The Trip To Egypt, 2004

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Egypt Home
Day 1, Egyptian Museum, Cairo
Day 2, Pyramids and Sphinx At Giza
Day 3, Dahshur (Bent and Red Pyramid),
Day 3a, Sakkara (Stepped Pyramid)
Day 4, Abu Simbel
Day 4a, Aswan
Day 5, Philae Temple
Day 5a, Kom Ombo Temple
Day 6, Edfu Temple
Day 6a, Esna Temple
Day 7, Luxor, Medinet Habu, Village of Deir El Medina
Day 7a,Temple of Hatshepsut
Day 8, Valley of the Kings
Day 8a, Valley of the Queens, Luxor Museum
Day 9, Luxor, Tut's Tomb
Day 9a, Temples of Karnak and Luxor
Day 10/11, Cairo, Museum, Manial Palace, Churches and Mosque
Day 3, Sakkara (Stepped Pyramid)



 Jan's Notes  Jim's Photos And Comments

Galabeyeh=men's gown. Step pyramid. 2340 BC
Before religion dominated life, exact representation of how they lived is what they wanted to show. Art for art's sake. Regular daily life. Later art came to serve relation. Fantastic details of daily life: girl looking into mirror & girl behind her putting horns; domesticated hyenas-we don't think of these animals being able to be domesticated. False door so the soul can exit. Believed afterlife physically exists behind that door. Mummies always stolen first because had the best jewelry put in their wrappings.

Curse of the Pyramids: filled with food offerings which went bad & caused bacteria build-up so when tombs first open these bacteria had morphed into new germ types & people got sick. (Theory)

Step pyramid: 3rd dynasty 2780 BC

Mummies of royals in museum. Thutmosis had gathered together in one cache to save from robberies. Man enlarging house in 1882 for new daughter-in-law found 41 mummies and started selling them until jealous other son ratted him out feeling he was favoring his brother & told the police on his father.

Line of Nile Valley. Trees end abruptly due to elevation.

The stepped pyramid was the first pyramid. You can tell from the shape they were still learning, as it is not symmetrical.


Mimi poses for Doug.

Aki shows us the classic pose of the Egyptian Pharaoh statue.

Only mad dogs sleep in the Egyptian sun.

One of the primary means of transportation near Sakkara




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