Say "Egypt" and most people think of pharaohs, mummies, and age-old pyramids. The country isn't just temples and tombs, though. Immerse yourself in the noise and color of urban bedlam, then come up for air on a lonely desert dune or upon the palm-fringed banks of the Nile. Haggle with vendors in a maze-like souk, then sit quietly in a tranquil mosque or Coptic church and observe centuries-old rituals that still resonate in modern life. Go beyond the monumental glory of the pharaohs and you'll discover a true Egyptian experience.