The Trip To Egypt, 2004
Valley of The Kings
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King Tut's tomb.
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.
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.
(c) 2004, Jim Hayes
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