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Gallery: Silversea Cruise 5
by: Paul Motter

We move on to Luxor - Palace of another Pharoah


entering Luxor ( 2 miles from Karnak)

two kings guard this entrance as well

right side of entrance

we start to see inside

Inside Luxor

The obelisk outside of Luxor

a feel for the size of the walls

same head straight on

just a head

statues inside Luxor

incredible heirographic detail

tutanhkahmen and his wife

believed to be first Christian painting 400 AD in Luxor

internal temple to Isis (in Luxor) built by Alexander the great

example of a woman heiroglyphic

We say goodbye to Luxor at Sundown

the Avenue of the Sphinxes that went 3 miles between Karnak and Luxor

other side of the avenue

Luxor at sunset

Karnak at Night - we visit and sound & light show

the temple at night

luxor at night - a very eerie place

Sunrise on the Nile in Valley of the Kings

riverboats arrive and hot air balloons go up

riverboats arrive and hot air balloons go up

more riverboats

booloons igniting over the Valley of the Kings

driving to Valley of Kings - Ramadan Ended this morning - jubilation in the streets

locals visit cemetary for homage to the dead

We arrive at the Valley of the Kings

our first tomb - no photos allowed inside - sorry!

diagram of tomb of Tutankhamen

what Howard Carter discovered inside


The tomb of the only queen pharaoh Hatshepsut

depicts Ramses III conquering Libya

right side of Medinet Habue

entrance to Ramses III temple - a funerary chapel

columns and statues - many colorful writings remain

symbols of conquered peoples, Asian, Arab, Western and African

the great conquer - many tales to be told

once everything was colored - only some remains

one picture literally 1000 words

Colosssi of Memnon

these will be our last views of Egyptian antiquity

we board a ferry to recross the Nile for our hotel

shots of our traveling party on our last adventure together

Our guide Magdi and our ever-present security guard who never spoke to us

propelling up the Nile

Falucca - traditional sailboat of the Nile

river boats with Luxor in the background

Scenes of the Nile - river - white camel and bedouin shack

scenes of the Nile

we reach our hotel - the Sonesta

my last picture as our guide gets off the riverboat
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