Visit to Aswan

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Re: Visit to Aswan

Post by Glyphdoctor » Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:01 am

Daraw has a camel market, maybe the dead ones are the rejects?



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Re: Visit to Aswan

Post by Dusak » Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:19 pm

This is only second hand information but my friends sister recently got married and moved to Aswan. She mentioned that a friend of her husband had had to kill his two camels due to a virus that was making it imposable for them to walk. This was about six months ago. Perhaps its an economical decision if the dead camels were attached to the tourist trade.
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Re: Visit to Aswan

Post by Glyphdoctor » Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:21 pm

They walk for 40 days from Sudan to get to Daraw, so it is possible some just don't arrive in good shape. There is apparently a place along the road to the camel market here in Cairo where they dump ones that don't make the truck trip from Daraw either. I've seen pictures of it.

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Re: Visit to Aswan

Post by carrie » Tue Oct 28, 2014 4:04 pm

How far do you think it is from Daraw, Glyph to Aswan, I was aware that there was a camal market there but never associated the dead camels with the market but I think you must be right they are the rejects or the sickly. And thinking back it was a particularly flat area of land not too far off the main road. Just the place for a market.

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Re: Visit to Aswan

Post by Yildez » Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:20 pm

carrie wrote:Can't wait Yildez, not too long before you come back here again. You will love it there.
Well hopefully it will be an improvement on my first visit, 2 years ago! I loved Philae and Abu Simbel, and had a brilliant afternoon at Elephantine - like you, I met a Belgian archaeologist who took me round! However getting my bag "dipped" left a nasty taste in the mouth, even though the woman only got my mirror and comb. :(

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