Egypt Series: Legends of Luxor

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December 11th 2022
Published: December 27th 2022
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Legends of Luxor -Piprey on wheels Luxor was formerly called Thebes or Waset. It was the capital of the Pharaohs. It encapsulated all the wonderful things of ancient Egypt. A long-distance train from Cairo at 8am to reach Luxor at 8pm, took about 12 hours. With my zero knowledge of Arabic, conversation was impossible. Perhaps, a flight would have been a better idea. The grilled chicken lunc... Read Full Entry

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Fields of sugarcane and AlfalfaFields of sugarcane and Alfalfa
Fields of sugarcane and Alfalfa

The waters of the Nile is the reason for this stretch of green in the otherwise yellow desert.
Mut- the sky goddessMut- the sky goddess
Mut- the sky goddess

She is half bent and has the sun on her chest. The scarabs are insects which were believed to give birth to Sun every day.
Ruins of the Karnak templeRuins of the Karnak temple
Ruins of the Karnak temple

It was built by pharoahs, then greeks and then Romans.
Line of sphinxLine of sphinx
Line of sphinx

They were two lines in the center of the courtyard which were removed to create space for big statues of the pharaohs.
Lake in the Karnak temple premisesLake in the Karnak temple premises
Lake in the Karnak temple premises

It was filled by natural spring water. It was drying a bit and the so called clever engineers decided to fill the lake with Nile water destroying all the existing aquatic life. It was filled with weeds which had to be cleared.

28th December 2022

All thing Ancient
Luxor is an amazing place. Thanks for taking us along.
28th December 2022

Glad you enjoyed
Glad you enjoyed. To me, it was beyond my imagination. Never imagined to be back more than 3000 years :)

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