9. Abu Simbel
Perhaps my favorite historical site on this list, Abu Simbel is located in a remote part of Egypt, near the Sudan border. Many travelers are intimidated by this location, deeming it unsafe to visit. However, Egypt really is dedicated to protecting visitors, and I felt completely comfortable visiting there.
At Abu Simbel there are two temples—one for Rames II and one for Queen Nefratiti—both of which are included in your entrance fee. The facade of this first temple features four massive statues of the pharaoh, but the inside might be even more impressive. You will be greeted with one of the most complicated hieroglyphic drawings in all of Egypt with over 100,000 characters in a single scene!