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WATCH: Ancient Construction Mystery May Finally Have Been Solved

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.02.2014 | Science

A new study offers an answer to a key question about Egypt's ancient pyramids, which were built out of huge stone blocks more than 4,000 years ago: in...

What Are the Pueblos Mágicos? The Best Reason to Visit Mexico

minube | Posted 05.28.2014 | Travel
minube

Deep in the heart of rural Mexico, you'll find the Pueblos Mágicos, a select group of Mexican villages whose cultural, historical, or natural treasures have been deemed, well, magical.

These 9 Famous Landmarks Look Absolutely Stunning... Until You Zoom Out

Sara Boboltz | Posted 03.17.2014 | Travel

Let's play a game! We've all seen the stock photo versions of these world-famous landmarks. Some of us have even been there. But what they don't norma...

10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Egypt Right Now

Paula Froelich | Posted 04.07.2014 | Travel
Paula Froelich

For my recent birthday I gave myself a gift I'd wanted since I was five - no, not a pony, the Pyramids. I've always been obsessed with Ancient Egy...

Scientists Unearth Big Surprise Near Celebrated Pyramids

LiveScience | Owen Jarus | Posted 01.29.2014 | Science

TORONTO — The remains of a bustling port and barracks for sailors or military troops have been discovered near the Giza Pyramids. They were in use ...

Wrapping Up: 10th Dubai International Film Festival

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.15.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I came away from DIFF a believer in this as a film festival with a vision of the future of film, from the standpoint of aesthetics, technology and business.

Venturing Out in Cairo

Monique El-Faizy | Posted 12.28.2013 | World
Monique El-Faizy

I thought I had planned well. I knew the pyramids could be a dicey proposition, but I also told myself we couldn't live in Cairo for two years and never see the pyramids.

What's New in the City of the Gods

Judith Fein | Posted 10.23.2013 | Travel
Judith Fein

People who visit Teotihuacan, outside of Mexico City, for the first time, often wonder if it was built by aliens. How else could humans who had nothing but stone tools construct a city like this?

Balkans Road Trip (Part 2)

Stewart A. Swerdlow | Posted 10.08.2013 | Travel
Stewart A. Swerdlow

We arrived in Sarajevo and stayed at the Hollywood Hotel. Well, it may have had the name, but it sure did not have the service or design. But, for Bos...

Cheesy Tourist Photos You Just Have To Take

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 08.01.2013 | Travel

Whether you're camera shy or a shutter bug, photographs are likely a big part of your travel routine. You can't forget to pack your camera (or, these ...

One Tiny Island, a World Record Human Pyramid

Chandra Hoffman | Posted 09.01.2013 | Travel
Chandra Hoffman

The Human Pyramid Challenge with Underwater Vision was a popular sign-up when the festival opened Saturday; more than 200 Dive Week passport holders jockeyed for coveted spots.

Egypt Dismisses Travel Warning As 'Baseless'

AP | Associated Press | Posted 06.04.2013 | Travel

CAIRO -- Egypt's Antiquities' Ministry has criticized a U.S. Embassy message to American citizens in the country, urging them to be extra cautious bec...

American Attitudes Toward Egypt Have Soured

James Zogby | Posted 04.13.2013 | World
James Zogby

In January of 2012, we asked Americans whether or not they were hopeful that the Arab Spring would bring about positive change. By more than two to one they answered in the affirmative. But in the tumultuous year and a half that has followed, Americans have lost that hope.

How Not To Handle A Tourism Crisis: Lessons From Egypt

John Nicholson | Posted 04.22.2013 | Travel
John Nicholson

While riots, violence, and other domestic and civil disturbances frequently flare up in places like Mexico, Brazil, Greece, Korea, Thailand and many other popular international destinations, American travelers still flock to these hotspots to soak up their sun, tour their sites and spend hoards of money. While this trend may seem counterintuitive, it reflects the successful adoption and sponsorship of a more advanced and nuanced set of strategies and tactics to promote continued tourism to these destinations.

Ancient Necropolis Found To Contain Dozens Of Pyramids

Posted 02.07.2013 | Science

By: Owen Jarus, LiveScience Contributor Published: 02/06/2013 11:24 AM EST on LiveScience At least 35 small pyramids, along with graves, have b...

The 'End Of The World' In Cairo

Halle Eavelyn | Posted 03.12.2013 | Travel
Halle Eavelyn

I was in Cairo on the day the world ended. Well, not really, but on the day the world was supposed to end, Dec. 21, 2012.

Is Egypt Safe for Tourism? Yes.

John Nicholson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
John Nicholson

The truth about Egypt is that its recent restlessness is more about internal domestic issues and about a proud and awakened people yearning for freedom and dignity.

Egypt Reopens Giza Pyramid & Tombs To Tourists

Posted 10.12.2012 | Travel

Egypt's new Antiquities Minister has reopened the Pyramid of Chefren and six other ancient tombs on the Giza plateau in a bid to bring tourists back t...

LOOK: Satellite Images Could Show 'Lost' Pyramids

Posted 08.13.2012 | World

Armchair archeologists rejoice! A researcher may have made an exciting discovery using Google Earth, a program that allows users to navigate satellite...

Around the World by Private Jet

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 10.09.2012 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

In just 23 days, you can circumnavigate the world on a privately chartered jet. Check off most of your bucket list in one fell swoop.

Seven Trips To Expand Your Comfort Zone

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 09.23.2012 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

he Hermitage is great, their storage rooms even better and the glorious mansions of the Romanov period are opening for a glimpse of the past we have all read about.

Legit 3D Virtual Tours Of Giza

Posted 05.23.2012 | College

You can now take a 3D tour of an ancient Egyptian burial ground. A project dubbed Giza 3D makes it possible for anyone to jump online and stroll th...

Andrew Burmon

Visiting The Next Giza

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Burmon | Posted 11.05.2012 | Travel

The only English words heard in Said Gomaa's coffee shop are expletives shouted by the action stars blasting their way through a satellite network's a...

The 7 Most Overrated Curses

Mark Juddery | Posted 12.23.2011 | Home
Mark Juddery

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Exploring Egypt During The Turmoil (PHOTOS)

Ronen Paldi | Posted 12.14.2011 | Travel
Ronen Paldi

Egypt's landscape varies widely. Cairo is as densely populated and as modern as any city most in the US whereas villages in the lush Nile Valley have changed little in thousands of years.