Category Archives: Luxor

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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The Snake Charmer

It was a hot afternoon in Luxor and we had just finished lunch. Our driver Ahmed came to pick us up, but we did not have a real destination for the rest of the afternoon. Suddenly Liz got an idea. … Continue reading

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Archaeologists Accidentally Discover 3,000-YEAR-OLD Royal Tomb in Egypt

ARCHAEOLOGISTS have uncovered a 3,000-year-old tomb believed to be of a royal Egyptian scribe in the vast necropolis at ancient Thebes. By SOFIA PETKAR PUBLISHED: 17:37, Fri, Feb 3, 2017 | UPDATED: 18:13, Fri, Feb 3, 2017   WASEDA UNIVERSITY … Continue reading

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Ancient Mymmy discovered near Luxor

Ancient Egyptian mummy discovered ‘in very good condition’ Spanish archaeologists find remains in tomb said to date from between 1075BC and 664BC near Luxor in southern Egypt Sarcophagus containing the mummy that has been found near Luxor. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images … 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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PHOTO OF THE WEEK – TRUE SMILES ARE FOREVER

Despite the ravages of time during a few thousand years – they have not robbed this royal statue of her beauty, her youth or her smile – a smile really is forever! More from Egypt soon Brigitte      

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK – AVOIDING THE TOURISTS

If you don’t like crowds and want to avoid being one of a group pushing along through Luxor Temple, making it difficult to  see well, or anything at all, you have to go and visit soon. I know first hand what it feels like to be … Continue reading

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A PHARAOH HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT

The mummy of Ramses I   has been a guest in Canada and the United States for more than 140 years. But during his stay he was not awarded due respect, because there was nobody around who was interested to know the identity of the brittle corpse … Continue reading

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EGYPT’S DAILY LIFE – HYGIENE

If you don’t have a bathroom the village fountain is all you need to clean your teeth! More From Egypt Soon Brigitte            

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MARKET DAY – ORGANIC FOOD ONLY

Twice a week, Tuesdays and Saturdays it’s market day in this country village on the West Bank near Luxor. If you buy fruit, vegetables, a live duck or a live chicken  it is all organic.             … Continue reading

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