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Egypt - Cairo Outskirts & the Delta (PDF Chapter)
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This is the Cairo Outskirts & the Delta chapter from Lonely Planet’s Egypt guide-book.
If you want to dig a little deeper into Egyptian culture and history, the area surrounding the capital is home to several intriguing and important sites rarely included on typical Egypt itinerar-ies.
- take a spin back in time within the ancient Old Kingdom necropolis of pyramids and intri-cately decorated tombs, Saqqara
- head down the steep staircase of Dahshur, deep into the heart of the Red Pyramid
- delve into a history far older than the pharaohs at Wadi Al Hittan, amid the whale fossils scattered across the orange-hued desert sands
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Desert Environs, Saqqara, Memphis & Dahshur, Al Fayoum, Wadi Natrun, The Nile Delta, Birqash Camel Market, Qanater (Nile Barrages), Tanta, Zagazig & Bubastis, Tanis.
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