Our representative will pick you up at 01:30 from your Hotel to drive you to Cairo. An Egyptology guide will guide you to visit the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities: more than 120000 items from all parts of Egypt Take your time in watching the huge status in the first floor and the sarcophagi and mummies in the upper floor, which contains the shining golden collection of the boy king Tutankhamon. After the Museum, you will be taken to enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant. Next, will be the famous Giza Plateau to see the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinos. the great Pyramid is composed of 2300000 blocks and it is the most massive building on earth.The oldest of the 7 Wonders of the ancient world.Last stop will be the Great Sphinx With 450 feet high and 756 feet long on each side. Enjoy sometime on making shopping before you will start your way back to your hotel in Hurghada.
An inexplicable draft of wind dances across the dirt floors of the narrow passageway, which seems to stretch on with no end. The flickering flames of the torches mounted onto the rough, sandpaper-like walls of stone create eerie shadows on the dirt floors. One can hear the disembodied whispers intermingling with the chill of the musty air, prompting the hair on many people's arms to raise. Logically speaking, this is nothing more than the trick of the mind, but the whispers unquestionably feel tangible and real, especially considering the visitor is in the company of thousands upon thousands of corpses stacked onto the walls from floor to ceiling. This kind of imagery is often what springs to mind at the mention of the Roman catacombs, but there was so much more to these underground cemeteries. As Roman law forbade its citizens from burying their dead within the city walls, the roads of the Appian Way became dotted with, and later completely flanked by tombs of all sizes. Those from the upper echelons of society constructed extravagant tombs and magnificent mausoleums for their families and future descendants. There were tombs and sepulchers of every sort, from tumulus constellations, which were round mounds that rose from the ground, to boxy temples, and clusters of miniature pyramids. Next to every tomb was a milestone marker with the distance to the nearest town engraved on the stone slab. Some of these tombs - or what is left of them - continue to stand in their original sites today. One of the more renowned tombs was that of noblewoman Cecilia Metella, whose mausoleum was later converted to a fortress that featured an enormous cylindrical tower with double-winged crenellations. Another was the resting place of the Rabirii family, which is located close to the fifth Roman mile of the Appian Way. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Clem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/092083/bk_acx0_092083_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.