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Hermopolis temple and El Ashmunein village

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These three linked panoramas of Hermopolis are among the less photogenic, but quite interesting for what they show.

This view, from atop the wall of a small temple at the edge of the village of El Ashmunein, shows us that much of Egypt, away from the tourist destinations, is still very poor, with donkey as the main means of transportation. And as can be inferred from the state of this ruin, Egypt lacks the resources to maintain all but the most impressive specimens of its huge patrimony from the encroachments of population pressure. Currently, this temple is being used as a public toilet by animals and humans alike.

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A: Basilica of Ptolemy III, Hermopolis

de Stefan Geens, la distanta de 360 metri

These three linked panoramas of Hermopolis are among the less photogenic, but quite interesting for w...

Basilica of Ptolemy III, Hermopolis

B: Mud-brick structure, Hermopolis

de Stefan Geens, la distanta de 400 metri

These three linked panoramas of Hermopolis are among the less photogenic, but quite interesting for w...

Mud-brick structure, Hermopolis

C: Tomb of Meryra, Amarna

de Stefan Geens, la 17.7 km distanta

This is the view of the first hypostyle hall of the tomb of Meryra, a High Priest of Aten during the ...

Tomb of Meryra, Amarna

D: The rock tombs of Beni Hassan, Upper Egypt

de Matjaz Kacicnik, la 18.4 km distanta

The rock tombs of Beni Hassan In the midway between Minya and Mallawi in the cliffs east of the Nile,...

The rock tombs of Beni Hassan, Upper Egypt

E: Zawiet Sultan

de Tetsu-Akorist, la 32.6 km distanta

Zawiet Sultan

F: jesuite Church in Minya, Upper Egypt

de Matjaz Kacicnik, la 34.5 km distanta

Jesuite church in Minya, Upper Egypt. It was constructed around 1880.

jesuite Church in Minya, Upper Egypt

G: Tihna el Gebel

de Stefan Geens, la 45.0 km distanta

A small Graeco-Roman temple high up in the cliff face of Tihna el Gebel. To the north, you can see th...

Tihna el Gebel

H: Western Temple (Nero Temple)

de Tetsu-Akorist, la 45.0 km distanta

Western Temple (Nero Temple)

I: Night View in Akoris

de Tetsu-Akorist, la 45.4 km distanta

Night View in Akoris

J: Necropolis tombs, Asyut

de Stefan Geens, la 77.7 km distanta

These are excavated burial shafts in the necropolis of Asyut, a regional capital both in ancient Egyp...

Necropolis tombs, Asyut

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Egypt ; Arabic: مصر‎, Miṣr or Máṣr) is a country mainly in North Africa, with the Sinai Peninsula forming a land bridge in Western Asia. Covering an area of about 1,010,000 square kilometers (390,000 sq mi), Egypt borders the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northeast, the Red Sea to the east, Sudan to the south and Libya to the west.

Egypt is one of the most populous countries in Africa and the Middle East. The great majority of its estimated 82 million live near the banks of the Nile River, in an area of about 40,000 square kilometers (15,000 sq mi), where the only arable agricultural land is found. The large areas of the Sahara Desert are sparsely inhabited. About half of Egypt's residents live in urban areas, with the majority spread across the densely-populated centres of greater Cairo, Alexandria and other major cities in the Nile Delta.

Egypt is famous for its ancient civilization and some of the world's most famous monuments, including the Giza pyramid complex and its Great Sphinx. The southern city of Luxor contains numerous ancient artifacts, such as the Karnak Temple and the Valley of the Kings. Egypt is widely regarded as an important political and cultural nation of the Middle East.

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