Egypt — Luxor (Karnak)

There is nothing like taking a Calesh (horse drawn carriage) ride amidst Egyptian traffic to get the juices flowing in the morning. That, and the destination—Karnak Temple Complex. Karnak comprises a vast mix of ruined temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings, and was constructed over a thirteen hundred year period. The history of the Karnak complex is largely the history of Thebes (now Luxor) and its changing role in the culture. It is the largest temple complex ever built by man, and represents the combined achievement of many generations of ancient builders.

Photos taken December 2010 (Fuji FinePix S9000).

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