Saturday, September 10, 2011

Photo for Today - Luxor Temple at sunset

This was on New Year's Eve. My father and I had no idea
that it was New Year's Eve until an Australian tourist
pointed it out. It was a good place to be for a day which
neither of us were intending to celebrate.

The obelisk outside the First Pylon was originally one of a pair. The
First Pylon dates to the reign of Ramesses II in the 19th Dynasty
and the obelisks were erected at that time.
The second obelisk is now in Paris on the Place de la Concorde,
moved there in 1835 by Napoleon. There's a photograph of the
French obelisk at the following address on Wikipedia.

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