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... I put my bag through the security scanner I was told off. It was all very confusing. The guy insisting he was a government guard took my ticket, tore it, and wouldn't give it back. He then proceeded to show me around the area, as though he were a guide, although he repeatedly said he wasn't. So I let him accompany me around the area, whilst nodding along to his stories and stubbornly going my own way. When he started pushing me to get a horse carriage ...
... and equipment.
In many temples and tombs we saw the symbol of ankh that means life and illustrates two things: The divine chemical count is that 1+1=3, meaning man, woman and child. life and represents man woman and child, and Egypt - delta, Nile, east and west banks.
The crown of Lower Egypt looks like a bucket. The crown of Upper Egypt looks like a champagne bottle.
We learned that heiroglyphics are written in the direction it should be read. ...
... in the coming entries. After the meeting we headed out to a café not far from the hotel to get some dinner and continue to get to know each other. Brendan, Lathem and I ended up staying up a bit talking before heading to bed. I think most of us spent a fair chunk of the tour in a state of mild (or worse) sleep deprivation! We just never seemed to be able to catch up!
Tomorrow: Cairo Museum, the Pyramids, first experience of Egyptian train system!
... running up and down streets. Twenty minutes into the
lesson, I arrive at the place and spend the long ascending lift ride up the sky
rise building catching my breath. Once into the classes all is well. The
classroom feels like an oasis of calm, order, and things I am in control of:
the opposite to the Cairo I’ve just been tossed about by outside, and the
groups of students are lovely to teach.
It’s only a pocket of calm though, and I ...
... the Stepped pyramid is the Pyramid of Teti, built much later and full of hyroglyphics. We went in to this one which had a relatively short passage and a few small chambers and a sarcophagus. They can't take the sarcophagus out of most pyramids as the entrances are too small. The solid rock sarcophagus was put in place during the building process and the pyramid built around it!
The Red Pyramid and the Bent Pyramid at Dashur were built after ...