Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt Maps

These maps of ancient Egypt seek to highlight representative aspects of the country: historical development, locations of major constructions, Egypt as we know it today and the always important River Nile, that contributed to the growth of the ancient Egyptian civilization.


Here's a map of ancient Egypt with all major cities, pyramids and temples:

Map of Ancient Egypt

Map of Ancient Egypt

Here's an interactive map of Egypt (modern Egypt). Use the + and - signs to zoom in or out. At the bottom you can choose between map, satellite or terrain. You can move the map by dragging with your mouse.


Location: Northern Africa. Egypt borders the Mediterranean Sea in the north, Israel in the east, Sudan in the south and Libya in the west.
Area: Total: 1,001,450 sq km (slightly more than three times the size of New Mexico)
Land: 995,450 sq km
Water: 6,000 sq km
Climate: Desert: hot, dry summers with moderate winters
Elevation: Lowest point: Qattara Depression -133 m
Highest point: Mount Catherine 2,629 m


Map of Modern Egypt

A map of modern Egypt


Here's a map of Egypt around 1450 BC:

Abu Simbel temples

Map of Egypt about 1450 BC

An aerial view of the Nile and the Nile Delta:

The Nile River as seen from the satellite

© NASA - Satellite view of the Nile River