Consisting of two main regions, the mainland in Northern Africa and the Sinai Peninsula between the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, Egypt enjoys a unique vantage point as one of the world’s oldest civilizations. With over ninety percent of its land covered by desert, inhabitants settled along the banks of the Nile River. There, its magnificent monuments—including the Great Sphinx, the monolithic temples at Abu Simbel and the Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure, the last of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World—remain to tell the stories of its pharaohs and ancient dynasties.

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