EGYPT’S ANCIENT MONUMENTS MAKE US LOOK LIKE ANTS.

WHEN STANDING NEXT TO AN ANCIENT EGYPTIAN TEMPLE, OR COLUMN, OR STATUE WE CAN’T HELP BUT FEEL SMALL, TINY, HARDLY THERE – THEY TOWER OVER US, AND WHEN WE LOOK AT OUR PHOTOS ONCE BACK HOME IT IS LIKE FINDING WALDO. WHERE ARE WE?

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TEMPLE OF RAMSES II AT ABU SIMBEL

THE FACES OF THE GREAT PHARAOHS, CARVED IN STONE, LOOK DOWN ON US FROM INCREDIBLE HEIGHTS – LIKE THE STATUES OF RAMSES II IN FRONT OF HIS TEMPLE AT ABU SIMBEL – OFTEN WITH A HINT OF A SMILE NOT GIVING THEIR SECRETS AWAY. HISTORY HAS TOLD US WHY THEY WERE BUILT, BUT QUESTIONS REMAIN OF HOW? YES HOW  – THOUSANDS OF YEARS AGO, WITHOUT THE HELP OF CRANES, OR ANY OTHER  EQUIPMENTS WE HAVE TODAY!

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KARNAK TEMPLE GREAT HYPOSTYLE HALL

 

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KARNAK TEMPLE – RAMSES II AND HIS SON

 

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TEMPLE OF RAMSES III LOCATED AT MEDINET HABU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TEMPLE OF LUXOR

 

 

 

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TEMPLE OF THE FEMALE PARAOH HATSHEPSUT AT DEIR-EL-BAHARI

 

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TEMPLE OF KARNAK

EGYPTOLOGISTS, SCHOLARS, AND THE WORLD’S EXPERTS IN ARCHAEOLOGY HAVE TRIED TO SOLVE THESE QUESTIONS, AND SOMETIMES THEY COME CLOSE, BUT THERE IS STILL A LOT OF SPECULATION – ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO THE GREAT PYRAMIDS OF GIZA.

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Pyramid of Khafre – the second largest on the Giza Plateau

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THE LARGEST OF THE PYRAMIDS ON THE GIZA PLATEAU – PYRAMID OF KHUFU -( reigned 2590 BC – 2568 BC)

More from Egypt soon

IMG_0917-3   Brigitte

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About Brigitte Nioche

Author of Living Longer, Living Well - How to Embrace the Challenges of a Long Life. Other titles - Dress to Impress, The Sensual Dresser, What Turns Men On.
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9 Responses to EGYPT’S ANCIENT MONUMENTS MAKE US LOOK LIKE ANTS.

  1. Allison says:

    Beautiful pictures!

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  2. Tricia says:

    Great photos! But the pyramid you list as ‘the biggest’ is Khafre’s not Khufu’s.

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    • Thank you for reading my Blog- to clarify – what is called the Great Pyramid of Giza is Khufu’s pyramid, he is often also called CHEOPS. Khafre’s tomb is somewhat smaller –
      Best regards Brigitte

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      • Tricia says:

        Yes, but the captioned photo is Khafre’s pyramid. Khufu’s pyramid does not retain any of the limestone casing near the pyramidion. The photo below the captioned one is Khufu’s pyramid.

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      • You are right – I stand corrected and have changed my Blog accordingly – You must know Egypt well – have you been there – thanks for your input

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