Monday, January 30, 2023

King Tut

Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine I’d someday be inside King Tut’s tomb. It’s not the biggest or fanciest but the only one found intact. Although it’s pretty fancy too. 

Many tombs have been found in the area known as Valley of the Kings and they’re pretty certain there are many still yet to be discovered. Tut's actual mummy:

The hieroglyphics inside the tombs can be quite colourful. And despite them being hundreds of feet into the mountain they are quite detailed. 

Look at how vast this temple of Queen Hatshepsut is. Can you see how little the people are?

The size of the sculptures and monuments is mind boggling. 

Another horse/buggy ride through Luxor at night - the city was alive and buzzing - families out for a stroll by the river, shops open late. And we actually visited a mosque. 

Alabaster city is known for its stoneware - these gentlemen are taking the alabaster and creating vases and pieces for the tourists to buy.

And look, here’s a tourist with one of the alabaster pieces he bought. 

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