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The area around Amarna had been off limits to tourists for years, due to problems around El Minya, but now we were headed there. Even though the four of us were traveling on our own, not part of a tour, we still had a police escort, which changed as we entered new territories. But when we neared Assyut, we were shocked to see our escort was a Tank !!! Yikes !!! Continue reading
Tagged Abydos, Akhenaten, Akhetaten, Akhmin, Amarna, Amelia Peabody, Assyut, Aton, Beni Hassan, Bubastis, Bursaid, Cairo, Egypt, El Minya, Elizabeth Peters, Fayoum, Hatshepsut's Temple, Ismailia, Luxor, Mediterranean Sea, Meidum, Merit Amun, Meritaten, Nile River, oasis, Port Said, Pyramid, Senefru, Tanis, Thebes, Valley of the Kings, western desert, White Queen
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I had no idea where the Egyptian on horseback had taken me, but it was wonderful. We had ridden out into the desert, away from Saqqara, to an area where workers were excavating several small pyramids. Crawling into one of them, I discovered only sand, and a bucket. Continue reading
Tagged Abu Simbel, Abu Syr, Abydos, Egypt, Luxor, Luxor Temple, Memphis, Nile River, Pyramids, Rameses II, Saqqara, Sphinx, Travel