Jude at Dendera

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 about it in the Myths …

Jude at the tomb of Ay

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 have used this tomb and …

Jude at the temple of Hatshepsut, Deir el Bahri

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 saw the myrrh trees on …

Jude takes a Day Trip to Kom Ombo

  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. This is a double temple …

Flats in Luxor Group

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   Flats in Luxor Group If you are looking for sunshine, history, culture and friendly people there is no better place to come than Egypt. With direct flights to Luxor from EgyptAir and charter companies you could swap the cold, grey skies of winter, for sun, al fresco eating and lazying by the swimming pool with tombs, temples and Tutankhamen …

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Jane the Egyptologist – podcast for kids

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 picked a few pictures to …

Jude goes sailing on the Nile in a felucca

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.

Jude goes to the oldest place near to Luxor

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 link year 3 glyphs 3 …