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Travel Blogs from Cairo

The Pyramids of Giza

A travel blog entry by kyajade


... is put in the tomb and it is closed up and no one can enter it again, so they had to get everything he needed for the afterlife in as quick as they could and had no time to decorate the place! Poor King Tut! But because of this, all the treasure was perfectly preserved and it was pretty much all on display at the museum, including the giant sarcophagus of wood gilded with gold, the mummy shaped sarcophaguses of wood inflated with gold, and one of pure gold, the mask of ...

And the childhood sailor suit seemed bad?

A travel blog entry by immyinegypt

... hospitality - the private 'guest room' with it's rows of austere lacquered armchairs, swathes of lace, and staggering spreads of magnificent food all appearing for us from behind a screen, whilst the only evidence of the great matriarch behind it all was the quiet clanging of pots and pans coming from the adjacent kitchen - was enough to be occupied with.

However, we do process the invitation in time for it to dawn on us: what on earth does one wear ...

05/05/13 - Day 47 - Egypt 2 - Museum and Pyramids

A travel blog entry by adamis


... next door is the headquarters of the National Democratic Party, which was completely torched during the revolution in 2011. The museum itself was broken into, and the café and shop destroyed by the fire, but reports are contradictory as to what was damaged or stolen and how badly. It seems that many things have been recovered or can be restored, which is lucky, as these are some of the rarest antiquities in the world, and many of them are up to 4,000 years old.

The Pyramids

A travel blog entry by chris-tom


... in this location – the Great Pyramid of Cheops, the Pyramid of Chephren and the Pyramid of Mycerinus. The boys all went into the larger pyramid to visit the burial chamber inside and Janet and I visited the second largest pyramid. The corridors you walk through to reach the chamber are very narrow and first go down at a steep angle into the ground and then you need to walk up at a steep angle to ...

Cairo city tour

A travel blog entry by prgeeves

... that wanted their picture taken with us. Al had her hair under a scarf and one of the mothers came over to her and said she had great respect for Al for covering her hair. We seemed to be very popular. Our guide let us pay an exorbitant amount of money for some post cards and stamps as a lesson in not how to interact with street vendors. A lesson well learnt. The Coptic Christian church ...

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