THE SPHINX Cairo, Egypt

Expedition Team:  Jacque Miller, Dave Miller

Date: March 22-23, 2009

Located on the Giza Plateau along with the three giant Pyramids, the Sphinx is a limestone statue of a reclining sphinx. The sphinx is a mythical creature, with the body of a lion and a head of a human. The Sphinx is about 4,500 years old. The head is about 66 feet high and the body 172 feet long. Egyptologists believe the head of the great Sphinx is that of Khafre.

Resting after our long camel ride around the pyramids, Jacque and I took photos then walked through the bazaar next to the Sphinx where vendors bartered with us to buy their souvenirs and items. A small Egyptian boy was selling two stuffed animal camels that played Egyptian disco music. I bartered him down to a very low price and bought one for Jacque and one for Holy. Upon leaving us the boy was scorned by his father for selling the camels to cheap. We said goodbye to Cairo, boarded a train for the 425 mile, 11 hour overnight ride to Aswan in southern Egypt.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *