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Abu Simbel 1

Melting in the desert

May 22nd 2010
Since the terrorist attacks in southern Egypt in the 1990s there has been a wide range additional security measures in place. There are armed police at all tourist attractions and foreigners can only officially travel in convoy between certain towns. This whole situation seemed pretty strange to me. Although it's fair to say every man woman and child in Egypt will try to scam money from any touris ... read more
Africa » Egypt » Upper Egypt » Aswan

Egyptian Flag The regularity and richness of the annual Nile River flood, coupled with semi-isolation provided by deserts to the east and west, allowed for the development of one of the world's great civilizations. A unified kingdom arose circa 3200 B.C. and a ser... ... read more
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