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Essential Egypt in 13 Days Christmas & New Year Holiday

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Tour Details

Duration

13 Days / 12 Nights

Tour Location

Cairo / Giza / Aswan / Abu Simbel / Kom Ombo / Edfu / Luxor / Hurghada / Alexandria

Tour Availability

Everyday

Pickup & Drop Off

Cairo Airport

Tour Type

Christmas Tour

Essential Egypt in 13 Days Christmas Holiday

13 Days Egypt Christmas & New Year Holiday tour will be a magical adventure showcasing the immortal miracles of Egypt. The exceptional travel agency Egypt Tours Portal will provide all our guests with the most outstanding services of a private A/C Vehicle, delightful Nible cruise, comfortable accommodations, and a professional Egyptologist tour guide anticipated by the best travel agency in Egypt. All our clients are fully aware that with each New Year, comes new beginnings to experience all that Egypt has to offer in stellar Egypt in 13 days Christmas holiday tour. All the incredible destinations of Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, Aswan, and Hurghada will make everyone experience the Christmas spirit in a whole new way. Everyone will get to wander in the heart of the Giza pyramids complex, the ancient capital of Memphis city, the unique Valley temple, Saqqara Step Pyramid, the mysterious Egyptian museum, the Cairo citadel, Khan El Khalili Bazaar, and more. In the pearl of the Mediterranean Sea, Alexandria is home to a collection of Greco-roman and exotic monuments like the Alexandria LibraryQaitbay CitadelCatacombs of Alexandria, and more. Everyone will get to board a marvelous Nile cruise and explore all the ancient constructions between Thebes and Aswan which are the Valley of the Kings, Karnak templeQueen Hatshepsut Temple, Philae Temple, Abu Simbel temple, the unfinished obelisk of Queen Hatshepsut, and more. The dive waters of the blessed Red Sea will be explored in the most magical manner through an enchanting snorkeling trip. A Christmas Miracle awaits in those 13 days Egypt's Christmas holiday where everyone will experience the essence of the ideal vacation with the start of a new year. Book this marvelous tour and discover all the countless wonders of Egypt.

Tour Highlights

Cairo Attractions

  • Giza Pyramids Complex.
  • Old Cairo Landmarks.
  • The Egyptian Museum.
  • Memphis City.

Aswan Attractions

  • Philae Temple.
  • The Unfinished Obelisk.
  • Edfu & Kom Ombo Temples.
  • Abu Simbel Temple.

Luxor Attractions

  • Karnak Temple.
  • Valley of The Kings.
  • Hatshepsut Temple.
  • Colossi of Memnon.

Alexandria Attractions

  • The Catacombs.
  • Pompey’s Pillar.
  • Qaitbay Citadel.
  • Alexandria Library.

Tour Inclusions

  • Domestic Flights between Cairo -Aswan, Hurghada – Cairo.
  • Accommodation in 5* Hotel in Cairo for 5 Nights.
  • Accommodation in 5* Deluxe Nile Cruise for 3 nights, Full Board.
  • Accommodation in 5* hotel in Luxor for 1 Night, all-inclusive.
  • Accommodation in 5* hotel in Hurghada for 3 Nights.
  • Entrance fees to all sites are indicated on the itinerary.
  • Meet and Greet service by our employees at the airports.
  • Snorkeling Excursion.
  • Professional expert Egyptologist tour guide during your trips.
  • Safari by Quads.
  • All Transfers by private A.C cars.
  • All service charges and taxes.

Tour Exclusions

  • International Airfare.
  • Egypt entry visa.
  • Optional tours.
  • Personal spending.
  • Tipping.
  • Any other items have not mentioned.

Tour Itinerary

Day One: Arrival to the Land of Beauty

Arrival to Cairo International Airport - Egypt Tours Portal

Upon arrival at Cairo airport, our representative will assist you through passport control formalities, luggage identification & portage will greet you. From the airport, you will be transferred by a private A/C car to your hotel to check-in.

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Dinner Time

Evening time, we will pick you up from your hotel to start the first part of your Christmas experience in Egypt by enjoying a Dinner Cruise watching a colorful belly dancing show with a folklore band, featuring the unforgettable Tannoura spin, in keeping with Egypt's whirling dervishes' tradition.

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Overnight

You will be transferred back to your hotel.

Meals: Dinner

Overnight: Cairo Hotel

Day Two: Feel the Glory of the Pharaohs in the Pyramids

Pyramids Complex in Giza - Egypt Tours Portal

After breakfast, you will join your private tour guide to explore the top of Egypt tourist attractions by visiting Giza Pyramids which is one of the 7 Wonders of the World:

Giza Pyramids Complex - Egypt Tours Portal

Giza Pyramids Complex

The astral cosmic wonder of the Giza Pyramids Complex holds the greatest archaeological miracles ever made on earth which were made in 2600 BC to shed light on the legacy of the 4th dynasty that wished to immortalize their existence.

The Great Pyramids of Giza - Egypt Tours Portal

The Great Pyramid

The illuminating Great Pyramid of King Khufu (2609 BC - 2584 BC) is a golden staircase to the heavens which was constructed by 400,000 very skilled builders for 15 years using 2.3 million limestone blocks that has a total weight of 6 million tons using ramps to reach 138.5 meters (454.4 ft) tall in 2570 BC which was designed by Hemiunu his main architect. The king’s chamber, the big void, and the queen’s chamber are able to shed light on the innovative architecture of the last standing member of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

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The Great Sphinx

The celestial protector of the greatest works of architecture on earth is the golden Sphinx Horus of the Horizon which holds the mythical body of a giant lion that measures 73 meters (240 ft) long, a height of 20 meters (66 ft), and 19 meters (62 ft) wide with the facial description of  Pharaoh Khafre (2558–2532 BC). The magical story of the Dream Steele of Thutmose IV's interaction with the Sphinx was added in 1401 BC

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The Valley Temple

The highly archaeological wonder of the Valley temple was built by King Khafre for the members of the 4th dynasty to be a center for the purification and performing of the religious Opening of the Mouth ceremony which is known as the mummification process.

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Lunch Time

Proceed to have your Lunch at a Pyramids/ Nile view restaurant, Then move to continue your Egypt Xmas holiday by visiting:

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Saqqara Step Pyramid

The most remarkable architectural project ever built in history "Saqqara Step Pyramid" was the golden pyramid complex of Djoser the most ancient large-scale cut stone which was designed by his brilliant chancellor architect high priest of the god Ra Imhotep between 2670–2650 BC that features the first pyramid courtyard plus six steps limestone mastabas pyramid which reaches a total height of 63 m.

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Memphis City

The magical city of white walls and power is Memphis City which was established by King Narmer in the 31st dynasty to become the first ever capital in the history of Egypt as the life of the Two lands that possessed the blessed temple of Enclosure of the ka of Ptah which was translated by Manetho's to be the modern name of Egypt.

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Overnight

Finally, we drive you back to your hotel and spend the overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight: Cairo Hotel

Day Three: Tour to the Bride of the Mediterranean

Qaitbay- Alexandria - Egypt Tours Portal

Morning time after breakfast, complete your Christmas vacation in Egypt by enjoying a tour to Alexandria by air-conditioned car and accompanied by a private tour guide to visit:

catacombs of kom el shoqafa

Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa

The magical Catacombs also known as mounds of shards are an exotic archaeological marvel that become one of the seven wonders of the middle ages. This epic necropolis was created as a burial ground between the 2nd century and the 4th century AD which is able to feature brilliant architecture and monuments mixing Pharaonic and Hellenistic art plus there is a marvelous Hall of Caracalla which was made in 215 AD.

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Pompey's Pillar

From the blessed lands of Alexandria is a great Roman triumphal column Pompey Pillar which is one of the largest monolithic columns ever made, found on the eastern side of the Serapeum of Alexandria to honor the Roman emperor Diocletian. It was built between 298–302 AD and is able to reach a total height of 28 m tall plus it is rumored that at the top of the pillar are the remains of General Pompey.

alexandria library

Qaitbay Citadel

The captivating Qaitbay Citadel is a magical attraction that stood the test of time as a defensive stronghold across the coast of the Mediterranean Sea which was built in the Mamluk era between 1477 AD to 1479 AD. This magical citadel was created on the same land in the golden site that held the epic member of the seven wonder ancient world Lighthouse of Alexandria that was destroyed by an 11th-century earthquake plus its salvaged block were used to build the citadel.

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Lunch Time

Lunch will be served at a seafood restaurant, then you will finish Alexandria day your tour by a visit to:

Alexandria library

Alexandria Library

The eternal Bibliotheca of Alexandria was opened to the entire world in 2002 to commemorate the legacy of the seven wonders of the ancient world "Alexandria Library". It holds a number of halls filled with many amazing art pieces, monuments, 8 million books, and many rare books from different historical ages in Egypt.

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Overnight

At the end of the day, we will transfer you back to your hotel in Cairo for the overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight: Cairo Hotel

Day Four: Embrace the Sun Rays Falling at the Beauty of Aswan

Isis Temple in Philae Temple - Egypt Tours Portal

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and check-out, then transfer to Cairo airport, and fly to Aswan to continue your 13 days Egypt Christmas vacation by visiting Aswan tourist attractions including:

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The High Dam

One of the most modern attractions in Aswan is the Aswan High Dam which was built in the mid-60s and 70s which is able to produce electricity and save the flood water at the artificial lake of Nasser to be used for farming.

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The Unfinished Obelisk

One of the biggest archaeological miracles of Egypt "The Unfinished Obelisk" is found in the golden lands of Aswan which was ordered by Queen Hatshepsut (1508-1458 BC) to be placed at the grand entrance of Karnak. The biggest obelisk in Egypt has a total height of 41.75 meters (137.0 ft) and 1100 tons if finished.

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Philae Temple

The enchanting and glowing Philae Temple was built on the last day of the ancient Egyptian civilization which showcases the architectural art of the ancient Egyptians in the Ptolemaic era between 380-362 BC to be the worship house of Isis the goddess of Motherhood plus many kings in the same era was expanded very heavily between 282 and 145 BC to narrate the epic tale of “The Myth of Osiris”.

At the end of the day, transfer to check-in 5* deluxe Nile cruise to enjoy your lunch & dinner and overnight on board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Flight: From Cairo to Aswan

Overnight: Onboard the Cruise

Day Five: Explore the world Heritage Temples of Abu Simbel

The Great Abu Simbel Temple - Egypt Tours Portal

Early morning, breakfast boxes then join your private tour guide to visit one of the most historical places in the world Abu Simbel temple:

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Abu Simbel Temples

The most recognized and significant archaeological attraction in Egypt is the celestial Abu Simbel temple which was made by King Ramses II (1279-1213 BC) also known as beloved of Amun Ozymandias to become his gate to immortality and honor his magical queen-wife Nefertari in the second temple dedicated for Hathor. Across the giant temples are pictures from his victory at the battle of Kadesh in 1274 BC which finished in the signing of the first documented peace treaty in history and hold the annual sun festival to pay homage to Ptah, Amun, and Ra‑Horakhty.

Return to your cruise to have your lunch & dinner and spend the night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Onboard the Cruise

Day Six: Discover Edfu & Kom Ombo Temples

Edfu Temple in Aswan - Egypt Tours Portal

Enjoy your breakfast onboard the cruise & sail to Kom Ombo after breakfast and visit:

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Kom Ombo Temple

The eternal and majestic architectural wonder found on the bank of the Nile Kom Ombo Temple was created in the reign of Ptolemy VI Philometor in 180 BC and was finished in 47 BC to honor Haroeris “Horus the Elder” and Sobek the crocodile god of the Nile on the north and southern part of Egypt. The double temple has two of everything of halls, courts, sanctuaries, and rooms which are able to ideally symmetrical along the main axis.

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Edfu temple

The blessed Edfu Temple came into existence between 237 BC and 57 BC by a series of Ptolemaic rulers who wished to create an architectural project showcasing the artistic architecture of Egypt to honor Horus the god of divine protection and victory and the celestial battle between Horus and Set. The Temple’s walls are able to shed light on myth, language, and religion during the Hellenistic era in ancient Egypt.

Have your lunch on the cruise and sail to Luxor, arriving late at night. Dinner and overnight on board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Onboard the Cruise

Day Seven: Explore the Ancient Treasures in Luxor

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Enjoy breakfast and check-out from the cruise, then you will be accompanied by your tour guide and a private air-conditioned vehicle to begin another part of your Christmas adventure in Egypt and visit Luxor tourist attractions including:

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Karnak Temple

The blessed fortifies village of the golden Complex of Karnak is a magical city of architectural and artistic wealth that was created at the start of the Middle Kingdom around 2000 BC and finished at the end of the Ptolemaic era around 30 BC which become the heart of the capital of Thebes as the most selected of places which held a worship center dedicated for the Theban triad of the 18th dynasty which consisted of Amun, Mut, and Khonsu.

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Lunch Time

Then transfer to check in at 5* hotel in Luxor and have your lunch, then evening time proceed to visit:

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Luxor Temple by Night

The majestic lunar miracles of Luxor were made by the royal figures of the New Kingdom (1570 – 1050 BC) Amenhotep III and Ramses II to eternalize the magical concept of the rejuvenation of kingship. The southern sanctuary was dedicated to Amun, Mut, and Khonsu, held the open festival, and many Pharaohs were crowned in the temple. The Avenue of Sphinxes is to connect both Luxor and Karnak temples together.

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Overnight

At the end of the day, transfer back to your hotel for the overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight: Luxor Hotel

Day Eight: Complete Your Discovery Journey in Luxor

Hatshepsut Temple - Makadi Bay Excursion to Luxor & Abu Simbel in Two Days - Egypt Tours Portal

Morning time, have your breakfast and check-out from your hotel, then join your Egyptologist tour guide to visit Luxor Weast bank attractions starting with:

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Valley of the Kings

The miraculous Valley of the Kings is a magical underground vault in the heart of the Theban necropolis that holds a majestic entrance to a heart of a mythical hill leading to a labyrinth of 63 rock-cut tombs of elites, queens, and kings of the 18th, 19th, and 20th dynasties of the New Kingdom (1570 – 1050 BC) dedicated to Tutankhamun, Ramses dynasty, Seti I, and more.

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Hatshepsut Temple

The mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut is a majestic house of magnificence and beauty that become of the most epic architectural masterpiece ever made on earth that honor the heritage of queen Hatshepsut which was constructed in 1479 BCE by being carved of the Deir El Bahari cliffs to hold three levels which is dedicated for the creator god Amun.

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Lunch Time

At the end of the day have your lunch at an outstanding restaurant in Luxor.

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Colossi of Memnon

The everlasting seated statues of the Colossi of Memnon of Amenhotep III were formed in 1350 BC and were renovated many times across the Hellenistic period. It has a height of  18 m (60 ft) which shed light on the religious beliefs, family, and achievements of Amenhotep III. It holds107 Roman-era inscriptions in Latin and Greek showcasing the story of the Greek mythological king Memnon carved between AD 20 and 250.

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Overnight

Transfer to Hurghada by a private air-conditioned vehicle and check in at the 5* hotel to spend the rest of the day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Hurghada Hotel

Day Nine: Spoil Your Soul in The Red Sea

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Morning time, have your breakfast and enjoy the recreational part of your journey in Hurghada charming beaches.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Soft Drinks

Overnight: Hurghada Hotel

Day Ten: Venture into the Charm of the Underwater World

Snorkeling Tour in Hurghada - Egypt Tours Portal

Snorkeling is a fantastic way to experience the beauty of the reef and the underwater world! A short boat ride takes you to witness exciting marine life in the beautiful pure waters of the Red Sea. Back to your hotel for overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Soft Drinks

Overnight: Hurghada Hotel

Day Eleven: Lose Yourself Down the Historical Old Cairo

Khan El-Khalili Bazaar in Old Cairo - Egypt Tours Portal

After breakfast, check-out from your hotel in Hurghada and we will transfer you to Hurghada airport to catch the flight to Cairo. Upon your arrival, you will join a private tour guide to complete your Christmas tour in Egypt by visiting Cairo tourist attractions such as:

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The Egyptian Museum

The mythical Egyptian Museum is found in the core of Cairo in the downtown area it was built in 1901 AD and holds across its two floors many magical artifacts that stood the test of time for more than 5000 years.

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Lunch Time

Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Cairo then proceed to visit:

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Salah El Din Citadel

The mythical Cairo Citadel was found on the height ground in Cairo to become a defensive stronghold made by Salah el Din and his dynasty between 1176–1183 AD that dominates the skyline of Cairo. It was the headquarters of the government from the 13th to the 19th centuries which held many amazing mosques and museums across its walls showcasing the wealth of the ancient center of the Islamic world.

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Mohamed Ali Mosque

The enchanting Mohamed Ali Mosque is a marvelous attraction found in the Cairo Citadel between 1830 and 1848 AD to honor Tusun Pasha, Muhammad Ali's eldest son which resembles a famous ottoman mosque found in turkey. It was built by alabaster taken from the Giza Pyramids and holds twin minarets and animated silhouettes that can be seen at any place in Cairo.

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The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization

The legendary National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) is a magical attraction that offers a magical path leading across all the archaeological and artistic wonders of the culture and history of Egypt that stood the test of Time. The museum was opened to the public in 2020 to display 50,000 artifacts and a golden hall of mummies filled with 28 mummies of many kings and queens.

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Al Muizz Street

One of the greatest Islamic open-air museums in Egypt is the magical Muizz Steert which was created between 969-975AD. It holds incredible markets, vendors, cafes, house museums, and local crafts stores which makes it an important commercial hub and it showcases the magical art and architectural innovation of the 10 century AD.

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Khan El Khalili Bazaar

The everlasting Khan El-Khalili Bazaar is a magical shopping district that was created between 1382 and 1389 AD by Mamluk rulers to become the biggest commercial center in Cairo. It is home to the most skilled Egyptian artisans and workshops that showcase the most incredible shopping goods and artifacts taken from the culture and history of Egypt.

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Overnight

After ending your tour transfer back to your hotel in Cairo for the overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Cairo Hotel

Day Twelve: Free Day in Cairo

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Free day in Cairo at your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Cairo Hotel

Day Thirteen: End Your Christmas Experience in Egypt

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Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and our representative will transfer you to the airport and assist you at the airport through final departure formalities to back home to end your 13 Egypt Christmas tour.

Meals: Breakfast

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  • Social distancing enforced throughout our tours.

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized.

  • Regular temperature checks for staff

  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival.

  • Hand sanitizer provided for travelers and staff.

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

  • Face masks provided for our travelers, tour guides, reps, and drivers during tours.

  • Guides, reps, & drivers are required to regularly wash hands.

  • Accommodations are licensed to meet the general regulations for hotels & tourism resorts with a maximum of 50% of its total capacity.

  • 24/7 Follow up with our guests & staff in case of any symptoms appeared and immediately take the necessary actions.

What to Pack

  • Hat.

  • Camera.

  • Umbrella.

  • Medication.

  • Comfortable Shoes.

  • Sunblock & Sunglasses.

  • Warm clothes in winter.

  • Cotton clothes in summer.

  • Valid Passport for 6 months.

  • Note: Check our blog about what to pack for Egypt.

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What You Will Love About This Tour?

  • All our clients will enjoy the most enchanting travel experience across the archaeological wonders of Egypt which are the Giza pyramids complex, Saqqara Step Pyramid, Alexandria Library, Qaitbay Citadel, Catacombs of Alexandria, Khan El-Khalili bazaar, Cairo Citadel, Karnak temple, Queen Hatshepsut Temple, Valley of the Kings, Philae Temple, Kom Ombo Temple, Abu Simbel temple, and various more.

  • Our guests will witness all the living miracles of Egypt while being served with the most comforting and professional service.

  • The heavenly marine wealth of the Red Sea will be explored through a magical snorkeling trip.

  • The 5000 years old rich culture and history of the ancient Egyptian civilization will be uncovered in an enchanting fashion.

  • All the blessed works of art and innovative ancient Egyptian architecture that achieved immortality will shed light on the mindset and intelligence of ancient Egyptians.

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