Have you ever dreamed of exploring some of the world’s oldest and most mysterious sites and monuments? If so, then a trip to Egypt is likely on your bucket list! Home to some of the most famous ancient sites in the world, those who have made their way to this majestic country can attest to the beauty and wonder of these sacred sites.
From the Giza Pyramids, Valley Temple, Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatshepsut’s temple, and Memnon Colossi to Hathors Temple, Karnack temple, Dendara temple and Nefertari’s tomb—this historic destination has something for everyone. Here is a closer look at some of the most sacred spots in Egypt.
Located in Dendera, this temple was dedicated to Hathor—the goddess associated with love and music. This stunning complex was built over two thousand years ago and contains a roofed colonnade that still stands today. It also houses an incredibly detailed zodiac ceiling that dates back more than 4500 years!
The three pyramids at Giza are some of the most iconic structures in all of Egypt. Built as tombs for three pharaohs—Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and Menkaure (Mycerinus)—these towering structures were created between 2550 BC and 2490 BC.
The Great Sphinx is located on the west bank of the Nile River near Cairo, Egypt. It is an ancient limestone monument carved in the form of a lion with a human head. The body measures 66 feet long and 20 feet high, making it one of the largest monolithic statues in the world.
The sphinx has become a symbol of wisdom and strength, particularly among women. Many believe that its unique design was intended to represent feminine power in Ancient Egypt. It's also believed that there may be hidden chambers inside or under the sphinx which have yet to be explored.
There are several theories about why it was built, ranging from religious purposes to astronomical ones. Some scholars suggest that it may have been designed according to an astrological alignment or used as part of an ancient calendar system that predicted seasonal floods and other events related to agriculture or religion. Others believe that its purpose was simply spiritual—to honor gods, goddesses, and pharaohs who were seen as deities during their time on Earth.
This awe-inspiring temple complex in Luxor is home to several courtyards full of columns and statues dedicated to various gods such as Amun-Ra and Ptah. Covering an area larger than sixty football fields combined, Karnak Temple is one of the largest religious sites in all of Africa!
Visiting ancient Egyptian sacred sites can be a truly magical experience! Not only do they provide us with insight into how our ancestors lived centuries ago but they also offer us a sense that we are somehow connected to them through time.
If you're looking for an unforgettable adventure, be sure to add a visit to any one (or several!) Egyptian sacred sites on your next vacation plans. Earth Goddess Rising will begin its first Egypt tour this fall. If you feel a calling to explore a past life or reconnect with the goddesses or ancestors of Egypt, join us!
Whether it's trekking through ancient ruins exploring the temples, monuments and tombs, or admiring breathtaking architecture – there's something special waiting for you at every turn. Pack your bags and set off on your journey back in time.