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We started the day with a visit to the Giza pyramids and sphinx outside of Cairo. These are the largest pyramids and one of the wonders of the world. These structures were built during the Old Kingdom 2700-2200 B.C. Each stone on the largest pyramid weighed 250 tons and the structure is over 400 feet high. There is nothing to see inside the pyramids but we did take a camel ride around them and even got to trot a bit on the camels.
Next, we toured Memphis which was the former capital of Egypt during the Memses Dynasty 3100-2700 B.C. There are ruins here that are in fair shape. The Sakkra or step pyramid was the next destination.
Driving through the countryside we saw a lot of poverty. People still using donkeys for transportation and children begging. We had an early dinner at an Egyptian restaurant with a view of the pyramids and then attended a sound and light show around the pyramids and sphinx that we had visited in the morning. Our day was not over though, on to the airport for a late flight to Luxor.