Tag Archives: Temples

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

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Photo of Week – The Key of Life

  …….called ANKH by the Egyptians.   It is one of the most recognized symbols from Ancient Egypt dating c.3150 – 2613 BC -the Early Dynastic Period, symbolizing both mortal existence and the afterlife.             … Continue reading

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Egypt- Photos Of The Week – McDonalds and Mercedes Benz

Famous Name  Brands have a way of creeping  into the most unexpected corners of the world           More from Egypt Soon Brigitte

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PICTURE OF THE WEEK – SHAME ON US!

IS THIS THE ONLY WAY WE CAN HONOR THE ANCIENT EGYPTIANS  FOR SHARING THEIR CULTURE WITH US? More from Egypt soon Brigitte

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QUEEN HATSHEPSUT’S MAGIC

Pharaoh Hatshepsut ruled Egypt for more than 20 years. She was the longest reigning female in Egypt’s history, and considered one of Egypt’s most successful pharaohs. During her reign, unlike other rulers of the 18th dynasty, she was more interested in ensuring economic prosperity, … Continue reading

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EGYPT’S DAILY LIFE — THE PAST AND THE FUTURE

WHEN WE THINK OF ANCIENT TEMPLES, AND BURIAL SITES LIKE THE VALLEY OF THE KINGS, TOURISTS COME TO MIND. WE SEE BUSES SPITTING OUT GROUPS OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE COME FROM FAR AWAY TO CATCH A CLIMPSE OF THE PAST. I … Continue reading

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EGYPT’S ANCIENT MONUMENTS MAKE US LOOK LIKE ANTS.

WHEN STANDING NEXT TO AN ANCIENT EGYPTIAN TEMPLE, OR COLUMN, OR STATUE WE CAN’T HELP BUT FEEL SMALL, TINY, HARDLY THERE – THEY TOWER OVER US, AND WHEN WE LOOK AT OUR PHOTOS ONCE BACK HOME IT IS LIKE FINDING WALDO. WHERE ARE WE? … Continue reading

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EGYPT HAD A FEMALE PHARAOH 3000 YEARS AGO AND THE US IS STILL WAITING FOR A FEMALE COMMANDER IN CHIEF!

Standing in front of the  Mummy wrapped in a beige linen cloth exposing only feet, arms, and the head, it was hard for me to think of this small, shrunken person as one of Egypt’s greatest pharaohs, Queen Hatshepsut. Her last resting place is in … Continue reading

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A MATTER OF SIZE – SMALL PEOPLE OR TOO BIG HEADS?

HOW TALL WERE THE ANCIENT EGYPTIANS? OR THE IMAGE THEY HAD OF THEMSELVES? MAYBE ONE EXPLANATION IS THAT THIS FUNERARY TEMPLE WAS BUILT AROUND 1340 B.C. BY  RAMSES II, THE FAMOUS AND LONG REIGNING PHARAOH. HE WAS IN POWER OVER 6O … Continue reading

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK – PHARAOHS AND CELL PHONES

Who is this guard talking to? Could it be that pharaohs have cell phones too now? More from Egypt soon                                  Brigitte

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