Two years ago when we finished our home school study of ancient history, we took our girls on a field trip to Egypt to see some of the things that they had studied. At the time we were using My Father's World curriculum as a guide for our history studies (no, the curriculum didn't mention this trip as an optional activity).
We first flew to Cairo where we saw the Great Pyramid of Khufu, the pyramids of Kafhre and Menkaura at Giza, and we were able to walk inside the pyramid of Kafhre. We walked along a narrow shaft 50ft long and 1/2 the height of a person, so we had to walk in bent over at the waist for those first 50 ft. After the walk inside, we saw the tomb chamber.
Of course while we were there at Giza, we also saw the Great Sphinx.
From Cairo, we took a train to Aswan to take a cruise along the Nile. At Aswan we saw the Philae temple.
Our first stop along the Nile, was Kom Ombo where we toured the double temple of Horus and Set.
At another stop along the Nile, we visited the Valley of the Kings with the tombs of Ramesses IV, Tuthmosis III, and Ramesses III (among many others). We also saw the temple of Hatshepsut (the female pharoah) on the backside of the pyramid mountain of the Valley of the Kings.
We rode camels...
...toured a mosque...
...and saw a lot of ancient art.
After the Nile trip, we were driven to Hurghada along the Red Sea where we took a ferry across the Red Sea to Sharm el-Sheikh. While on the east side of the Red Sea, we climbed Mt. Sinai at 2 am so that we could be at the top to see the sun rise.
We toured St. Catherine's monastery to see the supposed well where Moses and Zipporah met. We also saw Moses' "burning bush".
Thanks, Jena for this opportunity to show our vacation pictures! If you would like to join in the virtual field trip, click the above picture to Jena's site at Yarns of the Heart to learn how you can participate.