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Travel Blogs from Cairo
... is put in the tomb and it is closed up and no one can enter it again, so they had to get everything he needed for the afterlife in as quick as they could and had no time to decorate the place! Poor King Tut! But because of this, all the treasure was perfectly preserved and it was pretty much all on display at the museum, including the giant sarcophagus of wood gilded with gold, the mummy shaped sarcophaguses of wood inflated with gold, and one of pure gold, the mask of ...
... pastries, cakes, Oum Ali, dates and nuts.
Half an hour later, gorged to immobility, I feel like I could cry again for a different reason.
The grand finale of the night comes in the form of an explosive African dance troupe (despite being on the continent, the Egyptians only ever refer to sub-Saharan countries as 'African'), who conga their way onto the dance floor in feather headdresses and grass skirts to ignite the crowd once more with drum-banging ...
... such as stonework, woodwork, metalwork, textiles and manuscripts, not by chronology.
We also saw many great examples of coptic paintings were of the face, not profile, had dark shadows under their eyes, a variety of beard styles, a circle between the lip and chin and halos.
We then went to another Coptic Orthodox church, Abu Serga. The church was build to honour Saint Serguius. It was the oldest church in Cairo, dating back to the 7th century. ...
... Italian, Spanish… to which the entire busload sit on the edge of their seats, ready to shout 'ENGLISH' a little more emphatically each time. After all we've been through today, a sense of camaraderie is growing between this random collection of passengers. After a while, the landscape begins to change. From the flat planes punctuated only by the odd wild camel or wandering nomad, mountains being to appear on the horizon. We wave goodbye to our military friends ...
... 2 hours. What happened to the planned sunset view on the Giza pyramids, we asked each other. We all shrugged and speculated that we must have misunderstood.
More unfulfilled Promises
The proposed family dinner was at even another home in the in-process building project. We were welcomed into the fourth floor flat and met Rami’s sister, Rania, and his mother. Other ...
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