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... Anubis (the dog, god of mummification). It's hard to believe how old these carvings are - they feel almost alive, like you expect them to move and look at you at any moment.
Sky Goddess - The ceilings of one of the smaller side rooms had a detailed depiction of Nut, her body holding up the sky on her back and all the stars and the world under her outstretched body. Larger than life and lovely.
Gods in Love - Hands down my favorite depiction of the gods ...
... 8211; they are prolific. I felt sad sometimes though when I saw great big men on the poor little donkey with it madly
trotting along with tiny paces, that look so cute and unique to donkeys. We boarded our Nile cruise boat at 11.30 and were given a delicious cold Hibiscus tea (tasted like an upmarket version
of Ribena) and shown to our rooms. We had been promised that the boat was very nice and boy ...
... was delicious and we were well looked after. After lunch we went to the West Bank of the Nile to the Valley of the KIngs. Here we visited three temples, was to only visit two but Mohammed was so time efficient that we had time to visit three. We saw Rameses III, Rameses IV and Merenphah. To say I was blown away is an understatement, absolutely amazing to think the tombs are over three thousand years old and still have colour in them. From ...
... if you have US$40 on a machine. Beam me up Scottie.
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... great dinosaur of ancient religious world.
By contrast, the few monotheists in the world, we lonely ancient Israelite Jews, were localized in a tiny, unimportant country stuck between great powers like Egypt, the Hittites, Assyria, Babylonia, and Persia. There were few of us, our "empire" was barely a country at all, and many of our own people didn’t seem to practice our monotheistic religion. We seemed to teeter precariously on the verge ...