#travel_scoop She was the first of the Great Royal Wives of Ramesses the Great “Ramesses II”, her name means the 'beautiful companion' .Her Royal Highness Queen Nefertari. One of the best known Egyptian queens, her lavishly decorated tomb is not less stature than her, as it is one of the largest and most spectacular tombs in the Valley of the Queens.
The tomb of Queen Nefertari was laid in the Valley of the Queens, Luxor.
The astronomical ceiling of the tomb painted as a dark blue, with a myriad of golden stars representing the heaven. The east wall of the antechamber flanked by the representation of Osiris at left and Anubis at right.
The tomb itself is primarily focused on the Queen’s life and on her death. The walls and the pillars are entirely covered with decorations. Paintings of the Queen playing Draughts, a whole entire wall show the Queen at playing Senet. A painting in the tomb for Nefertari coming before the god of writing and literacy to proclaim her title as a scribe.
Also a poetry written by Ramesses about his favorite beloved dead wife is featured on some of the walls of her burial chamber. ("My love is unique — no one can rival her, for she is the most beautiful woman alive. Just by passing, she has stolen away my heart.")
The real value of the paintings found within the tomb is that they are the best preserved and most detailed source of the ancient Egyptian’s journey towards the afterlife. #egyptscoop #egypt#luxor#queennefertiti#ancientegypt#travel#explore#travellife#culture#instatravel#temple#tomb#oldegypt#history#tourist#tourism
#photographerscoop Cairo is often referred to as the city of minarets. There are so many mosques in Cairo , some of the mosques in Cairo do stand out, albeit for a different reasons. A prime example would be the mosque of Al Azhar .
The mosque of Al Azhar was originally built in 970 AD by order of Al-Mu'izz Li-Din Allah Al Fatimi which makes it one of the oldest mosques of all the mosques in Cairo , the mosque main purpose was to spread shi'ite beliefs to the Arabian community . Although it may not be the most architecturally interesting mosque in the city , it's certainly the most important mosque in the city , since 988 AD it has also been the center of the most prestigious University in the Islamic world and it is considered the second oldest permanent University in the world architecturally . The mosque is palimpsest of all style and influences that have passed through Egypt. The mosque has six entrances five fine minarets with small balconies and intricately carved columns . The photo by @krimamr showing the minarets And the dome of Al Azhar . #travel_scoop #egyptscoop #egypt#cairo#mosque#islamicart#explore#pray#tour#architecture#travel#tourism#tourist#photography#photographer#oldplace#oldmosque#instaphoto#instamosque#instaphotography
#travel_scoop One of the most ancient places showing the magnificent of the Islamic architecture is The Mosque of Ibn Tulun.
The mosque was commissioned by the governor of Egypt Ahmad ibn Tulun at 876 AD and the mosque's original inscription slab identifies the date of completion as (878/879).
The mosque is considered the largest mosques in Egypt With an area of six and a half acres “26,318 Sq M”, constructed in the Samarran style. Its architectural layout adheres to the traditional plan for the mosques in the region. You will find an open courtyard “Al sahn” surrounded by four covered hall “riwaqs ". In the middle of the sahn there was a fountain described as it had windows on all sides, and over it was a gilt dome on ten marble columns, and round it were sixteen marble columns with a marble pavement.
The mosque has a unique architecture minaret has helical outer staircase similar to that of the famous minaret in Samarra mosque in Iraq.
There are 19 doors on 3 sides, and there are another 3 doors cut into the Qibla's wall. Some of these doors still retain their archaeological original carvings.
Ibn Tulun is the oldest mosque in Egypt that has survived in a fairly original form with the most of the carvings and decorations, reflecting all the characteristic features of Abbasid art within the realm of architecture. ...credits to @faten09 #egyptscoop #egypt#cairo#mosque#architecture#islamicart#oldplace#history#photographer#photographerscoop#instaphoto#travel#travelphotography#explore#tourism#tourist#instatravel
The story is told that Habib Sakakini saw a palace in France Rococo style that he fell in love with; and hired Italian architects to create a replica of it in the late 19th century. Sakakini palace has a lavish decoration and engraves makes it a remarkable spot to visit in El Daher suburb, as it stands at the focal point of 8 roads, it’s 5 stories building with 50 rooms and exquisite interiors. The Ministry is planning to convert the palace into a medical museum, displaying medical instruments showing the progress of medicine in Egypt from ancient times to the present day. #egyptscoop #egypt#cairo#palace#historicalplace#instapalace#architecture#lavish#tour#travel#instaphoto
For history lovers, right in front of the harbor in the heart of downtown; one of the oldest hotels in Alexandria City is Cecil hotel. It used to host many celebrities like Om Kalthoum and Elvis Presley where you can search for named after rooms. The hotel design was inspired by Florence architectural style every room is furnished with antiques and gilded ceilings. Now it’s managed by Steignberger group reviving its authenticity. #egyptscoop #egypt#alexandria#travel#travellife#hotel#old#architectural#instatravel#explore
The coastline of Nabq is said to be fringed by 4.8 km of mangrove forest, the most northerly and the largest in South Sinai. This mangrove which is composed of just one species of tree, Avicennia marina, is very fragile and worthy of protection because of the important role it plays in the survival of the wild life surrounding the bay. It is considered to be the largest on the Gulf of Aqaba. It extends over an area of 600 square kilometers and contains almost 134 plants. The area is a unique combination of landscapes, with high mountains, surrounding numerous valleys. Nabq's coral reef are very different from any other, nevertheless its coral reefs are extremely rich and easy to reach from the shore. It has a remarkable sunken ship seen from shore where it makes it a diving spot for the wrecks and enjoyable for all divers. ... credits to @samoor81#egyptscoop#egypt#sharmelsheikh#nabqbay#ship#mangrove#bay#travel#travellife#tour#tourism#tourist#photographer#instatravel#instaphoto#diver
2 61423 October, 2018
#travel_scoop Once you find four giant lion statues made from bronze, you are in Qasr El Nile birdge area , it is one of the most famous bridges over the Nile .it was completed and subsequently opened in 1933, by King Fouad , it had been built by British company , at the beginning the bridge named the Khedive Ismail Bridge late it's name was changed after the Egyptian revolution 1952 , the four lions was ready to be sent to Alexandria but later they decided to be installed by @Qasr el Nile bridge and now it become some of the most photographed monuments in Cairo . Walking along the bridge from Tahrir to zamalek on the Qasr El Nile Bridge is almost always enjoyable, either by day or night, for tourists or Egyptians. #egyptscoop#egypt#cairo#bridge#night#old#tour#trip#explore#walk#caironights#instanight#instawalk#travel#tourism#tourist
#travel_scoop A great way to travel back in time is to visit a place that have endured the passing of the years at (Mahtet EL Raml) ,Saad Zaghloul street exactly the same coffee smell since 1932 till now is coming from Sofianopoulo coffee One of the most iconic places in #Alexandria the store startout as a #Greek post office at 1907 by the Greek sofiano poulo and turned to a coffee mills after partnership with the Egyptian Ehab Tantawy since 1932. The store kept it's name even after Sofiano department from #Egypt not only the name but also the old tools and equipments saved the unique environment in the store ,Sofianopaolo have a photographs for it's famous old customers #omkalthoum#abdelhalimhafez hang from its walls, a living legacy bearing witness to its history. An Exceptional place with the historical touch and flavour of the ancient Alexandria . #egyptscoop#travel#travellife#nostalgia#coffee#tourism#tourist#explore#instanostalgia#old#instaphoto