Upper Egypt: Luxor, Karnak, Edfu and Kom Ombo

"The Nile is the gift of Egypt"

(Herodoto of Halicarnaso)

 

 Since ancient times, over 5,000 years ago, ancient Egypt was a civilization that arose from the regrouping of the settlements located along the fertile and legendary Nile River. It had three periods of splendor in the periods referred to by historians as the Old Kingdom, Middle Kingdom and New Kingdom. This original civilization came to cover the territory from the river mouth of the Nile to the fourth cataract of the river, on the territory of Nubia (now Sudan).

 Samples of architecture and imagery are revealed to us in different sites that hosted their capitals: the stunning temples of Luxor and Karnak, the Kings Valley, the Temple of Edfu or Kom Ombo or the door to black Africa in Aswan from where we reached to Abu Simbel rescued temples. Welcome to the Land of the Pharaohs.

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