What culture has fascinated us through the
ages more than that of the ancient Egyptians. We got a special view of the
mysteries and grandeur of that time gone by on a "Celebrate Life" tour
in February 2003 with Melissa Applegate. Volumes have been written about ancient
Egypt so the words will be few, but here are some sights ... and a couple sounds
... we want to share, photographed by Jack Dodge. For more details , visit
of the trip (incomplete).
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Caretaker of ancient treasures
The Mena House in Cairo, with its view of Giza, is the starting point for many
The Step Pyramid at Sakkara is centuries older than the Great
Pyramid and was designed by Imhotep for King Zoser.
The temple at Sakkara has a hallway of grand pillars.
The bent pyramid at Dashur
The Sphinx and the pyramid of Chephren at Giza
The Pyramids of Giza now overlook the giant city of Cairo.
The treasures taken from the tomb of Tutankhamon remain one of the
Cairo Museum's most popular exhibits.
But this life-size ancient scribe is my favorite piece of sculpture
These geese from an ancient wall connect the present to the
past for me.
One of Cairo's most impressive sights is the Mohammed Ali Mosque at the
Citadel on a hilltop in Cairo.
Sharing that same hilltop is the city's oldest synagogue ...
and St. Sergius Christian Church, where the Holy Family is said to
have lived for a time.
A panoramic view of Cairo from the top of the Citadel.