Five Days in Cairo
- Egyptian Museum (the NEW ONE!)
- Giza Pyramid Complex, sometime referred to as the Giza Necropolis
- City Tour and city markets
- Southern Pyramid tour
- Negotiating and Alcohol
Day 1 The Egyptian Museum and 5000 years of artifacts was spectacular. This was in the original museum near Tahrir Square. The new museum is now open nearer Giza. We saw it being built in 2018.
The sheer number of artifacts from around the Egyptian Empire is staggering. Sixty-foot seated statues sit on one side of a large hall. The statues, hieroglyph carvings, sarcophaguses, down to cups and combs were available to see. Scrolls, entire carved walls and the canopic jars were on display.
- Spend the day and visit the grounds.
Giza Pyramid Complex
Day 2 we headed to Giza. This was the reason we came to Egypt. The three large main Pyramids stood out at the entrance. Very Few visitors were present and the touts made walking the site annoying. We “found” a guide who showed us areas I would not have ventured into. One tomb in particular was great. The hazy dust day detracted from our visit. The walk into the largest pyramid (Pyramid of Khufu). The tunnel wasn’t tall enough to walk in; a hunched lumber on the wooden “steps” angled up for a hundred yards. The end had a large room 30 x 40 feet and 60 feet tall. It had a replica Sarcophagus, but was empty beyond that. The carved walls had even been removed. The walk down was easier but my quads got a workout.
There are nine pyramids total. Three large and 6 smaller pyramids and the Sphinx in the complex. There are other tombs and ruins to see.
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