Novotel Coralia Luxor
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... the king for the same thing. In the back of this temple, there are 7 clinics where people would come for treatment. On one of the walls are fascinating depictions of ancient medical instruments, which don't look too different from today - forceps, scalpel, saw, etc. Many historians consider
The best depiction was that of a woman giving birth; she is in a kneeling position, possibly on a special chair or raised chair. Much healthier than today's position ...
... were incredible!
They kind of reminded me of the beautifully painted Vatican corridors,
but an Egyptian version. They were so
large and went way down into the mountain with the most beautiful Egyptian
paintings/hyrogliphics all throughout.
The stories and beliefs behind the paintings are extremely involved and
meaningful, so much so it all gets a bit confusing. I was quite blown away by
the tombs and their ...
... Unfortunately, many of the tombs were raided in antiquity (frequently by the workers - who were paid and organized strikes when their wages were withheld - or local governors) or by subsequent explorers such as the ancient Greeks and Romans. We saw three tombs, all decorated with amazing colored paintings (all the colors original, never restored), one of which had been looted, another damaged by an earthquake. From there we went to Deir al-Medina, the ...
... you really need to see it for yourself ! As usual we were only one small group,in a few dozen people there on the day, this would not have been the case before the revolution. Next was the very impressive temple of Queen Hatshepsut. The temple is visible from a long distance due to its size and location. Hatshepsut was a powerful Queen in the ancient kingdom and the temple provides a ...
... this is probably the best aspect of doing a tour, we have had him all to ourselves and have been given a full run down of everything there is to know about the places we have visited, he also comes in handy by shooing off all the hagglers for us. The local beer 'Stella' also lives up to its name, a far more pleasant drop to what I was expecting, oh and I also thought I'd never see something worse than a Chinese squatter..... But I now have, an Egyptian squatter! Eeerrrrdeennn ...