Adventure To The Valley Of The Kings

Sometime around the start of the New Kingdom, the pharaohs realized that, maybe, just maybe, it might be a good idea to hide their tombs a bit better. I guess they finally figured out that building a giant pyramid that could be seen for miles to mark the spot where you had just buried yourself …

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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