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Holiday. Visited the Obelisk, one solid mass of granite rock. 2 yds sq 50ft high (Photo taken). Peculiar irrigation scheme around these parts Camels or cows walk round in circles drawing water from wells, These animals are blindfolded (Photo taken). Visited tree at where Virgin Mary rested (Photo taken) Ostrich farm.
Unidentified soldiers accompanied by Egyptian guides look at the Obelisk,
about 10 kilometres north of Cairo.
It stands on the site of a vanished temple and bears the name of King Senusert I.
Australian troops stationed around Cairo came here on sightseeing trips. 1915
Reference: Australian War Memorial
For more information about Australia in World War I
visit DVA Anzac Portal