Husa Gawharet El Ahram
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- Shuttle bus service
- Smoking rooms available
- Indoor pool
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
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... Senefru's time, 2613-2589 BCE.
We then headed to Saqqara, location of the stepped Pyramid of Djoser. This pyramid was build during the third dynasty. There are also other tombs for high priests and well as other non-royals. The funerary complex is the oldest know stone complex in the world.
On the way back to the hotel our guide brought us to a little bakery where they had a special Egyptian dessert for us to try and buy, which is apparently ...
... and everyone is a little tired from the trip, but I'm hoping we can build a little more of a camaraderie over the next week. We're broken up into 3 groups, based on our travel schedules and optional add ons and such. Team A for life, yo.
The drive from the airport to the hotel took about an hour. I was kind of overwhelmed by the sheer size of the city. It feels much more industrial than I expected. It smells like a mix of open fires and industry, not unlike the smell of ...
... it so funny; his cute mannerisms.
After this we visited a Papyrus institute/shop. The lovely lady showed us how the first paper known to mankind was made. So incredibly strong and durable with the inner parts of the papyrus stalks cut, then woven together, wet and pressed. The natural sugars stuck it all together. Obviously it was a good product since it lasted thousands of years! We got soooo caught up in ...
... are tiny and a little suspect in the cleanliness department, better not to dwell too much on it. The washrooms are little more than a toilet over a hole leading to the tracks but I have learnt to caryy tissue and hotel soap in my purse since we arrived :). We are fed an adequate meal and the porter comes in to unlock our bunks, top bunk for me! With the bumping, grinding and swaying I dare say sleep might be interesting. Until morning pleasant dreams!
... was the 110kg solid gold mummy shaped coffin that Tutankhamen was found in, the 11kg solid gold mask that he was wearing and heaps of other jewels and treasures. It was great to have Sherif with us walking through the museum, pointing out the highlights, telling us stories and translating hieroglyphs. If not for him, dane and I would've wandered around aimlessly not know the significance of what we were looking at. Towards the end of our time at the museum I ...