Novotel Cairo 6th Of October
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... the coffins and the sarcophagus they were buried in, they were beautifully carved and painted, both inside and out, and the colours had hardly faded
They had 4 boxes that Tutankhamen’s sarcophagus, and they fit inside each other, they were huge and they were assembled in his tomb, I thought I had seen everything there was in his tomb in Luxor, but there was even more here, I don’t know how it all fitted in there, there is a lot of it
... ticket to enter into the pyramid. To our disappointment, nothing remains inside for many of the treasures were stolen and the rest is now on display at the museum. Though I do have to tell you, we got some wonderful photos and even did a group pyramid in front on the three largest pyramids. Bet you can't guess who got to be on top? ...And whose idea it was... lol
We then continued on to the "Guardian of the Giza Plateau." Any guesses as to what that would be? If you guessed ...
Our guide Muhammad told us there are about 108 Pyramids in Egypt, but the three large ones in Giza are obviously the "popular" ones. Today we went out to see one of the first built with Limestone, one with a funny top (even bad engineering can last centuries) and go inside one all the way down to the tomb. We are continuing our strategy of early morning tours to beat the heat, laying low in the afternoons, and reviving (like the rest of ...
... went down very well and I followed up the amber with a couple of Strawberry Daiquiris. I had a second wind between the first and second Daiquiris, but the flame dimmed as the trio of spirits slowed the heart rate and put me into a Daiquiri coma.
The abstinence of the past 24 hours has departed like the cruise ship from the port of Cairo – slowly but gaining pace.
Your Old Giza Commentator,
(Colloquially and in the modern era: ...
... to a beautiful set of hieroglyphs detailing how rich and powerful this noble was, and learned all about burial practices that attempted to preserve the ka (body) and ba (soul) for the afterlife. We then headed to Dahshur to see a set of smaller pyramids, one of which was the first true pyramid in Egypt. A unique thing we found when visiting these sights was how relatively tourist free they were. We saw three to four other small tourist groups ...