Kom OmboMay 14, 2019 in Egypt ⋅ ☀️ 41 °C
This morning we disembarked at 6am, and the boat had moored in front of this temple. Kom Ombo means Mountain of Gold, and the people gave up their agricultural crops to mine gold. Unfortunately, many then starved as there was nothing to eat!
Hany , our guide, told many stories depicted in the hieroglyphs which was very interesting! You can still see many of the colours which adorned the walls, after two and a half thousand years. The paint was made from coloured minerals, set with egg white! The lack of rain would also help (it rains here once every 5 years!)
Back on the boat we had a leisurely breakfast, while the boat set off again. We feel bad for Hany, as he is fasting for Ramadan. It must get very difficult when the temperature rises in excess of 40 degrees predicted today...
I will post again after our next stop in a few hours!Read more