Pharaohs Hotel & Casino
Travel Blogs from Giza
... but not bottom to top. A death mask was used to help the soul find the body.
Owl - it is the letter M in heiroglyphics
Set - is the evil god, but is the protector in the oasis.
Jekyll - anoobis or god of mummification.
Falcon - Horace (when depicted with double crown) or Ra (when depicted with a disc); Osiris and Isis gave birth to Horace - resurrection story. Eye of Horace is a symbol of healing.
Bull - Hathor - ...
... They were certainly a wonder. I could imagine generations of people working on one pyramid. We went for a short camel ride as you can see from the pics. These were very large camels and I thought I could never ride one for an hour and fifteen minutes they next day. The street vendors were terrible. I wanted to give them money to leave us alone. They were incredibly aggressive. Worst i have ever seen.
... of Turkey with nothing more
than hope to join the cargo. I could do no more than that.
As I moved across Turkey, thoughts of
reaching Africa seemed increasingly unlikely and a plan B had germinated: brave
the Iranian winter and cross Tibet, aiming for Hong Kong. An exciting prospect
but a huge challenge I wasn’t prepared for.
At the port I walked into a smoky office and
... famous treasures of King Tutankhamen. During the 2011 Revolution despite protestors forming a human chain around the building it was broken into and some items were damaged, the most danger was posed not by the protestors but the fire that gutted the building next door. There are so many exciting things in this museum including the recently identified mummy of Queen Hatshepsut (amazing when it has always been thought her mummy was destroyed), ...
... made from a single block of stone and was carved out of the quarry it sits in.
In the viewing temple that sits below the great temple, slits had been cut in the roof that allowed sunlight to enter, bounce off the marble floor and strike the 24 statues of Khafran, illuminating their faces. An amazing feat given the technology available.
After Giza we went to the papyrus museum where we learnt how to make papyrus but didn't learn how to avoid the ...
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