|With our first full day of
touring Sakkarah and Memphis Anne and I boarded the bus for the return
trip to the hotel at Giza. It wasn't very far, perhaps an hour away,
and gave us the opportunity to view life on the Nile Delta today.
As you may have gathered from the previous pages poverty is abundant
throughout Egypt. The peoples of Egypt are definitely separated into
distinct classes with the poor making up the majority of the population.
Traveling through Egypt is like taking a trip back in time. You will
see and experience things that you don't really believe exist in today's
modern world but, here in Egypt, they are commonplace. Below are several
pictures taken along the Nile Delta not far from Cairo showing what
life is like for many Egyptians today.
Egyptian family by their mud brick homes
Donkeys are used widely as beast of burden
The family's livestock was always nearby
A child in native dress doing chores
Life springs from the Nile River
|The Nile is truly one of the magnificent
rivers on Earth. With its source deep within the African continent
the Nile makes its way to the Mediterranean Sea through what is the
heart of modern day Egypt, and where she flows she has allowed civilization
to flourish for centuries. It's amazing to ride along the Nile River
and view the vast desert laying on either side and, yet, where its
waters touch you see lush, green fields and crops growing. It has
certainly brought life to an area that would otherwise be dead and
desolate without her life-giving waters. However, life along the Nile
cannot be easy. As shown by these pictures it's at best a primitive
society with few modern machines to assist in cultivating the land.
Join us on the next page as we ride a camel to the base of the
great pyramids at Giza, the pyramid of Cheops.