These were the early step pyramids.
In the background, you may be able to notice the city of Cairo. These are the huge famous pyramids, built with blocks bigger than camels. Seriously, its a climb to get to the first level. We got to go inside one of these pyramids but photos were not allowed and certainly all the artifacts had been moved to the Egyptian Museum. The sphinx was much smaller than I had anticipated.
I thought for sure it was pyramid sized but in reality its about a third the size of a pyramid. Impressive but not as much so. Oddly enough, there was a Pizza Hut/KFC directly across the parking lot and street from the sphinx. Perhaps you can see it in the photo below.
There is more to share of Egypt including the dinner cruise, hanging out with bedoins, and Alexandria. The adventure continues next week. Please link up your travel stories below and stay tuned for weight loss wednesday.