Photo Essay : Egypt

I visited Egypt in early 2009. It was a place I had been anxious to visit during my previous two years of traveling. They pyramids and the other Egyptian ruins are some of the most ancient remnants of human civilization. Egypt didn’t disappoint. Despite a rather negative experience at the pyramids, my experience in Egypt overall was a positive one. I went SCUBA diving in Alexandria to see the ruins of the ancient lighthouse, traveled all the way to Abu Simbel, sailed down the Nile from Aswan to Luxur, crossed the Sinai Peninsula and visited the world’s oldest monastery: St. Catherine’s.

I know that the recent turmoil in Egypt has soured many people on visiting, but I would return again in a heartbeat.



Statue head on Abu Simbel temple
Statue head on Abu Simbel temple

Slave Hieroglyphics on the main Abu Simbel temple
Slave Hieroglyphics on the main Abu Simbel temple

The Alexandria Library
The Alexandria Library

Boats and Fort Qataby
Boats and Fort Qataby

Electrical Infrastructure at High Damn, Aswan
Electrical Infrastructure at High Damn, Aswan

Faluca on Nile in Aswan
Faluca on Nile in Aswan

Doorway in Aswan
Doorway in Aswan

Mohamed Ali Mosque in Cairo
Mohamed Ali Mosque in Cairo

Skyline of Cairo
Skyline of Cairo

Falcon Statue in Edfu Temple
Falcon Statue in Edfu Temple

Inner Sanctum in Edfu Temple
Inner Sanctum in Edfu Temple

Pyramid Profile in Giza
Pyramid Profile in Giza

Sphinx and Pyramid in Giza
Sphinx and Pyramid in Giza

Pyramids and the Giza Neighborhood
Pyramids and the Giza Neighborhood

Hatshepsuts Temple in Luxor
Hatshepsuts Temple in Luxor

Row of Sphinxes at Karnak Temple
Row of Sphinxes at Karnak Temple

Heiroglyph Carvings in Komombo
Heiroglyph Carvings in Komombo

Luxor Temple in Luxor
Luxor Temple in Luxor

Cows on the Nile River Bank
Cows on the Nile River Bank

Pillars of the Philae Temple in Aswan
Pillars of the Philae Temple in Aswan

3 Replies to “Photo Essay : Egypt”

  1. It’s been 34 years now since we walked the length of Egypt. I wonder how many readers were not even born then?

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