Day 3 - Giza & Cairo (45 images)


Giza is just outside of Cairo. Early morning traffic outside of our hotel window in Giza included horses and camels for hire near the pyramids.

Unfortunately, cameras are not allowed in the Cairo Museum, all these photos are of artifacts on the front lawn of the museum. Adjacent to the museum is the burned hulk of the old party headquarters of deposed president Hosni Mubarak. We were there on the anniversary of the revolution and security was tight, with armed soldiers with armored personnel carriers stationed around the museum as well as near key locations throughout Cairo. It was a little unsettling, but fortunately, we didn’t encounter any problems or demonstrations.

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