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2005 Mathematics May Seminar

CC Angel


  1. http://www4.cord.edu/CCAngel/


  2. User Name: your Concordia user name

  3. Password: your password

  4. Math May Seminar, Lessons

  5. 2005 Travelog, Password: Euclid05

  6. OK button, May Photo Journal

  7. Choose the appropriate day’s folder

  8. Do photos first. Add a File (photo): Browse to find, give it a title

  9. Add a Page (text)

For family members and friends to access the student photo journal during the trip, start at Concordia College’s homepage, go to Quick Links and pull down CCAngel login, or type in directly the address http://www4.cord.edu/CCAngel/frameIndex.htm Once there go to the top of the second column and click on Course Search. In the long vertical list find MATH, then click on Math May Seminar. Click on the Lessons tab, then on 2005 travelog. You should see a Password field. Type Euclid05 and then click on the OK button. The May Photo Journal contains folders for each country, and a folder for additional student photos.



Cairo Attractions

Sandra Kane


National Cultural Center (Oppera House): Located at the Gezira Exhibition Grounds this 7-storey opera house is an architectural masterpiece of Islamic design. It comprises of 3 theaters, with state of the art audio-visual systems, rehearsal halls, a library and a museum.

Cairo Tower (Gezirah): Enjoy a panoramic view of Cairo from the rotating restaurant and cafeteria, over 590ft. in the air.

Sound and Light Show @ the pyramids: Relive the ancient times of the pyramids and pharaohs, in an enchanting atmosphere with lights, sound and music. (Show is presented in English)

Pharaonic Village: This place located on an island in the middle of Cairo. Observe the daily activities and life style of the ancient Egyptians. The village contains a papyrus museum. The visit lasts 2 hours and costs about 50 LE.

Khan Al-Khalili Bazaar and Sagh: An array of shops dating to the 14th Century AD. Khalili is known for its indigenous character and variety of gold and silver works, embroidered clothing, leather goods and hand-carved woodwork.

Kerdasa and Harraneya: Famous for embroidered cotton and sild dresses hand-made carpets and other hand-made products.

Citadel: A highly visible landmark on the eastern sky line of Cairo it is one of the world’s most greatest monuments to medieval warfare. Most of the building was built after the rule of Salah ad-Din, with each conqueror adding to the monument. This building acted as a defense for Cairo. It contains the military, police and carriage museums as well as 4 mosques. It costs around 35 LE.

The Military Museum (in the Citadel): Collection of ancient and modern weapons, statues, and uniforms. It is designed to show the ancient art of warfare in Egypt.

Egyptian Antiquities Museum:(cost 40 LE)

Ground floor: History of Egypt

Entrance: security check

Turn left: Small statues from the Old Kingdom

Moving in a clockwise direction allows you to move forward through time, as you duck in and out of the different rooms.

Far end of building: There is a material from the time of the heretic pharaoh, Akhenaten. (Graeco-Roman period)


First floor:

Tutankhamun: Many things from his tomb, including the 4 shrines that enclosed the stone sarcophagus. (Crowded exhibit)

Mummy Room: Come face to face with some of the great rulers of Egypt.

Coffins, amulets, ushabtis, household items, etc.

Middle Kingdom: tomb models of armies, boats and landowners surveying their livestock.

Islam in Cairo:


Mosque of Amr Ibn Al-Aas (Al-Fustat): First mosque built in Egypt and Africa, contains architecture from different periods.

Mosque of Ahmed Ibn Tulun: A spacious hall characterized by its unique spiral minaret and gypsum decorations.

Al-Azhar Mosque: this mosque is considered the oldest Ilsamic University, having the its first lecture presented in 975 AD. It is named after the daughter of the Prophet Muhammad.

Mosque of Sultan Hassan: Located at the end of Citadel Street; it serves as a mosque and a school accommodating the four main sects of Sunnism. It was founded by Al-Nasser Hassan Bin-Muhammed.

Al-Refai Mosque: Nicely decorated mosque, located near the Citadel of Salah El-Din ( Saladin) resting place of several Royal Family members.

The Blue Mosque: A Mosque located on Tibbanah street. Prince Aqsunqur Al-Massery founded it in 1347. It is most notable for the impressive blue mosaics on the inside walls.

The Alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali: A mosque in the northern elevated part of the Citadel. It is visible from most everywhere in Cairo.

Fortress of Salah-Al-Din: Also known as Al-Qalaa (The Citadel) was built in 1183 AD by Al-Din. It over looks the city of Cairo from its perch on top of the Mupattam Hills. It houses 4 mosques, a 90m. well (Joseph’s well), Al-Gawhara Palace and the Military museum.

Museum of Islamic Art (Bab Al-Khalq): houses over 80,000 rare objects dating from early Islam to the Ottoman period.

A few Churches in Cairo: there are many more!

Church of Sitt Barbara (St. Barbara): It was founded in the 5th century and rebuilt in the 10th. Its wooden door still remains showing a magnificent example of the fine Coptic art.

Church of Abu Defein (St. Macarius): This church is located in one of the most ancient areas of Old Cairo dating back to the 6th century. One of its prominent relics is the crypt of St. Barsoum Al-Arian, in addition to a well-preserved collection of Coptic icons

The Cathedral of Al-Qiddis Morcos (St. Mark): This is the largest church in Africa. It reflects the evolution of the art of architecture in Egypt. St. Mark, who was the first to preach Christianity in Egypt is buried there.

Coptic Museum (Old Cairo): A museum containing a rare collection of ancient Christian relics including remains of architectural works, textiles, and old manuscripts reflecting the history of Coptic civilization.

Note: Most attraction info. Is brought to you by: http://ce.eng.usf.edu/pharohs/cairo/tourist/coptic.htm


Some things to remember:

The weekend is Fri. and Sat. Some streets close on Fri. due to Moslem’s prayer. Women are required to cover their hair before entering a mosque. Be sure your camera is able to take pictures without a flash. Bargaining is done most everywhere except most supermarkets, coffee shops, and restaurants, most other places will designate whether it is appropriate or not. There are fast food places around if you do not prefer to eat egyption food.



Some Food Translations:

Kofta (ground meatballs), Kebab (grilled meat), Mulukhia (green soup), Tahina/tahini(salad), Hamam Mahshi (stuffed pigeon), Baba Ghannoug (tahini and eggplant), Kusheri (rice and lentils mix)



Some words and phrases to know:


Yes: naam, aywa I Speak English: ana batkallem englizi

No: la; Do You Speak English?: int betetkalem inglizi?

Please: men fadlak (m.) men fadlik (f.) I Don't Understand: ana mish fahem

Thank you: shukran How Much?: bekam?

Sorry/Excuse Me: assef Price: el-taman

How Much Is This?: bi kam da It's Too Expensive: ghali awi

That's Fine/Perfect: tamam Departure: zehab

Arrival: wussul Delay: taakhear

Numbers: 1: wahed ; 2: etnein ; 3: talata ; 4: arbaa ; 5: khamsa; 6: sitta ; 7: sabaa ; 8: tamania ; 9: tesaa ; 10: ashaara ; 50: khamsin ; 100: mia ; 500: khams mia ; 1,000: alf









The Pyramids Angie Bettenhausen

Map of Northern Egypt showing the location of Saqqara (Sakkara) and Giza in relation to Cairo and Memphis.




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