According to the Egyptian mythology columns in the hypostyle hall symbolically supporting the heavens, at one point in history, the hypostyle hall was converted into a christian chapel, excavations of Luxor temple revealed not only the history of Egypt and its Pharaos but also provided insight the religious and methodical believes of the ancient Egyptians through the hieroglyphics reliefs and the architecture itself.
Part of the Holy Land, Egypt offers a fascinating mixture of ancient pyramids, temples and other religious monuments. There are numerous possibilities to explore Egypt from desert treks to trips down the Nile or scuba diving in the Red Sea and along the Sinai coast. Cairo, which means “The Triumphant”, is home to the pyramids, sphinx and over 17 million residents within its metropolitan area. Luxor is often described as the world’s largest open air museum, built on the ancient city of Thebes. The Karnak temple complex, located near Luxor, is a collection of ancient temples, chapels and various other buildings.