Monday, September 15, 2008

Open Secrete In Egypt

If you search Egypt travel guide and you will find usual suspects like--- Cairo, the Nile cruise, ancient Lu xor, the pyramids, Aswan & Alexandria--. For many these have an unmistakable draw. And with good reason!
Though the quest for finding something new is a constant. Going through an article in National Geographic a few years ago, the captivating underwater pictures taken off the Egyptian coast in Red Sea was surprise. Egypt’s Red Sea coast has came up as a much longing after destination for diving and snorkeling.Around 1989 international experts and scientists figured out this place as one of the Seven Wonders of the Underwater World.Almost 30 years ago what started as a trickle has now drawing some serious attention. Some British scuba divers took the opportunity of this this region’s underwater richness, and after some time set up home and diving shops in villages along the coast to after some European travelers who followed through word of mouth publicity. Now, Egypt travel information dairy include this along side the nation’s better known tourist attractions.

Egypt has usually draw attention for Indian travelers. This is made possible because of the rich history and culture the two nations had in similarity that use to attract the two nations together. The interest Indian travelers had to Egypt was discovered to be fact that the two countries were into sea trade during the Roman Empire. Egypt once had ties with the Greeks and Romans before the coming of Islam to the region. The land Silk Route has gotten a hallowed status in history, maritime routes such as this are acquiring their due, and hopefully will attract the fancy of travelers in time to come. There are mounting evidences that spices and other exotic cargo traveled from Far East through India and Egypt into Europe by land and sea.

A team of archaeologists, lead by researchers, have succeed and excavated Berenike an abandoned Egyptian port on the Red Sea. having a common border with Sudan, it took about eight years to find the buried ruins of buildings dating back to the Roman times. What brought the issue was the discovery of some quantities of teak wood. They were excavated from the building ruins of one time flourishing port town. Teak wood is usually found in India and Burma, but hardly grow in Egypt, Africa or Europe. Experts said that the teak wood dates to the first century, and must have come to the desert port as part of the hulls of shipping vessels. Berenike residents try to recycled the wood for building materials.

Time immemorial the pyramids of Giza, the gentle cruises along the waters of Nile to Aswan and the famous city found by Alexander the Great has held the great attention of travelers to the historic land.Meanwhile travelers looking for Egypt travel tips should have two more interesting places to long for.

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