Day 4 - Luxor (76 images)

Our Luxor apartment was a perfect place to stay with complete meal service as an option that we took full advantage of.

We visited the beautiful temple of Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahri. Hatshepsut, the woman ruler who was called a King, since there wasn’t a word for a female ruler came to the throne of Egypt in 1478 BC.  The mortuary Temple of Ramses II (Ramasseum) was the big destination of many a traveler doing the grand tour and they left their graffiti here, including Belzoni. The fallen statue is massive, carved from Aswan granite and a testimony to Ramses II ego.

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