Category Archives: Temple of Karnak

Photo of Week – The Key of Life

  …….called ANKH by the Egyptians.   It is one of the most recognized symbols from Ancient Egypt dating c.3150 – 2613 BC -the Early Dynastic Period, symbolizing both mortal existence and the afterlife.             … Continue reading

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MISTAKES CAN TELL THE STORY

Without the beautiful wall paintings in the Tombs of the Pharaohs and Nobles as well as  in many Temples we would not know as much about Ancient Egypt as we do. The images tell us about their life and death, who … Continue reading

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PICTURE OF OF THE WEEK – MUDBRICKS

How long can bricks made of mud and straw last? A long, long time. This brick is from a structure in the Temple of Karnak which was built thousand of years go. The dry climate and little rain helped to preserve it. … Continue reading

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IT’S A MATTER OF SIZE- ARE HUMANS REALY THAT SMALL?

WE KNEW THAT THE ANCIENT EGYPTIANS WERE ABLE TO BUILD TALL, TALL COLUMNS – but why – WERE THE TRYING TO MAKE US LOOK SMALL? Why otherwise can 7 people look so tiny? More from Egypt soon Brigitte

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK – EVERLASTING BEAUTY

THIS BEAUTIFUL SMILE CAPTURED THOUSAND OF YEARS AGO IS STILL WELCOMING US IN THE TEMPLE OF KARNAK TODAY! More from Egypt soon Brigitte

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK – NO FACE NEEDED

The thousand of years since Pharaoh Ramses II was alive have robbed his statue in the Temple of Karnak of its face – but even without it, he has lost none of his might! Time has been kinder to his wife who is … Continue reading

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK – KARNAK TEMPLE AT NIGHT

When visiting Egypt a must see always is the Temple of Karnak in Luxor. And I am sure that most of you who have visited Egypt did see this wonderful testimony of the Ancient World. But did you see it at night? – The Sound … 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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PHOTO OF THE WEEK – AVENUE OF THE SPHINXES – LUXOR

A CLOSE UP OF ONE OF THE SPHINXES ALONG THE 1.2 MILE LONG AVENUE, CALLED THE AVENUE OF THE SPHINXES CONNECTING THE LUXOR TEMPLE WITH SOUTHERN END OT KARNAK TEMPLE. More from Egypt soon Brigitte  

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EGYPT’S OBELISKS – WHERE ARE THEY TODAY?

An OBELISK is a tall four-sided pillar ending in a pyramid-like shape on top.  They came in pairs and were placed in front of temples, one on each side of the entrance. When QUEEN HATSHEPSUT, Egypt’s first female pharaoh who reigned Egypt … Continue reading

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