Snow in Cairo for the first time in 112 years — videos included
Dec 14, 2013
The photograph seems to show the famous wonders of the world in Giza, near Cairo, blanketed in a crisp layer of snow.
It has been retweeted almost 10,000 times since it was posted yesterday.
Unlike the picture of the Sphinx which went viral on Friday – which was revealed to be a photo of a miniature replica from a Japanese theme park – this is a genuine photograph of the Giza Pyramids.
But the picture is an edited version of a much older picture, which shows the pyramids and outskirts of Cairo without the snowy covering.
Even the edited version dates back to at least a year ago, long before it is claimed the snap was taken.
The buildings seen in the background of the photo are the old city of Cairo.
Snow really did fall on Friday in nearby New Cairo City, but the wintry weather wasn’t enough to cover Egypt’s most famous monuments, the Pyramids or the Sphinx.
Egyptians woke up to a light covering of snow for the first time in more than a century.
WHEN you think Cairo you think heat and sand.
But something unusual happened there overnight – it snowed!
According to local reports it’s the first time snow has fallen in the Egyptian capital in 112 years.