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Egypt Moblog #7 – Temple of Hathepshut, Colossi of Memnon + Mummification Museum

TweetYesterday after the Valley of Kings, we visited the Temple of Hathepshut. It is dated to 1400 BC and the facade is remarkably well preserved. It has 2 chapels on either side – one for goddess Hathor, the cow goddess and the other for Anubis, the jackal god. . Hathepshut was a queen who ruled […]

Egypt Moblog #6 – Temple of Khnum and the Valley of the Kings at Luxor

TweetYesterday afternoon we visited the Temple of Khnum. Khnum is one of the creator gods who shaped his creations of mankind using a potter’s wheel. He’s also represented by a ram head (ram head is also one of the 3 symbols of Ra, the sun god). This is a temple from the Greco-Roman period as […]

Egypt moblog #5 – Temple at Edfu + Story of sky goddess Nut

TweetToday morning we reached Edfu and the tour started sharp at 9am. The temple at Edfu is dedicated to Horus, the falcon god. It is one of best preserved temples in all of Egypt. Evidence from the middle kingdom are present but most of the works are from the Greco Roman period during the time […]

Egypt Moblog #4 – Temple at Kom Ombo

TweetAfter we set sail, we stopped at Kom Ombo to see the famous temple there. En route, we saw the lush farms on the banks of the river Nile. It was almost 5pm when we our boat stopped at Kom Ombo and it became dark pretty quickly after that. The temple of Kom Ombo is […]

Egypt moblog #3 – High Dam and the Temple of Philiae

TweetOur cruise boat just set sail. Contrary to our expectations this boat Nile Admiral is fantastic. The cabin is almost like a modern hotel suite. Before we set sail, we did an excursion to the High Dam and the Temple of Philiae. Our guide Mr. Bassum has encyclopaedic knowledge of Egypt. He answers all our […]