In this article, we’ll be taking a look at which spots best represent Ancient Egypt. In some ways, London has become the capital of the world – bringing influences from all over the world. In fact some say that it’s the best place to see Egypt – if you can’t get to the country itself. Considering the number of museums, galleries, and the various architectures in the capital – that somewhat makes sense. Near Richmond Avenue, you’ll find many villas epically guarded by miniature sphinxes and obelisks. These artefacts of Egypt are synonymous with security, wealth and power. And so, it’s no wonder that many are attracted to them.
Cleopatra’s needle represents the three ancient Egyptian obelisks elected in London, Paris, and New York. The London needle is on the Victoria Embankment right by the Golden Jubilee Bridges – and was first installed in 1819 by the ruler of Egypt and Sudan. London welcomed the gesture, and since then it remains exactly where it is. If you’re looking for a little more, the British Museum provides a range of delights for those who are fascinated by Egyptology. Poems on papyrus, ancient Egyptian wooden coffins, the Rosetta stone, a 5,000-year-old sand-dried mummy and wall paintings from the era of early Egypt – can be found at the museum.
If you’re visiting with family, you’ll find plenty of workshops in the venue itself. Some of them include Daily Life in ancient Egypt, Decoding Egyptian tomb paintings, and the journey to the ancient Egyptian afterlife. Kids are typically fascinated by Egyptian history – so visiting the British Museum will be worth that alone. If you’re not visiting with family, then you’ll still enjoy the venue. Not only does it have the greatest amount of Egyptian artefacts outside Egypt itself, it also hosts a series of exhibitions over the course of the year. Between the 29th October and the 7th February, visitors can for instance book the famous Egypt Exhibition. Accessing these spots could be easier enough by booking some central London hotel; Park Grand Paddington Court London Hotel is one on our recommendation list.
In conclusion, if you’re someone who’s fascinated by Egyptian history – then what better place to visit than London if you’re looking to save on expenses and spearhead yourself to Europe. Sure, you can always go to Egypt in the future. But for now, London is a good compromise.