Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tata Pacho in Egypt!!!!

Tata Pacho is my grandfathers name... Or at least what we call him! jajajaj

Like I mentioned in the entry below about Italy he came over for about a week in Egypt before we left to Italy. Here are some pics of the time I spent with him.

Before they left to explore Upper Egypt on a Nile River cruise we went to explore The Sakkara region outside of Cairo. Of course I made sure we got to do some extra things. I drove the Jeep off the standard tourist route toward two other smaller pyramids off in the distance and found the below temple that was closed to the public. The Egyptologist who was charges with protecting the site gave us a nice private tour...

Star ceiling of the temple.

Horizontal roof column

Here they guy told us he would take up into the locked very off limits burial chamber of the Pyramid. He got the keys from the security guard and was going to take us in but the lock froze and would not open with the key turned or with the help of a rock.... damn!

Here we are climbing over the wall of a temple that was locked...

I cant for the life of me remember who was buried in these sarcophagus but the inter coffins are on display at the Cairo Museum... 

We had to scoot down this pasage way that was at a steep angle to get down and up!

Stepped pyramid of Sakkara!

Here is the passageway down into Snofru's Red Pyramid. It was 65 meters down.


The Stepped Pyramid of Djoser.... Dont ask how I got the Jeep there ;)

This was about a week after when we went to see the Pyramids of Giza

After this week headed into the desert toward the Fayum Oasis but I did not take out my camera so here is one with my mothers!

Had a great time and my grandfather even more!

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