Aug 25

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August 25, 2000

Valley of the Kings!

Pacific Coast

 

In Country

Day

Aug

Time

Itinerary

Day

Time

Aug

Th

24

10 PM
to

Colossi of Memnon.  Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Valley of the Kings.

F

8 AM
to

25

F

25

6 AM?

Karnak Temple tour.

4 PM?

 

 

Hint:

If you could get far enough from this guy, he would be in focus.

I’ll try, on the trip.

“Watch this site.”

 

 

 

√ Big yes.  Pretty no.  More pictures here.

This is the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut.  Imagine building a structure of this size and grandeur—only to fill it with brainless, rotting bodies.  Wait, I’ve worked in some offices like that…

There are some good pictures and history at this website.

And then we’ll walk down the stairs, deep into the heart of darkness, to see the murals drawn for the Shades to view.  This is in the Valley of the Kings, and it will be a fitting highlight to conclude our three-week Trip of a Lifetime.

Post-trip note:  This also turned out to be one of the top highlights of the trip.  Walking down inside several tombs, seeing the wall murals unfinished on one because the pharaoh died unexpectedly young, seeing the final resting place in person: these moments even stay in this terrible memory of mine (mind).  Here are some fine pictures.

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