He built it to defend Cairo from the onslaught of invading Christian Crusaders.
Then visit Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque, named for the man who ruled Egypt over 45 years (1805-1849).
Click here to see what's available in Egypt.] If you're visiting a series of destinations and only have a week to see Egypt, here's the itinerary we would recommend.
This is basically the same itinerary we did ourselves.
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Allow yourself time to adjust to the heat, dusty air and loud street noise.
We used a tour company, so our tour manager met us at Cairo International Airport. It was nice to be a bit insulated from the chaos in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle on the way to our hotel.
After we had checked in, he reviewed our itinerary with us to confirm pick-up times for each tour. Morning: Begin your day at Giza, before the crowds and haze descend on the site.
Play with perspective by posing with the three enchanting pyramids of Cheops, Khafre. The iconic head of a pharaoh with a lion's body dates back to the time of Khafre.