Most of the architectural wonders of the ancient world learned first in photos have been larger when experienced in reality The temple at Luxor wasn’t.

It is impressive and fine but more modest in size than anticipated. The other unexpected aspect was the elegance and quality of the wall carvings.

Slightly Larger than life size figures fill the walls of 30 x 20 feet showing offerings of birds, fruit, animals and baskets of spices. All gifts were intended for the afterlife. Attendants for the king were incised in the limestone to assure that he would be well taken care of.

Some of the royal figures have suffered from eons of exposure to weather, and war, however the scale of the divine kings made clear their importance.

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