Who did not see Luxor. – Luxor, Egypt – Tourist Blog
"Whoever did not see Luxor, he did not know in Egypt" – approximately so you can rephrase a well-known proverb. The Greeks called this city of the hair, and Arabs – al-Uksur – "Palaces".
On the eastern coast of Nile, in Luxor, there is one of the most majestic temples of ancient Egypt, built in honor of the God of Amon RA, or just God of RA (the ancient Egyptian God of the Sun, by the way, in the ancient Slavs God-Yarilo). As the "City of Living" he was laid for more than one and a half thousand years before our era.
The Temple of Amon RA built mostly two pharaoh – Amenhotep III and Ramses II. The most grandiose part of the temple is a prayer room, a length of 102 m and a width of 53 m, with 34 columns of the 23-meter height.
In addition to the carnac and Luxor temples, there was another, the so-called ATON temple, no less majestic, which was built at the reign of Amenhotep IV, but he was destroyed by the priests immediately after the death of Pharaoh.
You can imagine what the sacred thrill caused temples from Pharaoh’s subjects who wore their pathetic existence in global shacks. How they were built without equipment – it is not clear how ************** for the construction of 600 km is also incomprehensible. Or the principle of "Kirk and Scrap is my diploma" and "Two soldiers from Stroybat replace the excavator" acted in those days?
The alley of forty-stone sphinxes leads to the temple – exactly the same, with a body of a lion and a head of a ram.
By the way, in St. Petersburg there were two granite sphinx, weighing 62 tons, which were found during excavations in Luxor and bought by our compatriot. Sphinxes fit harmoniously into the appearance of the city on the Neva. The inscription on the pedestals says: "Sphinx from ancient Phi in Egypt was transported to Grand Peter in 1832". On the basis of the figures, you can consider the carved hieroglyphs, which report that the Sphinxes are depicting Pharaoh Amenhotpa III.
Go to the temple. Massive columns are made by signs, symbols and cartouches, which encrypted information about life and acts of pharaohs.
Excursion on the Temple leads our Guide Jamal. He studied in Russia. Says that belongs to the koks, than is very proud. Copts are the ancient people of Egypt, confessing Christianity, the heirs of pharaohs. Arabs came here much later, in the seventh century of our era. The language of the Copdes was used when deciphering the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. They are only about 8 million. man, they are possible to store the purity of the nation, marriages with Arabs are not welcome.
Our guide is something like Pharaoh, the same mysterious semi-coulting and skeptical-indulgent attitude towards others. Jamal – I ask why there is no roof in the temple, Pharaohs also did not want to pay tax on completed construction?
Jamal smiles, no, he says, the roof was. The arches of the temple of heavenly color were decorated with yellow stars and soaring sacred birds.
Against the background of the columns, granite obelisk is highlighted. One of the two obelisks who adorned the entrance to the temple was given to France at the beginning of the 19th century for the fact that Frenchman Francois Champolon deciphered ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. Installed on an area of consent in Paris. The second is in the Karnak temple. Another one was clarified by the heir of Queen Hatsepsut, which rules by Egypt for 20 years, so that subjects forgot about her acts. So lies since. On one of the obelisks there is an inscription made at the Treaty of the Queen: "My heart is messenger there and back, thinking that people will say, seeing monuments, filled me, years later.."
Inscriptions (symbols and cartoons) are inscribed on obeliski using an unknown device. Modern scientists tried to apply to the granite laser – such a clarity of the contour and uniformity of the drawing depth could not be achieved. It turns out, the ancient Egyptian nanotechnologists were more advanced than the current?
Pharaohs with overhead beards keep some cylinders in the hands. It is believed that they were made of zinc and copper with internal filling and were used by the pharaohs and priests of ancient Egypt to strengthen the vitality and communicating with the gods. There is also a version of their extraterrestrial origin.
As the Book of the Prophet of Ezekiel, in the Old Testament: "The bells were equal to the Earth, and the crowded crowds stopped in them". I do not know how the inches, and the gigantic "colossons of Memnon" were really covered with the sands of time. Maybe therefore have been preserved to this day. "Colose Memnon" is two stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. Some mistakenly argue that this is the statues of Pharaoh and his wife Tii. In fact, both statues depict Sitting Amenhotel III . His hands are laid on his knees, and the look is drawn to the east, to the Nile and to the ascending Sun. Two smaller figures cut on the front of the throne along his legs, it is his wife and mother. Behind the colossius was erected even more majestic temple, which was not preserved to the present day. Pharaoh’s desire to gigantomania clearly traced.
What not to forget to do in Luxor.
Bypass several times around the granite scarab and make a cherished desire. They say triggered. You can buy an amulet in the form of a beetle scarab and you will be happiness, harmony and luck for the rest of my life.
On a crossing through the Nile, during dinner, order a name Cartush. On a silver, or gold-plated plate will be applied by ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs of the customer’s name, his character traits, charms. It is used as protection from the troubles, damage and tracks of enemies. It will be promptly produced on the way back from the valley of the kings will be issued.
To buy a sphinx statuette from the moonstone (fluoresce in the dark). At the same time not to run into the fake made of plastics with the addition of phosphorus. It will be much easier to product from natural stone.
Buy tea carcade from hibiscus petals, or Sudanese roses. The best believes of solid rose petals grown in Aswan.