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July 10, 2007


Well, I've definitely got that I-should-be-blogging feeling, it must be bred by this form of media. I am in Luxor, the modern-day city that was once Thebes, capital of pharaohs, and a stone's throw from their tombs in Valley of the Kings. I am technologically not able to share from here the amazing images I saw today, and was able to photograph with special permission (the tombs are absolutely banned to photography). Suffice it to say it involved 19th century graffiti and other colonial-era outrages; nonetheless, the tombs I saw of Seti I and Amenophis III were stunningly beautiful. Tune in tomorrow, when I go up-river to Denderah, for details.