Historic Sites in Egypt

The Historic Sites in Egypt tell the story of a land which was home to one of the most iconic civilisations of the ancient world, the ancient Egyptians. Whether it’s the famed silhouette of the Pyramids of Giza or the allure of the Valley of the Kings, these great wonders draw tourists from around the world.

Yet, the historic sites of Egypt also reveal so much more about this nation’s past. Roman amphitheatres, Greek ports and World War II battle sites, they all number among the many historical sites in Egypt and are well worth a look.

So, if you’re looking to discover more of the historic sites in Egypt than simply Egypt's pyramids, then you can explore our interactive map above or navigate further by using the links below. You can browse our selection of historic places in Egypt, use our itinerary planner to plan out your own Egypt history tour and then print off a free pocket guidebook. Our database of Egypt's historic sites is growing constantly, but we might not have them all. Remember, if you know of other historic sites in Egypt, you can add them to Trip Historic now by visiting our upload page.

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Abu Simbel

One of the many historic sites in Egypt allocated UNESCO status, Abu Simbel is an ancient Egyptian temple complex which includes two Temples of Ramesses II.

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Abusir Pyramids

Sadly not the best preserved of historical sites in Egypt, the Abusir Pyramids are a set of Fifth Dynasty pyramids located not far from Cairo.

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Abydos

This important ancient Egyptian site contains a wealth of tombs, temples and other significant remains including the Temple of Seti I. It is one of the historic places in Egypt reachable by tour from Luxor.

Alexandria National Museum

The Alexandria National Museum in Alexandria, Egypt houses one of the world's finest collections of Pharaonic, Ptolemaic, Coptic, Roman, Byzantine and Islamic artefacts in the world.

Australian 9th Division War Memorial

Dedicated to the Australian soldiers who fought in North Africa during World War II, this is one of several commemorative historical sites in Egypt.

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Cairo Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

Containing the most comprehensive and important collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts in the world, the Cairo Museum of Egyptian Antiquities is among the most important historic attractions in Egypt.

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Catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa

The Catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa are one of the underground historical sites in Egypt and are a collection of ancient Roman tombs in Alexandria.

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Dahshur

One of the less crowded historic sites in Egypt in which to see the creations of the ancient Egyptians, Dahshur is home to the famous Bent Pyramid and the Red Pyramid of Sneferu.

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Dendera

A real gem amongst the ancient historic sites of Egypt, Dendera, near Luxor, contains the stunning Temple of Hathor. Day-trips run there from many Luxor hotels.

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El Alamein Battlefield

One of the most famous battle sites of World War II and among the best known historic places in Egypt is El Alamein Battlefield, the site of a crucial Allied victory.

El Alamein Commonwealth Cemetery

The El Alamein Commonwealth Cemetery is a British operated military cemetery and one of the historic sites in Egypt which relates to the famous Battle of El Alamein.

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El Alamein War Museum

This museum is dedicated to the Second Battle of El Alamein fought in 1942 during World War II.

German El Alamein Cemetery

The German El Alamein Cemetery is the burial place of those German soldiers who died in the Battle of El Alamein. It is one of a series of World War II historic sites in Egypt in this area.

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Giza

The most iconic of all historic sites in Egypt, Giza draws tourists from all over the world. It is home to the Great Pyramid and the famous Sphinx as well as several other stunning sites.

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Hawara Pyramid

The Hawara Pyramid was built by Amenemhat III and, whilst its mud-brick structure is quite eroded, it remains one of the ancient historic attractions in Egypt.

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Italian El Alamein Memorial

This commemorates the Italian casualties of the Battle of El Alamein.

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Karnak Temple

Once part of the city of Thebes, the Karnak Temple is not just vast but one of the most impressive historic sites in Egypt and is listed by UNESCO.

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Kom Ombo Temple

Listed among the sacred Ptolemaic historic sites of Egypt, the Kom Ombo Temple is co-dedicated to the crocodile deity Sobek and to the falcon-headed Haroeris.

Leukaspis

Little known but well worth seeing amidst the many historic sites in Egypt is Leukaspis, a once a thriving Greco-Roman port and city founded in the 2nd century BC.

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Luxor Temple

The Luxor Temple is a famous and beautifully preserved holy ancient Egyptian site was once part of the city of Thebes. It is among the World Heritage historic sites in Egypt.

Medinet Madi Temple

The Medinet Madi Temple is an ancient temple to the fierce crocodile deity, Sobek, and one of the historic sites in Egypt built by the 12th Dynasty.

Mons Claudianus

Few tourists known about this ancient quarry in the Egyptian dessert, one of the Roman historic sites of Egypt.

Pompey’s Pillar

This third century ancient Roman column is located in Alexandria.

Roman Amphitheatre - Alexandria

The ancient Roman amphitheatre in Alexandria is the only one of its kind of all the historical sites in Egypt.

Saqqara

Saqqara was the burial ground of the ancient Egyptian city of Memphis and houses a stunning range of pyramids and tombs. It is among the more popular historic sites in Egypt near Cairo.

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Temple of Amun

A famous ancient temple in the western Egyptian desert, famously visited by Alexander the Great.

Temple of Horus

Dedicated to one of the most important deities of the time, the Temple of Horus is one of the most beautifully preserved historic sites of Egypt and among the largest of its temples.

The Serapeum

Little remains today of this magnificent ancient temple and library complex in Alexandria, but the Serapeum is one of the most well-known historic sites in Egypt.

Underground Library of Alexandria

Found under the ruins of the Serapeum, the underground library of Alexandria once formed part of the city’s famous Great Library. Visiting it is one of the most fascinating things to do in Egypt.

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Valley of the Kings

The burial place of the great pharaohs, the Valley of the Kings is one of the major historical sites in Egypt and among the most popular things to see.

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Zawyet el Aryan Pyramids

Zawyet el Aryan contains the remains of two Egyptian pyramids, the Layer Pyramid and the Unfinished Pyramid. It is thought they were both built around 2700-2600BC.