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Erholung ist angesagt und ich schaue mir einige Sachen an, die ich 2008, bei meinem ersten Besuch in Assuan nicht geschafft habe. Das Nubian Museum hat eine interessante Dokumentation über all die nubischen Dörfer und ihre Kultur, die beim fluten des Lake Nasser unter dem Wasserspiegel verschwunden sind, und über die Rettung von Abu Simbel und der Tempel, die sich jetzt auf der Insel Philae im Lake Nasser befinden.
Nach einigen Umwegen finde ich dann hinter ...
... to France and other countries who manufacture perfumes and were able to cross reference their essences to ones we know such as chanel#5. They also had aromatherapies including one for snoring so guess which one we bought.
Last night was good fun as we dressed in traditional Egyptian dress and had a fabulous dinner with some traditional foods. I expected more lamb but so far it has been chicken, beef, and fish. The locals do eat a lot of lamb but I ...
... stolen and sold. Most have never been found, but if you happen to be in the London area, you can check out the British Museum!!
The highlight of our museum visit had to be going into the mummification rooms.
Wowzers! The skill in preserving a body for so many thousands of years was astounding!
We saw over a dozen mummies. Toe nails, finger nails, hair and skin, all sitting right in front of us. One body had a smaller mummified 'parcel' lying next to it. It was ...
... them the land for free and assisted with building new homes etc. We arrived at our next boat called, MS Medea, and proceeded to our cabin. Very nice, bigger than the last ship and has a sun deck, pool & number of young people on a Contiki tour & Aussies. Downstairs for lunch and we met a new member who was joining us a young lady who straightaway gelled with Amy. And better still she under understood her. Then we are having a felucca boat ride, ...
... headed God and ? – will fill in details later. This is the only temple that paid homage to 2 gods. It is at this temple that they mummified crocodiles to preserve them and at the nearby museum we can see the results. There are coffins in the temple for ...the crocodiles! There are no longer crocodiles in the Nile and maybe this was a wise move to preserve the history. In the centre of the courtyard there is a huge well ...
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