Category Archives: Ancient Stones

Luxor – Room With A View

It is often said that Luxor has the biggest museum in the world – KARNAK – but it also has one of the most beautiful hotels. The Winter Palace. The lush tropical fauna surrounding the swimming pool in the back … Continue reading

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Photo Of The Week – With Or Without A Head

Even when you have lost your head others still admire and point to  you …… This is part of the Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III at Medinet Habu –  an important New Kingdom structure on the West Bank of Luxor … Continue reading

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Photo Of The Week – Can Feet Tell

…..how tall and big a person is? If the answer is yes this was a really colossal statue. A pity the rest of it got lost.                             … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – REALLY?

What do you think? Do those little red stones really keep up the granite blocks?           More from Egypt soon Brigitte

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Egypt – New Discoveries

Archaeologists discover three ancient tombs in Egypt 15 August 2017 From the section Middle East Image caption A sarcophagus from one of the three tombs found at burial grounds south of Cairo Archaeologists have discovered three tombs that date back … Continue reading

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Egypt’s Artefacts Coming Home!

    Egypt restores 484 artefacts from abroad: Antiquities Minister Al-Masry Al-Youm Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi held on Saturday a meeting with Prime Minister Sherif Esmail and Antiquities Minister Khaled Anani to discuss recent Egyptian archaeological discoveries and artefacts … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – Bigger than Life

Everything being equal – but was it the case in Ancient Egypt? No, the Ancient Egyptians saw themselves as bigger, taller, and stronger than ordinary mortals.                             … Continue reading

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK – THE SPHINX

How many sphinxes are there in Egypt? Whenever the Sphinx is mentioned the picture that comes up in most people’s mind is the image of the Great Sphinx of Giza. It is the most famous, it is the biggest, but there are … Continue reading

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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? … Continue reading

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Luxor Temple – People or Ants?

How small we humans look compared to images the Ancient Egyptians left of themselves.   More from Egypt soon Brigitte

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