Luxor TempleWednesday September 15, 2004
Luxor Temple, East Bank, Luxor, Egypt 2004,travel, photography,favorites
Arival in Luxor. Up front, the Luxor Temple peacefull in the morning sun. Behind us, a persistant 'hotel owner' trying to hassle us into his postcard hotel to earn some commision. (Note: also many friendly people live in Luxor.)
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Ramses 3 TempleWednesday September 15, 2004
Ramses 3 Temple, Medinat Habu, West Bank, Luxor, Egypt 2004,travel, photography,favorites
Looking on to the front of the temple, with reliefs of Ramses battling Libyans.
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Ramses 3 TempleWednesday September 15, 2004
Ramses 3 Temple, Medinat Habu, West Bank, Luxor, Egypt 2004,travel, photography,favorites
Tomb Chapels of the Divine Adorers: indoor wall with some excelent hieroglyphs.
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Ramses 3 TempleWednesday September 15, 2004
Ramses 3 Temple, Medinat Habu, West Bank, Luxor, Egypt 2004,travel, photography,favorites
A closer look at the reliefs, basicly Ramses boasting about his victories. (kills counted by severed hands and genetials... maybe in the next Quake version?)
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Ramses 3 TempleWednesday September 15, 2004
Ramses 3 Temple, Medinat Habu, West Bank, Luxor, Egypt 2004,travel, photography,favorites
First Court: giant statues (...Ramses I presume?). Note the woman near the left statue for an idea of scale.
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Ramses 3 TempleWednesday September 15, 2004
Ramses 3 Temple, Medinat Habu, West Bank, Luxor, Egypt 2004,travel, photography,favorites
Huge pillars and walls covered with hieroglyphs. On some the paint is still preserved.
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Ramses 3 TempleWednesday September 15, 2004
Ramses 3 Temple, Medinat Habu, West Bank, Luxor, Egypt 2004,travel, photography,favorites
Second Court: if it wasn't for the roof, this would be a very nice casa to live in. (Hint: find the two women...)
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Ramses 3 TempleWednesday September 15, 2004
Ramses 3 Temple, Medinat Habu, West Bank, Luxor, Egypt 2004,travel, photography,favorites
"Ik hak je kop eraf!!" "Geen sprake van!"
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Karnak Temple ComplexThursday September 16, 2004
Karnak Temple Complex, Egypt 2004,travel, photography
Approaching the Karnak temple complex, several sanctuaries dedicated to various gods.
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Karnak Temple ComplexThursday September 16, 2004
Karnak Temple Complex, Egypt 2004,travel, photography,favorites
A huge place, 1.5km by 800m, dedicated to the Theban gods and Egypt's pharaohs.
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Karnak Temple ComplexThursday September 16, 2004
Karnak Temple Complex, Egypt 2004,travel, photography,favorites
Goats guard the entrance... (Maybe a reference to Amun, god of Thebes (Luxor)?)
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Karnak Temple ComplexThursday September 16, 2004
Karnak Temple Complex, Egypt 2004,travel, photography,favorites
The Great Hypostyle Hall, built by Seti I and partially decorated by Ramses II. Interesting fact: this hall featured in The Battlestar Gallactica episode 'Lost Planet of the Gods'.
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