Jude goes shopping in Hidden Luxor

Meet Jude, the Flats in Luxor mascot. Jude wants to help you explore the Luxor most tourists don’t see. Today he went shopping. If you staying in a self catering apartment this is a great chance to explore the local markets and buy fresh produce from Egyptians. A unique aspect to your Flats in Luxor holiday.

Jude at the Ramasseum

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 spotted Belzoni’s name in three …

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 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 Karnak

It is the turn of Karnak for Jude, he is staggered how big it is 1.5km by 800m large enough for 10 cathedrals. There were things he saw from the Middle Kingdom 2000 BC to Roman Times. Poor Jude his feet hurt, he went to main temple of Amun 10 pylons obelisks courtyards holy of hollies festival hall botanical room …

Jude meets some locals at the colossus

Jude was quite surprised, he thought there were two colossal statues at the temple of Amenhotep III but thanks to the work of archeologists like Dr Hourig more and more are being excavated, reassembled and re-erected. This temple must have been huge and Jude wondered is it went as far south as it does north. It was really exciting to …

Jude goes back to the Ramasseum

Although Jude has been to the Rammasseum before he went back today in the afternoon this time. He has found that the shadows show him different things in the morning to the afternoon. He wanted to have a good look a the battle scenes at the back of the first pylon. Ramases was so proud of his battle at Kadesh …

Jude rides a camel

Jude thinks camel riding is great fun, he did it at the Red Sea so today he is going to do it in Luxor. He is taking a long ride to the Christian village. On the way he goes past Malkata which is the palace of Amenhotep III and Tutankhamen probably lived there. At the village there is a tiny …

Jude at Deir el Medina

Today Jude went to the workman’s village at Deir el Medina. He loved seeing how the people lived. The houses are next door to each other so the children would have been in and out of each others houses. The little roads are only the width of a donkey. The workman built the tombs of the Pharaohs in the Valley …