Thursday, October 9, 2008

In the Valley of Dreams!!

Today we left early in the morning at around 6 am to visit the Valley of the Kings, once called the Great Necropolis of Millions of Years of Pharaohs. It was about 30 minute drive from our hotel in Luxor on the West Bank of the Nile. Yesterday, we did the East Bank.

The Valley of the Kings has 63 royal tombs from 1550-1069 BC.

We visited 4 tombs, including Tomb of Ramses II, Tomb of Ramses IV, Tomb of Tuthmosis III and of coarse the famous Tomb of Tutankhaman.

We didn't get any curses from entering the tombs, although the tight spaces offered great varieties of BO from different people around the world.

We also went to Deir al-Bahri, to see the Temple of Hatshepsut, the famous female pharaoh. The colours here were cool, with bright reds, blues, yellows, greens, etc. After her death, her step-son chipped away at all her images, mainly her face, to try to erase her from the history books. Good guy!!!!!

Then we quickly went to the Valley of the Queens, to see the tombs there.

In between, we stopped at a Alabaster, Granite and Basalt art place, where they carve statues. I went mental in there, and you guys will see what I bought when we get home.

We are out for now, going to eat something and relax..

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