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THE EGYPTIAN NILE

A destination on a page, by Philip Briggs

WHY VISIT?

A no-brainer, this. A wealth of ruins spanning three millennia of Pharaonic rule has made the Egyptian Nile the world’s oldest tourist destination. Since ancient Greek and Roman times, sightseers have crossed the Mediterranean to feast their eyes on the likes of the Giza Pyramids and the Great Sphinx. More than four hundred years before the birth of Christ, the historian Herodotus wrote: “Nowhere else are there so many marvellous things, nor...are there to be seen so many things of unspeakable greatness.” If ancient history is your thing, that holds no less true today.

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