Tuesday, 3 August 2010

365/155: 24 July 2010: Karnak

KarnakToday we ‘did’ Karnak and Luxor. Both pretty impressive, but Karnak takes the gold medal position. I challenge anyone walking through this collection of huge pillars to feel anything other than insignificant. Some of them are 10 feet in diameter and 70-80 feet tall.  This level of engineering skill and artistry in a civilisation (1300BC) with only relatively simple machines (wedges, rollers, levers etc) is truly amazing.

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