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Rameses II at Abu Simbel, 19th century photo before relocation to current location

Rameses II at Abu Simbel, 19th century photo before relocation to current location

Cranes lift the face of a statue from the Abu Simbel Temples in Egypt, May 1966.Photograph by Georg Gerster, National Geographic

Cranes lift the face of a statue from the Abu Simbel Temples in Egypt, May 1966.Photograph by Georg Gerster, National Geographic

Abu Simbel Temple, Egypt.   I'd love to spend a few months in Egypt. I don't think I would be able just to spend a week or two....

Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel Temple, Egypt. I'd love to spend a few months in Egypt. I don't think I would be able just to spend a week or two....

Treasury of Tutankhamun, 1926, by Harry Burton Burton's photograph of the treasury, a small room off the burial chamber in the tomb of Tutankhamun, is a classic image of discovery.

Treasury of Tutankhamun, 1926, by Harry Burton Burton's photograph of the treasury, a small room off the burial chamber in the tomb of Tutankhamun, is a classic image of discovery.

The Sphinx is generally accepted to have been built along with the Pyramids of Giza around 2500 BC. But, the Sphinx today has a vertical weathering profile in the limestone trench surrounding it. This erosion, according to geology, could only be the result of prolonged rainfall, in contrast to the dry weather experienced in Egypt since 2500 BC. Based on the climatic evidence, a geologist at Boston University, estimated it between 9,000 to 12,000 years old, when climate was wetter

The Sphinx is generally accepted to have been built along with the Pyramids of Giza around 2500 BC. But, the Sphinx today has a vertical weathering profile in the limestone trench surrounding it. This erosion, according to geology, could only be the result of prolonged rainfall, in contrast to the dry weather experienced in Egypt since 2500 BC. Based on the climatic evidence, a geologist at Boston University, estimated it between 9,000 to 12,000 years old, when climate was wetter

Tumblr pearl-nautilus: Lost for 1,600 years, the royal quarters of Cleopatra were discovered off the shores of Alexandria, marine archaeologists, began excavating the city in 1998. Submerged by earthquakes and tidal waves, yet,  several artifacts remained largely intact.The foundations of the palace, shipwrecks,  columns, statues of the goddess Isis and a sphinx.

Tumblr pearl-nautilus: Lost for 1,600 years, the royal quarters of Cleopatra were discovered off the shores of Alexandria, marine archaeologists, began excavating the city in 1998. Submerged by earthquakes and tidal waves, yet, several artifacts remained largely intact.The foundations of the palace, shipwrecks, columns, statues of the goddess Isis and a sphinx.

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