Egypt Vacation - March 17 - 31, 2006
Page One of Ten
Looking at the site in Cairo where former Egyptian
President Anwar Sadat was assassinated by terrorists.
At Temple of Karnak - The heart of the complex is the
Temple of Amun, dedicated to the king of the gods. The
temple was buried under sand for more than 1000 years
before excavation work begain in the mid-19th century
and continues today.
At Karnak - note pharaohs holding Nile River symbol of life.
You see this symbol often in Egypt.
Donkeys carrying all kinds of goods are seen throughout
the country. This shot was taken just outside the Temple
of Karnak. You can see the multitute of tourist shops behind
the donkey cart.
There were a bunch of goats wandering around in
front of the Temple of Karnak. This one had just
checked out the garbage bin.
School kids at a school established by Italian nuns. These kids
wanted me to take their picture so they could see themselves
on my camera screen.
Luxor Temple in town of Luxor at dusk.
Huge statues of Pharaoh Ramses II in front.
Dedicated to the Theban triad of gods Amun, Mut and Khonsu.
It was largely completed by the 18th dynasty pharaoh Amenhotep III
(1390-1352 BC) and added to during the reign of Ramses II.
Egyptian temples typically have tall pylons like this at the gateway
to the temples.
Head of Ramses II - he was always portrayed with
that peaceful expression on his face.
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