Sunday, 9 September 2012

Jane in Egypt 1979 - My first Trip

9th September 1979 Edfu and Kom Ombo 

Left Luxor and went by coach to Aswan along the most diabolical road I have ever been on including Zambia. Stopped at Edfu and Kom Ombo. Edfu has the only perfect pylon according to the guide Abdullah however it is quite a small temple, shows Seth being defeated and a cake being made in his shape and eaten. Also I think this was the scene of the foundation laying and sizing of the temple. 

Figure 62 Road to Aswan 

Figure 63 Edfu 

I didn’t leave the coach at Kom Ombo as my mosquito bites were very annoying. It is a crocodile temple dedicated to Sobek. Arrived at Aswan, a hug anonymous hotel, very modern in style, took a shower before cases arrived to cool bites down. Went shopping after lunch of pasta which was very nice. 

It is amazing how much bites can ruin your holiday, I wish I had taken DDT with me, I was in agony. Couldn't think of anything but how bad it itched. Still I wonder why I thought Edfu was small

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