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Wonders of Ancient Egypt

Updated 5:23 AM ET, Wed September 26, 2018
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It's no wonder ancient Egypt has captured the interest of so many. It is home to the Pyramid fields from Giza to Dahshur, which are one of the seven wonders of the world and remain the only one of the original list still in existence. Jake Haggmark
The site includes the Great Sphinx of Giza, built during the reign of Pharaoh Khafra. patrick baz/afp
Previously, an investigation by a team of scientists based in Germany extracted genome data from ancient Egyptian mummies for the first time. The remains, discovered in the 1920s in Abusir-el Meleq, Middle Egypt, were found to have close genetic relations with populations outside of Africa. KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images/FILE
Tourists on the Nile River on the East Bank of Egypt's ancient city of Luxor. Nile cruises have consistently ranked among Egypt's most popular attractions. KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
The Luxor Temple complex includes the ancient mortuary sites of Tutankhamun and Ramesses II. Shawn Baldwin/Bloomberg/Getty Images
The sarcophagus of King Tutankhamun displayed in his burial chamber in in the Valley of the Kings. KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
The temple of Abu Simbel, south of Aswan, near the Sudan border. The mighty monument was carved from rock in the 13th century B.C. KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
The Temple of Karnak, Luxor, is a site of ancient royal burials and religious pilgrimages. Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty
Coral reefs in the Sinai peninsula have become an international diving hotspot. MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
The 15th-century Qaietbay Citadel in the port city of Alexandria. MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Mount Sinai, also known as Mount Moses, the site of the Ten Commandments being handed by God to Moses. wiki commons