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Egypt

Eman, daughter, was very patient with our questions

Eman, daughter, was very patient with our questions

Home hosted dinner. This family invited the Red group
Home hosted dinner. This family invited the Red group

Egypt is changing as rapidly as any other part of the world. Its ancient monuments are now part of the economy–regulated like any other commodity.

A view of the modern Nile. Note the absence of faluccas; six bridges and car access have replaced most of them.

A view of the modern Nile. Note the absence of faluccas; six bridges and car access have replaced most of them.

Above is a  modern face exploiting the ancient. She is a saleslady in the government papyrus shop.

Above is a modern face exploiting the ancient. She is a saleslady in the government papyrus shop.

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2 Responses

  1. Nice photos as always, Ben

  2. Thank you, Tom

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