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First Attempt at Crossing the Theban Plateau (Part 3)

[360-degree video taken on the “Farshut Road”, four miles (seven kilometres) in a direct line from the Valley of the Kings, 11th January 2015]     Advertisements

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First Attempt at Crossing the Theban Plateau (Part 2)

Wolves? In a desert country like Egypt? As we’d sped along the Cairo to Aswan road the day before, I thought it might be a mistranslation from Thore’s native Norwegian. “Did you see it Ahmed? Bigger than a dog I … Continue reading

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First Attempt at Crossing the Theban Plateau (Part 1)

Sunday January 11th, 2015 Following a 5.30 breakfast I head towards the ferry, my breath rising up before me in the cold morning air. One of the men huddled by a brazier offers to call me a taxi and I … Continue reading

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First Venture onto the Theban Plateau (Part 2)

Sunday 19th December 2010 The path from the summit ridge of el-Qurn to the main plateau first descends a ‘col’ between the two high points then winds its way up the other side. The distance turns out to be far … Continue reading

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Ascent to the Domain of the Moon God

Thoth Hill – apparently so-called after the great Egyptologist Flinders Petrie found a number of fragments dedicated to the god in the area – is one of the highest points of the Theban Hills. It lies on the other side … Continue reading

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In the Footsteps of Gods and Kings (1)

[31st January 2008] Beyond the guard post, and round a shoulder of the hill I have it at last – my first glimpse of the Valley of the Kings! It’s still early and the few visitors in the valley are … Continue reading

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