One of the most popular countries among Russian tourists, where almost everyone spent their vacation at least once, is known to everyone from school years from history textbooks. The culture of Egypt is represented not only by the famous architectural structures, some of which were included in the list of the seven wonders of the world. Egypt is music and culinary traditions, dances and holidays, ancient sculpture and painting.
Religion without fanaticism
Islam, professed by the absolute majority of the country's inhabitants, does not impose such restrictions on Egyptians as in more orthodox countries. Egyptian women can sit in cafes and wear European clothes, if shop visitors want, they can buy alcoholic beverages, films of various genres are shown in the cinema, and few people in cities will express a clear protest against an attempt to take pictures. Nevertheless, a guest who has arrived in the country should respect cultural and religious customs and be careful when performing even seemingly harmless rituals..
Pharaohs invented glass?
One of the important areas of arts and crafts is ceramics. Archaeologists find faience beads in burials dating back to the first dynasty, and many scientists attribute the invention of glass to the achievements of the Egyptian culture. Glass products cannot be called transparent, but bright, distinctive and harmonious - as many as you like..
The ability to create jewelry brought no less glory to the masters of Egypt. Ancient chasers were famous for their talents far beyond the borders of the state. They could forge the finest gold plates, the quality of which even modern jewelers cannot surpass with the help of high-precision equipment. Other methods of artistic processing of precious metals among the Egyptians include engraving and etching, beading and notching, inlaying and painting..
In the lists of UNESCO
An influential international organization has entered into its registers many objects of architecture and culture of Egypt. Tourists should see with their own eyes the best examples made by ancient masters:
- Ruins of Memphis, an ancient city located near the southern outskirts of Cairo.
- The pyramids of Giza are the only surviving object from the famous list of the seven wonders of the world.
- Temples and structures of Luxor and Karnak.
For a more detailed acquaintance with the culture of Egypt, you can take an excursion to the Cairo National Museum.