Egypt 2008 Home Page
As you travel through Egypt, you see
of daily life on the streets. Far removed
from the tourist attractions, farmers transport their sugar cane, bread delivery men make their
rounds, and people talk
on their mobile telephones while waiting at bus stops. If this sounds ordinary, look through
this photo gallery and see how strikingly different these scenes can be.
Aswan lies on the banks of the Nile just below
two dams. Near Aswan are found the Temple of Philae, the
Temple of Kalabsha, and the Monastery of St. Simeon. Above the dams, south of Aswan, is
Lake Nasser and even farther south across a stretch of barren desert are the great monuments of
Abu Simbel and Hathor.
We traveled from Aswan to Luxor down the Nile
aboard a riverboat,
stopping at the Temple of Kom Ombo and Edfu, the location of the
Temple of Horus. The river and its banks bustle with activity.
Luxor grew out of the ruins of Thebes, once the
capital of ancient Egypt. The immense Karnak complex and the Luxor Temple are on the east
side of the Nile. Across the river to the west are the Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens,
Medinat Habu, and the tombs of the nobles and workmen. We also took a day trip north from
here to Abydos and Dendara.
In Cairo are the Egyptian Museum, mosques, and
the Khan al-Khalili bazaar. Just a short drive away are Memphis, Saqqara, and the pyramids
and sphinx on the Giza Plateau.
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