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We went on a day trip to Memphis and Sakkara, which are both extremely close to Cairo and close to each other. There we saw a giant statue of Ramses (how they even carved something so massive 3,000 years ago, I cannot fathom) and the Step Pyramid of Pharaoh Djoser. This Pyramid was built way back in the 27th century BC  and is considered to be the earliest large-scale cut stone construction. Pretty cool no? Outside the pyramid we made some friends in the form of very dirty but cute dogs and one shy donkey.