Novotel Cairo 6th Of October
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... of Khufu and his son Khafre they introduced reserve heads (bodiless headed statues); people did not like this, so the style did not catch on.
One discovery after 1871 uncovered 55 hidden mummies and coffins. The collection had been found by a goat farmer. It was revealed when the collection was studied that the 21st dynasty king moved the mummies in the valley of the Kings nearby. Some people believe that the old century cache may ...
... that was interesting and very strict of attire. All the woman had to be fully covered and were not able to wear anything tight, the men we were told could where anything and show skin. Unfortunately one of the boys were told his shorts were to "short" (they were just above his knee) so he had to try to pull them down otherwise he wasn't allowed in. They didn't mind his undies showing as long as he they were a little longer! Haha Here we learnt of how and why Muslims prayed. ...
... jewel of Africa and the Middle East. So we head of in the morning to the "city of the dead" which is a cemetery in Cairo. Each grave has a tomb above it used for family members to visit and is the location of the finally ceremony. When a number of villagers migrated to Cairo looking for opportunity, having nowhere to live they took up residence in the tombs. Some natural disasters also forced people to live in these tombs as well. With so many people living ...
... The staff pointed in the direction I had been so off I went again. Clearly I had not walked far enough and after about 45 mins I finally came across a pharmacy. They sold gum too but by the sheet not the box. I bought the remains of a box and trudged off back to the hotel. On the way back I saw my first signs of unrest. About 6 blokes with placards were protesting outside a telco company building. Not scary ...
... I had been shopped out and just ambled around while others lined the pockets of the merchants.
By now it was starting to get dark so we were taken on a tour around the city by night. What a fascinating experience. Many of the main roads are set up quite high so we found ourselves looking down on side streets and shop windows. There were shops selling all sorts of stuff but the most fascinating ones were selling very gaudy bedspreads and a huge array ...
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