Egypt - March 2004

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Next morning, after a relative lay-in we go into Cairo to visit the Museum. Arriving early to beat the crowds only partially works as the area around the treasures of Tutankhamen is still packed and its difficult to get a clear 'shot'.

  The craftsmanship and artistry are almost spell binding. Its easy to forget how old this work is. After spending the rest of the morning in the Museum we go to a huge bazaar for lunch. Then, in the afternoon we tangle with the traffic again...
Our Hotel at Cairo Our Hotel at Cairo Our Hotel at Cairo
Our Hotel at Cairo Tutankhamun, Cairo Museum Gold and Ivory box, Tutankhamun's treasure
Horus, Tutankhamun's treasure One of Tutankhamun's thrones Winged Cobra, Tutankhamun's throne
Another throne, Tutankhamun Diagram of the tomb 'No flash please'!, so shakey
Tutankhamun's gold coffin Amazing artistry Cairo Museum
A triad, superbly carved Sphynx, Cairo Museum Akhenaten (Amenhotep IV)
Akhenaten changed Egypts religion Akhenaten - the father of Tutankhamun Cairo: a bazaar
Note the cycling baker You could buy a walking stick for £2 Cairo: Street vendor
Our Cairo guide - with new walking stick Cairo: one of many mosques Cairo downtown traffic
Cairo Cairo, Multi-level roads Cairo: jammed

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