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... columns in the middle.
Thutmose III and Alexander the Great even had temples constructed at the back
of the complex. Romans had converted part of the temple into a church and
plastered over the original décor. You can even see some of the Roman religious
depictions in parts of the temple.
By the end of the day we were completely exhausted and just
relaxed at our hotel for the rest of the evening. Tomorrow we leave Luxor and
head for Cairo. ...
... need to start all over. Whoa!! Temple number three: Luxor- Situated directly on the banks of the Nile for a very picturesque view. An avenue of sphinxes used to stretch 1.2 miles to connect Luxor Temple to Karnak. 2 obelisks decorated the entry. One still remains, while the other one was given as a gift to Paris from Egyptian ruler Mohammed Ali. And I saw that one five years ago!! The actual best part of today was (and you'll get a kick out of ...
... 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 ...
... photography allowed anywhere here, not even outside so my pics are photos of bought photos. It was getting hotter as we got back into our kappout for the drive to Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut located near the Valley of the Kings at Deir el Bahari. It's a huge complex and it is very different to the temples we had previously seen. Tragically this site was also where 62 people (mostly tourists) were massacred by Islamist extremists in 1997. The heat was ...
... was matched by its style of decoration, which was astounding for its expense and outstanding in point of craftsmanship.” Even in its current ruined state you can say the same today.
Several small details astonish. The fact that some of the color used to paint the elaborate reliefs remains intact over 35 centuries is mind-blowing. My house needs painting at least every 10 years, and I live in the desert, too. And the tendency of pharaohs ...