It is situated at Giza, only a few miles from downtown Cairo .
Who built it? It was established by Dr. Hassan Ragab and his son Dr. Abdelsalam Ragab.
Why was it built? It was built to be a fantastic journey to the days of the pharaohs , a time brought to life by an incredible group of actors and actresses, faithful and exact reproductions of buildings, clothing, and lifestyles.
The village covers 490,000 square feet at Ya'aqoub Island . It is surrounded by 5000 trees tall enough to screen adjacent vestiges of modern life, making a visitor feel as if gone back 5000 years in history .
The idea of this village occurred to Dr. Hassan Ragab 20 years ago, when he first came to Ya'aqoob Island to grow papyrus necessary for paper fabrication, an art which he brought back to life after it had disappeared for l000 years.
The pharaonic village represent industries, games, arts and moments from history and legend. There are also services such as cafeterias, boat rentals, a children's playground and a restaurant that serves both Egyptian and European dishes which help to make your stay even more enjoyable.