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Wafaa El Saddik and Rüdiger Heimlich

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9789774168253

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774168253.001.0001

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On the Great Pyramid

On the Great Pyramid

Chapter:
(p.47) 3 On the Great Pyramid
Source:
Protecting Pharaoh's Treasures
Author(s):

Wafaa EL Sadik

Rüdiger Heimlich

Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774168253.003.0003

This chapter begins with the author's arrival to Cairo University. The university was founded as a private college in 1908, then nationalized in 1925. The author wanted to be a journalist and during her time at school, she wrote about al-Qarafa, Cairo's vast cemetery quarter—the beginnings of which go back to the era of the Fatimids and Mamluks. However, after spending a semester break in Luxor and Aswan looking at ruins, statues, and excavations, the author decided that she would major in archaeology and study philosophy and ancient languages as minors. She then began studying Egyptology and archaeology in 1969. Later, she would go on to participate in an excavation in the Great Pyramid of Giza.

Keywords:   Cairo University, al-Qarafa, archaeology, Egyptology, Great Pyramid of Giza

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