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IMAGES OF ANCIENT EGYPT

Karnak, Pyramids, Tutankhamun, Abu Simbel, Aswan, The Nile, Edfu,
Kom Ombo, Feluccas, Valley of the Kings, The Sphinx

Egypt, more than any other country on Earth owes its civilisation to just one natural phenomenon - a river. The River Nile shaped the ancient way of life in a way that no other nation can properly imagine and it still sustains Egypt as its life-blood today. Whilst road and air travel have changed the way goods are transported, agriculture is totally reliant on this river of life. Although it is the world's longest river, it is the section flowing through Egypt which has captured mankind's imagination.
River Nile - click for larger image
The River
 
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The Desert - click for larger image
The Desert
Egypt has been called the Gift of the Nile because without it there would be no Egypt as we know it. There would have been no ancient civilisation and no magnificent history for us to see today. Until relatively recently only 4% of the entire country was inhabited and fertile - this has now risen to 6%. The rest of the Country is unrelenting desert with some mountainous regions between the river and the Red Sea. Egypt is a river oasis in a desert State.
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This dependence on the River Nile explains why the Ancient Egyptians revered the river next only to the Sun. Egypt was defined by four aspects of the Nile. Upper Egypt - The River Area to the South; Lower Egypt - the Northern River Delta Region; the East Bank - for Birth and Life; the West Bank - for the Afterlife and the Gods (which is why all funerary complexes and tombs are located on the West Bank).






The following pages contain photographs and pictures of some of the ancient sites and articles of Egypt, together with timeless views of the Nile and its dependants. Each page contains a quantity of thumbnails which then enable larger images to be viewed. Click either graphic or text below to proceed to the relevant page.

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Pictures and Photos of EgyptPictures and Photos of Egypt
Pictures and Photos of EgyptPictures and Photos of Egypt
Nile MapTHE NILE IN EGYPT
Interactive & Pictorial maps of the Nile in Egypt
Ghiza1. PLATEAU OF GHIZA
Views of the Pyramids and the Sphinx
Cairo2. TUTANKHAMUN & CITADEL MOSQUE
Tutankhamun exhibit and Muhammad Ali Mosque
The Nile3. ALONG THE RIVER NILE
Scenes of the river and its banks
Nile Boats4. BOATS OF THE RIVER
Some of the feluccas and river boats
Karnak5. KARNAK TEMPLE
Images of this great temple complex
Valley of the Kings6. VALLEY OF THE KINGS
Some of the sights from the 'secret' valley
Edfu Temple7. EDFU TEMPLE
The most complete temple on the Nile
Kom Ombo8. KOM OMBO TEMPLE
The ruins of this 'double deity' temple
Aswan9. THE RIVER AT ASWAN
The river and feluccas at the Aswan cateract
Abu Simbel10. THE TEMPLE AT ABU SIMBEL
Pictures of Ramses II Great Monument
HieroglyphicsHIEROGLYPHICS
The art of writing of Ancient Egypt
Ancient GodsANCIENT GODS
The Gods of Ancient Egyptian belief



Please Note:
For information on Mummies, the following site is highly recommended:

Invitation

This graphic is based on invitations sent out by
Lord Londesborough to the unrolling of a Mummy (1850).






For other Photographs I have taken, I hope You may enjoy visiting the following:

For more general photos, please visit
Captain Tweaky on FLICKR.Com

Flickr

where I hope you may enjoy various of my 'photostreams'.
(Captain Tweaky is a much appreciated knickname I was given by a work colleague!)






Egypt Theme Desktop Wallpaper

You may download a copy of the original watercolour picture shown below to use as desktop wallpaper for Windows XP. It will be delivered as an 'egypt~~~~~.jpg' file in its own browser window. Right-click on the image and 'Save Picture As...' Save it to 'My Pictures'. Next right-click on your 'desktop' and select 'Properties' and 'Browse'. In the 'My Pictures' folder you should find the image 'egypt~~~~~.jpg'. Select it then click 'Open' and then 'OK'. Hope you like it! (For Windows 98 you will need to convert the JPG file to a BMP file)

Click picture below to see 500x375 size.


Click here to download 1024x768 wallpaper (160k)
Click here to download 800x600 wallpaper (152k)



PLEASE NOTE:
There is no charge for this and equally I offer no commitments nor accept any liability
for any problems, no matter how caused, which may occur as a result of you receiving
the picture file - though I hasten to add, there really should be no problems!!
(NB: I am the owner of the watercolour picture!!)






For some further information about any aspect of Egypt - Ancient or Modern
Please visit these sites provided/sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism of Egypt


Egypt Search EngineEgypt Search Engine

Ministry of TourismMinistry of Tourism



The following site provides a detailed and fascinating view of the Valley of
the Kings. This includes the most recent discovery of the Theban Necropolis.

Theban Mapping Project





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