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At 6:00 PM
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Sunrise (local): 6:25 a.m.
Sunset (local): 4:58 p.m.
85°F Hazy
Traveled Since Yesterday
500 meters by camel!

1163 mi / 1873 km
Lat: 29° 58' 31" N
Lon: 31° 07' 53" E
Elev: 476 ft / 145 m

Fast Facts

Where We Are: Giza World Heritage Site click to view a map
Where We're Staying: Bodmin Guest House back in Cairo
Places We Visited: Great Pyramids of Giza
Featured Site: Khufu's (Cheops') Pyramid World Heritage Site
Person of the Day: The Sphinx (We know, it's really a monster!) click to view a photograph
What We Ate:
Food of the Day: fatta with rice
Breakfast: rolls, butter, jam and tea
Lunch: picnic lunch of bread, cheese, and vegetables, all next to the Sphinx
Dinner: moza, vegetables, fatta, and rice
Olive Count: 1126
Words of the Day: Haram (singular) and ahram (plural) mean "pyramid(s)" in Egyptian Arabic.
Tech Fact of the Day: The ancient Egyptians were excellent mathematicians. Among their other achievements, they figured out how to construct right angles by using triangles whose sides measured 3, 4, and 5, or 5, 12, and 13 units. Without right angles they would have found it very hard to build the pyramids!
Flat Count (Cumulative): 3
Broken Spoke Count (Cumulative): 17
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