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Tourists are trickling back to Egypt – to beat the crowds, go now

In the Valley of the Kings, pharaohs’ tombs that before 2011 required lengthy queuing are now easily accessible

4 April 2015

9:00 AM

4 April 2015

9:00 AM

Egypt’s revolution of 2011 didn’t just get rid of President Mubarak: it did a pretty good job of clearing out the tourists, too. The political uncertainty since then has made people wary of visiting — meaning more space and lower prices for those who do make the trip. But you’d better be quick if you want to take advantage: this seems to be the year that Egypt is opening up again.

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