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A pharaoh's legacy - Abu Simbel

The Temples

December 19th 2002
The next destination of this Pharaonic tour of Egypt took me to the modern city of Luxor (aka Thebes) - one of the greatest cities of the ancient world. Within this region lay some of the most spectacular temples and tombs ever created - the Valley of the Kings, Karnak, Medinut Habu - words that are smothered with history. There are many temples within a couple of hours of Luxor, including those ... read more
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Egyptian Flag The regularity and richness of the annual Nile River flood, coupled with semi-isolation provided by deserts to the east and west, allowed for the development of one of the world's great civilizations. A unified kingdom arose circa 3200 B.C. and a ser... ... read more
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