All the clues in this post refer to one Ya’lla Tours destination: Bahrain, Cuba, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Turkey, or United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi and Dubai).
We’ll show you images of popular tourist sites in our mystery country, along with descriptions of those sites.
See the bottom of the post for the answer.
The temple of Isis pictured below is located on an island in the Nile River in the far south of our mystery country. It was originally built on Philae island, which was submerged upon the completion of the Aswan High Dam in 1970. In the 1960s, the temple was moved, block by block, to higher ground on Agilkia island, but is still commonly referred to as Philae Temple. The temple is one of the major tourist sites near the city of Aswan.
The desert valley pictured below was a burial ground for ancient kings and nobility of our mystery country. To date, 63 tombs have been discovered in this Valley of the Kings. The tombs were dug deep into the mountainsides to conceal them from tomb robbers. Unfortunately, despite precautions, all but one of the known tombs were plundered long, long ago. Even without their splendid contents, the tombs are extraordinary. Elaborately painted walls and ceilings contain spells and instructions for the resident king to make his way in the afterlife. Currently, 15 tombs are open to the public. With a general admission ticket you can visit three tombs.
Pictured below are representations of one of the oldest and most important ancient gods of our mystery country, Horus. The attributes of Horus varied over thousands of years and different regions but he was most commonly known as a sun god. He was usually depicted as a falcon or as a man with the head of a falcon. Ancient kings were believed to be the incarnation of Horus.
Can you name that country?
This week’s mystery country is EGYPT.
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