SphinxSunday September 12, 2004
Sphinx, Giza, Egypt 2004,travel, photography,favorites
According to a recent investigation, the Sphinx probably portrays pharaoh Khafre. Though judging from the cheeckbones, I think it looks more like a woman.
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SphinxSunday September 12, 2004
Sphinx, Giza, Egypt 2004,travel, photography,favorites
The nose was cut off by an Arab in the 15th century. Napoleon's soldiers also took some shots at the head. It's fallen beard is on display in London's British Museum.
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Khafre pyramidSunday September 12, 2004
Khafre pyramid, Giza, Egypt 2004,travel, photography,favorites
East side of the pyramid. (looks very much like the north, south and west side.)
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Giza pyramids panoramaSunday September 12, 2004
Giza pyramids panorama Giza pyramids, Menkaure pyramid, Khufu pyramid, Khafre pyramid, Giza, Egypt 2004,travel, photography,favorites, panoramas
Panoramic view of Giza town, viewed from between the pyramid of Khafre (Chephren, l), the great pyramid of Khufu (Cheops, barely visible right behind Khafre's pyramid) and the small pyramid of Menkaure (Mycerinus, r).
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CementerySunday September 12, 2004
Cementery, Giza, Egypt 2004,travel, photography,favorites
Ancient Egyptian Cementary, west of the Khufu pyramid.
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Egyptian MuseumSunday September 12, 2004
Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt 2004,travel, photography,favorites
The Egyptian Museum.
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TombSunday September 12, 2004
Tomb, Giza, Egypt 2004,travel, photography,favorites
A "false door" inside a tomb near the Khufu pyramid. These doors where considered magic by the ancient Egyptians, in other words the spirit of the one burried behind could pass, while the living can't...
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CairoSunday September 12, 2004
Cairo, Egypt 2004,travel, photography,favorites
Uhm...Tom Cruise and Will Smith ("I, Robot")... Aparantly they have handpainted movie billboards in Cairo.
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Egyptian MuseumMonday September 13, 2004
Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt 2004,travel, photography,favorites
(Entrance.) Inside: a.o. Akhenaten (Achnaton) statues, animal mummies, the Royal Mummy Room, Book of the Dead scrolls and the Tutankhamun galleries (with the famous golden deathmask). Unfortunuately cameras weren't allowed inside :(
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Islamic CairoTuesday September 14, 2004
Islamic Cairo, Cairo, Egypt 2004,travel, photography,favorites
This photo doesn't do the Cairo traffic chaos justice.
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Madrassa MosqueTuesday September 14, 2004
Madrassa Mosque, Ar Rifai Mosque, Islamic Cairo, Cairo, Egypt 2004,travel, photography,favorites
Mosque of Ar-Rifia (l) and Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan (r).
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CitadelTuesday September 14, 2004
Citadel, Cairo, Egypt 2004,travel, photography,favorites
The Citadel, home to Egypt's rulers for some 700 years.
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