Filed under: Trip to Egypt | Tags: Cairo, COSI, Egypt, Giza, panorama, photo, pyramid, Sphinx
Here are some images that have multiple photos stitched together to give you a panoramic view of what we’re experiencing. It’s pretty amazing:
Filed under: Trip to Egypt | Tags: COSI, Egypt, King Djoser, mastaba, panorama, photo, Saqqara, step pyramid
Today we traveled to Saqqara, an archaeological site about an hour from Cairo. The monuments span 3,000 years, with the centerpiece being the massive Step Pyramid of Djoser. The structure was built for 3rd Dynasty King Djoser, and became the prototype for the pyramids of Giza and others. Each of the impressive layers is actually a mastaba, which prior to being stacked for the building of the Step Pyramid, had only ever been built as a single low-flat, mudbrick tombs.
Everywhere you look from the Step Pyramid are giant sand dunes, crumbling ruins, and entrances to magnificent tombs. Each adventure into the tombs started with the tremendous contrast from the blazing sun and scorching sand into the dark and humid tombs with cold limestone walls and floors. Then each room we entered seemed to have more spectacular hieroglyphics than the one before.
Our tour guide read line after line, picture after picture of stories from the walls. We were able to take our cameras and video equipment into these exclusive areas and get such incredible footage, that I became giddy thinking how we will be bringing text books to life with this exhibit! Of course then I immediately began thinking how great the COSI logo will look on all of these images!