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The New Kingdom of Ancient Egypt

The New Kingdom of Ancient Egypt

The New Kingdom of Ancient Egypt

The New Kingdom Egypt - Egypt Tours Portal

The New Kingdom Egypt Pharaohs

The new kingdom Egypt a.k.a the Egyptian Empire (1570–1070 B.C.E) is without a doubt the most popular time period in the history of ancient Egypt that spans from the 16th century to the 11th century B.C most of the rulers entire history and tombs have been located such as  Hatshepsut, Thuthmoses III, Amenhotep III, Akhenaten and his wife Nefertiti, Ahmose I, Tutankhamun and Ramses II. After the Hyksos took over in the second intermediate period, the Egyptian rulers understood the importance of having strong borders so during this period most of the rulers worked on expanding their territory to the fullest and building a true empire protected by a powerful army. Many battles took place in this era for the hopes of expanding their empire as this time period reached a primal level in wealth and power, there was also a huge religious shift during this time as monotheism and it also saw an end to the central authority.  The New Kingdom Egypt ended with the beginning of the third intermediate period and many future threats from all directions such as the Hush from the south and the Assyrians from the north and was followed by the rule of many foreign dynasties like the Nubian dynasty in 25th century BC, The Persian dynasty from the 27th to the 30th century BCE, Alexander the great and many more.

These pharaohs have created many temples and tombs that you can explore during your Egypt tours, so we have well created breathtaking Egypt tour packages and Nile cruises can’t be missed, check them if you plan a magical vacation in Egypt.

The New Kingdom Egypt Facts

The true glory of the new kingdom Egypt started in the 18th century at the hands of Ahmose I ( 1550-1525 BC ) who sought out to avenge his family and liberate his country from the Hyksos and uniting his country into one complete empire under the Theban rule. He worked on restoring all of Egypt territories of Canaan and Nubia, create a buffer zone to prevent any future invasions and put the unified country of Egypt on a course into becoming a powerful empire by reorganizing the administration of management, establishing mines and trade routes and constructing massive architecture projects.  His successor Amunhotep I ( 1526–1506 BC ) continued his legacy by making Egypt part of the ancient club of great powers with Babylon, the Hittite, and Mitanni which Egypt had a trade and diplomatic relations. He was followed with Thutmose I ( 1506–1493 BC ) where Egyptian power and wealth reached its climax. Then came Queen Hatshepsut (1479 – 1458 BC) one of the most successful pharaohs in ancient Egyptian history as she the longest reigning female pharaoh in Egypt for 20 years and for sending an expedition to the land of Punt which it became a trade partner.  After she came to the Napoleon of Ancient Egypt Thutmose III ( 1479–1425 BC )who expanded the Egyptian Empire to the highest levels of power and wealth and achieved the great success which made it easy for all the future generations of pharaohs to drive this empire into true greatness. His army is also highly skilled and powerful as It shows in the battle of Megiddo.

The New Kingdom Egypt Art and Achievements

One of the most pharaohs in The 18th dynasty or possibly in ancient Egyptian in general is Amenhotep IV who changed his to Akhenaten to honor his god Aten and his beautiful wife Nefertiti, he was the first practitioner of monotheism (The Worship of the One God) and under the fourth year of his reign Egyptian Art like literature, music, drama, and sculpture flourished to an unprecedented level of realism. After his death came his son Tutankhamen( 1333–1324 BC )who was worshiped like a god and died at a very young age of 18, Then comes the time of  Ramesses II “The Great” (1279-1213 BC ) who worked an retrieving all of Egypt territories in the Levant, one of his most famed battles is the battle of kadesh against the Hittite in the first recorded military ambush and resulted in the signing of the first recorded peace treaty, all this information was inscribed on his temple wall in the majestic Abu Simbel temple. He had many wives and a massive number of children, one of them is Ramesses III who is most famous for fighting the sea people in the battle of djahy.

The Final Days of the New Kingdom Egypt

After the third intermediate period came thus ending the glory days of the new kingdom Egypt where the high priests of AMUN took control, weakening the central authority. All that led to the end of the entire Pharaoh dynasty when the Egyptian Empire fall at the Persian empire in the battle of pelsuim thus beginning a new era of foreign rule.

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General Tips:

The currency of Egypt is the Egyptian pound.

Friday and Saturday are the official holidays in Egypt.

Keep a tour Guide by your side to fully enjoy your time in Egypt.

Try “Ful & Ta’meya (Fava Beans and Falafel)”, and “Koshary”.

Buy a local SIM card so you can call anyone you want.

Quality Measures:

Professional Egyptologist Tour Guides.

Modern Air-Conditioned Vehicles.

All Accommodations at 5* Hotels and Cruises.

Entrance Fees to All Sites that Mentioned at the Itinerary.

No Hidden Charges or Taxes.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

The entire country of Egypt deserve to be seen with its every heavenly detail but there are places that must be seen such as the breathtaking Hurghada's red sea, The wonders of Cairo the pyramids of Giza, the great sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, Khan El Khalili, the wonders of Luxor like Valley of the Kings, Karnak and Hatshepsut temple and the wonders of Aswan like Abu Simbel temples, Philea temple, Unfinished obelisk and The Wonders of Alexandria like Qaitbat Citadel, Pompey's Pillar and Alexandria Library. Read More About the Best Places to Visit in Egypt

If you want to apply for a Visa On Arrival that lasts for 30 days then you should be one of the eligible countries, have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining and pay 25$ USD in cash, as for the E-Visa for 30 day you should have a valid passport for at least 8 months, complete the online application, pay the e-visa fee then print the e-visa to later be presented to the airport border guard. You could also be one of the lucky ones who can obtain a free visa for 90 days. Read More About Egypt Travel Visa.

Egypt has a variety of delicious cuisines but we recommend “Ful & Ta’meya (Fava Beans and Falafel)”, Mulukhiya, “Koshary”, a traditional Egyptian pasta dish, and Kebab & Kofta, the Egyptian traditional meat dish.

The best time to travel to Egypt is during the winter from September to April as the climate becomes a bit tropical accompanied by a magical atmosphere of warm weather with a winter breeze. You will be notified in the week of your trip if the weather is unsafe and if any changes have been made.

You should pack everything you could ever need and but in a small bag so you could move easily between your destinations.

We have been creating the finest vacations for more than 10 years around the most majestic destinations in Egypt. Our staff consists of the best operators, guides and drivers who dedicate all of their time & effort make you have the perfect vacation. All of our tours are customized by Travel, Financial & Time consultants to fit your every possible need during your vacation. It doesn't go without saying that your safety and comfort are our main concern priority and all of our resources will be directed to provide the best atmosphere until you return home.

You will feel safe in Egypt as the current atmosphere of the country is quite peaceful after the government took powerful measures like restructuring the entire tourist police to include all the important and tourist attractions in Egypt. Read More

Wear whatever feels right and comfortable. It is advised to wear something light, sunblock during your time in Egypt in the summer and wear comfortable footwear like a closed-toe shoe to sustain the terrain of Egypt.

The best activity is by far boarding a Nile Cruise between Luxor and Aswan or Vise Versa. Witness the beauty of Egypt from a hot balloon or a plane and try all the delicious Egyptian cuisines and drinks plus shopping in old Cairo. Explore the allure and wonders of the red sea in the magical city resorts of Egypt like Hurghada and many more by diving and snorkeling in the marine life or Hurghada. Behold the mesmerizing western desert by a safari trip under the heavenly Egyptian skies.

There are a lot of public holidays in Egypt too many to count either religious or nation, the most important festivals are the holy month of Ramadan which ends with Eid Al Fitr, Christmas and new years eve. Read More

Egypt is considered to be one of the most liberal Islamic countries but it has become a little bit conservative in the last couple of decades so it is advised to avoid showing your chest, shoulders or legs below the knees.

Arabic is the official language and Most Egyptians, who live in the cities, speak or understand English or at least some English words or phrases. Fewer Egyptians can speak French, Italian, Spanish, and German. Professional tour guides, who work in the tourism sector, are equipped to handle visitors who cannot speak Arabic and they will speak enough English and other languages to fulfill the needs of all our clients.

The fastest way is a car, of course, a taxi. If you are in Cairo ride a white taxi to move faster or you could board the fastest way of transportation in Egypt metro if the roads are in rush hour.

The temperature in Egypt ranges from 37c to 14 c. Summer in Egypt is somehow hot and winter is cool and mild but sometimes it becomes cold at night. The average of low temperatures vary from 9.5 °C in the wintertime to 23 °C in the summertime and average high temperatures vary from 17 °C in the wintertime to 32 °C in the summertime. The temperature is moderate all along the coasts.

It is the home of everything a traveler might be looking for from amazing historical sites dating to more than 4000 years to enchanting city resorts & beaches. You will live the vacation you deserve as Egypt has everything you could possibly imagine.

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