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The guidebooks call it the world's biggest open-air musem. Everywhere you turn in the Karnak / Luxor area there are ancient monuments, the remains of a huge complex of sites. I spent a day looking around the temples, and was appropriately humbled by the size and amazing quality of the architecture and stonework that I saw. In places the paint is still on the walls, hinting at even more gradeur in the past.

Uploaded 13th August 2004


Guardians old and new.

Pharaonic gutters.

Close-up of relief heiroglyph.


Illuminated wall scripts and a starry sky.

Stonemasons take a break.

Wallpaper 1

Wallpaper 2

Ah, to be a tourist!

Only a little paint has survived.

The Valley of the Kings.

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