Egypt - March 2004

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We go inside the Great Pyramid of Cheops and then head out into the desert a little way to look back at all three. After the Pyramids we stop at the Sphynx before heading South out of Cairo for Sakara and the stepped pyramid.

  It's a short ride on to Memphis, Capital of Egypt for most of the Pharaonic period. Not as grand as previous sites we've visited, there is little but some huge carvings of Ramese II. In the evening we take in the delights of Giza Sound and Light.
The Pyramids of Khafre and Khufu Menkaura's Pyramid, the smallest of the group The Sphynx and Khafre's Pyramid
The Sphynx and Khufu's Pyramid One of the many soldiers guarding the area Traffic in Giza
The Pyramids are suprisingly close to the urban sprawl In Giza The Pyramids overlooking Giza
The entrance to the Great South Court, Sakara The Stepped Pyramid of Sakara Looking toward The Pyramids of Dahshur from Sakara
Believe it or not, it was HOT The Great South Court and Stepped Pyramid Karon, dwarfed by the Pyramid
On our way to Memphis Memphis: Alabaster Sphynx Memphis: Ramses II
Ramses II Karon and Ramses II Superb craftmanship
Remarkably well preserved carved limestone The head of Ramses II Driving back through Memphis
'Sound and Light' at the Pyramids The illuminated Sphynx Shakey, but you get the idea
Illuminated Pyramid Our Hotel at Cairo Our Hotel at Cairo

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