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Pharaonic Village, Jacob Island, Giza
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The Pharaonic Village on Jacob's Island offers a theme park-style guide to ancient Egypt. Visitors are taken on a motorised barge through a network of canals, or left to wander among the numerous exhibits - some of which are living.The Pharaonic Village is dedicated to creating an entertaining and educational capital. It offers unique exhibits which cover Egypt's 5000 years of history. Each exhibit has been crafted to the most exacting standards. Our artifact replicas are made using the same materials and techniques as the originals, while our dioramas and models incorporate as much detail as possible, reflecting the most up-to-date knowledge about the methods of the ancient Egyptians.

In converting Jacob Island into a reconstruction of ancient Egypt, Dr Ragab began by planting 5000 trees of different types to screen the island from modern Cairo. He searched the world for plants, seeds and even birds which had flourished in ancient Egypt but were no longer present. The island now includes nine hectares of papyrus.

The village still continues to grow, with new projects and exhibits appearing regularly. Visitors can expect a reconstruction of an Egyptian temple of white stone, complete with its sacred lake - the centrepiece of the park, reconstructed dwellings of craftsmen and farmers, a nobleman's villa, a marketplace and Pharaoh's palace, even a military camp. Many crafts and industries are represented, including pottery and sculpture, weaving and boat building, as well as daily activities of long, long ago.

One of the highlights must be the recently-completed replica of Tutankhamun's tomb, which features copies of the objects still in situ when the tomb was discovered. Using Howard Carter's notes and original photographs, Dr Ragab and his team reproduced the entire tomb, with craftsmen often using the same techniques which were used in ancient times. The village has a complete replica of king Tutankhamun's tomb with all its treasures as well as 12 new museums, 4 related to ancient Egypt (mummification and medicine, pyramids building, arts and beliefs, ancient Egyptian boats) and 5 museums related to other periods in Egyptian history (Cleopatra's museum, Coptic history, Islamic civilization, Napoleon's expedition to Egypt, Egypt's modern history museum). There are also 3 museums related to our late three presidents, Mohamed Naguib, Nasser and Sadat).

Other permanent exhibitions examine Alexander the Great, Coptic Christianity and Islam. A later section is dedicated to one of Egypt's modern heroes, President Gamal Abd el-Nasser, leader of the 1952 revolution for Egyptian independence.

The Pharaonic Village is an experience like no other. The instant you begin sailing down the canals that circuit through the island you are immersed totally in the Egypt of history and legend. Everywhere you look, you will find more and more of the sights and sounds of ancient Egypt, until finally you could believe that you have truly traveled through time to a distant and glorious past. It is Egypt's historic park. It's a unique place where Egypt's entire history is explained in 2 to 3 hours including our ancient history as well as our modern history. Visiting The Pharaonic Village is recommended to be at the beginning of the trip to Egypt. It is located on an island in the Nile, just 3 miles south of the center of Cairo. In this village you are transported by floating amphitheaters, and a hundred actors and actresses demonstrate scenes from ancient Egypt (Papyrus making, sculpting, home building….etc.).

Also the village is a wonderful place for children as it includes an interesting amusement park "Tut land", and an "Art Center". Also you can go on our Yacht "Nefertari" with which you can make a pleasant trip on the Nile.