Category Archives: Temple of Karnak

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 Advertisements

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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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OPEN MUSEUM AT KARNAK

The Karnak Temple Complex in Luxor is often called the biggest outdoor museum in the world. But the last time I visited, a friend of mine said: “You must not miss to see the “Open Museum.” Open  Museum? I was puzzled, “But … Continue reading

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EGYPT HAD A FEMALE PHARAOH 3000 YEARS AGO AND THE US IS STILL WAITING FOR A FEMALE COMMANDER IN CHIEF!

Standing in front of the  Mummy wrapped in a beige linen cloth exposing only feet, arms, and the head, it was hard for me to think of this small, shrunken person as one of Egypt’s greatest pharaohs, Queen Hatshepsut. Her last resting place is in … Continue reading

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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK – WAITING FOR TOURISTS

  ……….AND WHEN WILL THEY BE BACK? THESE PEOPLE AND ANCIENT SITES  FEEL LONELY AND NEED THE TOURISTS!     More from Egypt soon                Brigitte

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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK – FALLING STONES?

DO YOU THINK THEY MIGHT FALL DOWN? NO THEY WON’T- THEY HAVE BEEN SITTING, HANGING, BALANCING FOR MANY, MANY YEARS – SOME OF THEM FOR THOUSAND OF YEARS! More from Egypt soon Brigitte

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PHARAOH’S TEMPLES AND PALACES

After one week of  visiting many temples of worship, from Cairo to Luxor,  I asked Ahmed, our guide, “Where did the Pharaohs live?” “In palaces, which don’t exist anymore, but don’t worry they lived in great splendor,” he answered. I had no doubt that they … Continue reading

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK – WAS RAMSES II REALLY THAT TALL?

………….OR ARE THESE TOURISTS  MIDGETS ? This Statue of Ramses II is standing at Karnak Temple. The small statue between his legs is his son. More from Egypt soon Brigitte

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EGYPT’S MIGHTY PAST – HABIBTI YA MASR

KARNAK TEMPLE  never loses its magic for me and I can not imagine a visit to Egypt without walking again through the GREAT HYPOSTYLE HALL. It is a humbling and exhilarating experience. Humbling because when gently touching one of the columns … Continue reading

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