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... Most impressive were the tombs of the lead artists from the temples, which were simple and small, but in pristine condition, the paintings appearing as if they were painted yesterday. Our last stop on the tourist train was at Karnak Temple. This was a massive temple dedicated to the God, Amun. North of Luxor, it's grounds covered 60 acres, with many many buildings added by different pharaohs throughout the middle and new kingdoms. It was not very ...
... these poor animals are cared for. We really enjoyed our trip here, the people were lovely and we are hoping to comeback soon to volunteer there.
After our trips the wonderful Ali took us to his office where his neighbor cooked us a fabulous traditional Egyptian dinner. It was delicious and so filling. Another wonderful day in this beautiful city. Tomorrow... quad biking!
Today we have quad biking which should be interesting as my partner ...
... were worshiped. We are told my Mohammed that the site was flooded many times to which the water level of the nile creeped over 10 meters up the towering pillars representing the north and south of Egypt by flowers. After a few hours of walking the site its dusk and we are transported to the Nile to which we cross on boat to the east bank for dinner. We all sit on the rooftop overlooking the city and the Nile and tucker in to a banquet of dips, tarjine meat, fried ...
... is the same shaduf machine the ancients used to lift stones on a pyramid. As the column gets higher, they disassemble the shaduf; bring in sand to raise the level of the floor; reassemble the shaduf; and then repeat this process until they reach the desired height. Once at the top, the stone carvers inscribe and decorate the column from the top down. Workers then remove the sand as needed to get to the next lower level. Ingenious.
As we ...
... Cairo, as well as Rania and the lovely crew of the SS Misr in Luxor. We saw so many amazing things in such a short time, but it still felt like a totally relaxing trip. The Pyramids and The Egyptian Museum, all the way down to Abu Simbel, which was my personal highlight (and well worth getting up at 4am in the morning for!) I would go back to Egypt tomorrow, and hope we will get to visit again soon!
What an amazing adventure!