Saturday, October 04, 2008

Quick Photo Entry

Here're a few I took of the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, located near Luxor. You can read about its controversial history at this website.

It provides an awe-inspiring sight, as the temple is cut into the cliff face, and offers panoramic views from the upper terraces. Hatshepsut is the only Queen with a temple dedicated to her, but is depicted by statues as a Pharoah.

It's one of the more well-preserved ancient structures accessible by the public, but doesn't offer that much in terms of sightseeing opportunities. However, its unique architecture and background of political intrigue make it an essential stop on any Egyptian tour.

The caves contain tombs, currently closed to tourists.

Click on the pictures to enlarge for closer scrutiny.

And... a link to the trailer for the next movie I intend to watch at the cineplex. Pity James McAvoy isn't in this. :)

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