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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie August 10th, 2022

The Best Places to Visit in Khartoum


Sudan is a land of great beauty and rich culture. It is a country that has been through a lot but is still standing strong. If you are looking for a country to travel to that is off the beaten path, then Sudan is the perfect place for you.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie August 10th, 2022

The Pyramids of Meroë: A Wonder of the Ancient World


The Pyramids of Meroë in Sudan are some of the most magnificent and awe-inspiring structures in the world. Built over 2,000 years ago, these massive pyramids tower over the desert, their imposing size and grandeur a testament to the power and wealth of the ancient kingdom of Kush.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie May 11th, 2022

5 Best excursions to do in Hurghada


Are you staying in Hurghada and looking for things to do? Check out our selection of excursions, day trips and small group & private tours in Hurghada. Here you can enjoy a unique and personalized experience while exploring some of Egypt's most famous sites. Hurghada is an active town located on Egypt’s Red Sea Coast for anyone searching for an on the go adventure or just some well deserved rest and relaxation. It is also Egypt’s oldest resort. While it was once a small fishing village it has grown to be quite the tourist attraction for many to enjoy.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie March 24th, 2017

Guide to Abu Simbel, Egypt


This monumental temple complex was built by King Ramses II (c.1279-1213 B.C.E.) in what was once known as ancient Nubia, as a demonstration of both his worldly and divine power. He was the most prolific pharaoh in terms of building works, and a highly accomplished military leader.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie March 10th, 2017

Nile Explorer – May 2009


I’ve just returned from Egypt, and I wanted to tell you a little bit about my tour. Although I have travelled to Egypt several times before, this was my first time since I started working for Egypt Uncovered. I joined the Nile Explorer tour on the 23rd May and what a great time I had!

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie March 28th, 2017

Ancient Tanis, Egypt


Throughout history, Tanis has been known by many names. The ancient Egyptians called it Djanet and the Old Testament refers to the city as Zoan.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie March 28th, 2017

Aswan Dam, Egypt


The High Dam at Aswan is one of the most impressive feats of engineering design in the whole of the African continent. Construction on the High Dam began in 1960 with the view to it being a replacement for the already existent Low Dam which was built by the British from 1889-1902.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie March 14th, 2017

Top tips for Petra, Jordan


Petra is a vast and unique city, half built and half carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabataeans over 2000 years ago. It lies between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea and was an integral crossroads for trade routes that linked China, India and Southern Arabia with Egypt, Syria, Greece and Rome.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie March 14th, 2017

Brief history of Baalbek, Lebanon


The town of Baalbek is located in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, approximately 85km northeast of Beirut and 75km north of Damascus (Syria). Nowadays the town is famous for its exquisitely detailed Roman ruins which attract thousands of tourists to the country each year and also plays host to the annual Baalbek festival.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie March 28th, 2017

The Dakhla Oasis, Egypt


Dakhla is located around 350km from the Nile Valley between the oases of Farafra and Kharga.

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