our drive leaving the desert behind and heading towards the city of Luxor - the city know in the days of the ancient Egyptians
as Thebes. The
capital of the kingdom. Getting there in the afternoon there is the option of
going sightseeing in the market - or after three days in the desert to get a
decent shower and go for a swim in the pool.
The pool is
small and it does not appear to be cleaned to much when you look at all the
leaves floating around in it. But boy is it refreshing with a swim in the
Next day it
is time to go visit two of the main attractions in Luxor. The Luxor and Carnak temples. The Luxor temple is big and
impressive - the entrance is dominated by a statue of Ramses II and an obelix -
it looks a bit of balanced with only one obelix in front of the temple - there
should be two.
Indeed there used to be two obelix in the old days - but the
other one is no longer in Egypt
but in Paris - at the Place de la Concorde and is therefore
more know than its twin in Egypt.
temple to the Carnak temple is a long road the Sphinxes Avenue which has got a huge
number of small sphinxes on each side of it.
Then at the
Carnak temple you go in and it is if possible even bigger than the Luxor Temple
with giant pillars holding up the remains of the ceiling. On the remains of the
roof you can even see the colours from the ancient Egyptians days still intact
without any restoration for more than four thousands years. You can imagine how
impressive this sight must have been when it was intact with all the priest
performing ceremonies and miracles.