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Egypt, Cairo: A Trip to the Capital and Pyramides of Giza

Published: 13.4.2020
One of the excursions you can take while in Hurghada is visiting the capital of Cairo, the Egyptian Museum, the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx.

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Cairo will "welcome you" with huge smog, there is less confusion in the streets and on the roads that Central Europeans are not used to. We head to the Egyptian Museum, which holds a large collection of Egyptian monuments. The first collection, and thus the foundations of this museum, was collected by the French archaeologist Auguste Mariette in 1858 from artifacts he found in the Karnak, Luxor, or Edd areas.

Egyptské muzeum

There are many statues and artifacts of larger size in the garden surrounding the red-faced museum. Unfortunately, it is not allowed to take pictures inside the museum. However, it is possible to see several thousand exhibits documenting the history of ancient Egypt. On the ground floor there are chronologically arranged collections from the Old Kingdom, Middle Kingdom and New Kingdom, and everything ends with the Greco-Roman period. On the first floor you will find exhibits arranged thematically. The treasures from the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun are the most valuable. His golden mask or sarcophagus is displayed here. You can also look into the royal mummies exposition and, for a fee, get to know the eleven most famous Egyptian pharaohs.

artefakty v zahradě muzea

And who does not go to the pyramids, as if he was not in Egypt at all. From the bus you can see how it rises above the metropolis. On arrival, of course, you will see them from close. As you know, the pyramids are among the wonders of the world. They are the only ones to survive and stand by them is fascinating. There are three main pyramids on the Giza plateau. The largest of them is the Great Pyramid or the Cheops Pyramid, the slightly smaller Pyramid of Khafre and the smallest Menkaure Pyramid. Subsequently, the bus takes us to the lookout, where you can pose with the pyramids. There are no limits to imagination.

letecký pohled na pyramidy

pyramidy v Gíze   pyramidy v Gíze

Our last stop is the Great Sphinx, another symbol of this country. It is the largest statue in the world, carved from one piece of stone. The whole world knows it as a statue representing a lying lion with a human head. The Sphinx, with its thousands of years old look, seemed to contemplate the rising sun on the eastern horizon of the sky.

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You will remember the magic of this experience forever.

GPS: 29°58'45.7"N 31°08'08.7"E

 

Text: Veronika Kocmanová

Photos: Veronika Kocmanová, Wikimedia Commons: Robster1983, Ricardo Liberato, Miaow Miaow



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