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Day 5

Day 5 : Esna; Valley of Kings; Hatshepsut Temple; Colossi of Memnon; Luxor; Luxor Temple; Karnak Temple





road to Valley of the Kings
road to Valley of the Kings
the tuf-tuf - a noisy tractor dressed up to look like a train - ferries visitors between the entrance and the tombs
the tuf-tuf - a noisy tractor dressed up to look like a train - ferries visitors between the entrance and the tombs
the canyon now known as the Valley of the Kings is a place of death, where nothing grows on its steep, scorching cliffs
the canyon now known as the Valley of the Kings is a place of death, where nothing grows on its steep, scorching cliffs
the isolated valley is dominated by the pyramid-shaped mountain of Al-Qurn (The Horn)
the isolated valley is dominated by the pyramid-shaped mountain of Al-Qurn (The Horn)
some 62 tombs have been excavated in the valley, although not all belong to pharaohs
some 62 tombs have been excavated in the valley, although not all belong to pharaohs
Tomb of Tutankhamun
Tomb of Tutankhamun
road to Temple of Hatshepsut
road to Temple of Hatshepsut
Temple of Hatshepsut
Temple of Hatshepsut
rising out of the desert plain, the Temple of Hatshepsut merges with the sheer limestone cliffs
rising out of the desert plain, the Temple of Hatshepsut merges with the sheer limestone cliffs
the First Colonnade
the First Colonnade
transporting and erecting of obelisks
transporting and erecting of obelisks
ramp leading up to the Second Terrace
ramp leading up to the Second Terrace
falcon guarding the Second Terrace
falcon guarding the Second Terrace
on the right and at the corner is a fine portico of proto-Doric columns
on the right and at the corner is a fine portico of proto-Doric columns
ÆNÀY¯« Sokar »P King Tuthmosis III
ÆNÀY¯« Sokar »P King Tuthmosis III
the partly rock-cut, partly freestanding structure is oneof the finest monuments of ancient Egypt
the partly rock-cut, partly freestanding structure is oneof the finest monuments of ancient Egypt
Third Colonnade
Third Colonnade
hieroglyphic carvings
hieroglyphic carvings
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ANUBIS (black dog) - god of ancient Egypt
ANUBIS (black dog) - god of ancient Egypt
胡狼神 Anubis 是木乃伊和陵墓的保護神,經常以胡狼頭人身甚至整頭胡狼出現在陵墓壁畫和陪葬品上。
胡狼神 Anubis 是木乃伊和陵墓的保護神,經常以胡狼頭人身甚至整頭胡狼出現在陵墓壁畫和陪葬品上。
眾神之首阿蒙神 (Amun),在新王國時期和太陽神 Ra 結合而被提升為眾神之王、法老之父,多以頭戴高帽的男性形象出現。
眾神之首阿蒙神 (Amun),在新王國時期和太陽神 Ra 結合而被提升為眾神之王、法老之父,多以頭戴高帽的男性形象出現。
scenes of birds being caught in nets
scenes of birds being caught in nets
in the Hathor Chapel, each of the 12 columns is topped by the goddess' image
in the Hathor Chapel, each of the 12 columns is topped by the goddess' image
to be noted are the volutes around the shrine with sun cobras, which seem to anticipate Ionian capital by a thousand years
to be noted are the volutes around the shrine with sun cobras, which seem to anticipate Ionian capital by a thousand years
want to take a photo
want to take a photo
stores lining the road
stores lining the road
Colossi of Memnon
Colossi of Memnon
門農石像,原本是 Amenhotep III 殉葬用的神廟,後來神廟倒塌了,只剩下今天的兩座巨像。
門農石像,原本是 Amenhotep III 殉葬用的神廟,後來神廟倒塌了,只剩下今天的兩座巨像。
daybreak
daybreak
river boat to temples of Luxor and Karnak
river boat to temples of Luxor and Karnak
temples facing the Nile
temples facing the Nile
traditional feluccas and modern boats
traditional feluccas and modern boats
Temple of Luxor
Temple of Luxor
entrance - a 24m high wall
entrance - a 24m high wall
Avenue of Sphinxes
Avenue of Sphinxes
some colossal statues of Ramses II
some colossal statues of Ramses II
pink granite obelisk at the back
pink granite obelisk at the back
Ramses II
Ramses II
hieroglyphs of Ramses II on the upper right arm
hieroglyphs of Ramses II on the upper right arm
Triple-barque Shrine and  the Mosque Abu al-Haggag
Triple-barque Shrine and the Mosque Abu al-Haggag
Triple-barque Shrine
Triple-barque Shrine
Mosque of Abu al-Haggag
Mosque of Abu al-Haggag
Great Court of Ramses II
Great Court of Ramses II
Colonnade of Amenhotep III
Colonnade of Amenhotep III
Court of Amenhotep III
Court of Amenhotep III
Hypostyle Hall - features 4 rows of 8 columns each
Hypostyle Hall - features 4 rows of 8 columns each
feast of the annual Opet Festival
feast of the annual Opet Festival
symbol of man-dom ?
symbol of man-dom ?
Temple of Karnak
Temple of Karnak
神廟的門口是一道 32 米高、15 米厚的城牆,一排獅身公羊頭石像在門外保護著。
神廟的門口是一道 32 米高、15 米厚的城牆,一排獅身公羊頭石像在門外保護著。
進入大門後是一個大院,旁邊是兩座小神廟。這裡最突出的是一支巨大的圓石柱,它高約 21 米,本來共有十支石柱,但今天只剩下一支完整的。
進入大門後是一個大院,旁邊是兩座小神廟。這裡最突出的是一支巨大的圓石柱,它高約 21 米,本來共有十支石柱,但今天只剩下一支完整的。
還有兩排廢置的獅身公羊頭石像。
還有兩排廢置的獅身公羊頭石像。
通過第二道城牆後,是一座十分宏偉的柱廊大廳,內有 134 根巨大石柱,中間最大的一排高 22 米。
通過第二道城牆後,是一座十分宏偉的柱廊大廳,內有 134 根巨大石柱,中間最大的一排高 22 米。
每柱直徑 3.4 米,要數人才能合抱。
每柱直徑 3.4 米,要數人才能合抱。
中間一排的石柱頂上刻有紙莎草 (pyparus) 狀柱頭,柱上亦刻有雕刻。
中間一排的石柱頂上刻有紙莎草 (pyparus) 狀柱頭,柱上亦刻有雕刻。
再往內走,先後可見兩支方尖碑 (obelisk),其中較高一支為女王 Hatshepsut 為阿蒙神而建,高達 29.2 米,是埃及最高的一支。
再往內走,先後可見兩支方尖碑 (obelisk),其中較高一支為女王 Hatshepsut 為阿蒙神而建,高達 29.2 米,是埃及最高的一支。
方尖碑 (obelisk)
方尖碑 (obelisk)
尼羅河上有很多富有古埃及特色的帆船 felucca
尼羅河上有很多富有古埃及特色的帆船 felucca
豪華郵輪
豪華郵輪
接載短途客到小島的帆船較小,只有坐位沒有臥位。
接載短途客到小島的帆船較小,只有坐位沒有臥位。
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