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Tag Archives: Statues
Photo Of The Week – With Or Without A Head
Even when you have lost your head others still admire and point to you …… This is part of the Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III at Medinet Habu – an important New Kingdom structure on the West Bank of Luxor … Continue reading
Posted in Ancient Stones, Egypt, Excavations, Luxor, Travel Tagged Medina Habu, New Kingdom, Statues, Temples Leave a comment
PHOTO OF THE WEEK – TRUE SMILES ARE FOREVER
Despite the ravages of time during a few thousand years – they have not robbed this royal statue of her beauty, her youth or her smile – a smile really is forever! More from Egypt soon Brigitte
Posted in Egypt, Luxor, Travel Tagged Royal Women, Statues, Temple of Luxor 2 Comments
PHOTO OF THE WEEK – NO FACE NEEDED
The thousand of years since Pharaoh Ramses II was alive have robbed his statue in the Temple of Karnak of its face – but even without it, he has lost none of his might! Time has been kinder to his wife who is … Continue reading
Posted in Ancient Stones, Art, Egypt, Luxor, Pharaohs, Temple of Karnak Tagged Ancient Egypt, Chief Qujeen, Power, Ramses II, Statues, Temple of Karnak Leave a comment
OPEN MUSEUM AT KARNAK
The Karnak Temple Complex in Luxor is often called the biggest outdoor museum in the world. But the last time I visited, a friend of mine said: “You must not miss to see the “Open Museum.” Open Museum? I was puzzled, “But … Continue reading
Posted in Ancient Stones, Egypt, Luxor, Temple of Karnak Tagged Bathrooms, Museum, Outdoor, Statues, Tombs, Trees 2 Comments
PHOTO OF THE WEEK – WHAT SIZE SHOES DID RAMSES II WEAR?
IT IS A MATTER OF SIZE —– Looking at these feet, maybe he didn’t wear shoes? The feet are part of a broken statue of Ramses II – which stood at the Ramesseum, on the West Bank of the Nile, near Luxor. Ramses … Continue reading
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PHOTO OF THE WEEK – IT IS A MATTER Of SIZE
Do you know the game books “Find Waldo?” Where is Waldo in this picture? The Colossal of Memnon, 63 feet high, sitting on a 9 feet base, makes it difficult to find him. The statue was part of the funerary temple of Amenhoteb the 3rd, which was destroyed … Continue reading
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
Posted in Egypt, Luxor, Luxor. Valley of the Kings, Pharaohs, Tourism, Travel Tagged Ancient Egypt, Cult, Gods, Humans, Pharaohs, Size, Statues 3 Comments