Saturday, February 05, 2011

Egypt 2011: Temple of Luxor

Facebookers go HERE for larger photos. The thing about the Temple of Luxor is that it's really, REALLY badass. Sure, you think you know awesome, but it changes the whole discussion*.

Of course, the whole thing is dominated by Ramses II. He just can't let a good site go to waste -- Karnak, Luxor, the Valley of the Kings, the West Bank (of Luxor) -- he covers it with statues like he's worries Stalin will get the patent on being an egotistical tyrant**. Still, it's a badass site. Check it out -- night or day, it's cool.

* Until you get to Karnak, then it changes again.
** Stalin does get the patent, but Ramses gets the Shelley poem. I call it a push.

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