1 Temple at Karnack - view of pyong of the temple of Amun-Re. (March 13, Luxor)
2 Admission prices in L.E. — Egyptian pounds. During our trip in 2008, the exchange rate was approximately 5.3 LE per dollar. As of this writing (2013), one dollar gets about 7 LE. Internationally, the LE is know as the EGP (Egyptian Pound).
4 Ram statues at Karnak.
5 Gigantic hypostyles (columns).
11 A young boy shows off with a hand stand in a portico of the temple.
12 Betty in front of three obelisks, one laying on it's side. Note how large the obelisk is next to Betty. There is a famous obelisk in the USA: the Washington Monument. (Reference: obelisk.) This obelisk may have been made ready for transport down the Nile for erection at another location.
13 Roger with obelisks in the background.
14 A closer view of an obelisk. They were hewn from solid stone and transported down the Nile to other locations where they were erected.
15 As with the Great Pyramids, the method used to erect the obelisks remains an unsolved mystery. Two obelisks from Luxor are now in the Place de la Concorde in Paris: one is described as a red granite monolithic column, 23 metres (75 ft) high, including the base and weighs over 250 metric tons (280 short tons).