Walk in ... the Hathor Temple of Queen Nefertari at Abu Simbel.

Alone with King Tut

Michelle Jana Chan enjoys the novelty of sightseeing without crowds or queues.

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Age of contrasts ...  a cruise ship passes the ruins of Kom Ombo.

Treasures of the Nile

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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Dynasty days ... royal tombs at the Valley of the Kings.

Sand and sorcery

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.

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Ancient history ... sphinxes at Luxor Temple.

Mysteries of the Nile

At the world's oldest tourist destination, Dugald Jellie steps from eternal sunshine into royal crypts and crowded souks.

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