Around the World Trip – Valley of the Kings

Our visit in Luxor concluded with a visit to the incredible Valley of the Kings.  To date, they’ve unearthed 64 tombs of the pharaohs (including the very famous boy pharaoh, Tutankhamen (aka Steve Martin’s “King Tut”) who ruled from age 9 to 18.  He’s considered a minor pharaoh in Eqypt, famous only because his is the only tomb to date found undisturbed. Unfortunately, no photos were allowed in the Valley of the Kings although many visitors choose to disregard this rule with selfies running amok.   We found that in Egypt, rules are really just guidelines.

I did, however, enjoy taking a photos of the beautiful people and was particularly drawn to the highly private Muslim women in the mysterious face covering niqab (nee cob). Although even the Egyptians approach them warily, our guide asked one if I could take her photo.  She was hesitant, and asked how I intended to portray her. When reassured it would be positively, she kindly agreed and even asked for a picture of the two of us.  I was thrilled!

Egyptian woman in niqab

We then visited an alabaster shop, where they carve as they did thousands of years ago.  The shop also had hookahs so that the carvers could take a smoke whenever needed.  Traveling in a world where almost everyone smokes is definitely a challenge to the senses.

Smoking the Hookah
Carving alabaster ankhs

Next, onto Aswan.

17 thoughts on “Around the World Trip – Valley of the Kings”

  1. Colleen Devlin

    I am so excited that you are able to include Aswan in your trip. It sounds like an awesome place! Can’t wait to get your next post. Love your blog!

  2. Terry Carroll

    Fantastic! I have to tell you that I hav also visited the Luxor and smoked the Hookah in Eg—I mean Las Vegas. But seriously, I’m so jealous!

  3. Deb Hayes

    Great post. I really like the portrait of the craftsman smoking the hookah.
    And you really captured the sweetness in the eyes of the Egyptian woman.
    Hey, saw your Instagram of you and Steve camel riding!

  4. Jim

    Both images show a deep connection. It takes a person of trust to get close. You have that gift. Nice work.

    1. Thank you!! That means a lot coming from you.

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