The adults yearn for ancient sites but the children want the beach. Jeremy Seal finds a way to keep everyone happy.
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The Book of the Dead can be found on tiny ancient temple walls, in sarcophagi and on precious rolls of papyrus, if you knew where to look, writes Sophie Campbell.
Author and screenwriter Anthony Horowitz is sending his teenage spy, Alex Rider, to Cairo. So he had to go himself.
The world beneath the Red Sea surface can top the simple pleasures of the shore, writes Stephanie Clifford-Smith.
What is the best airfare — around the world or a direct fare to the Middle East?
Ass's milk may be off the menu but there are other ways to feel like Cleopatra, writes Belinda Jackson.
Belinda Jackson learns to keep mum when shopping in the mother country of civilisation.
Nothing prepares you for the size and greatness of this captivating place. Sites such as Luxor's Karnak temple; the sand-swept tombs of the Valley of the Dead; Abu Simbel or the Great Pyramids are awe-inspiring. But you can also dine like pharaohs on the banks of the magnificent Red Sea after a day's snorkelling on the blue hole; or investigate its history in the fascinating museums of Cairo.