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Sunday, October 23, 2011

First Nation-State Still Amazing

The temples and tombs continue to amaze and baffle. But it's not just the size or scale of the works, it's the sheer volume produced. Much of it, seemingly, not just to make for those in the upper eschelons, but a work created out of love for beautiful objects. Talk about making to last - some are over 3000 years old.  There is just not enough time to see and contemplate all this beauty!

Here's what we ooh-ed and aah-ed about between Aswan and Luxor:

Tombs of the Nobles at Aswan

 Abu Simbel Temple
Key to the temple
Ramses II, ego problems?

Kom Ombo


Offerings for horus

Temple of Hatshepsut

The only female pharaoh

Karnak Temple
134 of these massive columns in the hypostyle hall

For Amun

Learning about plants and animals in the Botanical Hall

 Valley of the Nobles

Check out the braids on this girl
Inside my favorite Noble tomb: Menna

Tomb of Sennefer

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