Wednesday, March 24, 2010

I do Habu for you…

After our drive around the west bank of Luxor, we visited our last temple, Habu Temple. The interesting thing about this temple is the colors. The ancient Egyptians learned how to make permanent color and used it for decoration. The colors that you see in the pictures have not been touch up. It is original from thousands of years ago.

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I know I’ve said it before, but I still can’t get over the kind of manpower it took to make all the carvings. This isn’t as simple as writing on a blackboard. The carvings are deep and chiseled into the stone. How many hours did it take one man to carve one drawing? And did 30 or 40 men sit around carving it together? A hundred? A thousand? For me, that is more intriguing than how they built it to begin with!

If you wish to read more about the Habu Temple, click here.

Tomorrow, we’re to take a one hour flight to Cairo for a couple of days. We plan to visit the Egyptian Museum when we get in and the next day, the pyramids of Giza.

N’shallah (God willing)

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