Max On Tour: Postcard from Cairo

4 August 2014

In the second week of Max’s world tour, the likeable lion and Junior Membership Club leader has been exploring Egypt.

“A week almost isn’t enough to take in all the ancient history of Egypt,” reads Max’s weekly postcard, this time from Cairo. “Most of the tourists I saw were struggling with the heat, but because I’m a lion, it was the ideal temperature for me.”

Max visited the pyramids, the Valleys of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens, and enjoyed a cruise on the Red Sea.

Here are some of the things Max learnt during his time in Egypt:

  • The most important god to Ancient Egyptians was Ra, the Sun God. However, they worshipped over 1000 different gods and goddesses
  • Around 25,000,000 people live in Cairo, which makes it the fifth largest city in the world
  • Because the deserts of the Sahara and Libya make up most of its land, Egypt is a very dry country which often experiences natural hazards such as sandstorms and drought
  • Pyramids were often built as tombs for the rulers of Ancient Egypt – also known as pharaohs. The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and remains in the best condition

We should be receiving a postcard from Max again next Monday, so be sure to check our website and social media for more updates on his travels.  

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