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... museum (which pulled it all together for me)
There was lots of mummified crocodiles there, very well preserved, some were over 12 feet long and still had the mummy dressings on them, they were very hard and still pretty solid looking, some had gems for eyes (but I don’t know if they were put on by the restoration people)
It was then off to the Edfus temple, it was put to the vote and I am glad to say it came out as a majority to see it (only by one ...
... and detail still visible blew our minds!! And to think there is still a few tombs still out there waiting to be found!! We also visited Hatshepsut's temple which was in fantastic condition! She was a queen however she told everyone that she was the son of Amun Ra the sun god and that she was not women but man, so her temple and tomb are in the valley of the Kings. We then headed back to the hotel and had some lunch and went for a swim before leaving at 4pm for our long drive back to ...
... Woman King
Hatcheput has got to have one of the best stories I've heard. Basically, she is the only woman to ever ascend the throne of Egypt. She chose to rule as king, not as queen, and insisted she be called King. She wore a false beard and wore men's clothing, She built her temple halfway between the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens, and had her actual tomb in the Valley of the Kings.
Her three-leveled temple was pretty impressive to walk up to, and ...
... ahead. We were on Bus 30 and finally our group was lead off the ship, passed checkpoints and security and across to the welcoming smile of our Egyptologist, Amira.
The port of Safaga is about 300km from Luxor. Add into this the many, many checkpoints and the wonder of Egypt traffic and what sounds like a reasonable drive actually becomes quite an epic journey! The drive was fascinating. Amira was full of information about the history, politics, ...
... restaurant, before moving to visit Karnak Temple, the greatest example of worship in the history, dedicated to the God Amon, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu. End your tour by visiting the Temple Of Luxor, it was built by Amunhotep III in 18th Dynasty in the New Kingdom and it was completed by Ramesses II during the 19th Dynasty. Later you will be driven Back to your hotel in ...