1 Entrance to temple in Valley of the Queens. (Near Luxor, March 12)
2 After stopping at Idfu, we sailed on to Luxor (~140 mi from Aswan), where we stayed several nights.
3 Sadly, Roger broke a rib during the previous day's outing and had to stay behind on the Karim, taking some stiff pain meds. All was not lost: the chef prepared an excellent lunch, after which a nice drink was enjoyed in the lounge.
4 Large statue in the Valley.
5 Pick up and drop off.
6 The burial tombs for the kings and queens were hidden for eons, buried in the mountains to the west of Luxor.
7 The entrances to tombs were deep in the hill and mountain sides.
9 It was quite a descent into the tombs.
13 En garde!
19 Ornately decorated ceilings.
23 Colors still vibrant after centuries.
26 Visitors to the Valley enjoy lunch while on the tour of the Valley.