Category Archives: Luxor. Valley of the Kings

 EGYPT’S DAILY LIFE – CROSSING THE NILE

THE QUICKEST WAY TO GO FROM THE EAST BANK OF THE NILE IN LUXOR, WHERE THE FAMOUS TEMPLE OF KARNAK IS LOCATED – ATTRACTING THOUSANDS OF VISITORS EVERY YEAR – TO THE WEST BANK TO VISIT HE VALLEY OF THE KINGS … Continue reading

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EGYPT’S QUEENS HAVE A VALLEY OF THE KINGS TOO!

Most of us have heard of the VALLEY OF THE KINGS near Luxor, where many of Egypt’s Pharaohs were buried. But how many of us know that there is also a VALLEY OF THE QUEENS? I certainly didn’t and was … Continue reading

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REPLICA OF TUTANKHAMUN’S TOMB OPENS TO THE PUBLIC

This is a very interesting article about how TUTANKHAMUN’S tomb was duplicated It appeared in the AL-TAHRIR NEWS IN May 2014 and was written by NEVINE ABDEL WAHAB Tutankhamun’s replica burial chamber (photo :Factum Arte) A replica of the tomb of Tutankhamun to aid … Continue reading

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IT IS A MATTER OF SIZE – BIGGER THAN LIFE AND BIGGER THAN MAN

CAN YOU FIND THE PERSON IN THIS PICTURE? HOW MANY MEN MUST IT HAVE TAKEN TO BUILT THESE COLUMNS? STANDING NEXT TO THEM ONE REALLY FEELS HUMBLED – I DID. More from Egypt soon Brigitte

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EGYPT’S WALL PAINTINGS – REAL OR FACSIMILES?

Is Egypt still  on your Bucket list? And you don’t know when you can go? The Metropolitan Museum in New York is a good alternative. Besides thousands and thousands of Egyptian artifacts, it has the totally reconstructed Temple of Dendur, the Tomb … Continue reading

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EGYPT’S ANCIENT STONES

Everything in Ancient Egypt was bigger than life — much bigger than life – -their pyramids, their temples, their statues, and their columns. How the Egyptians, so many years ago, were able to build monuments of that size is still a … Continue reading

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PICTURES OF THE WEEK – PILLARS HOLDING UP ANCIENT EGYPT’S HISTORY

EVERY COLUMN AND PILLAR WE SEE IN EGYPT TODAY IS PART OF A WORLD LONG GONE – BUT THEIR PRESENCE, THEIR OVERWHELMING SIZE, THE MESSAGES CARVED INTO THE STONE ARE STILL TELLING US HOW THAT WORLD USED TO BE.     More … Continue reading

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A MATTER OF SIZE – SMALL PEOPLE OR TOO BIG HEADS?

HOW TALL WERE THE ANCIENT EGYPTIANS? OR THE IMAGE THEY HAD OF THEMSELVES? MAYBE ONE EXPLANATION IS THAT THIS FUNERARY TEMPLE WAS BUILT AROUND 1340 B.C. BY  RAMSES II, THE FAMOUS AND LONG REIGNING PHARAOH. HE WAS IN POWER OVER 6O … Continue reading

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TUTANKHAMUN’S NEW HOME- A REPLICA TOMB

CNN) — By Barry Neild It’s not quite the Mummy Returns — more like an attempt to stop the Mummy disappearing in the first place. Archeological experts have built an exact, full-sized replica of King Tutankhamun’s tomb in Egypt, recreating every … Continue reading

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ROYAL MUMMIES – DISCOVERY OF 60 MUMMIES IN EGYPT’S VALEY OF THE KINGS

Nevine El-Aref, Monday 28 Apr 2014 Swiss archaeological mission finds cache of 18th dynasty royal mummies on Luxor’s West Bank A cache of royal mummies has been unearthed inside a rock-hewn tomb in the Valley of the Kings on Luxor’s … Continue reading

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