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16 May 2011

Luxor, Egypt (day 2)

We overnighted at the Luxor Hilton, with a beautiful Nile sunset view from our room.



The Karnak Temple is the largest ancient religious site in the world.



It was built over a period of 2000 years (starting 1600 BC) during the dynasties of 30 pharaohs.



The Luxor Temple was largely buried for centuries, underneath accumulated river silt.



The thing I like most about Egyptian archeology is that it tells complex stories (rather than just being ruins of old things).