Egypt April 2010

Dear Commons Community,

I have just returned from my first visit to Egypt and I must say that I was totally overcome by the sights.  I have visited the great cathedrals of Italy, France, and Germany and the temples of China, but the Pyramid of Cheops, Sphinx, Temple of Isis at Philae, Temple of Ramses II at Abu Simbel, and the Valley of the Kings are just much too much.  Comparable to the Great Wall of China,  you stand in wonder of the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx given that they are 4500 years old.  The saying in Egypt is that the “World fears time but that time fears the pyramids”.

Below are samples of the sights.


Abu Simbel 14 Small

Temple of Ramses II at Abu Simbel

giza 2 small

Great Pyramid of Cheops – Giza

hatshepsut 4 small

Temple of Hatshepsut

horus 2 small

Temple of Horus

luxor 6 small

Temple of Luxor

philae isis 4 small

Temple of Isis at Philae

Sphinx 16 SSmall

Sphinx – Giza

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