Sunday, August 23, 2015


Today's picture is from the late 1800's, and it shows some tourists at the Great Pyramid. The folks are riding camels, and the sphinx can be behind them. What an exciting tour this must have been. Few would have had the resources to visit the pyramids in the 1800's.


  1. I'm fascinated by the way the ladies are dressed - all that heat, all that sand, and they look as if they are on their way to tea with the Queen.

  2. I agree with Lady Anne. Anybody who's intrigued with this picture, and the way the Westerners are dressed, and if you like mysteries and archaeology, might like to read Elizabeth Peters' series featuring Amelia Peabody and her husband Radciliffe. It begins in the 1880s, if I recall, and goes through WW I. Fun.

    I've seen this picture before, and while I don't remember who's who, some of them are famous, either as tourists, politicians, or as archaeologists.


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