NAME THAT COUNTRY

This is the so-called Avenue of Rams or Ram-headed sphinxes leading to the 1st pylon (monumental gateway) of the sprawling Karnak Temple in Luxor. Like the famous sphinx at Giza in the north of the country, these sphinxes have the body of a lion. The figures between their legs represent Ramesses II, one of the country’s most influential ancient kings.

 

Can you name that country? 
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Karnak the Magnificent

What Luxor, Egypt attraction is the largest place of worship ever built?

It doesn’t take a wizard to proclaim the magnificence of Karnak Temple in Luxor. After the pyramids at Giza, it’s the 2nd most visited site in Egypt. It’s really a temple complex, with multiple temples added and embellished by a long series of pharaohs over the course of 2,000 years. It was known to the ancient Egyptians as The Most Sacred Place and is reputed to be the largest place of worship ever built anywhere.

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Foto Friday – EGYPT

Here’s a little visual escape to Egypt for your Friday.

the pyramids of Giza, Egypt

the pyramids of Giza, Egypt

the Step Pyramid, Sakkara, Egypt

the Step Pyramid, Sakkara, Egypt

Recumbent Ramesses colossal statue, Memphis, Egypt

Recumbent Ramesses colossal statue, Memphis, Egypt

Mohammed Ali Mosque, Cairo, Egypt

Mohammed Ali Mosque, Cairo, Egypt

Hatshepsut Temple, near Luxor, Egypt

Hatshepsut Temple, near Luxor, Egypt

Karnak Temple, Luxor, Egypt

Karnak Temple, Luxor, Egypt

banks of the Nile, photo by Jason Hedrick

banks of the Nile, photo by Jason Hedrick

banks of the Nile

banks of the Nile

Enjoy the weekend!