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The View from the Top

Last night, as some tens of thousands of people poured into Tahrir Square, seven of us piled into taxis outside our dorm and drove to the Cairo Tower, the tallest building in Cairo. The 617-foot Tower is in our neighborhood, … Continue reading

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Luxor, Day One

The symbol in between these two birds is an ankh. In Ancient Egypt, the ankh symbolized eternal life and was often depicted in the hands of pharaohs and queens on their tombs. Touring the Karnak Temple today, the largest known worship space … Continue reading

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