Standing above the necropolis, the great Pyramid rises out of the horizon like a fang shredding flesh from the earth itself. What was once a gilded tomb, covered in gold and meant to stand as an honor to the ego of the Pharaoh, now has fallen to pieces, barely an echo of its former glory. 1,182 more words
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Mahmoud Ebdella, dive master on the Red Sea Aggressor, motioned for me to come near on one of our 22 dives that week. A group of pipefish were snaking their way up the coral wall, and another member of the group was strategically placed beneath Ebdella to photograph them. 1,100 more words
I have a theory that everyone is shamefully hiding the stack of books they’ve neglected to read this year from the world. “It’s not my fault!” one might say, “Some were incredibly thoughtful gifts; some were found while innocently scouring the 278 more words
In the space of 24 hours I caught a train from Luxor to Aswan, saw the temples of Abu Simbel located near the Sudanese border, browsed the Aswan Souq, sailed a felucca on the Nile, hiked up the western bank of the river for a view over the city and caught the train back to Luxor. 834 more words
Egypt’s General Petroleum Co. (GPC) has contracted ADES International Holding’s jackup ADMARINE III for a two-year program.
The contract carries an option for a further two-year extension. 84 more words