From Assuan To Cairo on Nile River afterwards a short trip to Hurghada
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    Luxor Temple

    October 13, 2018 in Egypt ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Luxor Temple is a large Ancient Egyptian temple complex located on the east bank of the Nile River in the city today known as Luxor (ancient Thebes) and was constructed approximately 1400 BCE. In the Egyptian language it is known as ipet resyt, "the southern sanctuary".
    Unlike the other temples in Thebes, Luxor temple is not dedicated to a cult god or a deified version of the king in death. Instead Luxor temple is dedicated to the rejuvenation of kingship.
    To the rear of the temple are chapels built by Amenhotep III of the 18th Dynasty, and Alexander. Other parts of the temple were built by Tutankhamun and Ramesses II. During the Roman era, the temple and its surroundings were a legionary fortress and the home of the Roman government in the area.
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    Karnak Temple

    October 13, 2018 in Egypt ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Construction at the complex began during the reign of Senusret Iin the Middle Kingdom and continued into the Ptolemaic period, although most of the extant buildings date from the New Kingdom. The area around Karnak was the ancient Egyptian Ipet-isut ("The Most Selected of Places") and the main place of worship of the eighteenth dynasty Theban Triad with the god Amun as its head. 
    The complex hosts 8 different temples.
    One famous aspect of Karnak is the Hypostyle Hall in the Precinct of Amun-Re, a hall area of 50,000 sq ft (5,000 m2) with 134 massive columns arranged in 16 rows. 122 of these columns are 10 meters tall, and the other 12 are 21 meters tall with a diameter of over three meters
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    Temple of Khnum - Esna

    October 12, 2018 in Egypt ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    The temple of Esna, dedicated to the god Khnum, his consorts Menhit and Nebtu, their son, Heka, and also the goddess Neith, was remarkable for the beauty of its site and the magnificence of its architecture. It was built of red sandstone, and its portico consisted of six rows of four columns each, with lotus-leaf capitals, all of which however differ from each other.
    The temple was erected only in the 2nd century AD and is one if the youngest in Egypt
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    Temple of Edfu

    October 12, 2018 in Egypt ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Major Ptolemaic temple, built between 237 BC and 57 BC, into the reign of Cleopatra VII. Of all the temple remains in Egypt, the Temple of Horus at Edfu is the most completely preserved.