Today was our second full day in Cairo. And, of course, Wendy and I spent it looking at pyramids! First, we went south to the ancient capital of Memphis and then on to the see the Dashur Pyramids.
Our favorite was the Red Pyramid (built by Snefru circa 2600 BC). It was great: no tourists at all. It's about 110 meters tall. We climbed half-way up and then down inside through a long narrow corridor into the tomb. Pretty spooky! We also visited the "Bent Pyramid," and the "Step Pyramid." Impressive as well. Amazing engineering in these nearly 5,000 year old monuments!
Later in the day we visited the famous Great Pyramids of Giza (Khufu about 140 meters tall on left, Chephren in middle, and Mykerinos on right). Here is our panorama shot. Quite windy as you can see.
Finally, it was time to consult the Sphinx. I showed him my pyramids (all 30 of them conveniently wrapped in the Ball of Whacks). "I like it," he whispered. We swapped riddles. And then Wendy heard him say, "Stay on your path!" Good advice to ponder.