These are the kinds of temples we’ve been seeing on our trip so far — this one is in Edfu, and it’s actually newer (only 2,000 years old) than some of the others we’ve visited. Don’t you love the images of gods and goddesses,which include Horus, Osiris and others?
Our guide gives us an encyclopaedic amount of information about all the royalty and the ancient Egyptian religion. Dave tends to get glassy-eyed after a while, and I must admit I’m glad there’s no exam at the end of this trip!
This wall featuring the ankh, or “key of life,” was at the Edfu temple. To me it looks like ‘70s wallpaper.
And when we got back to the boat, this towel creature was hanging just inside the door of our darkened cabin. It scared me to death! We think it’s a baboon. I grew to like it once my heart stopped racing.
Our boat steadily made its way south from Edfu, and we also visited the temple in Kim Ombo. This morning we’re in Aswan, site of the famous dam, which we’ll visit later today. I never imagined i’d be this far south in Egypt. We’re practically in Sudan!