The temple at Edfu, Southern Egito. This entrance wall is 79m wide and 36m high.
I took this photo while riding a camel through the Deserto do Saara, Egito.
Fortunately I was at the front of the pack,
since camels break wind almost continuously!
One of our camel guides and some camels, Western Desert, Deserto do Saara, Egito.
The Great Temple (the funerary complex of Ramses/Rameses/Ramesses II), Abu Simbel, Nubian desert, Southern Egito, 1250’s B.C.
Twice a year, in late March and September (the vernal and autumnal equinoxes resp.), a ray of sunlight penetrates the
65 metres between the entrance and the shrines and bathes Amon-Ra and Ramses/Rameses/Ramesses II in light.
Close-up of The Great Temple, Abu Simbel, Egito.
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