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The museum, several floors was very impressive, It is considered to have the most comprehensive collection of ancient Egyptian arifacts in the world. The treasure of Tutankhamjn is the highlight of this museum. There is so much to see. David and I spent at least four hours touring the museum and yet we know we missed many of the artifacts. There …
... it wasn't empty either. I'd say 85 - 90% capacity; mostly Middle Eastern families.
Once in Egypt, we were met by a representative from the school and he whooshed us through customs and security. Even so, the lady with the visas barely looked at my passport and ignored my customs sheet. Nobody's bags were inspected. We then loaded 3 trolleys and rolled out to the school's bus. There, all the suitcases were loaded up and we started on our way to discovering Egypt
... 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 - ...
... fun and leads to some surprising linguistic successes and inevitably some failures and much hilarity from us on the back seat. We find ourselves bundled contentedly into our taxi and heading home half an hour later, having had the political lo-down from 2 guys who’d been at Tahrir just this evening as things threaten to kick off again, and with free cans of pepsi clutched in our hands. (The routine dialogue between foreign guest and Egyptian host: What do you want to drink? ...
... and we really do stand out; you could feel the constant stares from the locals – yes we do look weird to them. I had the pleasure of getting my photo taken with several giggling local girls, who got a little too close to see if my eyes were really blue, or just pretend.
Late in the afternoon we boarded our – toilet-does-not work- tour- bus for a VERY long drive to Hurghada. A city on the Red Sea. ...
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