Medinat Habu

Next to their temple, Ramesses III built his mortuary temple, Medinet Habu’s most conspicuous standing monument

Red granite obelisk  Luxor  Egypt

Obelisk - A commemorative shaft, square in section, with a small pyramid on top.

Temples

Remains of the ancient library at Alexandria, lost in a fire with its 100,000 books.  Originally built between the years of 331 and 332.

Remains of the ancient library at Alexandria, lost in a fire with its books. Originally built between the years of 331 and Absolutely love history and the ancient world

Turin Royal Canon Papyrus dating to the reign of Ramesses II (1279-1213) inscribed in Hieratic with a list of the names of Egyptian rulers

Turin Royal Canon Papyrus, dating to the reign of Ramesses II inscribed in Hieratic with a list of the names of Egyptian rulers.

Today Jericho celebrates it's 10,000 year anniversary. The date is mostly symbolic, though the city is one of the oldest in the world, "with evidence of settlement dating back to 9000 BC and urban fortifications dating back to 7000 BC, predating Egypt's pyramids by 4,000 years."

Jericho, one of the oldest cities in the world, "with evidence of settlement dating back to 9000 BC and urban fortifications dating back to 7000 BC, predating Egypt's pyramids by years.

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