The Columns of Egypt: Photo Essay.

At Queen Hatshepsut's Temple.

The Columns of Egypt: Photo Essay.

Egypt. Home to King Tut, the pyramids, hieroglyphics, Cleopatra, papyrus, mummies, feluccas, tombs, the Nile, souks, and koshari. But, I also quickly discovered that it’s also the home of some pretty spectacular columns. The more sights we visited, the bigger and more impressive the columns became.

Some were decorated with animal heads, others to look like papyrus plants, and many were decorated with hieroglyphics from top to bottom, some with color, if they were lucky enough to be out of the sun. Each one, different and unique in its own right. In looking at each one, it was hard to imagine how, like the pyramids, they were built so perfectly and with such exquisite detail. And, how, after all this time, they are still standing, exactly where they were placed, thousands of years ago.

Saqqara.

Saqqara.

At Queen Hatshepsut's Temple.

Hatshepsut’s Temple.

Hatshepsut’s Temple.

Hatshepsut’s Temple.

Luxor Temple.

Luxor Temple.

Luxor Temple.

Luxor Temple.

Karnak Temple

Karnak Temple

 Karnak Temple (Can you spot me?)

Karnak Temple (Can you spot me?)

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Comments (6)

  1. Anita

    Very nice photos 🙂 – the columns on the last picture look very mystic with all the characters

  2. Sarah

    Beautiful photos Erin! I love Egyptian art and Egypt is also a dream destination of mine!

    1. The World Wanderer

      Thanks, Sarah! I love it too, especially after studying art history in high school. I actually still can’t believe I was able to visit Egypt! 🙂 I hope you get there one day.

  3. Kollin Lephart @everywhere_girl

    This is great! I’ve always wanted to go to Egypt and venture through the temples and tombs. Definitely on my bucket list 🙂

    1. The World Wanderer

      Thanks! It’s amazing, I think you’d love it. 🙂

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