Sunday, August 14, 2011

Part 4: Blast from the past... Egyptian Adventure with AC....

In the afternoon after the perfume museum we went back to the temple island of Philae for its Light and Sound show!

Here is a little more info on the temple and its history. Link to Wiki Article

That night we got on the cruise ship the Radamis II and woke up as we cruised down the Nile river toward Luxor!

Our first port was the Temple of Kom Ombo which is shared by the two gods Sobek and Haeroris. Kom Ombo is about 50km north/downstream of Aswan. Link to Wiki Article

Great color preservation!

Damage done by the Christians who later occupied the temple and used it as a church.

After we got back on board for lunch while we sailed to Edfu. There we took a horse drawn carriage to the temple which was about 10 minutes from the river.

Edfu is the best preserved temple in all of Egypt b\c after it was abandoned it got almost completely covered in sand! In some places you can see the change in the sand stone walls where the sand went up to. You can also see how the Christians who took over the temple later did not damage the walls b\c they were covered in sand.

The temple was built between 237BCE and 57BCE.

Link to Wiki Article

This whole was is engraved!

Then back on the ship to continue on out way to Luxor.
Here we are about to pass though a river lock.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

great post..

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