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Location - Middle East/North Africa; Capital - Cairo; Population - 77 million; Currency - Egypt Pound MORE EGYPT

Back in 1989 I ventured over to Egypt from Israel, after a spell on a kibbutz.

Apologies for the poor quality of these photos - I blame my 110 camera...Friends' photos have helped rescue this page from mediocrity. Thanks to Jo and Steve for some great ones.


egyptnote1 Egyptian Pound, with Abu Simbel on the front








egypt108The Pyramid of Khafre in the foreground, with the Great Pyramid of Khufu to the left and Mycerinus to the right, Giza



egypt102The Great Pyramid of Khufu at Giza



egypt111The Sphinx and Great Pyramid of Khufu at Giza














egypt109The Pyramid of Khafre towers over the Sphinx - Giza














egypt104Pyramid of Khafre and a distant Mycerinus, Giza



egypt112The river Nile flows through Cairo and eventually reaches the Mediterranean Sea at Alexandria



egypt8aView of Islamic Cairo from The Citadel, dominated by the Sultan Hassan and Ar-Rifai mosques



egypt7Mohammad Ali mosque, Islamic Cairo











egypt3Al-Azhar mosque & university, Islamic Cairo



egypt15Ramses Square, next to the train station, Cairo


egypt17The river Nile at Aswan











egypt19The Temple of Hathor (Queen Nefertari's Temple) at Abu Simbel










egypt20In the same complex, the hugely impressive Great Temple of Abu Simbel, featuring the ubiquitous Ramses II. Abu Simbel



egypt21The Great Temple of Abu Simbel, Abu Simbel


egypt23The entrance to Luxor Temple, Luxor












egypt24Court of Ramses II, Luxor Temple, Luxor












egypt26Taking a horse drawn carriage from Luxor to Karnak


egypt27Ram-headed sphinxes line the entrance to Karnak Temple, Karnak


egypt28The Great Court of Karnak Temple, Karnak











egypt30Taking a felucca on the Nile from Luxor to Banana Island



egypt31Sunset on the Nile, Luxor



egypt33Taking an uncomfortable donkey ride to the Valley of the Kings.
Mind you, not as uncomfortable as for the poor donkeys - I walked most of the way, as mine was rather the worse for wear..










egypt34Valley of the Kings, on the west bank of the Nile at Luxor. Tutankhamun's tomb is located here



egypt35Queen Hatsheput's Funerary Temple, (aka Deir al-Bahri) - Luxor west bank


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