Greetings from Giza: Eimmie Imagination Adventure
Eimmie and her friend learned about ancient Egypt today in school. As soon as they got home they knew where they were heading on their next imagination adventure! The girls imagined themselves to Cairo, Egypt’s capital, first. Their teacher had talked about the Egyptian Museum which was in the heart of the city. This museum had royal mummies, statues and gold treasure from tombs and even an exhibit on King Tut. King Tutankhamun was a boy Pharoah (what ancient Egyptians called their kings) whose tomb is very famous. Eimmie’s teacher told them all sorts of stories about the discovery of King Tut’s tomb almost a hundred years ago. The girls took a few minutes to explore the busy city and museum before imagining themselves on a camel ride. They rode their camels towards Giza, home of the Great Pyramid and the Sphinx. (Most tourists nowadays take a car or bus, but the girls had always wanted to hop onto a camel and ride into the desert and an imagination adventure means you get a wild camel ride!) The pyramids of Giza were every bit as breathtaking as they appeared in pictures. In fact, Eimmie snapped a selfie on their adventure because she wanted to wave to all her friends from Egypt. The girls joined a tour and were able to enter some of the corridors within the Great Pyramid. They learned that, until skyscrapers, the Great Pyramid was the largest man-made structure on earth. They also learned about Ancient Egyptian religion and burial traditions, including how mummies were made. Eimmie and her friend trekked across the valley to visit the Great Sphinx of Giza. The Sphinx is a mythological creature, a lion with the head of a human. The Great Sphinx is a limestone statue that sits on the west bank of the Nile, watching the entire Giza valley and pyramids. The Sphinx is almost 240 feet long, which is about the length of two football fields and was built about 4,500 years ago! The girls drank water from their imaginary canteens because the dry, hot desert air was beginning to make them thirsty. They decided it was time to imagine themselves home: the homework on ancient Egypt was going to be easy to work on after this adventure! Stay tuned for more #EimmieAdventures, fueled by imagination. Follow Playtime by Eimmie on Facebook to stay updated and for contests and prizes as well!
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