Travel experiences overland from London to Australia - and then some
Monday, 18 March 2013
Dashur and Memphis
Red Pyramid at Dashur
Thursday 28 March: Hiring a car with driver for the day (E135, about £13) we first head to Dashur to see the Old Kingdom's Bent Pyramid, the perfect Red Pyramid, and the Middle Kingdom's damaged Black Pyramid which the armed guards won't let me approach. Memphis Museum is all that is left of the great capital city of Memphis. The reclining statue of Ramses II and the Memphis sphinx are potent reminders of a monumental past. Slideshow of Dashur and Memphis.
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