Sunday, November 30, 2008

Museum Tour of Doqqi, Cairo Part 1

A couple weekends ago two of the other interns and I went down to the Agricultural Museum in the Doqqi neighborhood of Cairo (located west of Zamalek on the west bank of the Nile).

The museum supposedly costs 10 piasters (2 cents) to enter, largely because it is so outdated, and it attracts so few visitors, but there was no one there to collect the 2 cents from us so we got in for free. We had to tip the janitor to let us in the more interesting side rooms, but it was well worth it.

This is a wax representation of a "country wedding procession."

"Types of Women from the Western Desert" Ridiculous to find something like this in a museum.

Another plastic/wax figure inside the museum. Not sure what the point of this guy was.

This photo I took outside the museum. The sign asks a valid question!

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