An Egyptian Family Odyssey
There is something exotic and adventurous about Egypt. Every child knows that in a desert somewhere in the North African desert, there are gigantic pyramids, "cursed" tombs, and an abundance of mummies. Exploring Egypt as a child provides an experience that lasts a lifetime, possibly resulting in your child becoming an archaeologist, historian, or diplomat.
You might not expect your mummy-obsessed child to want to be a SCUBA diver, particularly in the desert land of Egypt. But in locations like Alexandria and along the Nile River, archaeologists and environmentalists need to go underwater to do their research.
For environmentalists, there is the concern about rising sea levels, which would affect Egypt's coastal cities and communities along the Nile river. For archaeologists, Egypt's many shipwrecks and submerged buildings are of great interest, as they provide a record of Egyptian nautical history, as well as many stone and metal artifacts. These kinds of materials do not deteriorate easily, and while underwater, objects can be preserved from wind, weather and war.
So even if your child wants to be a certified SCUBA diver, you may find yourself visiting her in Egypt someday.
Have you been to Egypt? What was your favorite highlight?