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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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Nora and Eric in front of Tut's tomb entrance
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Our tour guide brought us into this factory, where they make sculptures from alabaster, basalt, and other materials. The guide probably got a commission from anything we bought.
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Approach to the temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Hatshepsut took over as pharoah when her husband (who was also her half brother) died. She affected an appearance of a man, including the ceremonial beard.

A horrible terrorist attack here in 1997 left 62 people dead. That event was a turning point for the Egyptian government's approach to internal terrorism. After that, there was a severe crackdown on terrorism with dramatically stepped-up security at airports and tourist sites.
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Detail of Hatshepsut wall
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Hatshepsut ceiling, note preservation of original color
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Jeff at the temple
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Statue of Horus in front of the temple
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Eric stands guard
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The whole family in front of the temple
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