Day 2 of Egyptian-American girls' tour: Giza Pyramids

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Thu, 24 Aug 2017 - 08:15 GMT

Shyma and Ata at the pyramids on their second day of the tour

Shyma and Ata at the pyramids on their second day of the tour

CAIRO – 24 August 2017: Shyma and Ata, two U.S. women of Egyptian origin touring Egypt, headed on Wednesday to visit the pyramids and Sphinx on their second day of touring Egypt. They started their tour with the Great Pyramid of Khufu.

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Ata and Shyma in font of the Great Pyramid of Khufu

At the Giza pyramid complex, the two women were eager to start the tour and see the greatness of Ancient Egypt.

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Ata eager to see the greatness of the Pyramids

When they reached the Great Pyramid of Khufu, they insisted on entering it to recognize the secrets of their ancestors. The two women took pictures inside, despite the hardship of entering the narrow space.

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The 2 U.S. women take photos inside Khufu

After they exited the Great Pyramid, Shyma wanted to go to the Sphinx on foot, despite the hot weather, to enjoy the view. During the walk to the Sphinx, a camel owner offered to carry them free of charge. Ata was very happy to hear that and accepted the camel ride, saying, “this confirms what I heard about the generosity of the Egyptians.”

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Ata takes a camel ride at the Pyramids

When they reached the Sphinx, they were fascinated and excited, and they asked the tour guide everything about the structure.

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The two U.S. women take photos with the Sphinx

Shyma and Ata spent all day enjoying the history of their ancestors, taking photos and talking with Egyptians about their habits and customs.

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Shyma takes photos in Khan al-Khalili

In the evening, they moved to Khan al-Khalili to go shopping, buy souvenirs and take photos of the historical places and bazaars.

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Shyma and Ata at the end of their tour

At the end of the tour, they were very happy and promised to visit Egypt several times.

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Ata shopping at Khan al-Khalili


Translated by Muhamad Asal

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