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A mystical force has been drawing me toward Egypt for some time now. I cannot discern exactly what this force is but it is quite evident that it is both powerful and malevolent. Recently, after much preparation, I heeded this summons and traveled to the Dark Continent, not far from the country of my birth.  I have said this not to frighten you, but to set the stage for the photographs below.  But enough of such heavy matters, if there is cause for alarm, rest assured that I am prepared to act! So please enjoy these pictorial memories! 

The caravan is preparing to take us across the Giza plateau to the famous necropolis.  I love the bright textiles worn by these camels! 

Here stand the great Giza pyramids, the last remaining monuments from the Seven Wonders of the World.  The largest and oldest is the Pyramid of Khufu, completed around 2560 B.C.E.  The next largest is the Pyramid of Khafre, who was the son of Pharaoh Khufu.  The third main pyramid is the Pyramid of Menkaure.  Interestingly, the southeast corners of these three pyramids lie on a near perfect diagonal and their sides align with true north.

I searched for signs of Atlantian civilization, but alas, I found none.

With the pyramids in the background, here sits the great sphinx, which is the largest single-stone statue in the world. It is believed to date to the third millennium B.C.E. Some believe that the face of the sphinx is that of Pharaoh Khafra, who is also often credited as its builder.

I think we both strike a fetching profile!

This step pyramid in Saqqara is not only the world's oldest standing step pyramid but is also the oldest complete hewn-stone building complex.  Long before the kings favored Giza, Saqqara was the necropolis of choice.  Imhotep designed this pyramid for Pharoah Djoser (c. 2667-2648 B.C.E.).