Saturday, 2 February 2008

Karnak Temple (Luxor)

Back on dry land we started to explore the temples in Luxor.

First stop was the large and impressive Karnak Temple.

The scale was very impressive, large rooms full of large pillars, giant obelisks, and the complex just went on and on and on...

It was the first time I had ever seen something of that age with so much colour. I don't think it had ever really registered before that when these temples were first built they were covered in such bright colours.

Valda and Kay outside the temple complex.


Another view of the complex

To get a feel for the size of these thing, think of the trunk of an 800 year old kauri...
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