Discover the Beauty of Luxor & Ancient Egypt

by Jane Akshar on 13 Dec, 10

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Jude at the Ramasseum

01, Apr 17

Jude went to the Ramasseum, not many people go there these days but at the end of the 1800’s it was very popular and people would come here when they did the grand tour. In those days they didn’t understand how bad graffitti was and put their names up all over the place. Jude has […]

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Jude at Dendera

01, Mar 17

Today Jude took a boat out of Luxor and went to Dendera. This temple is dedicated to Hathor the cow goddess. Sometimes Hathor is kindly and nice and other times she gets angry. One time she was so angry the only way they could calm her down was to get her drunk! You can read […]

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Jude at the tomb of Ay

01, Feb 17

Lots of people believe that this tomb is where Tutankhamen was supposed to have been buried but Ay stole it from him. they also think Ay stole his wife Ankhesenamun as there is a ring with both their names on in the Berlin museum. But it didn’t do Ay much good as he doesn’t seem to […]

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Jude at the temple of Hatshepsut, Deir el Bahri

01, Jan 17

Jude went to Hatshepsuts temple today. He looked at all the colonnades, even the ones at the bottom. He loved the heron catching the fish and the donkey of the Queen of Punt. She was really fat and needed a donkey to get about, the Egyptians made fun of her and showed her picture. He […]

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Jude takes a Day Trip to Kom Ombo

01, Dec 16

  Jude was really excited to go to Kom Ombo. There is a new crocodile museum which is really good. A hieroglyphic of a woman giving birth and lots of images of medical instruments. You can also see the hidden room where maybe the priests hid and pretended to be the voice of the god. […]

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Guaranteed Sunshine for your Christmas break

26, Nov 16

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AirBNB Review

26, Nov 16

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Jane the Egyptologist – podcast for kids

10, Nov 16

What is an Egyptologist? I was asked to give a talk to a cyber school in America which was great fun. I did a backup podcast in case the internet/electricity failed and I thought I would share it. The talk is based on the questions the kids(11-12 year olds) sent me in advance and I […]

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Jude goes sailing on the Nile in a felucca

01, Nov 16

All this site seeing Jude felt he need a rest and he went sailing on the Nile. He started at the Winter Palace hotel and sailed up to the bridge then they drifted on the current all the way to Karnak. It was very relaxing. He enjoyed a really nice meal and watched the sunset. […]

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Jude goes to the oldest place near to Luxor

01, Oct 16

Today Jude went to the tomb of Ankhtifi the brave at Moalla. This is a very famous inscription where Ankhtifi boasts about his position, how brave he is and how much he helped the people. Nearly everyone that studies hieroglyphics has to translate this inscription. If you want to see what is said click the […]

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