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Early morning start to avoid the heat. Caught a small ferry across the River before jumping on a small bus to visit the Valley of the Kings, Temple of the (naughty) Queen Hatshepsut and
the Colossi of Memnon. Seems the Queen enjoyed power, so she locked up her son
in law (who became pharaoh at the age of 12) along with her daughter and ruled
in his name for 21 years.
Group travel had the down side of feeling more touristy / like sheep but the up side was ...
... The lasting affect is an amazing all-pervading sense of ancientness and familiarity of themes, including gods, religious wars, military conquests, and leaders’ ego’s (eg as soon as a bloke became crowned a pharaoh they become a god!).
Meantime in modern Egypt one in our group, an Australian friend Jean, whom we met in Cairo had her bag stolen, snatched by two guys on a motorbike as she was getting ...