“I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shatter’d visage lies…” Ozymandias, by Percy Bysshe Shelley
The pyramids of Egypt have captivated the world for thousands of years. In fact, the Great Pyramid was named the 7th Wonder of the Ancient World around 140 BC by the Greek writer Antipater of Sidon. It’s the only monument on the list that’s still standing!
There are actually several different pyramid groups in Egypt, but the pyramids of Giza (which include the Great Pyramid) are the most frequently visited by tourists. When you visit Giza, you can also see the famous statue of the Great Sphinx, the subject of the poem at the beginning of the post.
The Sphinx remains a mystery to Egyptologists and archaeologists, but it is most commonly believed to have been built around 2500 B.C. by the pharaoh Khafre.
To visit Egypt and see the pyramids for yourself, you will need a valid passport and an Egyptian tourist visa. If you’re flying in, you can generally get a visa at the airport. However, if you will be entering Egypt by land, you should definitely get a visa ahead of time.
Even if you are flying in, it’s still a good idea to have your visa before you get on the plane. After sitting in a airplane for so many hours, the last thing you are going to want to do is wait in line and apply for a visa!
When you apply for an Egyptian visa, here’s what you will need:
- A valid US passport.
- A separate passport photo.
- Plane tickets or a copy of your itinerary
- A completed Egyptian visa application.
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