In March of 1993, we went on an 11 day cruise on the Nile. Flew into Cairo, where we visited the incredible National Museum, the Gizeh plateau with the Sphinx and the pyramids, Memphis, and the stepped pyramid at Saqqara. Then another flight, down to Luxor, from where we made some day trips to Karnak, and the Valley of the Kings. Finally, we cruised down to Aswan where we visited Philae island and made a trip to Abu Simbel. Along the way, we visited tempels at Dendera and Kom Ombo. The cruise was very relaxing and the visits to the various historic sites very impressive - though after a week or so, "temple saturation" sets in.
Entrance tickets to various historic sites
Myself at the pyramids on the Gizeh plateau on the outskirts of Cairo
Camel ride at the Great Pyramid - not particularly comfortable...
Funeral mask of King Tutankhamun
Magnicient artwork in the National Museum in Cairo
The stepped Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara
Christine at the Dendara temple complex
Myself at the Luxor temple complex
Orphans tying carpets and rugs
Scenery along the Nile - looks like it may have in biblical times...
Dance evening on the ship. I was good, almost too good!
Spice shop in a market street in Aswan
Dinner with Ali (concierge on our ship) at his uncle's restaurant in Aswan
Massive statues at the entrance of the temple at Abu Simbel
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