Who isn’t fascinated by ancient Egypt? Thousands of years before the Roman empire, Middle Ages or modern Europe, before ancient Greece was in its infancy, this dazzling culture reigned, complete with dynastic pharaonic government, exquisite art and artifacts, advanced astronomy, literature and religion. The remnants are tantalizing. They give us a window on an extraordinary culture, enigmatic and enticing. What is the riddle of the Sphinx? Who were these fantastic creatures, part human and part animal? What was the purpose of the pyramids and how were they built?