The Nile

Nile, Egypt

Most of the great treasures of ancient Egyptian civilization, and two thirds of all of the world’s antiquities, lie on the East and West banks of the River Nile between Luxor and Aswan. During the reign of the great pharaonic dynasties, the temples were built on the east side, the acropolis (the side where the sun rose was for the living), while the tombs were built on the west side, the necropolis, where the sun set. In order to really appreciate the size and scope of the pharaohs’ and the civilization they ruled over, one must go beyond Cairo and the Pyramids and visit the colossal temples built to honor the gods and the tombs built to house the pharaohs in their everlasting lives. Tombs and temples were meant to last forever, as gods were immortal and resurrection would be infinite. Contact Indagare to arrange a tour.

Written by Melissa Biggs Bradley

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