Egypt 2016 Cairo
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The view of the Nile from our hotel -
Our Cairo hotel -
Cynthia by the Sphinx
The pyramid that we visited.
Inside the pyramid, walking up very
steep stairs to the main burial chamber. This called the Grand
Galary. However, sections of the entrance hall are very small
with a height and width of about 4 feet.
diagram from the internet shows the walkways within the pyramid.
The Grand Gallery is shown 2 photos above with the high ceiling.
However, there is also the long walkway called the Ascending
Passage that has a 4 foot high lower ceiling and difficult to
walk through. I have added red arrows to point out these two
burial chamber, a tourist decided to get into the Pharaoh's
sarcophagus. He is on his knees. He is not standing up.
Inside the main burial chamber, a fan
was added recently to the ventilation shaft up through which the Pharaoh's
spirit was to pass. There is a shaft on the north side and another shaft
on the south side of the chamber.
Cynthia outside showing the relative
size of the building blocks.