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Aswan High Dam/ Lake Nasser

Lake Nasser, located in southern Egypt and northern Sudan,  is one of the biggest man-made lakes in the world. It was created  when the Aswan High Dam was built between 1960 and 1970. The Nile River is its primary inflow and … 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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ABU SIMBEL – SOME MIRACLES HAPPEN TWICE

The bus, which brought us from the airport, joined other buses in a parking lot near a large hill. Once our group was together we started walking up a sandy path. Our guide told us to be patient, that we … Continue reading

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RAMSES II MULTIPLIED BY FOUR – IT IS A MATTER OF SIZE

RAMSES II CONFIRMED HIS POWER WITH  REPLICAS OF HIMSELF – AND HIS  STATUS CAN BE FOUND ALL OVER EGYPT STILL TODAY.  BUT IN ABU SIMBEL HIS POWER WAS MULTIPLIED BY FOUR. IT CAN’T HAVE HURT HIS EGO, BUT THESE COLOSSAL FIGURES IN FRONT OF THE TEMPLE, HAD AN … Continue reading

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RAMSES II – CAN HE GET EVEN TALLER?

The photo I posted a few days ago of a statue of Ramses II at Karnak Temple in Luxor  made him look like a giant. But it is a small giant compared to the statues he had built of himself at Abu Simbel, in … Continue reading

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Ramesses II Visiting Paris

You don’t have to be alive when you visit Paris – but you have to be a pharaoh, and not just any pharaoh – but Ramesses the Great Regarded as the most powerful pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, he ruled for more than sixty years (1279 … Continue reading

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