When you think of Egypt, the Great Pyramids of Giza come to mind, coupled with the crazy amount of theories as to how they were constructed. Egypt is a country rich in history, and definitely has much more to offer than just the iconic Great Pyramids, even if they are one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. There are many other landmarks and attractions to visit in the deserts of Egypt; here are a few that you might consider for your next trip:
1. The New Library of Alexandria; Alexandria
Massive in size and content, the New Library of Alexandria (also known as the Bibliotheca Alexandrina) was erected in 2002. It has nine specialized libraries, four museums, a planetarium, several research centers, and fifteen permanent exhibitions. The original Library of Alexandria was destroyed in the 3rd century during civil war; it had housed 700,000 scrolls and served as a research facility for great minds of the time. This new eleven-story structure is situated near the site of the original library, and is easily recognizable because of its strange building that looks like a half-submerged manhole cover.