Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A Lighter Semester Means a Spectacular Temple Visit


After many, many months of not writing, I'm back to say a quick hello. Things are not really that stable, and I'm sure you've seen lots of bad news about Egypt. But the large monuments are pretty solid, so I'm going to celebrate what I can by visiting one of them.

The temple at Abu Simbel is near the Sudanese border in the far south of Egypt.

It looks like this:

for a larger look click here

Now THAT'S what I call spectacular. Even better, I'm traveling with some Egyptology masters students who know all about it, and can even read hieroglyphics. We will be there on one of the only  two days a year when sunlight enters the internal chamber of Ramses the II. You can read more about it here.

Needless to say, I'm pretty excited to see something so amazing and to get to do it with such knowledgeable people. I'll post some pictures as soon as I can.


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