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Tag Archives: heat
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
Posted in Ancient Stones, Egypt, Temple of Karnak Tagged Bricks, Climate, Construction, heat, Rain, Weather 1 Comment
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
Posted in Ancient Stones, Egypt Tagged Abu Simbel, Aswan High Dam, heat, Husband, Lake Nasser, Planes, Queen Nefertari, Ramses II, tourists, water, Wife 6 Comments
PHOTO OF THE WEEK – DON’T THEY LOVE ME ANYMORE?
How can all these people ignore me like this? Don’t they know who I am? Don’t they know that I am and have been the symbol of Egypt for thousand of years. They call me the GREAT SPHINX OF GIZA standing on the Giza … Continue reading
Posted in Ancient Stones, Egypt, Pharaohs Tagged Giza, heat, love, Passion, Sunshine, The Sphinx Leave a comment
KARNAK TEMPLE – MORE THAN ANCIENT STONES
Visiting Karnak Temple during my last trip I had forgotten how brutal Egypt’s sun is at noon. When I arrived at the site around 11.45 am and saw the tourists going back to their air-conditioned buses I realized that my timing was off. It is early in the … Continue reading
Posted in Ancient Stones, Egypt, Islam, Luxor, Pharaohs, Tourism, Travel Tagged Enviroment, heat, Oasis, Palm Trees, Sunshine, water Leave a comment
SAQQARA -THERE IS MORE THAN A PYRAMID AND SAND
When thinking of Egypt, we see images of the desert, yellow sand, a burning sun, and dryness. Especially at Saqqara where the Step Pyramid, the first pyramid ever built, is surrounded by sand as far as the eye can see. But going … Continue reading