Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Pharaonic Cairo

The Great Pyramid
One of the Seven Wonders of the World, King Cheops' pyramid was built c. 2650 BC
The Solar Barque of King Cheops
A cedar-wood craft built to take the pharaoh through the underworld
The Sphinx
Scared symbol face of a man and lion body
The royal burial-ground during the Old Kingdom(2705-2155 BC)
The Mastabas of Mereruka, Ti and Ptah-Hotep
Carved and painted tombs vividly illustrate everyday life more than 5,000 years ago
The Step Pyramid
The first proper pyramid, built for King Zoser in the 27th-century BC the architect Imhotep
One of the oldest cities on earth, legendary Memphis was the capital of ancient Egypt throughout the Old Kingdom.
The Egyptian Museum
One of the world's most famous museums. The magnificent collection of antiquities includes mummies, sarcophagi and the fabulous treasures from Tutankhamun's tomb.

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