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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Memphis and Saqqara






































Memphis - was believe to be the ancient capital of Egypt, but with the rise of Cairo it became the work yard for the new city, Cairo. There is theories that it is built by the great architect Imhotep, it was already a sea of ruins from fourth century A.D. The "Bent Pyramid" is famous because it is the best preserved in the necropolis. (see third photo) the first two photos are the "Red Pyramids"

Saqqara - 30 kilometer south from Cairo, there are about more than 100 pyramids standing there before, but now only some pyramids are can be seen like the "Zoser's Pyramid"or "Stepped Pyramid", it is said to be the ancient burial for the ancient Egyptians that time. The Saqqara Pyramids are said to be 500 years older than Giza Pyramids.

10 comments:

  1. Eternally impressive structures. The desert is equally impressive. I guess there were a few more people living here when it was the capital of civilisation.

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  2. Wonderful photos Maricar, this is a part of Egypt I would love to visit. I have always enjoyed reading and hearing about the history of Egypt and the surrounding areas. Thanks for the information.

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  3. Wowoweee.....ganda ng mga pics girlash. Lapit na nga lang dito ang Egypt di pa ako nakakapunta. Alang anda hahahha. Ipon muna. Plano namin this year.

    Thanks for sharing the info.

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  4. off topic ( ginawang YM at Skype ang blog hahaha):

    Yung Kreativ Blogger award sissy. Yesterday kasi nakapost sa side lahat ng links.

    Ang rule kasi ng award , ilagay sa sidebar then kailangan mo magpost ng 7 thing that we don't know about you then ipasa mo sa 7 blogs na fave mo.

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  5. oo nga hehe ;) gusto mo bigay mo saken email mo para minsan kahit sa email man lang e chika tayo :) thanks again sissy Misalyn :) sige i'll do it after this then ide delete ko na lang after like what you did,

    and i'll pray for that Misayln, hindi mahirap sa inyo ni hubby pumunta sa Egypt kasi nga malapit na kayo, you and your hubby won't regret it sissy, Egypt is fascinating and interesting country, thanks again girlash and God Bless you and your family always.

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  6. nice! awe-inspiring architectures and sights! ^0^ gorgeous fotos of you and hubby loooks feisty in yellow! ^0^

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  7. Awesome, some of my favorite places in Egypt.

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  8. Fantastic photos of Egypt again! And you know what? I don't remember those stairs... I can't believe I missed that! I prefer to think that they were not open to the public when I visited the site... :-)

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  9. endless pyramids in egypts i see. and they're huge looking at the photo 'i'm here'. what's the stairs leading underground?..looks like one could get trapped there!

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