Tuesday, April 8, 2008

More Photos (II) of Cairo, Egypt (April 4-6, 2008)

A woman passes a camel on the side of the road in Giza
With more than 100,000 antiquities stacked floor to ceiling and room after room, the Egyptian Museum is truly amazing. I spent hours walking through the museum, and I've never seen so many mummies, friezes, statues, masks or scarabs in my life. The museum's most famous exhibits are the Tutankhamun Galleries (which house his solid gold death mask and nested gilded shrines) and the Royal Mummy Room (which holds the remains of some of Egypt's more illustious pharoahs and queens).
A lively night market in Khan al-Khalili
On Saturday night, we went to see a Sufi Whirling Dervish show in Khan al-Kalili. It was mesmerizing to watch them spin for nearly an hour straight!

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