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Travel Blogs from Luxor
... of the earth. One obelisk was still located here and the other was relocated to Paris. The story of Luxor was about Ramses uniting upper and lower Egypt.
The head of Amun on the sphinx was human close to Luxor where he had met with his wife and had dispelled of his animal needs, as he journeyed back toward Karnack the head of the sphinx was depicted as a ram.
On the side of the seated Ramses statue was a representation of The ...
slow the traffic at all.
Learnt a bit more about hieroglyphics - there are 4,221 characters known in hieroglyphics – with around 190 commonly used, so it is no wonder the Egyptologists are still deciphering so many old documents. Makes our English language seem quite paltry with 26 letters, but of course, millions of ways of combining them is probably a more efficient way to go?
6pm overnight sleeper train to Luxor.
... showing us around and explaining their work. They insisted they “just clean” and nothing else.
Workers who lived in the village of Deir el-Medina used their free time to prepare their own tombs and those of their families. 53 tombs date to the 13th and 12th centuries BC.
Tomb of Inherka
From the delightfully accessible temple, we walked a few hundred meters ...
... There are two valleys where the majority of the tombs are located: the East Valley and West Valley. There have been new tomb discoveries as recently as 2008. There are 63 known tombs ranging from a small pit to a tomb with over 120 chambers. It is also the burial site of Tutankhamen. Surprisingly, Tutankhamen's tomb was much smaller than some of the other tombs we visited. But, we did get to see his mummified body, which was very ...
... Islamic group Al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya when they left their bus and began ascending the stairs of the temple. Certainly didn’t feel safe seeing that they were still not taking security seriously, I mean they have enough people standing around pretending to be security at least one of them could be doing something. The temple was so clean cut and unique walking up the long ramp and seeing the lush farming land in the distance was great. After far to short a ...