Exploring Egypt: Luxor

6th of a series on my 7-day stay in Egypt

City full of shrines,
Magnificent artifacts,
Temple of Karnak.

The Temple of Karnak
The Temple of Karnak is a large, well-preserved complex of monuments that honor various pharaohs. As a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Karnak Temple has an impressive collection of pylons, massive stone obelisks, and chapels.  Sad fact: More Egyptian obelisks today are found outside of Egypt, like in Paris, than in Egypt itself.

Animal Care in Egypt
The tour company we used has a charitable stake in this organization, so we stopped by the Animal Care in Egypt facility to see how the animals are given care and treatment. Many locals depend on ACE to help heal their donkeys, horses, and other animals.

From ACE’s website (https://www.ace-egypt.org.uk/): “Animal Care in Egypt (ACE) is a charity dedicated to helping stop the suffering of thousands of animals in the poorest communities of Luxor by providing free veterinary care and education.”

To see the beginning:
1st day: Old Cairo
2nd day: Giza/Cairo
3rd day: Aswan
4th day: Abu Simbel
5th day: Nile River

Spread the Word

[3rd of a series of posts about my late October travels to southern Germany]

Psalm 146
Alleluia.
Praise the Lord, O my soul;
I will praise the Lord all my life;
I will sing praise to my God while I live.

Chapels, churches, and cathedrals visited:

Bamberg Cathedral, Bamberg
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St. Stephan Church, Bamberg (Evangelical Lutheran)
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Regensburg Cathedral, Regensburg
regensburg-cathedral

Alte Kapelle, Regensburg
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St. Lawrence Church, Nuremberg (Evangelical Lutheran)
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St. Sebald’s Church, Nuremberg
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Mountain chapel near Schloss Hohenschwangau, Schwangau
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St. Michael’s Church, Munich (King Ludwig II’s burial place)
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Frauenkirche, or Cathedral Church of Our Lady, Munich
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Church of the Holy Spirit, Munich
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