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Category Archives: Valley of the Kings
Valley of the Kings and it’s Countryside
Despite the millions of tourists who have visited the Valley of the Kings for hundreds of years, the countryside around it has not changed much. It is not very populated, well toiled and planted. The peacefulness that surrounds these fields, … Continue reading
Posted in Egypt, Luxor. Valley of the Kings, Tourism, Travel, Valley of the Kings Tagged Fields, Meadows, Palm Trees, The Afterlife 2 Comments
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
Posted in Egypt, Luxor, Luxor. Valley of the Kings, Pharaohs, Sailing, Tourism, Travel, Valley of the Kings Tagged Boats, Ferries, Motorboar, Sailing, The Nile, water Leave a comment
PAPYRUS — BEFORE WE WRITE ON IT
WHEN WE HEAR SOMEBODY MENTION ANCIENT SCROLLS THE FIRST THING THAT TO COME TO MIND IS THE GOLD TONED PAPYRUS – THE FIRST PAPER – FOR LACK OF A BETTER WORD – THAT WAS USED TO RECORD HISTORY. BUT HOW DOES IT LOOK … Continue reading
Posted in Art, Egypt, Valley of the Kings Tagged Ancient Egypt, food, Fragrance., Gardens, Papyrus, plants, Scrolls 2 Comments
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
Posted in Egypt, Luxor. Valley of the Kings, Tutankhamun, Valley of the Kings Tagged Basel, Howard Cater, Humidity, Preservation, Queen Nefertari, Ramses II, Replicas, Seti, Switzerland, Tomb, Tutankhamun, Zurich Leave a comment
AY WHO? PHARAOH WHO?
I knew nothing about Ancient Egypt before I visited the country — and when I did I was one of countless tourists who are shown the most impressive temples, and told about the most important pharaohs. Understandably, because during a … Continue reading
Posted in Ancient Stones, Egypt, Pharaohs, Tutankhamun, Valley of the Kings Tagged Akhenaten, Ankhesenamun, Pharaoh Ay, Stones, SUV, Tutankhamun, Vizier 1 Comment
DOWNTON ABBEY’S CONNECTION TO EGYPT
Like millions of infatuated followers of DOWNTON ABBEY, now in its 4th Season, I am glued to my television set on Sunday nights. During a recent interview of the present owners, The Earl of Carnarvon and Lady Carnarvon, they talked about … Continue reading
Posted in Egypt, Pharaohs, Tutankhamun, Valley of the Kings Tagged Downton Abbey, England, Highclere Castle, Howard Carter, Lord Carnarvon, Television, Tomb of Tutankhamun 5 Comments
EGYPT’S HOT AIR BALLOONS ARE UP UP AND AWAY AGAIN
TWO WEEKS AGO EGYPT RESUMED THE HOT AIR BALLOONS SIGHTSEEING IN LUXOR ****************************************************************************** Getting up at 4 am was hard. It was dark outside, and I wondered why I had agreed to take a hot air balloon ride. In total darkness … Continue reading
Posted in Ancient Stones, Egypt, Luxor. Valley of the Kings, Pharaohs, Tutankhamun, Valley of the Kings Tagged Burial Grounds, Eternity, Hot Air Balloons, Magic, Pharaohs, Secrets 10 Comments
PHOTO OF THE WEEK – EYES ARE THE WINDOWS OF THE SOUL
Is she asking, the man we can’t see, for forgiveness? Visiting a local market in a small village on the West Bank – near Luxor on the day of Eid al-Adha – the Holiest Day of the year for Muslims all over … Continue reading
Posted in Egypt, Islam, Luxor, Travel, Valley of the Kings Tagged Eid al-Adha, Eyes, Faith, Forgiveness, holidays, Market, Muslims, religion, Soul 1 Comment
PHOTO OF THE WEEK – IT IS A MATTER Of SIZE
Do you know the game books “Find Waldo?” Where is Waldo in this picture? The Colossal of Memnon, 63 feet high, sitting on a 9 feet base, makes it difficult to find him. The statue was part of the funerary temple of Amenhoteb the 3rd, which was destroyed … Continue reading
EGYPT – ANOTHER VISIT?
…………….yes another visit, my third visit! …. and this time I am not going through a travel agent, but, with the help of some friends, have made my own travel arrangements and reservations. I will spend 9 days in Luxor in Upper … Continue reading
Posted in Cairo, Egypt, Islam, Luxor, Luxor. Valley of the Kings, Muslims, Tourism, Travel, Valley of the Kings Tagged Abraham, celebrations, Eid al-Adha, Muslims, Ram, travelling single Leave a comment