Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Travel Photo Thursday - Egypt

I'm posting over at The Budget Travelers' Sandbox 

November 2007 - Cairo Egypt

Continuing on my Egyptian theme this week:
Souvenirs
Carpet Making
Sakkhara

Still on Day 1 we next went to see the pyramids and Sphinx.

The Pyramids of Giza are over 4500 years old. They were built as the burial places for Khufu, Khfare, and Menkaure, three Pharaohs during the Old Kingdom. 

Despite the efforts of many people to dismantle and plunder them, they have survived to this day. They are visible proof of the superb mathematical, construction and organisational skills of the ancient Egyptians. This was serious project planning!!!

They are the only remaining original Seven Wonders of the World.




Funny but I really enjoyed taking photos of the colourful camels, should have taken more!













9 comments:

  1. What an amazing adventure! Great pics, especially the camels :)

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  2. You know I've only wanted to visit one place for most of my life and that has been to see Ireland (still haven't) but now that I think about it Egypt might have to be on that list too. So many great things to see there. Loved your photos.

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  3. Wow! What an amazing place to travel to

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  4. Beautiful shots. The pyramids are one of those few things that we probably never know when they first enter our conscious thoughts... it's as if they're always with us.

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  5. I've always wanted to visit the pyramids since I was a little girl! Perhaps one day ...

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  6. Love your Egyptian photographs. I am not sure that we will ever get there, so I look forward to more. I love camels too.

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  7. Beautiful shots. I've never visited the pyramids thinking they'd be a tourist trap but seeing your photos make me want to change my mind. Thanks!

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  8. I have always wanted to visit the Pyramids. I like your up close photos that show how jagged the steps are. From far away, it looks so smooth and even. What is that ravine/moat by the pyramids?

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  9. Thanks for bringing back some great memories. I spent a month in Egypt in 2004, and would love to go back. I would still be wandering around the museum if I had my way!

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