The intrepid global traveller Ida Pfeifer visited the Holy Lands and Egypt in 1842. While in Egypt she traveled to Giza and climbed the great pyramid. Below is a description of her adventure, take from a longer blog on her trip. As well, a brief view of her work as a naturalist, collecting unknown creatures from distant lands.
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At four in the afternoon I quitted Cairo, crossed two arms of the Nile, and a couple of hours afterwards arrived safely at Gizeh. As the Nile had overflowed several parts of the country, we were compelled frequently to turn out of our way, and sometimes to cross canals and ride through water; now and then, where it was too deep for our asses, we were obliged to be carried across. As there is no inn at Gizeh I betook myself to Herr Klinger, to whom I brought…
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