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Dakhla Ethnographic Museum Egypt

Dakhla Ethnographic Museum Egypt

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Dakhla Ethnographic Museum located in Mut in Dakhla Oasis, Egypt. In fact, Dakhla Ethnographic Museum built in 1875 AC. Moreover, the museum is a small museum which displays on oasis life. Furthermore, Dakhla Ethnographic Museum attached to Dar Al Wafdeen Government Hotel. In fact, the museum only opened on request. Furthermore, the museum laid out as a traditional home with different areas for men. Moreover, the museum also features areas for women and visitors. In fact, the museum houses displays of clothing, baskets and jewelry. Moreover, the museum comprises other domestic items. In fact, these items give an insight into the oasis life and geography. Do not expect to see much of Ancient Egypt, it is all about the ancient handmade domestic stuff. In fact, the stuff made out of palm reeds, clay, wood, and stone.

Dakhla Ethnographic Museum indeed is a great a chance to have a great experience. In fact, you will learn about the life and culture of the people who live in the oasis. Dakhla Ethnographic Museum resembles an Egyptian home which exactly what it once was. In fact, the museum includes specific exhibits in different rooms. Some rooms dedicated to the history of the women and men who lived in the oasis. Moreover, some rooms include unique handmade artifacts. In fact, they both are old and modern. Furthermore, the museum houses items which made from stone, mud, clay and reeds. If you want to visit the Museum, you should contact the Tourist Information Office in Dakhla. They will make the required arrangements for you to visit the museum. Yet, you can also contact us.

Getting to Dakhla Ethnographic Museum:

There are regular buses from Cairo to Mut in Dakhla Oasis. In fact, the whole journey takes about 10 hours. It is since the bus will make a few stops along the way. A bus from the Kharga Oasis will take about two hours. Moreover, there is a night bus which travels straight from Cairo without stops. A taxi can take you to the town if you are willing to pay the fares. Finally, there is a micro-bus service from Cairo to the oasis and the town. Buses from Cairo run between seven O’clock in the morning and eight O’clock in the evening.

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British War Memorial El Alamein Egypt

British War Memorial El Alamein Egypt

British War Memorial El Alamein Egypt information, tours, booking

British War Memorial known as Commonwealth War Cemetery and located in El Alamein, Egypt. In fact, the British War Memorial situated 330 kilometer north west of Cairo. Moreover, the memorial is on the 105 Kilometer in Alexandria Masra Matrouh Desert Road. The are features separate memorials for the soldiers. In fact, the soldiers from each of the countries who fought in the World War II. The British Commonwealth War Cemetery is one of the most impressive sites in El Alamein. Every year in October, commemorative events take place at the memorial. Moreover, the site houses about 7367 tomb of British, New-Zealander and Australian soldiers. Furthermore, the site also houses tombs of South African, French, Indian and Malaysian soldiers. All these soldiers fallen in the world War II which took place from 1939 – 1945 AC.

In fact, the soldiers tombs ordered in long structured lines. Moreover, there about 11945 soldiers names whose bodies never recovered. In fact, these names engraved on white limestone walls. Furthermore, the British War Memorial also features a wide hall with broad stairs. In fact, the stairs leads up to a rooftop. The rooftop features indeed stunning views of both the memorial and the Mediterranean Sea. In fact, the British War Memorial cemetery has no admission fee. Tours to these cemetery can arranged from Alexandria and Cairo as well. Contact us to arrange tour to the Commonwealth War Cemetery. Again, you can do a day tour either from Cairo or Alexandria.

Address: Km 105, Alexandria – Marsa Matrouh Desert Rd., El Alamein.

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Badr Museum Farafra Oasis Egypt

Badr Museum Egypt

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Badr Museum located near to Qasr Al Farafra in Farafra Oasis, Egypt. In fact, Badr Museum housed in a mud building. The mud buildings are the common houses in this medieval area of Egypt. All the artwork in Bard Museum created by unique artist. In fact, his name is Mr. Badr Abdel Moghny. His work always depicts the life in Farafra Oasis. Moreover, he provides the work through both painting and sculpting. Furthermore, he accomplished did all his sculpting from sand, stone and mud. This makes the artwork indeed unique compared to the media generally used by artists.

Badr Abdel Moghny is a self-taught artist whose gift to his town become its only real sight. Badrs Museum surrounded by a desert garden which is worth to see. In fact, it features an enthusiasm which Badr puts into his interesting work. Moreover, it records much of the traditional oasis life. Badr Museum features a distinctive style of painting and sculpture. All are in mud, stone and sand and that is why he gets some foreign admirers. In fact, he exhibited successfully in Europe in the early 1990 and later in Cairo.

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When you visit Badr Museum, you can expect to see sculptures of camels, farmers, localsand wildlife. You can also see some products which done with unique fossils. In fact, he found these fossils in the area and his paintings are surrealistic in style. There is no admission charge for the Badr Museum, but a small donation requested. The posted hours for the museum are 8:30 AM until the time when the sun sets. But in fact, these hours may change. Before you make this journey, it would be a good idea to make a phone call. Just to make sure that the museum will be open.

The Badr Museum located close to Qasr Al Farafra. So, it can reached from the medieval town. A bus from Cairo will take you to the area. In fact, the trip by bus is about eight hours. In fact, there will be extra time which spent to make a few stops. The stops will be at restaurants and rest stops along the way. Private tour services make stops in the area, giving you the chance to see the museum as well. Finally, you can choose to rent a private vehicle to reach the museum and the town. In fact, you should expect this service to cost quite a bit more than catching the daily bus from Cairo.

Badre Museum contacts:

Opening Hours: 9 am – 2 pm (or until sunset during busy seasons).
Tel: +20 92 751 0091 – + 20 0122 170 4710

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International Convention Center Marsa Alam Egypt

International Convention Center

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International Convention Center is the largest state-of-the-art business center on the Red Sea. In fact, International Convention Center located in Marsa Alam. Moreover, the Convention center hosted by on of the luxurious resort of Port Ghalib. It is The Palace Port Ghalib hotel & Resort. Furthermore, the Convention Center features a total meeting space of 1950 square meter. It designed to host all scales of corporate, political and private events and meetings. It indeed is the perfect venue for hosting large scale corporate conventions. In fact, it can hosts up to 2000 participants and smaller informal meetings.

The center also houses a VIP lounge, a dignitary salon, and an equipped business center. The Convention Center in Marsa Alam also boasts to host a dedicated team of MICE professionals. In fact, the team can assist you in organizing your event. It is by providing the help of convention professionals including stage designers. Moreover, the team provides with translators, florists, couriers and photographers. The team also provides catering companies and sound & light technicians.

International Convention Center contacts:

Address: Inside The Palace Port Ghalib Hotel & Resort. Tel: (+2065) 336 0000, Fax: (+2065) 336 0025

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Italian War Memorial El Alamein Egypt

Italian War Memorial El Alamein Egypt

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Italian War Memorial El Alamein is like the Commonwealth Cemetery. One must pass through the arched entrance to enter the grounds of the memorial. Instead of a sea of gravestones, you find yourself at the beginning of a long path. In fact, the path leads uphill to a tower . Th tower is with marble walls almost as white as the surrounding sand. In fact, the Italian War Memorial El Alamein begins with an entry cloister. It contains a chapel, mosque, hall of remembrances and small museum. In the chapel inscribed, “To 4,800 Italian soldiers, sailors and airmen”. It also inscribed “The desert and the sea did not give back 38,000 who are missing”.

The main memorial overlooks the sea at the top of a oleander-lined causeway. Furthermore, in the interior thousands of white marble plaques. They bear the names of the Italian dead line the walls. To the left is the Libyan war memorial. In fact, Libya conquered by Italy at the time of El Alamein Battle, so both forces fought side by side. The fallen Libyans rest separate from their Italian comrades. In fact, it is because of differences in religious burial methods.

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This section has colorful landscaping surrounding a mosque. It is where Muslim visitors can pray for the souls of the fallen soldiers. Moreover, it is besides to an edited memorial plaque. The inscription on the stone translated from the Italian. It read Libyans who died for Italy. But a Libyan minister came and didn’t like what he saw. So he covered it with a plaque which reads Honoring the memory of the Libyans. The Italian War Memorial is a sacrario which designed as both a cemetery and a chapel. Walls lined with 30 x 55 centimeter marble tiles, each dedicated to one soldier. Behind these tiles, caskets hold the remains of the fallen soldiers. Some remain anonymous and identified only as unknown. The top rows remain empty for soldiers who are still missing in action.

In fact, the interior of Italian War Memorial El Alamein illuminated by natural lighting. A star-shaped skylight of small openings guides the desert sunbeams through the high ceiling. The back wall of the building is a panoramic glass window facing the Mediterranean Sea. If the memorials front door is open, you can look straight through the building. It is to glimpse the blue sea. In front of the window is a marble casket. It is with a wooden cross on the wall above it. In fact, it creates serene chapel where visitors may pray for the souls of the fallen soldiers.

Italian War memorial El Alamein address:

11 km west of El Alamein (4 km west of the German War Memorial)

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German War Memorial El Alamein Egypt

German War Memorial El Alamein Egypt

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German War Memorial El Alamein located three kilometers west of the Italian marker. It also located 9.6 kilometers from the Greek Memorial in El Alamein. In fact, German War Memorial El Alamein is a single octagonal building erected in 1959. It sits on the north of the road atop the knoll of Alam Abd Al Gawad mountain. Moreover, it overlooks the sea. German War Memorial El Alamein patterned after the Castel del Monte in Apulia. In fact, the memorial contains the bodies of 4,280 German soldiers. Moreover, it opened in 1959. The austere structure symbolizes Germany fierce pride. It looks more like a fortress from medieval times.

Inside, each side of the octagon-shaped courtyard houses an alcove. It is where stone caskets each represents a German province. It lie s beneath plaques which bear the names of the dead soldiers from each region. In fact, these modern-day sarcophagi are only symbolic. The actual soldiers buried in a common grave beneath the memorial. In the center of the inner courtyard is an 11.5-meter obelisk. It protected by four falcons. In fact, this monument has a double meaning.

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In Pharaonic Egypt, an obelisk surrounded by falcons evoked Horus, believed to be the protector of the dead. The falcon is also a symbol of German heritage. The Germans found it reassuring to know their soldiers died in a country with a history. In fact, it was for honoring the dead and so adopted the obelisk for the war memorial.

German War Memorial El Alamein Address:

The German War Memorial located only 7 km west of El Alamein

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El Alamein Battlefield Egypt

El Alamein Battlefield Egypt

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El Alamein Battlefield located next to the small northern Egyptian town of El-Alamein. It is around 130 km west of the city of Alexandria along the coast. You can get a taxi to El-Alamein from Alexandria. In fact, El Alamein Battlefield in Egypt was the site of the major victory. The major victory which took place by the Allied forces. It was during the Second World War. El Alamein Battlefield known as the Second Battle of El-Alamein. In fact, Allied and Axis forces engaged in an ongoing conflict in the North African region. It was over three years with Germany’s commander Rommel. In fact, Rommel intended to capture Alexandria and the Suez Canal.

The First Battle of El Alamein saw the Allies stall the progress of Italian and German armies. The Second Battle of El Alamein changed the fortunes of the Allies. It forced the Axis out of Egypt and safeguarding the vital route of the Suez Canal. Bernard Montgomery was the new who appointed leader of the Eighth Army. Before the battle, Montgomery spent months to build up the British forces. In fact, it was with reinforcements and munitions. Finally, the British attacked on the night of 23 October 1942. By 5 November the Italian and German armies withdrew.

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The victory at El Alamein Battlefield was a vital turning point for the Allies. “It may almost said, Before Alamein we never had a victory. After Alamein we never had a defeat.”. Winston Churchill said.

Today, El Alamein Battlefield surrounded by many memorials, cemeteries and sites. In fact, the sites which belong the different Allied and Axis forces who fought there. Several 1942 battlements and bunkers seen from the roadside. It is together with several plaques, including one on the Alexandria-Marsa Matruh Route. The route shows the furthermost position which reached by German and Italian forces.

Please note, it is best to stay on the roads as there are mines and other dangerous materials. They located on the battlefield itself. El Alamein War Museum tells about this battle. In fact, it located at the site of El Alamein battlefield. There is also a museum about the battle.

El Alamein Battlefield in Egypt Address:

The battlefield Km 105, Alex-Matrouh Desert Rd., El Alamein.

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Aswan Old Dam Egypt

Aswan Old Dam Egypt

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Aswan Old Dam or Aswan Low Dam is a gravity masonry buttress dam on the Nile River in Aswan, Egypt. In fact, Aswan Old Dam built at the former first cataract of the Nile. The Dam located about 1000 km up-river and 690 km south-southeast of Cairo. It constructed between 1899 and 1902. In fact, it intended to reduce flooding and to support population growth in the lower Nile. The dam provided inadequate flood protection and raised twice, between 1907–1912 and 1929–1933. The alterations did not suffice and it nearly over-topped in 1946. As a result, it led to the construction of the Aswan High Dam 6 kilometers (4 mi) upstream.

In fact, the British invasion and occupation of Egypt was in 1882. They began the construction of Aswan Old Dam across the Nile in 1898. The construction lasted until 1902 and opened on 10 December 1902. It was by HRH the Duke of Connaught and Strathearn. In fact, designed by Sir William Willcocks. Moreover, it involved several eminent engineers of the time. Aswan Old Dam designed as a gravity-buttress dam. The buttress sections accommodate many gates. The gates open yearly to pass the flood and its nutrient-rich sediments. In fact, it is without retaining any yearly storage. The dam constructed of rubble masonry and faced with red ashlar granite. When constructed, Aswan Old Dam was the largest masonry dam in the world.

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The design also included a navigation lock of similar construction on the western bank. In fact, it allows shipping to pass upstream as far as the second cataract. It is before a portage overland required. At the time of its construction, nothing of such scale attempted. The initial limitations imposed on its height due to concern for the Philae temple. Furthermore, the initial construction soon was inadequate for development needs. The height of the dam raised in two phases, 5 meters between 1907–1912 and 9 meters between 1929–1933. The generation of electricity added. With its final raising, the dam is 1,950 m in length. It is also with a crest level 36 m above the original riverbed.

The dam provides the main route for traffic between the city and the airport. As a result of the High Dam upstream, the Old Dam’s ability to pass the flood’s sediments lost. In fact, the serviceability provided by the locks. Aswan Old Dam reservoir level also lowered. In fact, it now provides control of tail water for the High Dam. Aswan Old Dam supports two hydroelectric power plants, Aswan I and Aswan II. Aswan I which built in 1960 contains 7 X 40 MW generators. It is with Kaplan turbines which for a combined capacity of 280 MW. It located west of the dam. Aswan II which built 1985 contains 4 x 67.5 MW generators for an installed capacity of 270 MW. It located at the toe of the dam.

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Aswan High Dam Egypt Full day tour in Aswan

Aswan High Dam Egypt

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Aswan High Dam is an embankment located across the Nile River in Aswan, Egypt. Since 1950, the name refers to the High Dam. The building Aswan High Dam became a key of the development for the Egyptian Government. It was after the revolution of 1952. In fact, the dam was important to control floods and provide water for irrigation. It also was important generate hydroelectricity on which Egypt depended on for industrialization. The dam built between 1960 and 1970. In fact, it had a significant impact on the economy and culture as well of Egypt. Before building the dams, the Nile River flooded every year during late summer. The water flowed down the valley from its East African drainage basin.

Before, Aswan High Dam, these floods brought high water, natural nutrients and minerals. In fact, they enriched the fertile soil along the floodplain and delta. They made the Nile valley ideal for farming since ancient times. In the years of high-water floods, the whole crop wiped out, while. Moreover, in low-water years widespread drought and famine occurred. Egypt’s population grows and conditions change. As a result, both of desire and ability developed to control the floods. It was important to protect and support farmland and the important cotton crop. With the reservoir storage provided by the Aswan dams, the floods lessened. Furthermore, the water stored for later release.

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Aswan High Dam was an engineering miracle when it built. It contains 18 times the material which used in the Great Pyramid of Giza. The Dam is 11,811 feet long, 3215 feet thick at the base and and 364 feet tall. Today, the dam it provides irrigation and electricity for the whole of Egypt. In fact, Aswan Old Dam built by the British between 1898 and 1902, 6 km down river. Both of the High Dam and Aswan Old dam provide the visitors with wonderful views. From the top of the two Mile long Aswan High Dam you can gaze across Lake Nasser. The huge reservoir created the lake when it built. The dam also provides a view to Kalabsha temple in the south and the huge power station to the north.

In fact, Aswan High Dam created a 30% increase in the cultivatable land in Egypt. It also raised the water table for the Shara as far away as Algeria. The electricity producing capability of the Dam doubled Egypt’s available supply. The High Dam added a new aspect to Egypt and a new environment as well. In fact, Lake Nasser which created by the Dam is some 500 miles long. Furthermore, it indeed is the world’s largest artificial lake.

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El Alamein War Museum Egypt

El Alamein War Museum Egypt

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El Alamein War Museum located 105 kilometers west of Alexandria, Egypt. In fact, El Alamein War museum is about five kilometers west of the Marina resort. Moreover, the Museum situated within the military areas of El Alumni. The Museum opened in the year 1956 during the presidency of Gamal Abdel Nasser. The museum built as a memorial of El Alamein battle between the British and the Germans in 1942. Moreover, it also built as memorial of the battles in South Africa during the Second World War. The Museum renewed and reopened in 1992 during the presidency of Mubarak. In fact, the Museum indeed is one of the best place to visit. You will be able to understand the story of World War II in Egypt.

El Alamein War Museum is a complete illustration of the story of World War II in North Africa. Furthermore, the museum contains records of all the events. In fact, the museum garden houses huge army tanks and various larger weapons. You can view this heavy equipment from World War II. Go inside a tank or an army car, or even jump up and sit atop a tank. The garden has about fifteen large pieces which used by different forces in El Alamein battle. Inside El Alamein Museum, there are five halls. Each of them dedicated to one of the four countries who involved in the war. In fact, the halls include Great Britain, Italy, Germany and Egypt. The museum also has a mixed hall which contains items from the war generally.

The Egyptian Hall at El Alamein War Museum:

The Egyptian hall shows how Egypt helped the allies during the war. There are statues of Egyptian soldiers who helped the British troops in the war. Moreover, a large statue of king Farouk is on display as he was the ruler of Egypt at the time. The left wall of the hall covered with a large portrait . In fact, the large portrait shows a part of El Alamein Battle and how the Germans defeated. The other walls covered with photographed and painted pictures. The painted pictures illustrate the help of the Egyptians to the Allies in the War.

The British Hall at El Alamein War Museum:

In fact, the hall concentrates on the British troops.. The hall also shows how they were able to defeat the Italians and then the Germans in North Africa. Uniforms of the British army during World War II are on display. They are with different statues of soldiers who do different activities in the war time. The British role and their strategy during the war displayed in the form of stories. Moreover, they also shown through maps which displayed on the wall. In fact, the weapons which the British used also displayed in this hall as well. Yet, calling this hall as the British Hall is a bit misleading. It is because their efforts were much aided by those of the Australians. Hence, it is more of a commonwealth hall.

The Italian Hall at El Alamein War Museum:

The Italian Hall houses some statues of Italian soldiers who wear their uniform. Moreover, they also take part in the war. In fact, it is just like the other halls. Moreover, the hall has some pictures which displayed on the walls. In fact, the pictures show how the Italians suffered from the defeat in North Africa.

The German Hall at El Alamein War Museum:

The German Hall displays the role of the German army in the Battle of El Alamein. Moreover, the hall also shows and the German army in the other battles of North Africa during World War II. In fact, there are many different German weapons which displayed in this hall as well. In fact, pictures of Rommel and Hitler shown on the walls. Moreover, it is beside notes that show why the Germans lost the battle at El Alamein.

The Mixed Hall at El Alamein War Museum:

In fact, the most interesting hall of El Alamein War Museum is the Mixed Hal. The hall shows items from all the armies who involved in the war. Small models in the middle of the hall show the important battles. In fact, the battles which took place between the British and the Italian in the beginning. They also show the battles between the British and the German afterwards. The hall has one part which tells the history of each country and why they involved in the war. In fact, real photographed pictures of the battle shown on the walls. It is with information and statistics about each participant.

El Alamein War Museum is a must see for any weapons or history fan. In fact, the museum tells the story of one of the most important battles during World War II. Moreover, the museum built in the exact place where the battle took place.

Address: Km 105, Alexandria – Marsa Matrouh Desert Rd., El Alamein

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