Egypt 2011


This year’s U3A Egyptology Group trip saw fifteen members set off from Luxor to join a cruise to Aswan and back. During this first week, we visited The Valley’s of The Kings and Queens on the West bank of The Nile and Karnak and Luxor temples on the East bank. On the way to Aswan we stopped at the temples of Edfu and Kom Ombo. We returned to Luxor and were joined by three more members. We met our old friend Ebrahim, who took us to many more ancient sites including the workmen’s village at Deir el Medina, Rameses III temple at Medinet Habu, and the Ramesseum, where Percy Shelley’s poem “Ozymandias” is set We also visited the ancient city of Nekheb. This is at El Kab, about fifty miles South of Luxor. It was an excellent trip and our visit to Ebrahim’s house for a sunset roof top dinner being one of the highlights.

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