Edfu Temple and Galabeya Party

Trip Start Mar 02, 2010
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Trip End Mar 16, 2010


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Monday, March 8, 2010

I feel much better today, but now I have a cold! Nose is stuffed up and my eyes are watering. Oh well! We visit the Temple of Edfu. This temple is interesting because a French Egyptologist discovered it in 1867. Egyptians were living in the temple, on the roof and in the courtyard. There are many side storage rooms and garbage was piled up to the ceilings. This Egyptologist had everyone removed and began cleaning it up. Because people were living in the temple instead of removing bricks to build their homes, like they did with other temples, this temple is in very good condition and almost completely intact. The one shocking thing is that the ceilings were burnt. I assumed it was because people were living there and cooking, but Mostaffa said that Christians burned the ceiling to remove any symbols of what they believed were pagan gods.

After dinner tonight we had a galabeya party. We wore traditional Egyptian outfits; yes Brett even wore one! We had a great time. The cruise manager and staff had some fun games for us and we danced like crazy. Because we are the youngest on this trip, we keep getting pulled up to dance. Brett refuses, but I'm a good sport. I even showed them some of my "Boom Boom Pow" moves!
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Paul Jordan on

Yo "Boom Boom Crandall". I understand you are sick, but next time, you post a picture of Brett in his Indian garb! With a monkey!

Get well sicko, and keep up the great attitude!

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