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Today was our full day in Luxor, which was formerly the city
of Thebes, capitol of Egypt. Only got about 5 hours of sleep, but I suppose
that was better than nothing. I did have another sleep hallucination last night
that there was a muskrat in the bedding so I had to shake it all out and
investigate in the middle of the night. Good thing Matt didn’t wake up for
Our tour guide, Mohammed, picked us up right on time and
... even wore a beard in order to keep her crown. Quite brilliant, right? So, while Queen Hatshepsut ruled Egypt, she had an extraordinary temple built in her honor at the foot of a sheer limestone cliff-face. THIS I was able to get pictures of (which you should all be very proud of since I sweated through 104 degree weather to get these shots). You best be appreciating them when I post them.
We then returned to the hotel and for the first time in the entire trip, ...
... our rooms and dump our bags. I headed straight for the hotel’s free WIFI at the bar, but it was terrible – so absolutely no chance of uploading photos to this blog. I got to check emails but that was the best of it whilst sipping on a wide cup of cappuccino. Today is a day off the booze.
The Sound and Light Show at Karnak Temple was ok but packed with people so it was difficult to get a good posie to see what ...
... for the afterlife while Luxor Temple is where the Romans maintained government.
Update from Hunter...
On Monday 13 April 2015, we caught a bus to Luxor. I went to a temple and saw a Pharos head and some statues. I saw carvings on the walls. It took a long time to get there ...
... is massive, long rows of sphinxes lining the entrance ramps, the enormous Hipostyle Hall of massive columns, great obelisks including the tallest ever erected, extensive walls and shrine after shrine within. This is the second largest temple complex ruin in existence, after Angkor Wat, which I will visit in five weeks or so, and it feels gigantic. In antiquity Luxor was known as Thebes, and was the preeminent cultic center in ancient Egypt for about 2000 years. ...