Queens Valley Hotel Luxor
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... Thebes was the city of the god Amon. It was the capital of Egypt during the Middle and the New Kingdoms. With the temples and palaces at Karnak and Luxor, and the necropolises of the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens, Thebes is a striking testimony to Egyptian civilization at its height.
We begin our tour at the Temple of Karnak on the East Bank of the Nile. Karnak is huge (50,000 sq. ft.) and dates to 1200 BC. This temple ...
... if I ever left my husband I would be back to find him (very tongue in cheek, of course!) Equally tongue in cheek he smiled and said "I'll be waiting!" What a lovely man!
No time to rest, as we were out again for a visit to the Luxor Temple at night. It was truly beautiful to see this fabulous temple lit up, and to be practically the only ones walking around. We took loads of pictures, especially of the avenue of sphinxs, which was very eerie in the ...
... a half wall out front lots of pillars inside the next two chambers and a sacred room containing a granite false door and a beautiful boat with Horus’ face on the bowl. We just made it back to the ship in time it seems tradition for our group to be late and we will sail for the next 5 hours I believe; finally a chance to relax.
Around 1 o’clock we got lots of entertainment when we approached the lock of Edfu. Small row boats; two men to a boat suddenly bee ...
... was also included in the deal, but it turned out to be too much trouble to move it.
What I found fascinating was that King Nektanebo built the Sphinx Avenue in front of the Temple that leads to the entrance, this avenue stretches from Karnak to Luxor. Pretty amazing! You will see this through the city driving around in open pits and fields.
Again, I suggest plenty of reading prior to visiting as the information ...