Sunday, 13 January 2008

Egypt December 2007

On the 10th December 2007 we flew down to Luxor to board our boat
MS Florence for a week on the Nile.

The following morning we left at 5am to visit The Temple at Karnak.
We watched the sun rise at 5.30 am


After a trip to The Perfume Palace we toured the Luxor Temple.


Gellabia Party with our new friends
Left-Right Sue, Tony, Fred, Moi, Priya and Manni

EDFU TEMPLE


KOM OMBO


MEDICAL WALL KOM OMBO
Note the birthing stool, forceps, glass jars, sponge, scissors and needles



ABU SIMBEL

We travelled by mini bus in a military convoy for 2 and 1/2 hours through the Sahara Desert to this temple dedicated to Ramses the 3rd. We beheld four 65 feet high figures cut out of the side of a mountain. Awesome


Close up view of Ramses and Nefertari his favourite wife.
Note the children in between the legs of the monument.


Inside the temple. Detailed relief in fabulous colour. Note the lion.



TEMPLE OF NEFERTARI - Abu Simbel


VALLEY OF THE KINGS

Note the pyramid a natural formation of the mountain in the desert. This would hide the ancient graveyard from tomb robbers. 63 tombs have been found thus far.



The entrance to the famous King Tutankhamun. The tomb is small compared to some of the others because of the young Kings untimely death.

More soon

1 comment:

Annie-Penn said...

Absolutely fab piccies Caz. I'd love to visit Egypt one day.
Does this mean SA might have an Egyptian plate in the near future?

x0x
Ann