Sunday, November 8, 2015

Luxor, Egypt, November 8, 2015

The Colossi of Memnon (an African king killed by Achilles during the Trojan War) are in front of the largest funerary temple in Egypt.  They represent Pharaoh Amenhotep III and are 18 m high.  Each is cut from a solid chunk of rock and weighs 1000 tonnes-

We also visited an alabaster shop where numerous carved items were for sale.  The carving is done on site-

Moon rock glows in the dark and light shines through alabaster-

Mark, our tour director, surprised us with a donkey ride.  It was a lot of fun but I had a slow poke so I didn't win the race-

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