Nothing more nothing less . A very intense week, but it’s better to give up nothing. Each additional attraction turned out to be a great adventure. The very journey by boat up the Nile, the Art Nouveau decor, transfers into the atmosphere of Agatha Christie. At the beginning of Luxor . We can start to feel the power and number of ancient buildings that survived for thousands of years are surprising. The columns and walls are covered with a densely intricate relief.
Then a carriage ride around the city – we pass exhibition halls, bustling bazaar arcades and dark, poor alleys. A traditional cafe with sisha. You can try local coffee with cardamom, yellow stomach tea and mint. Soon, busy and long tow truck will find us here, which will take the monstrous cocoon. A fantastic adventure. The temple complex in Karnak, the Temple of Horus, Sobek – a crocodile or Izis on the island – is, of course, a must-have program, milestones. It is worth going on a trip to the village and the tombs of workers from the Valley of the Kings. Steep stairs lead deeply down through the next, tightly vaulted chambers covered with images of Anubis, Izis, scenes of mummification, burial. It is here that the most vivid paintings have been preserved in the graves of the workers. The most impressive, however, are the two temples in Abu Simbel – Ramses II and his wife Nefertari. This is where postcards with monumental statues of the Pharaoh sitting at the temple gate come from Abu Simbel
Next to it is the smaller Nefertari Temple – six colossus guards the entrance. The statues of the queen have higher crowns than the statues of the king. This is evidence of Ramses’ love for Nefertari and unprecedented respect for a woman. The modern history of both shrines is most amazing. In 1970, the construction of a giant dam on the Nile was completed, Lake Nasser was created – one of the largest artificial reservoirs in the world.
the temples were moved from the lagoon area at an express pace – in 4 years