Tag Archives: Egypt

Science Podcast: 2000-Year-Old Pet Cemetary, Eyeless Worms See Color

Science’s Online News Editor David Grimm joins host Sarah Crespi to talk about a 2000-year-old pet cemetery found in the Egyptian city of Berenice and what it can tell us about the history of human-animal relationships. 

Also this week, Dipon Ghosh, a postdoctoral fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, talks about how scientists missed that the tiny eyeless roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans, which has been intensively studied from top to bottom for decades, somehow has the ability to detect colors. 

Africa: ‘An Economic History Of Egypt’ (Video)

The Egyptian Economy was the only one in the Middle East North Africa region to avoid a recession in 2020. Being a good reflection of the economic rollercoaster Egypt routinely finds itself on. One driven by inflation rates of up to 30% a year, a halving of its currency and a painful IMF bailout in 2016. But how did Egypt’s Economy find itself in this situation? What impacts did Five Year Plans, spending nearly 20% of GDP on the military and widespread nationalisation have on its economy? Why is Egypt the world’s largest importer of wheat? And perhaps most importantly, what has its post 2011 revolution delivered?

Egypt, a country linking northeast Africa with the Middle East, dates to the time of the pharaohs. Millennia-old monuments sit along the fertile Nile River Valley, including Giza’s colossal Pyramids and Great Sphinx as well as Luxor’s hieroglyph-lined Karnak Temple and Valley of the Kings tombs. The capital, Cairo, is home to Ottoman landmarks like Muhammad Ali Mosque and the Egyptian Museum, a trove of antiquities. 

Travel: ‘Exploring Seven Of The World’s Most Beautiful Temples’ (Video)

Potala Palace, Tibet – A Masterpiece of Tibetan Art and Architecture, at 12,139 Feet Above Sea Level, Potala is the Highest Palace in the World. The 1,300-year-old Structure Was Originally Built as a Gesture of Love, Commissioned by Tibetan King Songtsen Gambo for His Marriage to Princess Wencheng of the Chinese Tang Dynasty. Eventually Monks Came to Rule Tibet and the Palace Was Expanded and Converted Into the Winter Residence for the Dalai Lama.

Angkor Wat, Cambodia – Angkor Wat is a Hindu Temple Complex in Cambodia and is the Largest Religious Monument in the World, on a Site Measuring 162.6 Hectares. Originally Constructed as a Hindu Temple Dedicated to the God Vishnu for the Khmer Empire, It Was Gradually Transformed Into a Buddhist Temple Towards the End of the 12th Century, Angkor Wat is the Prime Example of the Classical Style of Khmer Architecture, the Temple Attains a Classic Perfection by the Restrained Monumentality of Its Finely Balanced Elements and the Precise Arrangement of Its Proportions.

St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City – The Most Famous Roman Catholic Church in the World. Dating Back to Roman Architecture of the Early Christian Art Period. The Basilica, Was Built Above the Burial Site of St. Peter, One of the Twelve Disciples of Jesus and the First Bishop of Rome Construction Began in 1506 and It Took 120 Years Before the Church Could Be Consecrated. To This Day Saint Peter’s Remains One of the Largest Churches in the World.

Taktsang Monastery (Tiger Nest), Bhutan – Paro Taktsang Monastery is One of the Most Important Symbols of Culture and Religion in the Kingdom of Bhutan, Located High in the Himalaya Mountains. Like Many Prominent Buildings in Bhutan, Paro Taktsang Features Stark White Exterior Walls and Red Shingled Roofs as Well as Golden Roofs. Temples in Bhutan Are Typically Constructed of Stone and Rammed Mud. The Interior of Paro Taktsang Features Golden Ceilings, Golden Idols and the Hall of a Thousand Buddhas, Where a Statue of a Large Tiger Can Be Found.

Bagan, Myanmar – Also Known as the Land of a Thousand Temples, the Ancient Kingdom of Bagan in Myanmar is Symbol of Burmese Religion, History and Culture, Once a Major Power in Southeast Asia, Bagan is Home to Over Two Thousand Buddhist Temples Standing as Symbols of Burmese History and Culture, Bagan Temples Are Unique Among Southeast Asian Architectural Styles. They Are Characterized by Central, Square Structures Built Around Shrines, With Interior Passages Supported by Vaulted Arches Radiating Outward.

Borobudur, Indonesia – This 9th Century Buddhist Construction in Central Java is Indonesia’s Greatest Tourist Attraction, the Temple Design Follows Javanese Buddhist Architecture, Which Blends the Indonesian Indigenous Cult of Ancestor Worship and the Buddhist Concept of Attaining Nirvana. The Temple Demonstrates the Influences of Gupta Art That Reflects India’s Influence on the Region, Yet There Are Enough Indigenous Scenes and Elements Incorporated to Make Borobudur Uniquely Indonesian.

Karnak, Egypt – Karnak is the Largest Ancient Religious Site in the World, a Complex Made Up of Three Main Temples. One of Its Most Famous Features is the Hypostyle Hall, Which Has 134 Massive Columns That Rise Up to 60 Feet in Height, and Ten Feet Across. Karnak Was Not a Quick Build. It Took Fifteen Hundred Years to Complete.

Tourism In 2021: Egypt Sees ‘Slow Return’ After 70% Plunge In 2020 (Video)

Egypt’s tourism sector is eying a gradual recovery after revenues plunged by nearly 70% to $4 billion in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the tourism minister and travel companies said.

Egypt, a country linking northeast Africa with the Middle East, dates to the time of the pharaohs. Millennia-old monuments sit along the fertile Nile River Valley, including Giza’s colossal Pyramids and Great Sphinx as well as Luxor’s hieroglyph-lined Karnak Temple and Valley of the Kings tombs. The capital, Cairo, is home to Ottoman landmarks like Muhammad Ali Mosque and the Egyptian Museum, a trove of antiquities. 

Travel Tours: ‘Ancient Luxor – Egypt’ (Video)

Luxor is a city on the east bank of the Nile River in southern Egypt. It’s on the site of ancient Thebes, the pharaohs’ capital at the height of their power, during the 16th–11th centuries B.C. Today’s city surrounds 2 huge, surviving ancient monuments: graceful Luxor Temple and Karnak Temple, a mile north. The royal tombs of the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens are on the river’s west bank. 

Travel Tour: The ‘Pyramids, Luxor Temple & Colossi Of Memnon’ In Egypt (Video)

Explore Egyptian engineering marvels situated on the western side of the Nile! Don’t miss a chance to discover the pyramids of Giza, Luxor Temple, Colossi of Memnon that date back thousands and thousands of years. Feel the impression of closeness to Egyptian architecture and take your time to explore Egyptian buildings decorated with paintings, carved stone images, hieroglyphs, and three-dimensional statues. Camels, pyramids, friendly locals, souvenirs, and an amazing dessert – all these create a unique atmosphere.

Built during a time when Egypt was one of the richest and most powerful civilizations in the world, the pyramids—especially the Great Pyramids of Giza—are some of the most magnificent man-made structures in history. Their massive scale reflects the unique role that the pharaoh, or king, played in ancient Egyptian society. Though pyramids were built from the beginning of the Old Kingdom to the close of the Ptolemaic period in the fourth century A.D., the peak of pyramid building began with the late third dynasty and continued until roughly the sixth (c. 2325 B.C.). More than 4,000 years later, the Egyptian pyramids still retain much of their majesty, providing a glimpse into the country’s rich and glorious past.

Egyptian History: ‘Secrets Of The Sphinx Of Giza’

Join Egyptian historians and archeological experts on a mission to decode the mysteries of Egypt’s Great Sphinx. Season 1 Episode 2 “Secrets” from the series: Secrets https://bit.ly/31xTgju

The Great Sphinx of Giza, commonly referred to as the Sphinx of Giza or just the Sphinx, is a limestone statue of a reclining sphinx, a mythical creature. Facing directly from West to East, it stands on the Giza Plateau on the west bank of the Nile in Giza, Egypt. The face of the Sphinx is generally believed to represent the pharaoh Khafra.