National Geographic: Egypt Pyramids Writer Carl Hoffman traveled to Egypt in February 2011, a week after popular demonstrations led to the president's resignation. These are his observations. Tourism is Egypt’s second largest source of revenue, bringing in $13 billion in 2010. The Great Pyramid at Giza, after all, is one of the seven ancient wonders of the world.
Ancient Egypt The Egyptian civilization is one of the oldest civilizations in the world. The Egyptians have given a lot to mankind. Their fine architectural designs still remain unbeaten. Encyclopedia Smithsonian: The Egyptian Pyramid The pyramids of Egypt fascinated travellers and conquerors in ancient times and continue to inspire wonder in the tourists, mathematicians, and archeologists who visit, explore, measure and describe them. Tombs of early Egyptian kings were bench-shaped mounds called mastabas. Around 2780 B.C., King Djoser's architect, Imhotep, built the first pyramid by placing six mastabas, each smaller than the one beneath, in a stack to form a pyramid rising in steps. This Step Pyramid stands on the west bank of the Nile River at Sakkara near Memphis.
Cartography Cartography (from Greek χάρτης khartēs, "map"; and γράφειν graphein, "write") is the study and practice of making maps. Combining science, aesthetics, and technique, cartography builds on the premise that reality can be modeled in ways that communicate spatial information effectively. The fundamental problems of traditional cartography are to: Set the map's agenda and select traits of the object to be mapped. ANGKORWAT Miraculously, very little damage has been made on the Angkor region as a result of the bloody civil that has terrorized the Cambodia for over 30 years. The Khmer Rouge, an extreme-left organization has actively organized guerrilla activities against Prince Sihanouk's government. In 1975, many Buddhist monks who lived in the Angkor temples were massacred along with the majority of the Buddhist population as a result of a "social reorganization". However, Angkor Wat suffered very little structural damage in that attack.
Egypt's Golden Empire . Special Features . A Day in the Life Experience a day in the life of Ancient Egypt through the voices of some very different people. From a pharaoh to a farmer, housewife to a nobleman, find out how they lived and what their lives were like. Ancient Egyptian society was highly structured and people spent their time in very different ways, depending on their job and their social standing. At the top of the social ladder, the pharaoh spent his day on official duties, while the nobleman enjoyed hunting wild birds and hosting dinner parties.
Suez Canal The canal is owned and maintained by the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) of Egypt. Under international treaty, it may be used "in time of war as in time of peace, by every vessel of commerce or of war, without distinction of flag." History Dimensions of the Cheops (Khufu) pyramid and building materials involved. Numbers and figures of the Cheops (Khufu) pyramid: The pyramid of Khufu - Output / performance - Building material - Dimensions of the pyramid - Dimensions in Royal Cubits - Sources Cheops-pyramid (pyramid of Khufu) Of the the famous Seven Wonders of the Ancient World the Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops) at Giza is the only one still standing.
Expedition Road Of Bones Imagine an empire, in which center Angkor, lived one million people, where at the same time the population of London was only 50,000 people. An empire which stretched at the zenith of its development from Burma to Vietnam. Angkor was the religious and political center and home to hundreds of temples. The most famous temple complex Angkor Wat is the world’s largest religious building. But also the other, some excellent temples are worth seeing. Reason enough to plan a few days here.