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Best History & Culture Vacations - Africa & the Middle East

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1Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
The Egyptian capital was founded in 969 A.D. and encompasses a veritable litany of wonders. Seven thousand millennia of history has left astounding treasures on the banks of the Nile, from the Sphinx and the Pyramids to the Orthodox, 3rd-century Hanging Church and atmospheric, medieval Old Cairo.
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      Cairo's bazaars (called souks) are among the world's most famous, where almost anything fathomable - even live camels - is for sale. Be ready for sensory overload, and be ready to haggle, as starting prices are generally double the expected sales price. Khan el-Khalili is one of Cairo's most popular souks.
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2Jerusalem, Jerusalem District, Israel
One of the world's most ancient cities, Jerusalem's historical, cultural and religious significance is incomparable. The Israeli capital's major sites include the Old City, the Wailing Wall, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Via Dolorosa and Dome of the Rock.
3Nile River Valley, Egypt
The banks of the Nile groan with almost unimaginable wonders. Often called the world's largest open-air museum, the fertile Nile River Valley is home to legendary sites such as the temples at Karnak, the of tombs of the Valley of the Kings, Abu Simbel's vast rock temples and mighty Luxor Temple.
4Fes, Fes-Boulemane Region, Morocco
Idris the 1st founded Morocco's fourth largest city in 789. The maze-like Medina, Fez' medieval walled city, is exceptionally well preserved and a wonderful place to absorb the captivating atmosphere of this crowded, scintillating city, home to striking examples of ancient Islamic architecture.