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Traverse of the Theban Plateau, Part Two: Final Plans

The truth is, after years of planning, I didn’t feel the traverse presented any great risks. It was simply that, if anything DID happen, I was on my own. I was under no illusion, in a country where walking off … Continue reading

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First Venture onto the Theban Plateau (Part 1)

Sunday 19th December 2010 I am up well before dawn, feeling refreshed from my rest day. From the new ferry point I get a battered old taxi owned by one of those battered old Egyptians that I seem to get … Continue reading

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In the Footsteps of David Roberts

The rekindling of my passion for Egypt some seven years ago went hand-in-hand with my discovery of the artist David Roberts, whose alluring images seemed to reflect my own imaginative landscape. David Roberts was born on 24th October 1796 in … Continue reading

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No Comment: Demolition of Houses at Qurna, Luxor, Egypt, December 2010

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Encounters with a Man Called Snake. Part 2

“3,500 families will leave for a better life. It’s the most important resettlement operation since the rescue of Abu Simbel in Nubia forty years ago.” Samir Farag*, Governor of Luxor, 2008 “They will turn Qurna into a city of the … Continue reading

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