The Atlas Obscura Guide To Egypt
45 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Egypt
Updated January 25, 2023
Unusual Attractions in Egypt
Cool Places to Eat & Drink in Egypt
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Guided Tours of Egypt
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Ancient Wonders: Egypt & The Nile
Discover ancient and modern Cairo then cruise along the Nile taking in the Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Aswan, and Abu Simbel.Learn More
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Stories About Egypt
Did Ancient Egypt Have a Pigeon Problem?
More than 3,000 years ago, the birds appeared in unexpected places.
by Shoshi Parks
In Egypt's ‘Land of Death,’ Dinosaurs Were Supersized—and Hungry
Fossils unearthed in the Bahariya Oasis tell a story of giant predators hunting on land and in the water.
by Abe Musselman
What We Overlooked in King Tut's Tomb
A new exhibit focuses on the Egyptians left out of the story of the most famous archeological find of the 20th century.
by Amy Crawford
Dolphins in the Red Sea May Use Coral to 'Self-Medicate'
Scientists observing a pod in the wild think the animals may choose specific species for a skin care wellness routine.
by Ashley Stimpson
How to Make Olive Oil Like the Ancient Egyptians
Press your olives following archaeological clues provided on wall paintings and reliefs.
by Emlyn Dodd
Remembering the Remarkable Queens Who Ruled Ancient Nubia
Scholar Solange Ashby is uncovering the once-revered, now little-remembered female leaders of the Kushite kingdoms.
by Sarah Durn
Podcast: Red Sea Blue Hole
Join us for a daily celebration of the world’s most wondrous, unexpected, even strange places.
by The Podcast Team