2 U.S. girls of Egyptian origin visit Cairo for the first time

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Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 11:31 GMT

The two girls in front of the Egyptian Museum - Karim Abdel Aziz

The two girls in front of the Egyptian Museum - Karim Abdel Aziz

CAIRO – 23 August 2017: Two American girls with Egyptian origins visited Egypt for the first time on Tuesday and were overwhelmed with mixed feelings of surprise, happiness and pride after seeing the greatness of their ancestors.

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Shyma and Ata inside the museum - Karim Abdel Aziz

Shyma and Ata, who belong to third generation of Egyptian-Americans, started their journey by visiting the Egyptian Museum upon their arrival. They spent all day with the heritage of their ancestors and Egyptian monuments.

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Shyma and Ata in the Egyptian Museum - Karim Abdel Aziz

“We heard a lot about Egypt and its history but we were not expecting to be met with this greatness. We are proud to belong to this wonderful country and we are dismayed to not have visited Egypt before,” said Shayma.

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The two girls outisde the Egyptian Museum - Karim Abdel Aziz

Ata was more surprised when she knew that ancient Egyptian women were interested in fashion and beauty when she saw accessories of an ancient queen. "Now I am sure that I am Egyptian because I really admire fashion and accessories," she said.

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The two girls in front of the Egyptian Museum

At the end of the visit, they took a lot of pictures with the relics and thanked the Museum's administration for their warm welcome and went to the hotel to rest before the start of a new tour to the Pyramids and Sphinx on the following day.

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One of the girls inside the museum

Translated by Muhamad Asal

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