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Egypt

  1. 1. Aoife Hanratty
  2. 2. • Largest monolithic statue in the world • Oldest known monumental sculpture In the world • Proposed to have been used in solar worship in the early Dynastic Period Carved out of natural bedrock and added limestone • There are many myths about how the Sphinx lost its nose. • Scholars today think that the nose was removed Sufi who considered the sphinx a blasphemous idol, this is based on tool marks that remain showing that it was deliberately pried off with chisels.
  3. 3. • A Standalone Reef in the Egyptian Red Sea • Small artificial island in the centre of the reef which has a lighthouse. • Well known place for diving, you can see hammerhead sharks and many types of coral.
  4. 4. • Located in the Libyan Desert • Siwa Oasis is one of Egypt's most isolated settlements, with 23,000 people • Agriculture is the main activity, particularly the cultivation of dates and olives. • The isolation of the oasis caused the development of a unique culture
  5. 5. • A UNESCO World Heritage Site • Has many decayed temples, chapels, pylons and other buildings • The Karnak complex gives its name to the nearby, and partly surrounded, modern village of El-Karnak • In Karnak there is the Presinct of Amun-Re, The Precinct of Mut, Precinct of Montu and Temple of Amenhotep IV
  6. 6. • The longest river in the world • Two major tributaries, the White Nile and Blue Nile • In Cairo the Nile splits into two branches or distributaries that feed the Mediterranean
  7. 7. • A Valley where tombs were constructed for Pharoahs and powerful nobels. • The Valley contains 63 tombs • The royal tombs are decorated with scenes from Egyptian mythology and give clues to the beliefs and funerary rituals of the period
  8. 8. • http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=j0sJqfsr82w&feature=youtube_gdata

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