10-2-18 – Valley of the Kings

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October 2 – Visit to the Valley of the Kings

After breakfast we left the ship to visit the Valley of the Kings where the pharaohs were entombed after pyramids  were no longer erected.

The temple of Queen Hatsheput is an example of more classical and less gargantuan architecture.  Inside the temple are a series of reliefs telling the story of the divine birth of a female pharaoh.

After visiting the enormous structures of the Colossi of Memnon, erected about 3400 years ago,

 

We then returned to our boat for lunch.  We set sail for Esna to cross the lock and sail to Edfu.

 

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