On a more positive note, Egypt recently opened the Bent Pyramid for tourists.
If it's your first time, you have to go to Giza but we were much more impressed with Sakara/Dashur Pyramid complex (about 15-20miles south). It's located on a military base away from the built up urban area of Cairo, so you don't get the hoards mobbing the place.
- In the Great Pyramid at Giza, you basically had to fight your way thru the crowds in the passageways if you go into the pyramid.
- In the Red Pyramid at Dashur (almost as big), I was literally alone in the main chamber after climbing down the 15 story passageway (Tammy was already tired from the Giza experience so she waited in the van). Sitting in silence for a few minutes with the weight of all that history
(and rock) was incredible. Huffing and puffing up the 3.5ft tall passageway, I did have time to ponder what would happen if I had a medical
issue. We could only see the Bent Pyramid from the outside.
Hopefully, next time we will have an opportunity to go into the Bent Pyramid.