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Tag Archives: Pharaoh
Photo of the Week – Bigger than Life
Everything being equal – but was it the case in Ancient Egypt? No, the Ancient Egyptians saw themselves as bigger, taller, and stronger than ordinary mortals. … Continue reading
Posted in Ancient Stones, Egypt, Luxor, Tourism, Travel Tagged Pharaoh, Ramses II 2 Comments
PHOTO OF THE WEEK – THE SPHINX
How many sphinxes are there in Egypt? Whenever the Sphinx is mentioned the picture that comes up in most people’s mind is the image of the Great Sphinx of Giza. It is the most famous, it is the biggest, but there are … Continue reading
Posted in Ancient Stones, Egypt, Tourism, Travel Tagged Giza, Memphis, Pharaoh, Pharaoh Djoser, The Sphinx 2 Comments
Pahraoh Ramses II – Even the Great Can Fall
Ramses II was one of Egypt’s longest reigning pharaohs – over 65 years – he died when he was in his 90s. His statues, bigger than life, bigger than anything, can be found all over Egypt. But even the biggest can … Continue reading
PHOTO OF THE WEEK – AVOIDING THE TOURISTS
If you don’t like crowds and want to avoid being one of a group pushing along through Luxor Temple, making it difficult to see well, or anything at all, you have to go and visit soon. I know first hand what it feels like to be … Continue reading
Posted in Ancient Stones, Egypt, Luxor, Pharaohs Tagged Ancient Egypt, archaeology, Bucket List, Egypt, Luxor Temple, Pharaoh, Pharaohs, photography, Photos, ruins, Tourism, travel, Travelling Leave a comment
PHARAOHS – MUMMIFIED FOR THE AFTERLIFE.
It is well known and well documented that the Ancient Egyptians mummified their pharaohs in preparation for the afterlife. The process, including 40 days of soaking the body in natron, could take up to 70 days before it was ready to be wrapped … Continue reading
PHOTO OF THE WEEK – KARNAK TEMPLE AT NIGHT
When visiting Egypt a must see always is the Temple of Karnak in Luxor. And I am sure that most of you who have visited Egypt did see this wonderful testimony of the Ancient World. But did you see it at night? – The Sound … Continue reading
Posted in Ancient Stones, Egypt, Luxor, Pharaohs, Temple of Karnak Tagged Karnak, Magic, Mystery of Ancient Temples, Nightlife, Pharaoh Leave a comment
EGYPT’S QUEENS HAVE A VALLEY OF THE KINGS TOO!
Most of us have heard of the VALLEY OF THE KINGS near Luxor, where many of Egypt’s Pharaohs were buried. But how many of us know that there is also a VALLEY OF THE QUEENS? I certainly didn’t and was … Continue reading
TUTANKHAMUN’S NEW HOME- A REPLICA TOMB
CNN) — By Barry Neild It’s not quite the Mummy Returns — more like an attempt to stop the Mummy disappearing in the first place. Archeological experts have built an exact, full-sized replica of King Tutankhamun’s tomb in Egypt, recreating every … Continue reading
Posted in Egypt, Luxor. Valley of the Kings, Pharaohs, Tomb Wall Paintings, Tourism, Tutankhamun Tagged Afterlife, Barry Neild, CNN, Laser Scanners, Murals, Pharaoh, Tomb Paintings Leave a comment
PYRAMIDS BIGGER THAN LIFE – PHOTO FO THE WEEK
THE PYRAMIDS ON THE GIZA PLATEAU DWARF ANYTHING AND ANYBODY – ….AND EVEN IF THE PYRAMID IS NOT ONE OF THE THREE BIGS ONES BELONGING TO PHARAOH KHUFU, OR KHAFRA OR MENKAURA, BUT A SMALLER ONE LIKE THIS ONE WHERE … Continue reading
Posted in Cairo, Egypt, Pyramids Tagged Ants, Dwarf, Giza Plateau, Pharaoh, Pyramids, Royal Wife 2 Comments
PHOTO OF THE WEEK – WINE – PLEASURE OF THE PHARAOHS
These pictures of different wine jugs carved into the walls of a temple at Medina Habu are telling us that the Ancient Egyptians already liked wine More from Egypt soon Brigitte