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Take a First Class Flight Through World History in Cairo

Coptic Cairo Offers Up a First Class Look At the City’s Origins

Coptic Cairo Provides a First Class Understanding of Christian, Jewish and Islamic History in Egypt - IFlyFirstClass

Go from your ultra-modern first class flight to the oldest area of Cairo: Coptic Cairo. It is believed that settlers have lived in this area since the 6th century B.C.E., and it remains the home of some of the oldest and most important Jewish and Coptic Christian sites in the region. It is also believed to be where the Holy Family sheltered while escaping Herod. The area’s Coptic Museum is a great place to begin your visit to Old Cairo. It outlines the history of the area and Cairo’s importance in the development of major world religions. From there, visit some of the earliest Christian churches: the 3rd-century Hanging Church; 5th-century St. Sergio, and 5th-century Church of Santa Barbara. You’ll also see Ben Ezra Synagogue, built in the 9th century; the oldest mosque in Africa, Mosque of Amr Ibn al-'Aas, and remnants of the Roman Babylon towers. 

A Citadel Worthy of a First Class Flight to Cairo

At Salah el-Din, you’ll see spectacular architecture and fortifications that protected first class sultans and leaders for 800 years. - IFlyFirstClass

If your first class return ticket doesn’t leave you much time for sightseeing, you’ll be able to pack in a lot of history, scenery and splendor simply by visiting Salah el-Din Citadel. Perched atop Muqattam Hills, the Citadel’s views are stunning. You’ll see Cairo laid out before you, and clear days reveal the great pyramids in the distance. The Citadel was an important fortification against medieval Crusaders, and centuries of rulers lived, worshipped and developed war strategy from within the walls of the Citadel. The CItadel is home to Gawhara Palace, the Mosque of Mohamed Ali, Mosque of Suleiman Pasha El Khadim, Mosque of El Nasser Mohamed and several small museums.

Saqqara: The First Class Burial Site of Pharaohs and the Elite

Saqqara: The First Class Burial Site of Pharaohs and the Elite  - IFlyFirstClass

Make your trip to Cairo a trip of firsts: first class flight, first Egyptian settlements and the first pyramids to ever be built. You’ll find those earliest pyramids at Saqqara. The Step Pyramid of Djoser was designed by Imhotep, built for the pharaoh between 2649 and 2575 B.C.E. Several other tombs, pyramids and burial sites are in Saqqara, including The Serapeum, Pyramid of Teti, Mastaba of Mereruka and Mastaba of Ti. New Kingdom tombs dating from 1550 to 1070 B.C.E. are still under archaeological excavation in Saqqara, and the mortuary temple near the Unas Pyramid complex dates back to 2353 to 2323 B.C.E. The best way to see the various pyramids and tombs is to begin with a visit to Saqqara’s Imhotep Museum, which houses many of the artifacts discovered in Saqqara.

First Class Experiences Are Found In Giza’s Land of Pharaohs

First Class Experiences Are Found In Giza’s Land of Pharaohs - IFlyFirstClass

Giza’s pyramids are the most popular visitor sites near Cairo, and they are a must-see when your travels take you to the Egyptian capital. Even if your business class flight only leaves you enough time to see one or two sites, make time to head out to Giza, one of the seven ancient wonders of the world. The Great Sphinx still guards the three great pyramids, a testament to the ancient Egyptians’ craftsmanship and ingenuity. It is the world’s largest monolithic statue. You’ll also see the Great Pyramid of Cheops, built for Pharaoh Khufu; the Pyramid of Chefren, built for Khufu’s son, Pharaoh Khafre, and Pyramid of Mycerinus, built for Pharaoh Menkaure. The Solar Baroque Museum and several queens’ pyramids are also on site.

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