Jewelry Watches – Souvenirs – Gifts
Philae Bazaar founded since 1979, is a family tradition business. Pioneers in planting and producing papyrus, pharaonic jewelry, amulets, copy antiques & precious stones. Philae Bazaar is located in front of the Great Pyramid in Giza.
Philae Bazaar at Giza
We offers a second market in Luxor. Everything you can imagine from an antique to a fine and contemporary piece of jewelry created by our artisans. Here you will find the perfect souvenir to take to that special person or for you in memory of this unforgettable trip.
Philae Bazaar At Luxor
Origin of the name of Egypt
The first inhabitants called the land of Egypt Kimet, which means black, symbol for them of the color of the land and cultivation. Also in one of the oldest writings and famous titles of the Pharaohs the name Tawi appears, which means two lands, that of Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt. It was also called Tamari, which represents land of agriculture or flood. The current name is a combination with the Greek Epyoptes. (Thanks to the collaboration of the Egyptologist Hani Derwish).
Birth of Egypt
Egypt is part of the first great civilizations of the ancient world. Five thousand years ago Egypt was the dominant power in the world. Meanwhile prehistoric hunters traveled in America, Europe and Asia. Around the same time the ancient Egyptians worked agriculture and had invented the writing.
Through astronomical observation, they defined the solar year as 365 days, then divided it, into months and weeks. So later they divide the day into twelve hours of light and twelve hours of night. At that time the hour was the smallest unit of time.
The ancient Egyptians melted copper, extracted the gold that they used in the creation of jewelry. They also knew how to glaze stone surfaces. They did experiments with plants and animals and invented the beak in agriculture.
Egypt due to its geographical location allowed it to be isolated and protected from intruders, except for the Sinai Peninsula, which was the only gateway to the civilized world. The country was divided into upper and lower Egypt. The landslides caused by the monsoon rains in Ethiopia, the Nile carried the fertile soil of the mountains giving rise to the largest desert in the world. It is known that the first settlers who entered Egypt through the Sinai Peninsula were a mixture of Africans and Asiatic. One thousand and one hundred years ago the rains stopped in the desert regions, so the populations gradually moved towards the Nile Valley, beginning agriculture and animal husbandry. They renounced the nomadic life and organized into communities. At this moment civilization is born.