One of the most popular among Russian touristscountries where almost everyone at least once on vacation, known to everyone from school, from the history books. The culture of Egypt is represented not only famous architectural structures, some of which are included in the list of seven wonders of the world. Egypt - a music and culinary traditions, dances and festivals, ancient sculpture and painting.
Religion without fanaticism
Islam, professed by an absolute majorityinhabitants of the country, does not impose such restrictions Egyptian citizens, as in the more orthodox countries. Egyptian women can sit in a cafe and wearing European clothes, if you want shoppers, they can buy alcoholic beverages, movies are shown pictures of different genres, and an attempt to photograph the few people in the cities will express a clear protest. And yet arrived in the country the visitor should respect the cultural and religious practices and to use caution performing even seemingly innocuous rituals.
Glass invented the pharaohs?
One of the important directionsarts and crafts is pottery. Faience beads, archeologists have found in tombs dating from the time of the first dynasty, and the invention of glass, many scientists refer to the achievements of the Egyptian culture is. Glass can not be called transparent, but the bright, original and harmonious - as much as necessary.
No less the masters of the glory of Egypt and broughtthe ability to create jewelry. Ancient chasers famous talents far beyond the state. They could forge the finest gold plate, the quality of which can not surpass even modern jewelers using precision equipment. Other methods of artistic treatment of precious metals from the Egyptians include the engraving and etching, grain and notches, inlay and painting.
The influential international organization has made in its registers a set of objects of architecture and culture of Egypt. Tourists should see with their own eyes the best examples made by ancient masters:
- The ruins of Memphis, the ancient city, near the sprawling southern suburbs of Cairo.
- Pyramids of Giza - the only surviving item from the famous list of the seven wonders of the world.
- Churches and buildings of Luxor and Karnak.
For a more detailed acquaintance with the culture of Egypt, you can take a tour of Cairo National Museum.