Sphinx Road 1
After two days in Cairo, Grace and I took a flight to Luxor, a city located down the Nile River. (About an hour by plane, it would have taken us 20 hours to drive.) This city is made famous by its archeology, most notably all of its ancient Temples, the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens. We were met at the Luxor airport by our chaperone Emille. He’s the one who helped us plan our days, helped us with logistics, and also introduced us to our tour guides. Running on little to no sleep (no sleep became a habit) we started our hundred degree day with tours of the local archeological temples. First stop: Karnak Temple.
Karnak Temple Comumns
A look from inside the columns of the Karnak Temple.
Karnak Soldiers’ View
This is another section of the site. These sites tend to be really, really huge and it started to become difficult to cover so much ground in such extreme heat. I have so say, we were soldiers ourselves, getting through the tours!
The statues in the Temples were so striking to me. Turns out, huge statues were plentiful back in the days of the ancient Egyptians. In fact, we were told so many statues were found, a majority of them are being held in storage or are displayed at the state’s museums.