Visiting the land of the Pharaohs is true time travel. This country is brimming with historical and architectural treasures from one of the world’s richest civilizations. It is the only place on earth where travelers can gaze upon one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world.
While tourists can marvel at the flowing Nile or the stoic 4500 year old Great Sphinx, be warned! There are hidden enemies in your midst. They don’t drive chariots or hurl spears. These attackers were unknown to the ancient Egyptians, but are a potent force in modern times. They are the germs that cause hepatitis A and typhoid. Fortunately, there are safe and effective vaccines against both of these diseases. Consult with a travel doctor before departure to discuss these recommended vaccinations and other important travel safety advice.
Here’s the Travelogue inaugural travel quiz. Just 2 questions this posting. Consider this a ‘warm up’.
(1) Of course, you recognize this famous Egyptian site. Name the city where it is located.
(2) The Great Pyramid of Egypt was a
(a) Victory monument after the ancient Greeks were defeated
(b) An elaborate tomb for Egyptian royalty
(c) A storage facility for grain during periods of famine
(d) Used to calculate a monthly calendar based on solar alignment
Leave your quiz answers in the comment section or on our Travel Clinics of America Facebook page. No hieroglyphics please. In a week or so, I’ll post the answers in the comments section of the next quiz and on Facebook. Stay tuned!
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