Karnak

Linked by a 2Km avenue of sphinxes to the Temple of Luxor, the Karnak Complex of Temples  and Sanctuaries is vast and needs several days to explore thoroughly.   Every Inch of stonework be it columns, pylons, walls or cenotaphs are carved, inscribed and/or smothered in Hieroglyphics and painted.     Statues and Sphinxes everywhere !!

How they managed to construct and install so many HUGE structures in close proximity to each other with no machinery apart from human labour, ingenuity and brute force beggars belief !!!    And of course no frigging Health & Safety to deal with, so the death and injury toll must have been extensive !!

Then back on the boat for a short trip downriver for more Temples & Tombs…

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