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TrulyMadlyAmanda
903299.  Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:10 am Reply with quote

The Pyramids, the only one of the original Seven Wonders of the World still remaining today, are still in SOUTHERN Cairo....where they have been for the past 4,000 years or so. Not in NORTHERN Cairo, as Stephen Fry (worship, worship) said in the I series episode 2.

QI deals with a lot of arcane facts, so qibbles are bound to happen, but this is a biggie! I'll bet everyone on the panel has actually been to the Pyramids at Giza, and been driven South from their hotels to do so.

This is like locating the Houses of Parliament in Watford, or the Statue of Liberty in The Hamptons. :(

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=giza+pyramids+map&ll=29.988245,31.131134&spn=0.677981,1.251068&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&fb=1&hq=giza+pyramids+map&hnear=giza+pyramids+map&cid=0,0,14588412865459140235&t=m&z=10&iwloc=A

 
Posital
903400.  Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:39 am Reply with quote

Perhaps he meant to say Northern (mumble)Egypt - Cairo.

TMA wrote:
I'll bet everyone on the panel has actually been to the Pyramids at Giza, and been driven South from their hotels to do so.
Unless they stayed at the Pearl Hotel (amongst others) - when you have to travel ENE.

Pearl Hotel
32 St No 7 Maadi Cairo, Cairo, QH, Egypt
+20 2 23585313

(Other dodgy establishments also exist in this area.)

 
Moosh
903404.  Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:32 am Reply with quote

TrulyMadlyAmanda wrote:
I'll bet everyone on the panel has actually been to the Pyramids at Giza, and been driven South from their hotels to do so.

Unless, as I did, they stayed at a hotel in Giza that was within walking distance of the pyramids so they wouldn't have been driven, although in my case the direction was still South.

But as to your actual point, yes, you're right.

 
Jenny
903508.  Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:42 pm Reply with quote

Hi TMA and welcome to the forums - we love quibbles and that was a good one. You are our second poster based in Egypt as far as I know - the other is hassan el kabir, who is based in Luxor.

 
hassan el kebir
903537.  Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:44 pm Reply with quote

Well I'll be damned, fancy there being two of us here. Who'd have thought there could be so many of us in the same country.

Greetings from Upper Egypt, TMA

 
Sadurian Mike
903557.  Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:32 pm Reply with quote

TrulyMadlyAmanda wrote:
QI deals with a lot of arcane facts, so qibbles are bound to happen, but this is a biggie!

Quibbling from the country in question. That's not pharaoh you.

 

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