Tag Archives: Pharaohs

Photo Of The Week – Can Feet Tell

…..how tall and big a person is? If the answer is yes this was a really colossal statue. A pity the rest of it got lost.                             … Continue reading

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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

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK —— AND WHEN YOU STOP CRUISING

——– and you stay at the Winter Palace Hotel, this is the view from your window! The Nile and the Valley of the Kings in the distance – picture perfect! More from Egypt soon Brigitte                                                        

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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

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OMAR SHARIF AND THE OTHER EGYPTIAN MEN

               Omar Sharif was born in Egypt and became an international super star. Do you remember Doctor Zhivago? Women were swooning about him and still do. The other day I mentioned his name  to a friend, and  with a dreamy expression,  she … Continue reading

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GODS ARE BIGGER THAN HUMANS

I never thought of myself as short, but while visiting Egypt I felt that I wasn’t even there when I stood next to a statue of a God or a Pharaoh. The Pharaohs saw themselves as Gods and the size of the statues built in their … Continue reading

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GIZA PLATEAU – TOMBS OF THE PYRAMID BUILDERS

The burial places of the Pharaoh’s  –  the pyramids and the tombs in the Valley of the Kings –  have dazzled the world since their discovery. But where are ordinary people buried and how? People like the workers who helped build the pyramids? … Continue reading

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TOMB PAINTINGS BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE

“Come I want to show you something,” Abdul said while we got out of the car. Walking up the hill towards a pile of stones that must have been a  house a long time ago, I was wondering what there … Continue reading

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EGYPT – IS IT SAFE TO BE A TOURIST?

Hello Everyone After my first visit to Egypt in 2010, I planned another visit soon. But due to the revolution in Jan of 2011 and unrest in November 2011, it was delayed until February 2012 Before leaving for Cairo my friends and family asked me with … Continue reading

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