Touring the Pyramids of Egypt

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    The desert beyond Giza.
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    My first approach.
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    Camel having a roll after I got off of him.
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    How to feel inferior.
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    Just a guy trying to be cool.
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    Walking along the pyramids. The rocks laying around are those that have fallen after from the mortar that once made them smooth.
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    The Great Pyramid of Giza.
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    The Great Pyramid of Giza.
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    Moulds for ships. Now I am not certain of things, but according to my guide, this is where he seemed to think the ships for carrying the rocks for the pyramids were built.
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    A small temple and Camel waiting around for me to yell "Harg!" to him to get up and carry me off.
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    Khafre Pyramid. See how the top still has the original covering to show how the pyramids originally looked.
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    Side Spinx shot!
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    Oh, just a photo of the Sphinx, Giza and Khafre pyramids.
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    The Spyinx. The body of a lion for courage, the head of a man for wisdom, and the face of a woman for beauty.
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    Ummm, yea, that is pretty freaking cool!
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    An open tomb. So strange to see in real life... I am not sure if we should be doing that...
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    ♫ Hieroglyphics, let me be specific. ♫
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    A temple ceiling. Five point stars, for 5,000 years. Incredible.
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    The entrances of the tombs were designed very low so that you would be in a bowing position the entire time you enter. R-E-S-P-E-C-T!
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    Look at the detail in that work. The detail in the hair alone...
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    Tomb entrance. They say that they can not un-earth this pyramid for fear of it crumbling.
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    Djoser's Step Pyramid is the first structure made from limestone.
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    Djoser's Step Pyramid. It is believed that it was created around 2700 BC.
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    Drinking beer and cruising around Cairo!
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    My first view of Giza to the right and Khafre to the left. Khafre is the second largest pyramid, built by the son of the emperor who built Giza. With respect to his father, the second pyramid was built smaller, however the son built his on higher ground....
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    Camel and I.
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    Majestic.... And amazing to see with a person's own eyes.
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    Hieroglyphics and a small fraction of the story of Egypt. This story was one of hundreds that wrapped around a building.
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    The Great Pyramid of Giza. In the foreground is a workers cemetery.

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  1. Pat Nedved says:

    Your writing style is awesome!

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