Cairo capital of Egypt and the largest city in the Middle East and second-largest in Africa after Lagos. Its metropolitan area is the largest in the world. It is nicknamed "the city of a thousand minarets" for its preponderance of Islamic architecture.
The Temples at ABU SIMBEL, EGYPT Long before Ramses II, the site had been sacred to Hathor of Absek. The temple built by Ramses, however, was dedicated to the sun gods Amon-Re and Re-Horakhte. The place which first got me interested in Egyptology.