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EGYPT


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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LINKS

www.egypt.travel - the Egypt tourist office

www.gotoegypt.org

 

I am not responsible for the content of external websites.

 

 
 
 
   
 
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