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With our first full day of touring Sakkarah and Memphis Anne and I boarded the bus for the return trip to the hotel at Giza. It wasn't very far, perhaps an hour away, and gave us the opportunity to view life on the Nile Delta today. As you may have gathered from the previous pages poverty is abundant throughout Egypt. The peoples of Egypt are definitely separated into distinct classes with the poor making up the majority of the population. Traveling through Egypt is like taking a trip back in time. You will see and experience things that you don't really believe exist in today's modern world but, here in Egypt, they are commonplace. Below are several pictures taken along the Nile Delta not far from Cairo showing what life is like for many Egyptians today.

A mud brick home
Egyptian family by their mud brick homes

Donkeys, beast of burden
Donkeys are used widely as beast of burden

A family's livestock
The family's livestock was always nearby

A child doing chores
A child in native dress doing chores

The Nile Delta with Pyramids in background
Life springs from the Nile River
The Nile is truly one of the magnificent rivers on Earth. With its source deep within the African continent the Nile makes its way to the Mediterranean Sea through what is the heart of modern day Egypt, and where she flows she has allowed civilization to flourish for centuries. It's amazing to ride along the Nile River and view the vast desert laying on either side and, yet, where its waters touch you see lush, green fields and crops growing. It has certainly brought life to an area that would otherwise be dead and desolate without her life-giving waters. However, life along the Nile cannot be easy. As shown by these pictures it's at best a primitive society with few modern machines to assist in cultivating the land.

Join us on the next page as we ride a camel to the base of the great pyramids at Giza, the pyramid of Cheops.


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