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Karnak, part of the monumental ancient city of Thebes, Egypt

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Place de la Concorde

Place de la Concorde, Paris. In the center, the grand obelisk that Napoleon brought back from his Egyptian campaign. Its twin, known as "Cleopatra's Needle" can be found in New York's Central Park. Simply Amazing!

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Top 5 Star Hotels in Cairo

My hotel! Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa, Giza, Cairo. " Egypt is fast making its way up the list of favoured holiday destination spots. Far away from the sweaty crowds of Cairo, you’ll find resorts that cater to any budget, offering private sandy beaches and beauteous seas, along with excellent swimming pools and all-inclusive deals. "

Pyramids were important locations that early civilizations used as tombs for kings, sites for sacrifices, places for worship, and astronomical tools. The Mayans were especially crafty in the construction of the Temple of Kukulkan. It has 91 steps on each side of the pyramid plus a platform, which totals 365 steps, one for each day of the Mayan calendar.

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A collection of Egyptian Bastets and Sekhmets illustrating the importance of cat iconography in Egyptian culture. (Ashmolian Museum, Oxford).