Up at 4:00 a.m. Headed to the airport for 7:30 flight to Luxor.
Entrance to Karnak – the first typical element of a Pharoic Temple. Karnak has the newest gate! The complex was constructed from 2300 BC – 300 BC. Work stopped when the Greeks arrived!
The Ram’s head on a Lion’s body – is symbolic of fertility and power. Note in the photo above they line the walkway.
Passing through the open courtyard, the second typical element of a Pharoic Temple.
Rob says visiting Karnak is an architect’s wet dream!
It’s just MASSIVE! This is the third typical element of a Pharoic Temple, once covered by a stone roof with clear story windows!
Rob said “I could spend four hours here!” “NO we could NOT – it’s too hot, it would not be possible” I replied…
Rob met many stone faced friends…
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A view from the far end looking back.
The tip of the obelisks were once Pyramid shaped alloy of gold and silver… Did they have a greater purpose than decoration?
After a while we headed back to the bus, and into Luxor to the Luxor Temple where all the statues of Ramses II – are!
We returned to Karnak for their sound and light show in the evening.
To and from in a horse and carriage!
Tomorrow is the Hot Air Baloon ride over the Valley of the Kings! Travel Like an Architect – look at the world “in plan”!
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