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U.S. First Lady Visits The Great Pyramid And The Sphinx In Egypt (Photos)


Mrs. Trump arrived in Cairo on Saturday after a flight from Kenya.

She step off her military plane at Cairo International airport. Saturday, 6 October, 2018.

She met with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and his wife, Entissar Mohameed Amer, before heading to the nearby city of Giza to see the pyramids and Sphinx to highlight U.S. backed preservation efforts.




 
First lady Melania Trump pose for photojournalists at the historic site of Giza Pyramids in Giza, near Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018.






First lady Melania Trump visits the ancient statue of Sphinx, with the body of a lion and a human head, at the historic site of Giza Pyramids in Giza, near Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018.






First lady Melania Trump waves before entering the Great Pyramid.

The first lady described her tour, which took her to Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt, as "amazing" and said she hoped people would talk more about her visit and less about her fashion choices.



Also visited Cape Coast.






Melania continues solo tour of Africa with visit to slave-trading castle in Ghana and walks through infamous 'Door of No Return' where thousands of slaves passed before being shipped overseas.

It was originally built by Dutch and Swedish tradesman but was captured by the British in 1664.

Cape Coast Castle is one of the largest forts which was used to facilitate the Atlantic Slave Trade of the 16th and 17th Century.

The site was first used to trade from but became a housing facility for enslaved Africans in the 1700s and 1800s after the dawn of the Atlantic slave trade.






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