After our brief time in Giza walking among the pyramids and the sphinx, I thought we had seen the highlights of Egypt. Wrong. Though for me, the pyramids were beyond incredible, I have to admit the temples of Luxor further cement the fact that ancient Egypt truly is the pinnacle of ancient civilizations.
I have made an effort to restrict the number of photos of the inside of the tombs and just give a glimpse of the scale of them. To be clear, the only thing I have done to these photos is correct the colour cast of the interior lights. I have not enhanced the colours and we were informed that the painting had only been cleaned but not repainted. This is important when you remember these tombs were finished around 3000 years ago.
To say I was impressed by the Valley of the Kings is a gross understatement. Everything about it screams of a society that in ways is far more organized than many that followed it around the world.
We are well aware we only scratched the surface of what is to be seen of ancient Egypt. However we are very happy with what we did manage to see. In spite of the dirt and significantly different culture than what most westerners are comfortable with I would have to say that visiting the ancient sites is worth the effort. In my opinion nothing I have seen in the world compares to what the ancient Egyptians created. Do yourself a favour, check it out.