Trip to Egypt

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Sunset on the Nile as seen from our boat
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We returned to Karnak that night for the sound and light show. Here are some pillars lit at night.
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More Karnak at night
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Wall of hieroglyphs at Karnak Sound and Light
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Statues at Karnak temple during Sound and Light
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Workers in the street of Luxor. I shot this from the bus window. They are really just boys. Note that they are wearing long pants in the heat, and also sandals rather than the workboots that you might see in the U.S.
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Sign for one of the tombs we visited
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These are hieroglyphs typical of what appears on tomb walls. The vivid colors are all original; our guide said that restoration of colors is not allowed.

(During this trip, photography was prohibited inside the tombs. I took this picture when Rabab and I visited in 1993.)
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Sign depcting the layout of the tomb of Ramses III
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Sign for King Tut's tomb. His name is usually rendered in English as Tutankhamun. Here it is Tut Ankh Amon. The name translates as "Living Image of Amun," a major god of the New Kingdom. The tomb contains Tut's mummy enclosed in a temperature- and humidity-controlled glass case.
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