Egyptian Tombs 

Our first stop was Saqqara, where the pyramids predate those at Giza.  We could see eleven pyramids from this spot.

The sand around the tombs was littered with ancient pottery.

We walked, crouching, into a pyramid. The tunnel was lined with hieroglyphics, and a granite sarcophagus in the chamber was surrounded by coloured patterns and pictures.

On the way from Saqqara, we ate charred chicken and baba ganoughe at this palmerie.

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As well as the sphinx and pyramids at Giza, there was a huge solar boat found in a pit.

Then we returned to Cairo, passing donkey carts and flocks of sheep, to watch passersby, such as the cycling vendor balancing a tray of bread bigger than himself on his head, as he weaved between speeding cars to cross the road.

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Cairo, Egypt

Every car in Cairo is dented!


The faded glory of the Berlin Hotel reveals the city streets far below.

I loved Tutankhamen’s bogan bling footwear, and wondered how the gargantuan statue was carried into the Egyptian Museum.

There’s a lot of gold in there.

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This is the view from our felucca on the Nile.