Today we headed farther south to where the ancient capital of Memphis was. It became the first capital of Egypt in 3100 B.C. after Upper and Lower Egypt were united. Very little of it is left and much was damaged by water. The small museum does have an impressive statue of Ramses II: all… Continue reading Day 3 Oct 3rd, Memphis and Dashur
The day started early. After an organizational meeting we were off to Saqqara, site of the Step Pyramid, the Tomb (pyramid) of Unus which had the first wall writings of any tomb yet discovered, and a lot of other tombs of some pharaohs and high officials. I do not have have pictures inside the tomb… Continue reading Day 2 Oct 2 Saqqara & Dr Hawass
So getting here to Cairo takes a while. Columbus to JFK and then 7 hours in JFK!. Only good part was it let me take care of some paperwork I had to get done and could not finish before we left. We flew Royal Jordanian Airlines to Amman, changed planes and then came on to… Continue reading Day 1: Travel and Arrival
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