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    The Old Cataract Hotel, Aswan. Built in 1899 by Thomas Cook, the man who
    invented tourism in Egypt, the Cataract was the place to stay when the
    genteel arrived in Aswan on the new rail line. The setting, overlooking the
    boulder-strewn whitewater narrows that gives the hotel its name, couldn’t
    be more dramatic.

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    The Era of Grand Touring The ancient history of Egypt fascinated the world
    in the years after the great temples were rediscovered and Champollion
    deciphered the hieroglyphs on the Rosetta Stone in the 1820s. This interest
    spawned Egypt’s first tourist development—new museums, hotels, and
    restaurants, some of which have become tourist attractions in their own
    right.

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    Mena House Hotel, Giza. Originally the Khedive Ismail’s hunting lodge in
    the shadow of the Great Pyramid, this mansion was built in 1869 and became
    a hotel early in the following century. Guests have included Franklin
    Roosevelt, Richard Nixon, Cecil B. DeMille, Randolph Hearst, and William
    Faulkner.

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    The Old Winter Palace Hotel, Luxor. Completed in 1886 as a place for the
    Royal family to spend the cooler months, the Winter Palace adds an
    understated elegance to Luxor waterfront.

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    Valley of the Kings, Luxor. Burial ground of Egypt’s ancient rulers, the
    tombs of the Middle and New Kingdom pharaohs are vividly decorated, and
    one—that of Tutankhamun—held a vast cache of treasures interred alongside
    the dead king for use in the afterlife.

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    Grand Trianon Café, Alexandria. The Grand Trianon has been a place to meet
    for afternoon tea since it opened in the 1920s. From the literary
    glitterati of that era to the academics of the present day, the period
    interior has been a party to many conversations.

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    The Nile, the Nile Valley. The ancient Greek researcher and traveler
    Herodotus—the man who invented the notion of writing history—put it
    succinctly when he said, “Egypt is a gift of the Nile.” This most mighty of
    rivers brings fertility and beauty to the land and was a conduit for trade
    and information from the dawn of civilization.

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    The Temple Complex of Ramesses II, Abu Simbel. The colossal statues of the
    pharaoh dominating the facade represent a high point in New Kingdom art and
    architecture. The relocation of the temple in the 1970s to save it from the
    rising waters of Lake Nasser was a triumph of engineering, and of
    international cooperation.

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    Deir al-Bahri, Luxor. She didn’t manage to get a tomb plot in the Valley of
    the Kings, but the facade of Deir el-Bahri, the mortuary temple of Queen
    Hatshepsut, is one of the most graceful and elegant buildings in Egypt.

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    The Best of Egypt Itinerary Cairo 3 days. After spending your first two
    days exploring ancient Cairo, it’s time to immerse yourself in the
    post-Pharaonic era. On Day 3 explore the Islamic city and the attractions
    leading off Shara al-Mu’iz; the streets and alleys all still brim with
    life. Browse in Khan al-Khalili or the Tent Maker’s bazaar for souvenirs,
    and stop for some tea or even lunch at El Fishawy or the Naguib Mahfouz
    Cafeé. Later, take a taxi to the Citadel to explore the mosques