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Ancient Mymmy discovered near Luxor

Ancient Egyptian mummy discovered ‘in very good condition’ Spanish archaeologists find remains in tomb said to date from between 1075BC and 664BC near Luxor in southern Egypt Sarcophagus containing the mummy that has been found near Luxor. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images … Continue reading

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EGYPT’S DAILY LIFE – HOLDING YOUR HEAD UP HIGH

Since ancient times in many countries like India, Africa, Egypt and the southern states in the US, just to name a few, people transported – balanced – goods on to top of their head. And in Egypt today it is a way to carry something … 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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EGYPT’S DAILY LIFE – EVERY BIT HELPS!

When this mother standing on the banks of the Nile saw our boat come closer she send her two boys in a rowing boat to meet us and offer us some fruit and a few trinkets .   We didn’t want fruit or … Continue reading

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MISTAKES CAN TELL THE STORY

Without the beautiful wall paintings in the Tombs of the Pharaohs and Nobles as well as  in many Temples we would not know as much about Ancient Egypt as we do. The images tell us about their life and death, who … Continue reading

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EGYPT – HOW MUCH LUCK DOES IT NEED?

Since Ancient Egyptian times SCARABS have been a sign of Good Luck, fending off bad spirits. This believe has survived into modern times and every tourist who has come to Egypt did not leave without at least one, or like … Continue reading

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EGYPT – TRAVEL LIGHTLY!!!!

The definition of a Globetrotter is someone who travels widely and often. So after I travelled for three weeks from Aswan in Upper Egypt, via Luxor, via Cairo to Alexandria in Lower Egypt  I thought I qualified    – but there was a … Continue reading

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A COW, A CAT, A VULTURE – A GODDESS?

The sun was setting on a day I never wanted to end. The ruins of the temple started to throw their shadows on the long alleys before them, and as they had done for thousands of years would soon disappear into … Continue reading

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NEFERTITI – QUEEN OF EGYPT REBORN A 100 YEARS AGO

If you are in Berlin between December 6, 2012 and April 13. 2013,  you can meet the Egyptian Queen Nefertiti, the wife of Pharaoh Akhenaton (1353 -1336 B.C.) Today on  December 6, 2012,  in honor of the centenary of the discovery of the … Continue reading

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VISITING EGYPT IS SAFE AGAIN!

Since the Revolution in 2011 we were warned not to travel to Egypt because it was dangerous. We heard stories about tourists being kidnapped, harassed and pictures on the television of gangs battling in the streets made us believe it … Continue reading

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