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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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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 – MUD BRICKS

Hearing about MUD Bricks I am sure you don’t think of something that will last a long time. But as this wall of Mud Bricks in the Temple Complex of Karnak in Luxor tells us, they do. We don’t know exactly how … Continue reading

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