The MSA is responsible for hundreds of sites dating to every period of Egypt’s past. Many have been designated as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in recognition of their significance to world history and culture. In this section, you will find information for visitors, including official hours and admission fees, along with a brief introduction to the history and principal monuments of each site. The list of sites is organized alphabetically, by region, or by the period to which each site’s main monuments date. When you visit, please help us to preserve Egypt’s heritage by treating our monuments with the care and respect they deserve. It is up to us to safeguard them for future generations.

Access to certain sites is restricted in order to protect them. However, a limited number of special permissions may be issued each year to groups or individuals who wish to visit closed sites. For information on application procedures and fees for visiting restricted sites, please click here.

Map of Egypt - click to enlarge

Map of Egypt