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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Egypt's Past and Its Unknown Future ...

When I read the prompt of the day from our very own BlogFest's host, Jessie Williams of A Crazy Beautiful Disaster, Dear Past Me/Future Me. I was bit puzzled as what to write. Especially Friday is my 'travel day.' As I was constructing my thoughts, all of the sudden, my mind traveled back to Egypt to visit its past and the unknown future ...

There are still couple more places that I like to take you all to in Egypt, such as the Kom Ombo Temple where the inscriptions on the wall have proven that medical practices that are still valid today has existed since 3000 years ago in Egypt as well as the 365 days and leap years that you and I know.


On this wall, there is a proof that the calendar was invented as well as the leap years was calculated 3000 years ago

Can you spot the medical instruments?

Then there is this Karnak Temple, which is considered the largest temple in Egypt. And what set it apart from others temples and sites in Egypt is that it took about thirty pharaohs to make the temple what it is today.

The avenues of the Sphinxes


Hypostyle Hall--134 enormous columns


The Obelisk of Thutmose I, one out of four original obelisks that are still standing today

Those temples and Obelisks have represented Egypt's past glory, where the greatest civilization was once stood tall. When the archaeologist found the unfinished obelisk, they were left in conundrum. They can't understand how the ancient Egyptians were able to move the huge rock, shaped and carve it then let it standing for thousand of years. And the question --why was the obelisk was left unfinished-- still remains mystery.

 
Unfinished Obelisk
Perhaps, the ancient Egyptians wanted to leave this Unfinished Obelisk behind for their future generation to complete. Perhaps they want the future generation to unfold its unknown future ...

Until next stop,
Journey of Life

36 comments:

  1. Absolutely wonderful! Love your take on it and everything I just learned about Egypt! Great Post :)

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  2. Such beautiful pics sculputurally.

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  3. I so enjoy traveling with you! These are beautiful sculptures, and I thank you so much for letting us travel with you as well as for linking up with us again! :D

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  4. What a fun take on the prompt. And hey, I couldn't find the medical instruments. Which ones are they?! LOL.

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  5. Great pictures. It is really awe inspiring to see something that has endured so many thousands of years. Thank you for the grand tour!!

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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  6. That's an impressive looking obelisk! Love the pictures!

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  7. amazing pictures... as always!

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  8. I was obsessed with Egyptian civ for a while in high school. I think it is amazing that they had so many math and science discoveries that took others in the world much longer to "discover". I also find it interesting that some people think that the Egyptians were not intelligent enough to do all the work on their own. There are a lot of "alien's must have helped" theories going around that really annoy me.

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  9. Absolutely amazing place, thanks for sharing, great photos.

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  10. Love this journey,makes you wonder!

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  11. Great post and beautiful pictures!

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  12. Thanks for sharing such interesting facts. Visiting from Larissa's linky.

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  13. It is really a wonder when one looks at the geometry of that Obelisk of Thutmose and how it stands there.

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  14. What an amazing experience to be able to travel as you do. Awesome photos!

    Susan
    Today's Working Woman
    http://todaysworkingwoman25.blogspot.com/

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  15. I'd love to be able to travel and see these sites. Fun take on the post :D Cheers, Jenn.

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    1. Yeah ... I wanted to travel with BlogFest's host of the day.

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  16. Enjoyed your take on the prompt. Egypt is on my places to visit list - hopefully someday.

    Here's my post on the prompt http://suzysomedaysomewhere.blogspot.co.nz/2012/10/blogfest-dear-past-me-future-me.html

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