Egyptian Technology for #FriFotos

Posted by on Apr 12, 2014 in Destinations, Egypt, Featured | 14 comments

This weeks #FriFotos theme is technology…

While cars and crazy traffic might be the norm in Cairo, the low tech camel still plays an important role in Egyptian transportation. Of course, the best place to find one would be at  Egypt’s Barqash Camel Market!

Egypt's Barqash Camel Market

The world is still wondering what technology was used in building these ancient wonders in Giza…

Egypt's Great Pyramids in Giza

 

 

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14 Comments

  1. Hi Nancie, this is interesting. While we pride in living in high tech era, the reality is the technology of the ancient world may be more advanced than ours…

    • Hi Marisol…Isn’t it amazing how with all our technology we still can’t figure out how the ancient civilizations did what they did?!

  2. Do the Egyptians use camels or is it just for the tourists. When people ask me what Texas is like, I joke that the kids ride horses to school, and it’s quite a site to see them all tied up by the school. I usually have to confess that I’m teasing since that’s what people think Texas is like. And didn’t you know, the aliens built the pyramids.

    • Hi Michele! I would say that tourism plays a big part. However, they still have camel markets where they go and buy these critters. Away from the big cities the camels are probably more useful than we know.

  3. You hit the nail on the head, Nancie. Despite all the technology we’ve created, we’ll probably never understand the technology that built the pyramids – or any of the ancient monuments.

    • Hi Marcia! I find it amazing that with all technology we have these days that the ancient building codes have never been broken. I guess it isn’t meant to be. Higher powers seem to be at work! 🙂

  4. The ancient civilizations were very advanced with technology, that’s for sure. I love camels, I’ve not seen white camels before, but then I have not been to Egypt either 🙂

    • Hi Jan! This market was full of white camels. If you ever have the chance to visit Egypt, do go. I loved every moment!

  5. Great photos, Nancie. Perhaps they had an app for building pyramids!

    • Hi Andrew! haha…maybe that’s the secret and the app got buried in one of them! 🙂

  6. Ironically, the pyramids were the model for the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas:-)
    They are hard to improve upon in terms of style and design~

    • Hi Irene! I’ve seen photos of the Luxor Hotel, but have never been to Vegas. They’re construction techniques were probably more than a little different!

  7. Riding a camel has long been on my bucket list and I can’t imagine a cooler place to do that than Egypt!:-)

    • Hi Jess! It’s hard to go to Egypt and not ride a camel. 🙂

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