National Geographic : 1921 Mar
ODonald McLeish THE SPHINX AND THE PYRAMID OF CHEOPS "We headed direct for Cairo, across the gray brown sea of sand. . .. We were not sorry todescry those landmarks oftheages, the Pyramids, and soon we could pick out the minarets and mosques of the Egyptian capital itself. We had come through from Suda Bay (Crete), a distance of 680 miles, in a non-stop flight of seven and one-half hours, thus completing the first and worst ofthefour stages into which Ihad divided the total journey" (see text, page 269).