Luxor, Egypt – Second Day
Day 2 began with a carriage ride to the Mummification Museum.
The Museum itself was relatively small – and not exactly earth shattering given the other things we had already seen. But it was interesting to learn a little more about the process, and see some more of the tools and accoutrements.
The major tourist site for day two in Luxor was the Karnak Temple – apparently I took a million pictures.
As usual, the scale of this place was unbelievable. Apparently it was built over time, with each pharaoh adding their personal touches.
The Collonnade was probably my favorite part of the temple. There were several rows of columns, all covered in hieroglyphics, telling different stories. They used to be painted all over with bright colors – and on some of them enough color remained to allow you to imagine what they must have looked like previously.
Leading up to the temple is a classic, in my opinion, row of Sphynxes.
All in all, an amazing trip full of history, and hugeness. :)