30 Ancient Egypt Pictures That Will Make You Want To Travel

by David & Intan

I visited Egypt in 2018 and was blown away by all of the incredible things to see and do. Check out some of these ancient Egypt pictures from my 2 week trip!

This is a country full of β€˜bucket list’ experiences. The most famous thing to see in Egypt would easily be the Great Pyramids of Giza near the capital city of Cairo, but there are also some other β€˜must see’ sights in central and southern Egypt.

These include the archaeological museums and temples of Luxor, and the incredible pharaoh statues and rock tombs at Abu Simbel.

Hopefully some of these ancient Egypt pictures inspire your own travels!

Tourists walking outside Abu Simbel Temple in Egypt

Abu Simbel is my favorite monument in Egypt. This is an incredible ancient temple dedicated to Pharaoh Ramesses II and Queen Nefertari.

 
 
 
 
Sphinx and pyramid at the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt

Of course you don’t want to miss the Great Sphinx! This can be seen on a trip to the pyramids.

 
 
 
 
Statue and inscriptions inside Abu Simbel Temple in Egypt

The inside of the Abu Simbel temples is just as wonderful as the outside.

 
 
 
 
Rocky hill and boulders in Egypt

Egypt may not be known for scenery, but it does have some interesting landscapes.

 
 
 
 
Egyptian Museum and main hall in Cairo, Egypt

The Egyptian Museum near Cairo is loaded with incredible artifacts from ancient Egyptian history.

 
 
 
 
Pharaoh figurines on display at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Egypt

Authentic pharaoh figurines on display at the Egyptian Museum.

 
 
 
 
Gold artifact on display at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Egypt

The museum also has lots of impressive gold artifacts like this one.

 
 
 
 
Statues inside the Abu Simbel Temple in Egypt

Two statues guarding a doorway inside the Abu Simbel temple.

 
 
 
 
Habu Temple entrance in Egypt

Egypt is full of interesting temples like this to explore. Seen here: Medinet Habu Temple.

 
 
 
 
Camel face at the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt

I love the expression. This camel looks way too happy about being at the pyramids.

 
 
 
 
Pharaoh inscriptions inside the Abu Simbel Temple in Egypt

These are some of the ancient inscriptions you can see in the Abu Simbel temples.

 
 
 
 
Sphinx head at the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt

The Great Sphinx is the oldest surviving sculpture in Egypt. It’s going on 5,000 years old. Let that sink in for a minute!

 
 
 
 
King Tut's gold mask on display at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Egypt

One highlight of my time in Egypt was seeing King Tut’s gold mask and other items at the Egyptian Museum.

 
 
 
 
Camel walking in the distance at the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt

The incredible Pyramids of Giza belong on any traveler’s bucket list.

 
 
 
 
Statues and doorway at the second temple in Abu Simbel, Egypt

How amazing is it that places like this still exist?

 
 
 
 
Camel face at the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt

Camel rides at the pyramids are very fun and very affordable!

 
 
 
 
Egypt inscriptions

These inscriptions were carved 3,000+ years ago. It doesn’t seem real.

 
 
 
 
Tourists at the Temple of Hatshepsut in Luxor, Egypt

The Temple of Hatshepsut is another incredible spot near the Valley of the Kings in Luxor. This is one of my favorite Egypt photo spots.

 
 
 
 
Camel resting in Egypt

This was officially one of the nicest camels I met during my time in Egypt.

 
 
 
 
Travel guy riding a camel at the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt

Camel ride at the pyramids! This was a great experience; one of the highlights of my trip to Egypt.

 
 
 
 
Big statues of Rameses II at Karnak Temple in Luxor, Egypt

You can see this big statue of Rameses II at Karnak Temple in Luxor.

 
 
 
 
Camels walking past the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt

Seeing the pyramids up close like this is a must. It’s one of the quintessential ancient Egypt pictures.

 
 
 
 
Giant Rameses statues at Abu Simbel Temple in Egypt

The Abu Simbel temples were built in 1244 BC to celebrate Rameses II’s victory at the Battle of Kadesh.

 
 
 
 
Tiny camels near the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt

The Pyramid of Khafre is massive, but it’s only the 2nd largest of the Giza pyramids.

 
 
 
 
Pillars at the Hypostyle Hall of Karnak Temple in Luxor, Egypt

The Hypostyle Hall of Karnak Temple is absolutely mindblowing in scale. The roof may be gone, but the huge columns are still here!

 
 
 
 
Line of camels walking in the sand at the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt

Passing a conga line of tourists on camelback near Giza. Coincidentally, I took this pic while also riding a camel myself and trying my best to keep the camera steady.

 
 
 
 
Sunset at night by the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt

Sunset at the pyramids is a sight to behold! This is a picture I took from my hotel rooftop.

 
 
 
 
Statue of Rameses II sitting on a throne at Luxor Temple in Egypt

This is yet another cool statue of Rameses II, but this one can be found at Luxor Temple.

 
 
 
 
Looking up at the giant pharaoh statues of Abu Simbel Temple in Egypt

Seeing these incredibly massive pharaoh statues at Abu Simbel is a bit like wandering back in time.

 
 
 
 
Night show of the statues at Abu Simbel Temple in Egypt

The only thing more amazing than seeing these huge statues in the day time, was seeing them lit up at night. It was the highlight of my trip to Egypt, and probably one of the best travel moments I’ve had anywhere in the world.

 

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