February 5th – More Luxor

Luxor was so amazing that we changed our plans to stay another day, and head out to Hurghada that night.  We visited three more temples, which are considered the “minor sites” compared to the temples of Luxor and Karnak and the Valley of the Kings and Queens.

Miyuki at the temple of Medinat Habu

Zack and Miyuki strike a pose

Miyuki and the heiroglyphics

Zack Davisson – Tomb Raider

Shame on you C.H. Harrison, Chicago, USA 1888!

You really aren’t supposed to climb on the pillars, but…

This is from the Ramesseum.  This broken statue is said to be the one that inspired Shelley’s poem “Ozymandias.”

Two vast and trunkless legs of stone…

My foot and Ramses II’s foot

A battle scene from the walls

The last temple we saw, the Temple of Seti I, was the least impressive

And with the world’s most annoying tour guide.  His idea of explaining things was by making us pose like the pictures on the wall.  “You! Japanese! You Nefratiti! You, American!  You Ramses II! Understand? OK! Next!”

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2 Comments

  1. Marwa Mekki said,

    February 20, 2011 at 1:51 am

    Hello Zack & Miyuki
    those photos are awesome 🙂
    i’m so happy to know that you enjoyed your trip in Egypt
    & Thank You for helping us to invite friendly people like you to visit Egypt
    Wish to see you soon in Egypt
    salutation from Luxor!!

    • February 21, 2011 at 6:49 pm

      Thank you! Egypt was such an amazing place, most of all the people. We were very inspired by their braveness and kindness during these times.

      Luxor was our favorite place in Egypt, with great restaurants and many, many places to see. I hope some day we can return!


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