Trace the evolution of Egypt’s built environment, from the ancient wonders of pyramids and tombs representing the divide between the mortal world and the divine to the recent innovation behind planning of a new city within Cairo, the impetus of which was to alleviate traffic. Marvel at unforgettable UNESCO World Heritage sites including the Abu Simbel temples, the ruins of the village of Deir el-Bahari, and the medieval fortification Saladin Citadel. Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the construction of the Aswan High Dam. From stepping inside the Great Pyramid of Giza, the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World to exploring New Cairo, a city only two decades old, and meeting with faculty from the American University in Cairo to discuss the establishment of the main campus in New Cairo in 2008 and its focus on energy and sustainability, become immersed in the texture, history, and marvels both grand and quotidian which span millennia.
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