Back in Cairo
Trip Start Apr 19, 2010
46Trip End Jun 06, 2010
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Jacqui and I tried to see the King Tutankhamen exhibit when it was touring in Seattle many years ago but waited too late and couldn't get a ticket. We only had to travel to here to finally see what all the excitement was all about. The death mask and the nesting set of sarcophagi are breath taking. Howard Carter, the archaeologist, who found the tomb of King Tut in 1922 after a five year search in the Valley of the Kings, was asked when peering through the second sealed door to the tomb if he could see anything
After our tour, we walked a couple of kilometres to hotel then ventured out briefly to explore the vicinity of hotel looking for snack only to return to the hotel. Egyptians don’t dine out much and so there are not a lot of restaurants.
Ebrahim and his wife and 18-month old daughter came down to the hotel for a coffee and last visit with us and Ivor and Sriyani. He has a delightful family. While we were waiting a Muslim wedding celebration began in the hotel, what a treat for us to see.