Martin in Gatineau Park - 2018

Martin in Gatineau Park - 2018

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

The Egyptian Antiquities Museum

This museum was today's highlight, in particular the Tutankhamen Galleries which feature all things 'Boy King', including the 11kg funerary mask - a gold headdress inlaid with lapis lazuli, quartz and obsidian. The Rough Guide to Egypt devotes an intense 11 pages to the museum; thankfully (dear reader) I have no intention of competing with it!

Photography is banned inside the museum, so the picture was taken outside.
The lilies were in full bloom - very pretty.

A walk through busy streets was quite satisfying. Two legs in Cairo are definitely quicker than 4 wheels!

To our right the River Nile stretched through the city, a vast waterway and amenity, with frequent bridges linking the divide.

Back in Maadi, Alison, Ruth (Bill's sister) and David had now joined the party, and the evening was spent enjoying an excellent Chinese meal á la Alison, and a further slide show in the villa's large, cool, comfy lounge.

It's snowing at home, so we are told.

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