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Imagine the wisdom and skill of the Egyptians of ten thousand years ago and more. Hieroglyphics send us a 5,000-year-old postcard. The pyramids and the Great Sphinx, a wealth of statues, sculptures, obelisks and murals are there still, mystifying modern-day earthlings with their unique magnificence. For the past century or so, archeological interest in ancient Egypt has run high, especially following the 1922 discovery of the tomb of King Tutankhamun in Luxor's Valley of the Kings. Visit Khan el-Khalili, Cairo's most famous outdoor souk, tour the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and admire its incredible collection of artefacts, and enjoy a scenic voyage on a felucca, a traditional Egyptian wooden sailboat. A cruise along the life- giving Nile River is like travelling through time while uncovering the secrets of one of the world's most advanced cultures. 137

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