The Trip To Egypt, 2004

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Egypt Home
Day 1, Egyptian Museum, Cairo
Day 2, Pyramids and Sphinx At Giza
Day 3, Dahshur (Bent and Red Pyramid),
Day 3a, Sakkara (Stepped Pyramid)
Day 4, Abu Simbel
Day 4a, Aswan
Day 5, Philae Temple
Day 5a, Kom Ombo Temple
Day 6, Edfu Temple
Day 6a, Esna Temple
Day 7, Luxor, Medinet Habu, Village of Deir El Medina
Day 7a,Temple of Hatshepsut
Day 8, Valley of the Kings
Day 8a, Valley of the Queens, Luxor Museum
Day 9, Luxor, Tut's Tomb
Day 9a, Temples of Karnak and Luxor
Day 10/11, Cairo, Museum, Manial Palace, Churches and Mosque

Valley of The Kings



 Jan's Notes  Jim's Photos And Comments

King Tut's tomb.
Peir El Messina
Valley of Kings is new Kingdom. Site chosen for its natural pyramid structure.

Tomb w/155 rooms but all empty. Why so many rooms? Probably for Ramses II's children we think. Tom is number KB5

Ancient Egyptians were the first people to believe in heaven & hell. The king died before his tomb was finished so painted on unfinished surface. This tomb has some front new face.

Tombs were pre-built and then the king could pick one out & request changes. We know this because we've found finished tombs w/no king's name on them.

Tomb Ramses III; beautiful colors; storage rooms.

Child's tomb: Ramses 3rd (Sick so missed the workers' tomb-the one tourists haven't seen yet. Too sick. Damn!)

The Colossus of Memnon

Valley of the Kings, November, 100 deg F!

Looks like two thousand years ago. Note the other guy in the back, sleeping in the shade.

Bright dress

A National Geographic Moment: Aki and the local governement antiquities manager take us into the tomb of a worker that is not yet open to the public. It had wonderful wall paintings, with paint that looked like it had just dried.

More workers tombs. Note they like pyramids too, but smaller.





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