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

I’m In Love With The Picture

I’m In Love With The Picture

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#2

A Bench In The Library Of Alexandria, Egypt.

A Bench In The Library Of Alexandria, Egypt.

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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

This Large But Beautiful Tree In Cairo

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Lance d'Boyle
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"large BUT beautiful"? Are large trees normally ugly?

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#4

A Fluffy Tour Guide

A Fluffy Tour Guide

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N G
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The famous sphinx having a rest

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#5

We Famous Now...we Really Did Surprise The World I Am Really Proud!!

We Famous Now...we Really Did Surprise The World I Am Really Proud!!

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Mart Se
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Global financial disaster probably costing hundreds of billions - and they sent 7 blokes to fix it?

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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

What A Beautiful Day

What A Beautiful Day

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#7

Yes, I Think To Myself What A Wonderful World

Yes, I Think To Myself What A Wonderful World

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jevais
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

His wife is beautiful and this photo is very romantic.

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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

Savage

Savage

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Nathaniel
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You should see the sign for sexually transmitted infections.

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#10

The Sun Was Too Hot For His Litol Feet

The Sun Was Too Hot For His Litol Feet

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#12

Just A Normal Day In Egypt

Just A Normal Day In Egypt

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What's really interesting is the fact that even though Egypt'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

Einstein Clone Found In Kheir El-Zaman Supermarket

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#14

Nubian Houses In Egypt And Sudan

Nubian Houses In Egypt And Sudan

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Rose the Cook
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have photos like this from my trip. Many have pigeon coops incorporated into the actual house.

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#15

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.

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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The Scout
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A wonderful piece of modern achitecture that uses traditional patterns. Modern sacral buildings are underrated... This building is the Al Abu Stait mosque in Basuna, built by architect Waleed Arafa in 2019. It looks much more traditional from different angles - and much more modern inside.

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#16

Weather In Egypt Right Now

Weather In Egypt Right Now

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If you ever wished to visit this country, now is the time. Lonely Planet even included Egypt in its Top 10 countries to travel to in 2022 list. According to the travel guide book publisher, one of the best ways to see this land is to hop on a boat.

"The old saying that Egypt is the gift of the Nile still rings true: without the river, there would be no fertile land, no food, and a lot less electricity," Lonely Planet wrote. "Although people's lives are increasingly physically detached from the water, the Nile still exerts a uniquely powerful role. Luckily for visitors, the river is also the perfect place from which to see many of the most spectacular ancient monuments, which is one reason why a Nile cruise remains such a popular way to travel.

#17

Beautiful Sunset From Airbnb In Egypt 2020

Beautiful Sunset From Airbnb In Egypt 2020

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#18

Scale 🇾🇪🇾🇪🇾🇪🇾🇪

Scale 🇾🇪🇾🇪🇾🇪🇾🇪

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#19

Red Sea From Space Egypt

Red Sea From Space Egypt

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KM
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There's a space Egypt? Was Stargate a documentary after all?!

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Egypt's tourism sector, accounting for approximately 12 percent of the country's economy, has been experiencing a slump since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.

In 2020, the country's tourism revenues dropped 70% to a record low of $4bn due to the covid crisis, down from $13.03bn in 2019. Only 3.5 million travelers visited Egypt in 2020, compared to 13.1 million in 2019.

#20

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

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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ᴠᴀ̈ɪɴᴏ
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

LOOKS SO DELICIOUS I'M STARVING RN *goes and makes a sandwich*

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#21

Amazing View Of The Pyramids Of Giza ♥️

Amazing View Of The Pyramids Of Giza ♥️

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#22

Like If It Was Made Just Yesterday!!

Like If It Was Made Just Yesterday!!

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Vicky Z
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Plot twist: it was made yesterday😅😅 but seriously it's very impressive

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#23

Portsaid

Portsaid

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Nathaniel
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"You cannot come to the fish stall!" "Yes I peliCAN!"

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However, 2022 should bring the inauguration of huge tourist and archaeological projects, such as the opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM), the Mohamed Ali Pasha Palace in Shubra, and the Capitals Museum in the City of Arts and Culture in the New Administrative Capital, as well as the completion of the ‘Galala Project’, Al-Alamein City, and the ‘Great Transfiguration Project’ in St. Catherine.

Let's hope these initiatives together with r/Egypt will help the country to rebound!

#24

Pyramids Of Giza - A View Of The Pyramids Of Giza Along The Nile River At Sunset, 1934.

Pyramids Of Giza - A View Of The Pyramids Of Giza Along The Nile River At Sunset, 1934.

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bumble bee
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If you google earth the pyramids you can take a virtual walking tour. You get to experience visiting but from home. I have done this for other places known and unknown.

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#25

What The Hell Happened To These I've Been Looking For One For Years

What The Hell Happened To These I've Been Looking For One For Years

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#26

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

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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#27

El Sakakini Pasha Palace, Cairo, Egypt. 🇪🇬

El Sakakini Pasha Palace, Cairo, Egypt. 🇪🇬

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#28

Alexandria Sea After Quarantine (Abo Qeer) 😳

Alexandria Sea After Quarantine (Abo Qeer) 😳

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Vicky Z
Community Member
9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nature had a quick breath before we screw everything again

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#29

Satisfaction Smile With The Taste Of Life, Egypt

Satisfaction Smile With The Taste Of Life, Egypt

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#31

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

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

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#32

El Minya, Egypt

El Minya, Egypt

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#33

Taba, Egypt

Taba, Egypt

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#34

This Is Not Italy. This Is Our Lovely Alexandria!

This Is Not Italy. This Is Our Lovely Alexandria!

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#35

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

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

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#36

Never Failed To Impress Me, Egypt.

Never Failed To Impress Me, Egypt.

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#37

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

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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#38

A Normal Day In Cairo.

A Normal Day In Cairo.

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Buren
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't know which one is more intriguing, hula-hoop car or dead man in the trunk

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#39

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

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

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PandaJon
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9 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

True fact: The Pharaoh's loved Heinz ketchup and built statues of bottles honor them

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#40

This Building In Alexandria, Egypt

This Building In Alexandria, Egypt

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