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Category Archives: Luxor
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
Posted in Ancient Stones, Egypt, Luxor Tagged Agatha Christie, Karnak, Oasis, Rivers, The Nile Leave a comment
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
Posted in Ancient Stones, Egypt, Excavations, Luxor, Travel Tagged Medina Habu, New Kingdom, Statues, Temples Leave a comment
New Discovery of 3,500 Year-Old-Tombe
Please click on the picture to read the article – very interesting and the photos are amazing More From Egypt Soon Brigitte
Posted in Egypt, Excavations, Luxor, Tombs, Tourism, Travel Tagged Archaeologists, Goldsmith, Tombs 1 Comment
Egypt – Celebrating Eid Al Fitr
Eid Al Fitr is an important religious holiday marking the end of Ramadan the Islamic holy month of fasting. Quiet by coincidence I was in Luxor at that time. I had learned how important this celebration is for Egyptians and was looking forward to it. … Continue reading
Posted in Egypt, Islam, Luxor, Religion Tagged Animals, celebrations, Eid al Fitr, Lamb 2 Comments
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
Posted in Ancient Stones, Egypt, Luxor, Tourism, Travel Tagged Pharaoh, Ramses II 2 Comments
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
Posted in Egypt, Islam, Luxor, Religion, Travel Tagged Cobras, Garden Snakes, Luxor, Snake Charmer, Snakes 4 Comments
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
Posted in Egypt, Excavations, Luxor, Travel Tagged Baboons, Nubia, Osiris and Iris, Ra-Atum, Waseda University 1 Comment
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
Posted in Ancient Stones, Egypt, Luxor, Temple of Karnak, Travel Tagged Abu Simbel, Ramses II, Stone Carvings, Temples, Waldo 9 Comments
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
Posted in Excavations, Luxor, Tourism, Travel Tagged Ancient Egypt, archaeology, Ciaro, Egypt, Luxor, Mummies, New Discoveries, Spanish Archaeologist, travel 2 Comments
Luxor Temple – People or Ants?
How small we humans look compared to images the Ancient Egyptians left of themselves. More from Egypt soon Brigitte
Posted in Ancient Stones, Egypt, Luxor, Tourism, Travel Tagged Ants, Luxor Temple, tourists 2 Comments