Marhaba Palace Hotel
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... which were surrounded by gardens in the far past.
The Luxor Temple is located on the east bank of the River Nile in the ancient city of Thebes and was founded in 1400 BC during the New Kingdom. The temple was dedicated to the three Egyptian gods Amun, Mut, and Chons. The ancient temple was the center of the festival of Opet, Thebes' most important festival. During the annual festival the statues of the three Gods were ...
... Osiris's murder by Seth that took place at Edfu. This is also the 2nd largest temple in Egypt and so it takes time to really enjoy it all.
Our return to the ship is in time for afternoon tea on the sundeck and a little relaxation before getting ready for Galabeya night. Galabeya is traditional Egyptian or Arab Muslim dress. So most of us ladies had to buy something to wear of course. Supper was an Egyptian buffet ...
... was a gift from the Russians and built in a pyramid fashion . It is the only one of its kind in the world and until recently was the largest dam on the world. Richard add interesting stats. We then moved onto the Philae Temple. We had a boat ride out to an island and as we were touring earlier than usual ( we later think we worked out that it was because we booked so late that we had such and early flight) we were the only people in the ...
... k the bus, then when we were all a little tipsy played a non-drinking game called the name game. Everyone had to write three things each, could be anything, and put them into a bowl on the table. Then we split into teams (boys vs girls) and there were four rounds. The first round you got to give three words as a clue and your teammates had to guess the word. You had to get as many words as you could in one minute, then it was the next teams turn, and you kept going ...
... of the alter and prayer rooms.
Nefertari's temple was a smaller but still awesome version. In this case Rameses II had also presented her as a goddess and had created the same propaganda pictures on the walls other temple. Again, beautifully intact and to imagine what it would have looked like in its height of use would have been perfect! What a great trip out into the desert. We then only had a three hour drive back...
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