Egypt History

Misr comes from the Assyrian word Misra. That is how Egypt began to be known as Misr to the Arabic speaking people and Misriam to the Hebrews. The Ancient Egyptians usually referred to their country as Kemet or Keme and its people Rem Kemet. Egypt comes from the Greek work Aegyptius ( which is what the Greeks and the Romans called Egypt).
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Ancient Egyptians called their land Kermet, or Kemet meaning black land which referred to the rich, fertile, dark colored soil of the Nile River and the Delta.

Then, Egyptians called their country as “Hwt-ka-Ptah” (Ht-ka-Ptah, or Hout-ak Ptah)

Later, they referred to their country as Misr (مصر) basically meaning country, which they still use today to refer to Egypt.

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There is no academic consensus about the relationship between the Hebrews and the Pharaonic Egyptians. The best evidence we have, though, is pretty strong that the master/slave relationship depicted in Exodus is inaccurate.

This is to say that the “Maximalist” interpretation of Exodus is doubtful; the authors of the Torah were at least 500 years removed from the events they were describing, and some elements seem patently invented. However, this is not sufficient to automatically assume a “Minimalist” interpretation that posits all the related events as entirely fictitious.

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Modern Day Egypt

Cairo is the capital of Egypt, and it is one governorate of the 29 provinces of Egypt.

Other fantastic and fashionable governorates include:

Alexandria: or as we like to call it the Mermaid of the Mediterranean Sea. Its mesmerizing beauty is incredible.

Aswan combines the beauty of the Nile River and astonishing monuments.

Luxor: has mind-blowing surviving ancient monuments like The royal tombs of the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens because Luxor is believed to be the ancient Thebes; the pharaohs’ capital at the height of their power.

Fayoum: the beautiful weekend getaway and safari-lovers favorite.

The fifth sattlement: the culture of the West with a taste of Egyptian coziness.

South Sinai: the safe and cozy all-year-round destination. Places like: Dahab, Saint Catherine, Sharm El Sheikh developed South Sinai into a major tourist resort.

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Religion and Culture

There is no academic consensus about the relationship between the Hebrews and the Pharaonic Egyptians. The best evidence we have, though, is pretty strong that the master/slave relationship depicted in Exodus is inaccurate.

This is to say that the “Maximalist” interpretation of Exodus is doubtful; the authors of the Torah were at least 500 years removed from the events they were describing, and some elements seem patently invented. However, this is not sufficient to automatically assume a “Minimalist” interpretation that posits all the related events as entirely fictitious.

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Sightseeing and Tours

Generally the weather in Egypt is not extreme so that you can visit most of the country most of the time.

But for best experience, here you are some tips:

  • If going anywhere in the north coast, you should avoid winter (specially from December to to February), lot of rain and wind.
  • If going south of Egypt (Luxor and Aswan, seeking monuments), avoid summer (specially July and August), extremely hot…
  • If going Sinai (East), you can go all the year, but I recommend to avoid extreme hot and cold for best experience… So April, May, June, part of July, September, October and part of November are great…
  • If you want cheap hotels, try to target Ramadan (Egyptians don’t do much internal tourism in Ramadan).
  • If you want cheap hotels in known cities, try to avoid public vacations in Egypt (like EID vacation), and schools summer vacations (from June to early September; also from mid Jan to mid Feb) .
  • Avoid beaches in EID vacations, they get very crowded. On the other hand, if you go in Ramadan, beaches will have very few Egyptians (you then get cheaper and better service).
  • Note: Ramadan is a month in the year (falling from 23rd April to 23rd May this year) where Muslims are fasting everyday from sunrise to sunset, so they don’t do much tourism during this month,
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Tips and Advice

We have tours running daily in Cairo full of pleased travelers who are not only getting to experience the best Cairo has to offer based on the lifetime experience of locals but also loving that currently, there are no crowds at the tourist sites. If we ever deem the situation unsafe in any place – we cease operating and let the world know through our social accounts. We have responsible people on the ground everywhere, taking a safety-first (and fun second) approach to your travels.

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Cairo is the capital of Egypt, and it is one governorate of the 29 provinces of Egypt.

Other fantastic and fashionable governorates include:

Alexandria: or as we like to call it the Mermaid of the Mediterranean Sea. Its mesmerizing beauty is incredible.

Aswan combines the beauty of the Nile River and astonishing monuments.

Luxor: has mind-blowing surviving ancient monuments like The royal tombs of the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens because Luxor is believed to be the ancient Thebes; the pharaohs’ capital at the height of their power.

Fayoum: the beautiful weekend getaway and safari-lovers favorite.

The fifth sattlement: the culture of the West with a taste of Egyptian coziness.

South Sinai: the safe and cozy all-year-round destination. Places like: Dahab, Saint Catherine, Sharm El Sheikh developed South Sinai into a major tourist resort.

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It safe as long as you know where you are going and whom you are dealing with.
If you are coming with a group through a travel agency so you will be fine.
If you were traveling alone, then there consider some points.
Don’t deal with taxi drivers. Use Uber or Careem application or you could book your private transfer through our partner website Egypt Taxi Transfer.

If you are going to the old Islamic Cairo, then try to company a local with you. Would he better to negotiate with buyers.

Don’t exchange your money for Egyptian pounds to a stranger in the street. Use the exchange offices and always check online for the exchange rate. Go for the restaurants which serve local street food for excellent quality.

Try to stay as long as of your vacation put in Cairo. Shark el-sheikh and North cost are the best options and safer. Also, Hurghada is excellent.

Cairo itself is two days enough. It so very crowded and noisy.

Good luck and welcome to Egypt

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Generally the weather in Egypt is not extreme so that you can visit most of the country most of the time.

But for best experience, here you are some tips:

  • If going anywhere in the north coast, you should avoid winter (specially from December to to February), lot of rain and wind.
  • If going south of Egypt (Luxor and Aswan, seeking monuments), avoid summer (specially July and August), extremely hot…
  • If going Sinai (East), you can go all the year, but I recommend to avoid extreme hot and cold for best experience… So April, May, June, part of July, September, October and part of November are great…
  • If you want cheap hotels, try to target Ramadan (Egyptians don’t do much internal tourism in Ramadan).
  • If you want cheap hotels in known cities, try to avoid public vacations in Egypt (like EID vacation), and schools summer vacations (from June to early September; also from mid Jan to mid Feb) .
  • Avoid beaches in EID vacations, they get very crowded. On the other hand, if you go in Ramadan, beaches will have very few Egyptians (you then get cheaper and better service).
  • Note: Ramadan is a month in the year (falling from 23rd April to 23rd May this year) where Muslims are fasting everyday from sunrise to sunset, so they don’t do much tourism during this month,
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