El Gezira Hotel
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... At the gate there is a diagram detailing the tunnel and what chambers and tombs are inside. There isn't much left except the wall paintings. Tutankhamen's mummy is in his tomb. We went to visit as it is rarely open. He is so small. After the Valley of the Kings we stopped at the Memorial Temple for Hatshepsut which backs on to the Kings Valley. As a Queen she could not be buried with the Pharaohs but she got as close as she ...
... centuries, the jewels and valuables plundered, the gold melted down and sold.
Tutankhamun’s tomb was catalogued over a seven year period and now stored on view within the Cairo Museum, an excellent exhibit of a tomb in its entirety – one that would have been lost if discovered earlier than the 20th century.
Our next stop was the Temple of Deir El-Bahri (in Arabic known as the ‘Temple ...
... the street. One of our number joined in the fun. Seeing that vibrant side of the culture here was something special.
Yesterday I had probably the most relaxing day I've had since leaving New Zealand almost six weeks ago. We spent it sailing down the Nile on a felucca. It's a sail boat covered in a mattress, cushions and a tarp to keep the sun off. There is nothing to do but lounge about. I read, I napped, and played cards. We had lunch ...
Karnak was a place of worship, for the living Egyptians who came to make offerings to their gods. The priestly cults were strong here, and while the focus of religious worship appears to us to have been on securing a good afterlife—something many, if not most religions, have aimed for and still do—this bank of the river, including the Karnak and Luxor temples, was for the purpose of living worship of the gods.
It takes some time ...
... sorry for the owners because most people didn't stay.
Brian, who works for TDA read out the missing page of his talk about Egypt that he didn't include the other night when he did an orientation meeting for us for the country - interesting with the bit of additional information we'd remembered from out trip this afternoon.
Was feeling very tired and with an early start to go ballooning tomorrow so in bed not much after 8pm.