Egypt Trip: Coptic Cairo & Luxor Temple

Luxor Temple was built in honor of the Theban triad: Amun, Mut, and Chons. Its setting in Luxor, once Thebes, placed it in the heart of Pharoanic influence and wealth. It is actually a temple built by successive rulers from both Pharoanic, Greek, and Roman empires. An avenue once adorned by sphinxes stretched from Luxor temple to Karnak, on which yearly ceremonies where held.

On our third day in Cairo, we took a taxi to the Citadel, a fort built by Saladin, the first Ayyubid Sultan of Egypt and Syria. He’s also known as the guy who took Jerusalem back from the Crusaders and you probably recognize the name if you saw the movie, The Kingdom of Heaven. From there we made our way through the Dead City to Coptic Cairo, site of some of the oldest churches in Egypt.

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