Tourism Police, Giza
Guard and Kalashnikov
While tourists are photographing the pyramids a security guard sits in the shade with Kalashnikov rifle nearby.
Great Sphinx and Pyramid, Giza.
Abu Simbel temples, Nubia, Southern Egypt. This was taken at 6.45am just after dawn as the sun was rising. Surprisingly cold at this time!
The Abu Simbel temples are two massive rock temples at Abu Simbel a village in Nubia, southern Egypt, near the border with Sudan. They are situated on the western bank of Lake Nasser, about 230 km southwest of Aswan. The complex is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site. The twin temples were originally carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 13th century BC, as a lasting monument to himself and his queen Nefertari, to commemorate his victory at the Battle of Kadesh. Their huge external rock relief figures have become iconic. The complex was relocated in its entirety in 1968, on an artificial hill made from a domed structure, high above the Aswan High Dam reservoir. The relocation of the temples was necessary to prevent their being submerged during the creation of Lake Nasser, the massive artificial water reservoir formed after the building of the Aswan High Dam on the Nile River.
The main reason and destination for the trip, the tomb of king Tut. Visited in November as it is far too hot in the valley during the summer months.