40 Pics From Egypt You Won’t See In Tourism Promotionals

Egypt is one of the oldest countries in the world. Located in northeast Africa, it has been around since about 3150 BC and is home to the Great Pyramid of Giza, the only surviving ancient wonder.

But there’s more to it. And there’s one subreddit that wants you to go beyond the statues and tombs, showing all the things that tourism agencies tend to exclude from their promotionals.

Appropriately titled r/Egypt, this online community provides a deeper look into the country and its citizens. From a local Alexandria bird lover to a simple but very beautiful tree in Cairo, continue scrolling and check out some of its most popular posts.

#1 A Bench In The Library Of Alexandria, Egypt.

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#2 I’m In Love With The Picture

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We managed to get in contact with one of the subreddit’s moderators, Bradhrad, and they were kind enough to have a little chat with us.

“The sub is mainly Egyptians but a fairly high percentage of the members are foreigners, either lurking or living in Egypt,” Bradhard told Bored Panda.

The fact that the subreddit is bilingual also helps — it allows both English and Arabic.

#3 This Large But Beautiful Tree In Cairo

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#4 A Fluffy Tour Guide

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#5 The Sun Was Too Hot For His Litol Feet

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In Egypt itself, most people live along the banks of the Nile River, and over two-fifths of the population lives in urban areas. 

Along the Nile, the population density is one of the highest in the world, exceeding 5,000 people per square mile (2,000 per square km) in a number of governorates.

The rapidly-growing population is also very young, with roughly one-third of the total under age 15 and about three-fifths under 30.

#6 We Famous Now…we Really Did Surprise The World I Am Really Proud!!

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#7 Weather In Egypt Right Now

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#8 Savage

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As you can probably tell from the pictures, the content on the subreddit is pretty varied. “It goes from politics to dark humor to a simple discussion on economics to an everyday question,” Bradhrad said.

“Reddit is usually less popular than top social media sites like Facebook or Twitter, and as the subreddit is mainly in English, [so I think] most of the users on the sub are either teenagers or young adults.”

#9 What The Hell Happened To These I’ve Been Looking For One For Years

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#10 Just A Normal Day In Egypt

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#11 Amazing Shot I Have To Share

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#12 What A Beautiful Day

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What’s really interesting is the fact that even though Egyp’s history spans thousands of years, we’re still learning about it. For example, archeologists have just discovered over 18,000 broken pieces of ceramics called “ostraca” that served as writing materials in ancient Egypt.

The inscriptions on the shreds include lists of names, representations of gods, and receipts for food purchases. Among these were hundreds of lines written in a school by pupils receiving Bart Simpson-like punishments, the team also believes.

#13 Einstein Clone Found In Kheir El-Zaman Supermarket

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#14 Yes, I Think To Myself What A Wonderful World

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#15 Portsaid

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#16 Nubian Houses In Egypt And Sudan

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#17 Can We All Take A Moment To Embrace Such A Beautiful, But Underappreciated Mosque In Sohag? It Won Global Architecture Awards, But Not That Many People Know About It. The Basuna Mosque.

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#18 Sunset In Cairo – (Shot By Hossam Abbass)

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#19 Beautiful Sunset From Airbnb In Egypt 2020

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#20 Like If It Was Made Just Yesterday!!

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#21 Pyramids Of Giza – A View Of The Pyramids Of Giza Along The Nile River At Sunset, 1934.

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#22 My Egyptian Neighbor Gave Me A Sampler Of Her Mom’s Home Cooking. Omg. I’ve Never Had Food Like This Before.

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#23 Red Sea From Space Egypt

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#24 Scale ????????

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#25 Taba, Egypt

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#26 Amazing View Of The Pyramids Of Giza ♥️

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#27 Kings And Queens Are Being Moved From The Old Museum To The New Grand Egyptian Museum!

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#28 A Photo Of The Sphinx In The Late 1800s. It Was Taken From A Hot Air Balloon And Was Still Covered By Sand

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#29 El Sakakini Pasha Palace, Cairo, Egypt. ??

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#30 This Guy Hanging From One Of His Belts To Show People That His Belts Are Good Quality. Egyptian Metro Sellers Are A Different Species.

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#31 Cats In Egypt

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#32 Never Failed To Impress Me, Egypt.

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#33 Satisfaction Smile With The Taste Of Life, Egypt

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#34 This Building In Alexandria, Egypt

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#35 Alexandria Sea After Quarantine ( Abo Qeer ) ?

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#36 El Minya, Egypt

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#37 A Normal Day In Cairo.

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#38 This Is Not Italy. This Is Our Lovely Alexandria!

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#39 Artificial Intelligence Reconstruction Of What Pharaoh Ramses II May Have Looked Like (1,303 – 1,213 Bc).

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#40 F**k Giza Pyramids All My Homies Love Heinz Ketchup Bottle

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  • March 4, 2022
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