Giza.

An inquisitive Camel at Giza.

The Great Pyramids of Giza

The Great Pyramids of Giza.

Bedouin tent in the desert w a campfire.

The warmth of Egyptian hospitality.

The Grand Pylons of Karnak Temple

The Grand Pylons of Karnak Temple, in Luxor.

two people looking at karnak walls

Exploring Karnak with my group.

Panoramic shot of luxor at sunset

The silence of Luxor temple by sunset.

Kids pouring out of a brick house smilng for the camera

Having lunch with a local family.

The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut

The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Luxor.

panorama of sunset on the nile.

Sailing the Nile with my group.

Getting There

Egypt’s landscape offers a unique travel experience. Go now to go back into the storied histories it has to offer. G Adventures runs a number of departures to Egypt encompassing a wide range of departure dates and activities to cater for different tastes. Check out our roster of small group trips to this mesmerizing land. Check out Egypt with us today!

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