четвъртък, 14 март 2013 г.

In Luxor

 Luxor is known worldwide as the "largest open air museum". Renowned for incredibly beautiful and stunning tourist attractions, Luxor is magnetic city located on the banks of the Nile where the former capital of Egypt, Thebes. The abundance of ancient monuments and temples, shopping in the traditional souks to cruise on the Nile River, Luxor offers countless opportunities for exciting stay. It is colorful and bustling metropolis with numerous cafes, restaurants and markets, which sell traditional Egyptian souvenirs.

Valley of the Kings

Remains of the Valley of the Kings. In 1902, the American Theodore Davis received permission from the Egyptian government to start excavations in the "Valley of the Kings." He dug for 12 winters. Significant tombs discovered such as the Tutmus IV, Sipta and Horemheb, and found the mummy and coffin of the great "heretic pharaoh," Amenhotep IV.

Statue of Pharaoh

Tutankhamun died as a teenager. Last heir of a powerful family that ruled Egypt for centuries. Positions in four gilded coffin placed in one another, three sarcophagi, all in a coffin made ​​of red quartzite. The tomb was discovered in the Valley of the Kings in 1922 by British archaeologist Howard Carter. The tomb of Tutankhamun was found only intact royal burial of ancient Egypt.

Tutankhamun ascended the throne at age eight, and died at age 19. According to most researchers, his death was caused by a blow on the head. Some recent studies indicate that a probable cause gangrene of the left foot (an infection after breaking his leg) coupled with complications from malaria.

Sphinx and Pyramids

The most famous of the "Egyptian pyramids" are the three pyramids of Cheops, and Hefren Mikerin. They are located in a straight line. The chief architect and superintendent of construction is Haemon, a relative of Khufu. The pyramids are located on the west bank of the Nile, the Memphis necropolis. Ancient Egyptians believed that this was the land of death because the sun sets in the west. Their homes were erected on the east bank of the river.

Egyptian Pyramids

The Egyptian pyramids are ancient architectural structures pyramid-shaped and located in Egypt. The most famous pyramids are the necropolis at Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo. Several of them are the largest buildings ever built. The largest of these is the Great Pyramid of Giza.

понеделник, 11 март 2013 г.

Heads of sheep

Heads of sheep as fragments from the ruins of buildings in the Valley of the Kings, Egypt

In the Valley of the Kings, Egypt

Building remains in the Vallay of the Kings, Egipt

Columns of the Valley of the Kings, Egypt

Night shot of the columns of Valley of the Kings, Egypt

Statue of pharaoh in Luxor

Valley of the Kings in Luxor is a desert plain surrounded by steep hills. It is situated on the west bank of the river Nile. This is the largest open-air museum.

Another fragment

Anather fragment of the Valley of the Kings

In the Valley of the Kings, Egipt there are 62 tombs. The first (oldest) tomb is Thutmose I (opened in 1899). Next tomp is Thutmose III, Akhenaten. All the pharaohs are buried here, exept the pharaohs of Eighteenth, Nineteenth and Twentieth dynasties. The last tomb is this of Ramsses X or XI.

Fragment of the Valley of the Kings, Egypt

One fragment of the Valley of the Kings, Egypt