Okay, Fine, Just One Last Temple Then

The Horus temple at Edfu is very much worth the effort I think but oh my fucking gosh, what an effort it was! Trains in Egypt are ultimately a great way to get around but they're also generally late and if you don't speak Arabic it's impossible to know which train is stood at the [...]

Tombs Of The Pharaohs

CONTENT WARNING: DEAD DUDE! We saw the mummy of Tutankhamen and I've included a photo of him in this blog. Ancient Egyptians only lived on the East Bank of the river Nile. They worshipped the sun disc which rose in the east and set in the west, and why would you live where your god [...]

The Biggest Ego In All The Land

Ramses II liked building fuck off great big things to remind everyone of his general badassery and the temples at Abu Simbel are a fine example of this. They reckon he built this particular imposing temple in that location to warn those coming up the Nile from the south of his absolute power and to [...]