- Visit nearby Saqqara and the
famous Step Pyramid - For more information click the following
link to Saqqara
Cairo - The Babylon
The earliest known settlement in
Cairo was at the Babylon Fort built by the Persians in the 6th century
BC. The first records of the city date back to the Roman conquest of
Egypt. In 31 BC the Roman Emperor Octavian defeated Antony and Cleopatra
in the sea Battle of Actium and in 30 BC Egypt became a province of the
Roman Empire which stretched from 30BC to 641 AD. A Roman fort was
built on the site of the Babylon fort.
The Egyptian Museum
Visit the Egyptian Museum containing
the greatest collection of Egyptian antiquities including the treasures
from the tomb of Tutankhamun.
Location of Cairo
Our Egypt travel guide
differentiates between the sites of Upper and Lower Egypt. Ancient Egypt
originally consisted of two parts which were called Upper and Lower
Egypt. Cairo is located in
Upper Egypt was the valley area in the South and Lower Egypt was
the delta area in the North. Upper and Lower Egypt each had their own
governments and rulers. These two parts Egypt were eventually united in
3118BC. Plan your Tour of Egypt around the most important and ancient sites of Lower Egypt, including Cairo, using our travel guide.
Each section of this Egyptian website addresses all topics and
provides interesting facts and information about the Golden Age of
Egypt. The Sitemap provides full details
of all of the information and facts provided about the fascinating subject of Egypt, the Ancient Egyptians and of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun, King Tut.