Luxor Temple, and a slight fever

Wednesday 9 January 2008: It's our last night in Egypt - and to come full circle, we'll see Luxor Temple. Remember the avenue of sphinxes at Karnak? Well, Karnak and this temple are at opposite ends of this gorgeous, fascinating avenue. At sunset, we stroll [...]

Hatshepsut’s Mortuary Temple at Deir el-Bahari

Wednesday 9 January 2008 - still morning: We're at Deir el-Bahari, at the death temple of female pharaoh Hatshepsut. Hatshepsut’s temple is magnificent. The architect Senmut built it, perfectly harmonising with the surrounding nature. The temple has three terraces carved out of the cliff and [...]

Valley of the Kings

Wednesday 9 January 2008: Another morning up bright and early at 0500. Very much worth it, to see the Valley of the Kings in solitude. Except for the guards at each grave, we have the place to ourselves. Valley of the Kings at dawn Look [...]

Karnak: the largest ancient religious site in the world

Friday 4 January 2008: We're up early, 5 am, so we can experience Karnak before the crowds. Situated right outside Luxor, Karnak Temple is the largest ancient religious site in the world. An impressive avenue of ram-headed sphinxes connects it with Luxor Temple. Karnak is [...]

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