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... Hala of course) are combined with another A&K tour to fill the ship.
After lunch, we leave the Sun Boat III and walk down the quay to a launch which takes us to the west bank of the Nile. There we board a bus for the trip to the Necropolis (or burial grounds) of Thebes. There are four main attractions: the Valley of the Kings; the Valley of the Queens; the tomb of Hatshepsut; and, the Colossi of Memnon.
Just as Giza was the ...
... so there is a distinct right turn before the corridor continues. The paintings and sunken relief work in here was staggering, and very beautiful given their age.
The tomb of Ramses IX was completely different, and contained much more yellow colouring than the blue of Ramses III. This tomb has a large antechamber and is decorated with animals and demons, as well as the Goddess Nut.
The final tomb we saw was that of Rames IV, and I think was my ...
... and pot holes in the road I was afraid we might capsize. Dad seemed to really like the ride but I just kept seeing the dirty mattered hair, ribs hanging out and drivers whipping there horses, I thought it was disgusting and I now understand why the light horsemen killed their horses instead of leaving them in Egypt after the war, I cant imagine how they were treated back then. We arrived out the front of the temple to the usual harassment from hawkers as I have decided to call ...
... as absolute mayhem and chaos. There is one security gate open and through that goes not only the passengers and their carry-ons, but also the checked baggage. There are no boxes in which to place little items for security screening and nobody seems to care what you carry on. The crowd pushes forward through the security gate then a mad scramble takes place as you try to retrieve your personal items from the mish mash of baggage on ...