including Luxor, Aswan and Cairo

The following photographs were taken whilst I was on a cruise on the Nile in September 2005. I started in Luxor, visited Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan and returned to Luxor before flying to Cairo.

Luxor, Karnak
Ram-headed Sphinxes at the approach to the Temple of Amun-Re
Looking back to the entrance through the Hypostyle Hall
Temple of Rameses III Entrance
Temple of Rameses III inner court
Obelisk Obelisk of Tuthmosis I
Hatshepsut's Obelisk is the second largest surviving Egyptian Obelisk (the first is in Rome)
Relief of Rameses II making an offering to Amun-Re

Pylon of the Temple of Horus
The Granite Statue of Horus protecting the entrance to his temple
Court of the Temple of Horus showing columns
Court of the Temple of Horus including rear of pylon

Kom Ombo
Entrance to the Temple of Horus the Elder and Sobek Falcon and Crocodile gods
The Temple at Kom Ombo
Relief on column at Kom Ombo
Relief at Kom Ombo showing advances in health care
Relief at Kom Ombo

River Boats moored at Aswan
Feluccas on the Nile taken from the MS Soleil
Dome of the Wind A signal station at the crest of a hill

Abu Simbel Flying visit from Aswan
Temple of Rameses II dedicated to Ra-Harakhte
Temple of Rameses II Two statues of the facade
Temple of Rameses II Detail
Nefertari's Temple dedicated to Hathor
Nefertari's Temple Two statues of the facade

Entrance of the Temple of Isis at Philae
Pylon of the Temple of Isis at Philae
Court of the Temple of Isis at Philae
Trajan's Kiosk at Philae

Luxor, West Bank
The Colossi of Memnon in the Necropolis of Thebes
Temple of Hatshepsut a reconstruction of architect Senmut's original
Temple of Hatshepsut entrance columns and statues
Temple of Hatshepsut inner court
Valley of the Kings with natural pyramid

The Mosque of Muhammed Ali or Alabaster Mosque in the Citadel of Cairo
The Court of the Mosque of Muhammed Ali showing a marble cenotaph
The Step Pyramid at Saqqarah was built by Imhotep for Pharaoh Zoser
The Pyramids at Giza of Cheops, Chephren, Mycerinus (Menkaure) and others
The Great Pyramid of Cheops or Khufu, at Giza
The Base of the Pyramid gives an impression of the size of the building blocks
Pyramid of Chephren or Khafre, at Giza
The Sphinx at Giza
The Sphinx in profile
The Sphinx full on

Grounds of the Oasis Hotel near Giza
Pool at the Oasis Hotel

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