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Giant columns
Giant columns


Me standing by colosis
Me standing by one of the colossal statues at Luxor

Anne and I standing amongst the ruins of the Luxor Temple
Anne and I standing amongst the ruins of the Temple of Luxor
Efforts are underway to restore the temple from these jumbled blocks of stone.

Great courtyard of Amon-Ofis II
The great courtyard of Amon-Ofis II

Without question these were some of the most beautiful ruins Anne and I had ever seen of the ancient Egyptian world. To watch the specials about Egypt on television is one thing, but to stand amidst these magnificent ruins and be able to touch them is completely different. You don't get a full appreciation for their size until you've stood beside them and gazed at them standing before you. You are held in total and utter awe of what the ancient Egyptians were able to accomplish using rudimentary tools. It's beyond belief.


Beautiful black granite statue
Beautiful black granite statue

Hieroglyphics on statue's back
Hieroglyphics on the back of the statue pictured above

Ram's Head Sphinx
Ram's head Sphinx at Luxor

Continue to the next page to view the ruins of the Temple of Karnak, another equally beautiful and awe inspiring experience.
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