Egypt - Cairo Outskirts & the Delta (PDF Chapter)

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
  • maps
  • head down the steep staircase of Dahshur, deep into the heart of the Red Pyramid
  • transport
  • 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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