Monday, 2 August 2010

365/151: 20 July 2010: Temple of Philae

Ok – so now we’ve left Cairo and taken the sleeper train to Aswan. Not the most comfortable of the worlds journey’s, but not bad on the whole – and a lot easier than travelling during the day.

By mid-afternoon the temperature was well high so grateful for the shade inside the temple. These hieroglyphics look like they were carved yesterday rather than 2500 years ago. We probably wouldn’t have them at all if not for a project which cut the temple into 40000 blocks and relocated it above the waters of Lake Nasser.

The guy in the picture is Ayman – our excellent guide for the Nile leg of the holiday.


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