Institute of Atmospheric Physics
Academia Sinica, Beijing, China
Hi, netters, I'm the one loving traveling everywhere. I think the nature can tell you what you are. Here is the lsit of 256-color pictures taken in my trip to Egypt, mainly Cairo, Luxor and Sharm el Shaykh. The pictures were taken by using Canon EOS10 with ultrasonic zoom, and scanned by a 18bit 200dpi scanner. Zou Han Etc: Any comment, suggestion and flame are welcome to firstname.lastname@example.org EGYPT PICTURES E-index1.jpg -- Thumbnails of Egypt01-12 E-index2.jpg -- Thumbnails of Egypt13-24 E-index3.jpg -- Thumbnails of Egypt25-33 Egypt01.jpg -- First impression of Cairo, bird view, 753x538 Sorry for the low quality from heavy haze covering the city. Egypt02.jpg -- The yellow and the green, 700x492 A clear line between the yellow desert and the green agriculture. The Nile brought up the Egyptian culture by irrigating the green belt along it. Egypt03.jpg -- Evening in Street of Cairo, 799x556 Shopping after sunset is enjoyable in Cairo. Egypt04.jpg -- The Egyptian Museum, 800x684 It shows the great culture in last 5,000 years. Egypt05.jpg -- The Sphinx and Pyramid of Chephren in Giza, Cairo, 136.5 metres high, more than 4500 years old, 778x566 Egypt06.jpg -- The Sphinx, 50 metres long and 22 metres high, 637x800 Egypt07.jpg -- Zoser's Step Pyramid, Saqqara (bird view), 751x458 It was built in 27th century BC. Egypt08.jpg -- Islamic Cairo, 800x685 One can find numerous mosques everywhere and highest density of population in this country, in this part of Cairo. Egypt09.jpg -- Inside of The Citadel, 800x557 The Citadel is a complex with three mosques and four museums. It began in 1176 and was the rulers' home for 700 years. Egypt10.jpg -- Mosque of Mohammed Ali (Alabaster Mosque), 800x670 It is the biggest mosque in The Citadel, built between 1830-1848. Egypt11.jpg -- Inside of the court of Mosque of Mohammed Ali, 611x800 Egypt12.jpg -- Egyptian musicians, 572x800 It was taken in a Egyptian bar in Cairo. In this kind of bars, you might enjoy water pipe to smoke the mixture of dried apple and tobacco. Egypt13.jpg -- Church of Al Muallaqa (Coptic), 521x800 One of the oldest Christian places in Egypt. The Coptic Christianity came to Egypt in the 1st century AC. Egypt14.jpg -- Dawn in Luxor, 700x482, Luxor started 4000 years ago on the site of ancient Thebes. Its excellent preservation of historical sites makes it as the most attractive centre for tourists. Egypt15.jpg -- A street in Luxor, 800x483 Luxor is and was also one of important commercial centres in Egypt. Egypt16.jpg -- The west bank of the Nile in Luxor, 800x504 It is the necropolis of the ancient Thebes (present Luxor), including tombs for the Kings and even ordinary workers. It seems a museum of technology for construction, decoration and concealment of tombs. Egypt17.jpg -- The Nile in Luxor, 800x600 For most of Egyptians, the Nile is Egypt. Egypt18.jpg -- Karnak Temple, Luxor, 800x806 The great temple of Amun, the head of gods. It was built, enlarged and added during the Middle and the New Kingdoms. With the strongest powers in Thebes, the temple was the most important one in Egypt. The obelisk in the pic stands 25 metre high. Egypt19.jpg -- The Great Hypostyle Hall in Karnak Temple, 517x800 It was begun by Amenophis III (also built Luxor Temple). There are unaccountable stone pillars in this hall. Egypt20.jpg -- Karnak Temple, 800x563 The temple measures 1.5x0.8 km. Every rulers contributed halls, courts, walls or pylons to it for 1500 years. The drawing in the lower right part is Amun, the head of gods. Egypt21.jpg -- The Second Pylon of Karnak Temple, 549x800 It was built by Horemheb in 18th dynasty. Ramses II raised the two statues of himself. Egypt22.jpg -- The First Pylon of Karnak Temple, 528x800 The main entrance to the temple with sphinxes along the avenue. Egypt23.jpg -- The statue of Ramses II, 524x800 in the Great Court, Karnak Temple. Egypt24.jpg -- The Court of Amenophis III in Luxor Temple, 516x754. Luxor Temple was built by Amenophis III, the New Kingdom Pharaoh, for the gods of Thebes. Egypt25.jpg -- The Colonnade of Amenophis III, in Luxor Temple, 560x800 Egypt26.jpg -- Tombs on the west bank of Luxor, 800x484 I forget where it was. Valley of the Queens? I was really confused by the great culture. Egypt27.jpg -- Colossi of Mamnon, 800x552 The two statues of Amenophis stand 18 metres. They are the only remain of the temple for Amenophis III. Egypt28.jpg -- Masons working on stones in Luxor, 800x630 Egypt29.jpg -- Girls weaving carpet, 655x516 It was taken in a carpet school on the way to Memphis. Egypt30.jpg -- Egyptian and Camel, 456x520 Egypt31.jpg -- Sharm el Shaykh, 800x468 the town on the south top of the Sinai to the Red Sea Egypt32.jpg -- The Read Sea coast, at Sharm el Shaykh, 800x549 The attractions are colorful coral, coral fishes and water sports. Egypt33.jpg -- Map of Egypt with the national flag and anthem. 612x648
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