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14. November 2004 10:52
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The Sphinx at Giza

14. November 2004 10:52 by Rene Pallesen | 0 Comments

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Created: Dec 2004Last Updated: 21-Jan-2005

14. November 2004 10:38
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Khan Al-Khalili - Egypt's Oldest Bazaar

14. November 2004 10:38 by Rene Pallesen | 0 Comments

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Al-Khalili's Bazaar / Markets, is the oldest market in Egypt, established some time in the 12th century. The surviving towers of the original markets go back to the 1500s and miles of shops adorn the streets.
I was looking forward to purchasing some papyrus paintings and some t-shirts, but it was rather quiet with half the shops closed.
However, we did see plenty selling wooden guitars, brightly tattered pouffe covers, egyptian clothes, spices, t-shirts, crappy papyrus paintings, plenty of bong-like pipes.


Wherever we went, we would see a couple of individuals smoking "water-pipes" (or what I would've called "bongs"). These bongs were brightly coloured, some intricately ornate and were inexpensive - AUD$40 for the ignorant tourist, less than AUD$10 for the savvy bargain-hunter.



Afterward only an hour, we all met up at a typical Egyptian coffee-house. We met up here because it seems, Adam wanted to smoke his water-pipe...




Created: Dec 2004Last Updated: 24-Jan-2005

14. November 2004 10:37
by Rene Pallesen
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Aswan Dam

14. November 2004 10:37 by Rene Pallesen | 0 Comments

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The High Dam was built in the 1970s. It was higher and wider than the old Aswan Dam.



At its highest point, the High Dam was 111m high, 3.8km long and 980m wide at the base. It was built with 3 times as many stones that was used to build Cheops' Pyramid.



The High Dam is a high-security military area so no video cameras were allowed. Should the High Dam be destroyed, than most of Egypt will be under water and it would be a disaster for the country.



Lake Nasser is a man-made lake to the south, created as a result of the building of the High Dam. Because of this lake, some great monuments, villages and many of the Nubian tribes had to be moved or they would have been submerged under water. I think much history has been lost to these waters.



This temple had to moved onto higher ground after the High Dam was built.





Created: Dec 2004Last Updated: 24-Jan-2005

14. November 2004 10:37
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The Alabaster Factory

14. November 2004 10:37 by Rene Pallesen | 0 Comments

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This alabaster factory was one of Adam's commission-based stops.
Alabaster is a cheaper type of marble - the corridors of the Mohammed Ali Mosque was made of this marble, as was the small sphinx statue in Memphis. It was also used for King TutAnkhAmun's canopic jars




Created: Dec 2004Last Updated: 24-Jan-2005

14. November 2004 02:07
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Temple of Philae - Moved from One Island to Another Part 3

14. November 2004 02:07 by Rene Pallesen | 0 Comments

temple of philae moved from one island to another part 3

14. November 2004 02:06
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Temple of Philae - Moved from One Island to Another Part 2

14. November 2004 02:06 by Rene Pallesen | 0 Comments

temple of philae moved from one island to another part 2

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