Ancient Egyptian Sites | Cities of Ancient Egypt

Explore Ancient Egyptian Sites and Ancient Egyptian Places, Ruins and Remains

If you’re looking to find Ancient Egyptian sites and want to know more about the history of Ancient Egypt then our interactive map and Egyptian sites list will set you on your way. We'll help you discover historical sites from Ancient Egypt as well as ancient egyptian cities and will help you research some amazing places to see on your travels.

In general, Ancient Egyptian sites are some of the most picturesque and dramatic historic places around the globe. The result of a thriving civilisation that stood for thousands of years, the sites of Ancient Egypt remain unparalleled in their sheer grandeur and magnitude. From vast pyramids to mysterious hidden tombs, Ancient Egyptian sites have enthralled the world for centuries.

Today the sites of Ancient Egypt form some of the most visited historical places in the world and stand as a testament to the achievements of this ancient civilisation.

Once you’ve explored the list of Ancient Egyptian sites and selected those you wish to visit you can use our itinerary planner to plan your very own Ancient Egypt tour and then print off a free pocket guidebook. This indispensible holiday guide will help you make the most of your time exploring Egyptian arechaeological sites and Egyptian historical places.

Our database of Egyptian historical sites is growing all the time, but we may not cover them all. Remember, if you know of other Ancient Egypt sites, remains or ruins, you can always add them to Historvius now by visiting our upload page. Click the links below to start your exploration of Ancient Egyptian sites:

Ancient Egypt: Site Index

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Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel is home to the two grand temples of the iconic Ramesses II. Today, it is one of the Ancient Egyptian sites that make up the “Nubian Monuments”, as classified by UNESCO.

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Abusir Pyramids

Not far from Cairo are the remains of fourteen Egyptian pyramids built by the pharaohs of the Fifth Dynasty at the site of Abusir. Whilst not one of the best preserved of the Ancient Egypt sites, they offer a quieter pyramid viewing experience than others.

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Abydos is an important Ancient Egyptian site which contains a wealth of tombs, temples and other archaeological remains including the famous Temple of Seti I.

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British Museum

The British Museum in London is a world-famous museum of history and culture and has an extensive Egyptian collection..

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Cairo Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

This most famous museum contains some of the world’s most impressive Ancient Egyptian artefacts, not to mention its most comprehensive.

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A small hidden gem amongst Ancient Egyptian sites, Dahshur is much quieter than Giza but still offers some great things to see, notably the Red Pyramid and the Bent Pyramid.

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Dendera, near Luxor, contains the stunning Temple of Hathor and is a real gem amongst Ancient Egyptian ruins. Day-trips to the site run from many Luxor hotels.

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Of all the Ancient Egypt sites, Giza’s pyramids are definitely the most renowned and include the world’s largest pyramid. This World Heritage site is also home to the Sphinx.

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Hawara Pyramid

This now much eroded 19th century BC pyramid was once known as the “Labyrinth” for its intricate security measures.

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Karnak Temple

A sprawling complex with a wealth of Ancient Egyptian ruins, ancient temples and sanctuaries, the UNESCO-listed Karnak Temple is amongst the most remarkable of Ancient Egypt sites. One of its main highlights is the Temple of Amun-Ra.

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Kom Ombo Temple

The Kom Ombo Temple is a sacred Ptolemaic temple co-dedicated to the crocodile deity Sobek and to the falcon-headed Haroeris.

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Luxor Temple

Now a vast open air museum, the Luxor Temple was once part of Ancient Egypt’s city of Thebes. Built in the 14th century BC, this sacred site is still brimming with ancient treasures. An obelisk from the Luxor Temple can be found in Paris’s Place de la Concorde.

Medinet Madi Temple

Medinet Madi Temple is a 12th Dynasty Egyptian temple to the fierce crocodile deity, Sobek.

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Musee du Louvre

Musee du Louvre is a one of the world’s foremost art museums and contains many ancient egyptian artefacts.

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Museo Egizio di Torino

Turin’s Egyptian Museum is considered to contain one of the best collections of Ancient Egyptian artefacts in the world including three copies of the ancient Book of the Dead and a sculpture of Ramesses II.

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Naples National Archeological Museum

The Naples National Archaeological Museum holds comprehensive collections from the Greek, Roman and Egyptian eras.

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek is a world-class museum of art containing a myriad of ancient works in Copenhagen including a collection of Ancient Egyptian art.


Containing an impressive set of Ancient Egypt sites including eleven major pyramids built over a period of three thousand years, Saqqara is truly a marvel. Amongst its treasures, Saqqara number Egypt’s first ever pyramid, the Step Pyramid of Djoser.

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Temple of Amun

A famous ancient temple in the western Egyptian desert, famously visited by Alexander the Great.

Temple of Horus

This beautifully preserved ancient temple took over 180 years to complete and was dedicated to the Egyptian deity of the pharaohs. This is one of the most popular of Ancient Egyptian sites.

Temple of Taffeh

Temple of Taffeh, built by Roman Emperor Augustus in Egypt.

The Debod Temple

Whereas most Ancient Egypt sites are to be found in Egypt, this second century BC Ptolemaic temple was moved to Madrid in the 60’s.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a world renowned museum exhibiting works spanning eight thousand years.

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The Neues Museum

The Ancient Egypt collection at Berlin’s Neues Museum includes the bust of Nefertiti, the wife of Pharaoh Akhenaten.

The Serapeum

The Serapeum was a magnificent ancient temple and library complex in Alexandria of which little remains today.

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Valley of the Kings

This incredible World Heritage site is the burial place of the Ancient Egypt’s kings. In fact, the Valley of the Kings houses the tombs of some of this period’s most iconic figures, including Amenhotep III, Ramses the Great and, of course, Tutankhamun.

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Zawyet el Aryan Pyramids

Zawyet el Aryan contains the remains of two Egyptian pyramids, the Layer Pyramid and the Unfinished Pyramid. It is thought they were both built around 2700-2600BC.