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Marsa Alam
 

Marsa Alam, Egypt

 
The small village of Marsa Alam is one of Egypt's top sea and sun destinations. Not only does this stretch of Red Sea Coast boast sparkling seas it has the look and feel of a tropical paradise - coral reefs, sandy beaches, mangroves and palm trees. What's more, the southern dive sites host a whole range of sea life and are, as of yet, unspoiled. Spot tropical fish. See sharks and rays. Swim with dolphins. Watch green turtles and even dugongs. The one drawback? There's no movida on this strip of sand. There are no restaurants, outside of the hotels, and no markets or village shops. And... Read More even if one or two were built they would likely be distant. The resorts and dive camps at Marsa Alam are scattered north and south along the coast and many are a considerable distance - 50 kilometers or more - from the main village.
Hawker, Marsa Alam

Hawker, Marsa Alam

Alfredo De Simone

Sandstorm in Red, Marsa Alam

Sandstorm in Red, Marsa Alam

Alfredo De Simone

Sea Bottom, Marsa Alam

Sea Bottom, Marsa Alam

Alfredo De Simone

Bird on Beach Umbrella, Marsa Alam

Bird on Beach Umbrella, Marsa Alam

Alfredo De Simone

 
History & Culture
 
Interest in ancient Egypt precedes the discovery of King Tut. Tales of mummies, sphinxes and temples, 30 centuries in the making, have intrigued adventurers since the time of Napoleon. And while Egyptomania has waxed and waned over the years, ancient Egypt is the early culture we know most about. Discover the pharaohs and find out who ruled during the New, Middle and Old Kingdoms. Introduce the kids to Egyptian mythology and find out how the ancient Egyptians viewed the world. Learn to decipher hieroglyphics and interpret wall paintings. But don't limit your discovery to the communities along the Nile. Start your inquiry with prehistoric and predynastic Egypt when the brown desert was a lush green savannah. And end your journey in modern times after following Egypt from one foreign ruler to another. Travel to Egypt with children provides an opportunity to learn more.
Egyptian Prehistory
Prehistoric and Predynastic Egypt
History of Ancient Egypt
Wikipedia
Egyptian Pharaohs
Egyptology Online
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History of Egypt
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Maps
 
Online maps are a great travel planning resource and a great way to get the kids involved in a family vacation. Use online maps to pinpoint your family travel destination and plan your itinerary. Map ancient Egypt and identify points of interest in Upper and Lower Egypt. Plot your route with an Egyptian railway map and travel in a different way. Learn more about the geography of Egypt as well as the country's administrative boundaries. Find your way along the caravan route and discover Egypt's desert oases.
Books
 
Books are a great way to introduce younger children to a new adventure and get teens and tweens ready for a family trip. Discover books by notable Egyptian authors. Explore Egypt through fact and fiction. Embark on a different kind of family journey.
Book about Egypt for Kids
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Music & Sound
 
The ancient Egyptians invented writing and were the first culture to erect a stone monument. And they were the first people to incorporate music and dance into religious ceremonies and everyday life. While little is known of the rhythm and sound, the importance of music is evidenced in wall paintings and the evolution in the instruments played can be followed overtime. Harps, flutes and double clarinets were played in the Old Kingdom. Percussion instruments, lyres and lutes, likely borrowed from neighboring cultures, were incorporated into ancient Egyptian song during the Middle Kingdom. But whether ancient Egyptian music is a precursor to modern Egyptian song remains a mystery. The Arabic music played in Egypt today is believed to be rooted in the courts of Islam between the 7th and 13th centuries. Sufi and Greek influence is noted in the music of that time but the hand of the ancient Egyptians is, as of yet, unproved.
Egyptian Music
Tour Egypt
Listen to Music Online
The Egyptian Castle
Children's Songs & Nursery Rhymes
Mama Lisa's World
News
 
Read Egypt newspapers online and brush up on Egyptian current events from politics to economics and sports to entertainment before you depart on a trip with kids. Get Egypt news and discover what Egyptians are reading. Daily Egypt News is only independent source for Egyptian news. Al-Ahram Weekly is a widely circulated government affiliated newspaper. Egypt Daily News aggregates the local news.
Kids' Stuff
 
Online resources make learning about ancient Egypt lots of fun. Did you know that hieroglyphics were written in rows and columns and can be read from right to left and left to right but only from top to bottom? Did you know that the ancient Egyptians had two forms of writing, hieroglyphics and hieratic? Which one do you think they used to write on tombs? Did you know that the ancient Egyptians were the first culture to use science? Or that you can solve math problems using hieroglyphs?
Egyptian Hieroglyphics
Discovering Egypt
Write Like an Egyptian
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