Day 128 - Last day exploring Egypt today! We headed out early (again!) to try and get through as much as we could before the temperature hit 42°C. Started the day at the Valley of the Kings, where Howard Carter famously found Tutankhamen’s tomb in tact. With 63 sites opened they’re still discovering more! Two more are planned to open soon. We headed into the tombs of Rameses IV, Rameses VI, Rameses IX, Tutankhamun, and Merenptah. It is incredible how well preserved the artwork is in these 3000 year old tombs and they’re mind blowing in their detail. We got to see the body of King Tut himself, resting in peace in his tomb again. After that it was off to the Funerary Temple of Hatshepsut, an impressive columned building dug partially into the face of the mountain. She had planned to connect her tomb (which lay in the Valley of the Kings behind the mountain) with her temple through the mountain itself but never achieved it. #aimhigh The scope of their buildings is so impressive. Then it was on to the Colossi of Memnon; two large statues of Amenhotep that were initially meant to stand guard before his own funerary temple, which has unfortunately been destroyed (the size must have been enormous though!). We then had a quick stop at an alabaster workshop before heading back to recover and prepare for our train ride back to Cairo. We finished the day having some final (soft! @newmzzz )-drinks with our legendary @gadventures group as the sun slowly set over the Nile. Thanks to all from the group and especially our habibi, @albeer_samuel, for making Egypt one of our absolute highlights. Until next time!
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