A little bit about Egypt:
• The population of Egypt is 88 million. Only 4% of the country is habitable, along the Nile and seacoast, with 96% of the people living in these areas.
• It is a country of major contrasts: 12% of the population are millionaires and 49% are below the poverty line.
• Unemployment is 35% with 67% underemployment. Education is free and many people stay in school to increase their job opportunities. But because everyone goes to university, few people end up actually working in their field.
• 40% of work is in the tourism industry.
The mountains looked red in the background as we sailed in. Egypt gets almost no rain.
Dina stopped to show us the model.
our visit there. I love it when stuff ties together!
It was first used by Thutmose I around 1500 BC, although it was his predecessor, Amenhotep I, who was considered as the patron-god of the valley by the actual builders of the tombs. The last known king to have built a tomb in the Valley was Ramesses XI, who reigned from 1129 to 1111 BC, although it is doubtful that he ever used that tomb.
A small number of tombs was also built for members of the royal family and their entourage.
Originally built for Ramesses V, it was taken over and enlarged for Ramesses VI.
This portion of the temple was used as a Christian church. It is believed that this shows the 12 apostles and Jesus.