Album of Egypt Trip
I woke up real late today…
Starting to enjoy the trip more and more cause it’s so laid back. Very much like a holiday.
Went down for breakfast at 8am.
Yes… the selection is roughly the same…
Our cruise ship dock at the harbor of Edfu around 10 plus.
Immediately we set off for Edfu Temple.
The best preserved temple in all of Egypt still stands in the ancient capital of the region, called by the Greeks Apollinopolis Magna. Consecrated to Harus, the temple was built by Ptolemy III Evergetes in 327 B.C. on the much older one built for Thutumosis III by the first priest architect Imhotep. Work was continued by the successors of Evergetes, up to Cleopatra VII, the last queen of Egypt.
One of the question the tour guide post to us. Look at this scene on the wall. 3 on the right, 3 on the left, and 1 in the middle. So how many people are carrying the boat?
Look carefully, apart from the middle 1, the rest all were drawn with 5 layers, so there were altogether 31 men carry the boat…
And this is a replica of the boat ( the original in the Cairo Egyptian museum ).
Got back to the cruise at lunch hour.
Started sailing again.
Our nest destination, Kom Ombo.
And ya… sama sama lah the lunch…
After lunch there were some hoo-ha among the few of us about making a ring or pendant with the Egyptian Heroglyphic Alphabet engraved on it…
This is how the ABC to XYZ looks ☺
I made a ring with my name ‘Dasmond’ engraved on it, which cost me US$30.
Arrived at Kom Ombo
Temple Kom Ombo
2 Temples set side by side.
On the left, Temple dedicated to Falcon God
On the right, Temple dedicated to Crocodile God Sobek.
Because it’s so near to river Nile, a few meters away, thus most part of the temple was destroyed by flood.
How to know which side to read from?
Look at where are all the animals facing. If they face right, start from the right.
Timber was placed into such holes and use to hold on to 2 stones. Water was poured in to allow it to expand for a grip.
This piece of timber was dated back to the time when the temple was built.
Mummified crocodile in the house!
Nothing new about the dinner…
After dinner, it’s Galabaya Night!
Most of us dressed up in the traditional costume for the party.
Check us out!
To be continue again… 🙂