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Travel Blogs from Cairo
... in constructing the pyramids, funeral temple and Sphinx. The stones were limestone which is local to the area, pink granite and alabaster which were from other parts of Egypt.
We toured the funerary temple where rituals were performed upon the Pharaoh's death. He was not buried for 70 days. This was significant due to their calendar - the one bright star in the sky disappeared for 70 days, when it reappeared, the Nile began to flood. The organs of the ...
by the multitude of antiquities. There were rows upon rows of disfigured
sphinxes, broken columns, pots, crypts etc and most them out in the open with
no coverings or protection. The Alexandria
library is a marvellous piece of architecture across the road from the Corniche
and inside, nearly every seat was taken by a student in the throes of study.
I will write more later about Cairo as it really is worth
... straight for me - the wrong way down the highway, forcing me to swerve out into the road packed with traffic to avoid death. At the next teahouse I put Allan on the roof of a mini bus; at that moment it was an easy decision to make.
I stayed in Cairo for two and a half weeks
where my long suffering hosts James and Claire, took me in like part of the family.
I spent my time relaxing in their cozy home, drinking with ...