Explore Life as an Ancient Egyptian at Deir el-Medina

No site in all of Egypt has contributed more to our understanding of everyday village life for the common Egyptian than Deir el-Medina. Often referred to as “The Valley of the Workers”, Deir el-Medina is home to the remains of an ancient Egyptian settlement which would have been simply known as Pa Demi (“The Village”) … Continue reading Explore Life as an Ancient Egyptian at Deir el-Medina

Luxor Temple By Night

Built by New Kingdom pharaoh Amenhotep III (1390-52 BC) and situated parallel to the banks of the Nile, right smack dab in the heart of modern day Luxor (the city would have been known as Thebes to the ancient Egyptians), Luxor Temple by night is a hauntingly magical and wonderfully atmospheric experience not to be … Continue reading Luxor Temple By Night

Exploring Edfu Temple

Almost completely buried in the desert sands when French Egyptologist Auguste Mariette stumbled across the site in 1860, the temple at Edfu had been completely consumed by the village. The roof of the sanctuary area was covered in mud-brick houses, exposed parts of the temple were filled with stables and storehouses, and the inner chambers … Continue reading Exploring Edfu Temple

Kom Ombo Temple

Dedicated both to the crocodile god Sobek, and Haroeris the falcon headed god, the Temple of Kom Ombo lies directly on a prominent bend in the Nile, a fertile place where sacred crocodiles would once gather and sunbathe on the riverbanks during the times of the ancient Egyptians. Originally commissioned by Ptolemy VI, most of … Continue reading Kom Ombo Temple