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FC: Egypt and Italy Adventure 2010

1: The First Day in Cairo A trip to the Pyramids at Giza The Great Pyramid of Cheops and the Pyramids of Khafre and Menkaure

2: The entrance to the Great Pyramid, a view of the three pyramids and some of the surrounding buildings

5: Riding Camels by the Pyramids

7: The Sphinx and the Pyramid of Khafre

8: The Sphinx and the Sphinx's view

9: The Sphinx, the Temple of the Sphinx, and visiting a perfume shop

10: Mena House

12: Enjoying our time at Mena House

13: Our boat The Movenpick Royal Lily | Luxor

14: A model of Karnak Temple

15: Amr teaches us about the Temple of Amun Re at Karnak

16: Open and closed papyrus columns at Karnak

20: A partial cartouche and Amun Re, the sun god, as a goose Amr gives lessons to Dips and Tony

21: Karnak Temple Obelisks

24: Luxor Temple of Thebes

26: The Avenue of the Sphinxes

27: The Mosque that was built on the ruins of Luxor Temple and some other great findings in and around the temple itself | Note the missing cobra from the headdress. It was likely stolen long ago.

28: Inside Luxor Temple, there is a mix of ancient Egyptian culture and remnants of the Christian church that followed

29: Enjoying a quiet evening back on the boat

30: The Colossi of Memnon

31: Queen Hatshepsut's Temple

32: Queen Hatshepsut's Temple, Tombs in the mountainside, Statues of Horus and Hathor, depictions of Anubis and Queen Hatshepsut drinking from Hathor, and the marketplace at the Temple's exit

36: Crossing through the Esna lock

37: Enjoying some time on the boat's deck | Cows along the banks of the Nile | At least it wasn't 115 degrees!

39: Galabaya Party

40: Our visit to the Temple of Horus at Edfu | We got to see the Nilometer - the measure of taxation

42: The Temple of Kom Ombo (the double temples of Sobek and Horus the elder)

43: Our tour group visited the quarry with the unfinished obelisk and the modern Aswan Dam

44: The boat ride to the temple was an adventure | The Island Temple of Isis at Philae

46: Our felucca ride on the Nile I felt so sick all day, but the ride was fantastic

47: Dancing at the Nubian Show | Visiting the Egyptian Museum

48: A day in Cairo, including a visit to Old Cairo, and the Hanging Church (a Coptic Christian Church) as well as a trip to Khan el-Khalili market

50: The ruins at Memphis | The colossus of Ramses II, the sphinx of Memphis, and a sarcophagus

51: Djoser's step pyramid | Inside the funerary complex | Saqqara, the necropolis | The funerary complx | Columns made to look like bundles of papyrus | Saqqara

52: A quick stopover in Venice on the way to Verona - just enough time to visit the Rialto Bridge and make it to our train using our well-navigated short-cut

53: Dave's free day in Verona involved a visit to the Piazza Erbe and the Arena. Lori was busy at the ICCH meeting, but Dave scoped out all of the sites for later.

55: A view of Verona

56: A night out in Verona with Susan and Juhee

57: Underground ruins of some sort | Torre dei Lamberti

59: Guisti Palace Garden

60: Our quaint apartment at the Vicoletto Cieco Fondachetto

62: Dave shows Lori the Verona highlights

63: Living the legend of Romeo and Juliet

64: Torre di Lamberti

65: Our return to Venice | Yummy pasta and a lovely stroll, including a walk through the fish market

66: A visit to St. Mark's Square, St. Mark's Basilica, and the Doge's Palace - a bit of flooding early in the day

68: The prisons of Venice within the Doge's Palace and the prisoner's last view from the Bridge of Sighs

71: A night trip down the Grand Canal, with a view of the Rialto Bridge

72: Our "home" in Venice

73: Day trip to the lovely island of Murano - home of fabulous glass making

74: Glass-blowing on Murano and a lovely boat ride on to the island of Burano

75: The island of Burano with all of the brightly colored houses

77: Sunset in Burano | Last night in Venice

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