Monday, March 26, 2018

Tuesday Treasures

Tom the backroads traveller hosts this weekly meme. 



November 2007 - Cairo Egypt

More Egypt treasures.


We visited Luxor when we were on the Nile cruise in Egypt in 2007. It was quite spectacular and the size is immense. It was late afternoon when we visited.




Luxor Temple Dates from around 1392 BC.




It is close to the Nile and laid out parallel to the riverbank. The temple was built by Amenhotep III (1390-52 BC) but completed by Tutankhamun (1336-27 BC) and Horemheb (1323-1295 BC) and then added to by Rameses II (1279-13 BC).




The temple area now known as Luxor was called Ipt rsyt, the "southern sanctuary", referring to the holy of holies at the temples southern end, wherein the principal god, Amun "preeminent in his sanctuary", dwelt. His name was later shortened to Amenemope. This Amun was a fertility god, and his statue was modeled on that of the similarly Min of Coptos.

 












































I spotted these kids watching us from a nearby school.



In the distance as we left Luxor.


Once we got back to the ship a few of us decided to check out Luxor before dinner.

By carriage.






Back on board for dinner. Cool looking label.




Entertaining servers.





After dinner entertainment, a whirling dervish.




A belly dancer.



John providing more entertainment.




4 comments:

  1. Amazing shots! I'd love to see Luxor someday.

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  2. ...ancient treasures indeed! Jackie thanks for sharing another of your exciting adventures. Enjoy your week.

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  3. Wow, super photos. Thanks for sharing

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