Egypt, ancient Misr – “palaios lithos” and beyond (part II)

Egyptian rule gave way first to the Persians, and then, under the conquest of Alexander the Great, to the Greeks, then the Romans, the Arabs, the Ottomans, and then the Europeans.
Temple of Philae
Temple of Philae, and the facade of egyptian gods and kings

Stones are impartial to the conquerers who shape them.

Pompey's Pillar and Granite Spinx

Greecian and Roman influences - Pink Granite Spinx and Pompey's Pillar

Roman tomb in Alexandria

Roman tomb in Alexandria - a city named after Alexander the Great

One of the many mosques. I forget the name.

Tourism has little time for the unremarkable and commonplace. We didn’t spend much time with the locals, but we did manage to ride feluccas on the Nile (slow and pleasant, but not much wind) and we also visited a bazaar.

The streets in Cairo

The streets in Cairo - bright on a sunny day with clear sky

A daily bazaar in Cairo

A daily bazaar in Cairo

Mostafa and his horse, Rambo

Mostafa and his horse, Rambo

Felucca boat

A felucca boat on the most placid portion of the Nile

An Egyptian

The Egyptian 'captain' of our felucca boat

Words fail me.  


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