Pyramid Climbing at Giza

The Pyramids at Giza and Saqqara have long held the fascination of the world and the method of their construction has been the subject of much debate. The Pyramids are visited by thousands of tourists each year and yet none of them are allowed to climb on these architectural wonders of the world. However, onContinue reading “Pyramid Climbing at Giza”

Can Middle East tourism ever recover?

The Islamic world’s mystery and riches once attracted droves of western holidaymakers. But terrorism has devastated the industry in Egypt and Tunisia – and even countries untouched by conflict. Is there any way back?

Where does the British Museum’s keeper of Ancient Egypt get his kicks when in Cairo?

No, not the Pyramids, the Sphinx or in a mummy’s tombs – he prefers to hang out at the city’s Agricultural Museum

Tomb of Nefertiti, Egypt’s mysterious ancient queen, may have been found

or it may not, however the apparent discovery, based on scans of King Tutankhamun’s burial chamber, could yield treasure beyond what was found in his famous resting place.

Egypt’s 4,600-year-old pyramid of Zoser: a history of cities in 50 buildings, day 1

We kick off our new, 50-part series with a building that changed the course of human history. Erected in Memphis, one of the world’s first purpose-built cities, the step-pyramid of Zoser is the oldest large-scale stone monument still standing

Sports the Olympics Forgot – Pyramid Racing

This is an excerpt from the Pyramid Racing story in the book, Sports the Olympics Forgot A basic pyramid race comprises four racers, one for each of the edges. The idea is that the contestants start the race 50 yards from their corner of the pyramid. They stand by an empty plinth and wait for the StartingContinue reading “Sports the Olympics Forgot – Pyramid Racing”