Fontana Luxor Hotel
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... networks under the ground. We enter Ramses VI’s tombs where a long dark tunnel creeps deeper into the mountain range. Inside hieroglyphics and images adorn the walls and ceilings, the colours so intense and well preserved like shade of blues, greens, reds and yellows. The carvings and the pain detail is incredible giving you some idea of how impressive other external facing sites such as Abu Simbel or the Pyramids would have looked in full colour. The deeper you ...
... s location was a secret for a mere 3249 years till 1922. We recalled the stories that said the workers who dug the tombs were executed after they were done to keep the location secret. Our ...
... in an effort to restore as much of it as they can. One other interesting fact about the Luxor temple is that the entrance used to be flanked by two obelisks 18m in height. However in 1823 one of the obelisks was sent to France as part of a trade. The French gave the Egyptians a clock tower in return which was placed in the Mohamed Ali mosque in Cairo. The clock has worked for about 15 years in total of the 180 odd years since it was gifted. The Egyptians ...
... and power of the Pharaohs and you can imagine the tombs being filled with gold and other treasure it's hard for me to describe the feeling of complete awe I felt while visiting these tombs and temples only wishing I had a time machine to visit before ...
... back of the forecourt. Egyptian workmen were lined from inside the tomb into the courtyard, tossing buckets of stones and dirt from one to the other. At the end of the chain, each bucket is sieved to find small pieces and then removed to the spoil heap. The buckets are the same here as on every site I’ve seen in Egypt – made from recycled car tires. The men stop and stare with curiosity as we pass, all saying “sabah ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed