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Legacies of Pharoahs

Project Excerpt:

“I never thought I would lay my eyes on them in my lifetime. Certainly not from this vantage point. From up here, they look like dusty tchotchkes or a trio of pyramidal stone sentries placed strategically by pharaohs to stand watch over Cairo, sprawling out to their east. And to their west: endless miles of coffee-colored sand. They say you should see them once in your life; I am privileged enough for this to be my second viewing, and from 1,000 feet in the air as I descend into Cairo‚Äôs airport, I am as giddy to visit them as if it were my first time.”

Project Description:

This Egypt travelogue traces Overseas Adventure Travel’s itinerary along the Nile River. Of course, Egypt easily lends itself to exotic imagery – two youngsters bouncing on the back of a donkey, Cairo’s thin layer of Sahara sand blown in from the west. But its temples, though fascinating, tend to blend together in memory. So for this piece, we developed a “charticle” format that you might typically see in a newspaper to illustrate what really “pops” about each temple we visited. We called it the “Wow Factor,” and you can read about each one by clicking on the adjacent thumbnail.