Temples at Karnak

Karnak is a difficult site to understand, Jean-Francois Champollion, the Frenchman who first deciphered Egyptian hieroglyphs, described it as “So vast and so grandiose” that the Egyptians must have designed it for “Men one hundred feet tall” Not only is Karnak huge- the complex covers over two square kilometers, but it is the result of almost […]

Luxor, Egypt: Introduction and History

The ancient city stood on both sides of the Nile, and few spots in Egypt are so ideally suited to such a purpose. The rang of hills to the east and west curve away from the river’s bank leaving broad plains on either side. Here marvelous monuments were raised in honour of Amon-Ra. Luxor, which […]