Views of Petra, Jordan

Petra (Greek “πέτρα” (petra), meaning rock; Arabic: البتراء, Al-Batrāʾ) is a historical and archaeological city in the Jordanian governorate of Ma’an that is famous for its rock cut architecture and water conduits system. Established sometime around the 6th century BC as the capital city of the Nabataeans,[2] it is a symbol of Jordan as well as its most visited tourist attraction, tells Wikipedia

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Leaving Wadi Rum

Some of us was really riding 
They said that these are thousands of years old, may be or not 🙂
It`s a time of a sunset


They were waiting for riders . . .
A woman with her old national dress 
these camels decided to leave the whole thing and go home by themselves 🙂
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Camels are very proud animals and they do not bear  any bad treatment.
Sunset of a desert
I liked this view
A place, were Lawrence of Arabia is said to be
A face of Arabian Lawrence
Very impressive place
Indeed
The sun is gone
It`s time to get some tea
It was nice place 
and nice young men
Very atmospheric 
A waterpipe ! 
Back to Agaba through these rocky landscapes

Going to Wadi Rum, Jordan

We are leaving Agaba  for Wadi Rum
A walker in the street of Agaba
Something to eat . . .
Blue hills of a starting desert
Good highway 
Rocky landscapes
A house here and there
The photos are taken through a window of a moving bus 
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Tents of Bedouins  
Nicely some green in this village 
Coming to Wadi Rum, Mount Rum in Wadi Rum stands at 1734 m above sea level. The mountain was named the Seven Pillars of Wisdom(for its shape as seven pillars) by Lawrence of Arabia.[1]  ( Wikipedia )
Wadi Rum (Arabicوادي رم‎) also known as The Valley of the Moon (Arabic:وادي القمر‎) is a valley cut into the sandstone and granite rock in south Jordan at 60 km to the east of Aqaba, tells    Wikipedia
Buildings for tourists 
We are going to start a jeep trip 
Here we go
Some bushes on the sand
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A beautiful dune
Sandy views
and rocky
Created by a human being
Watching and photographing 
Getting water from deep
Roads of the desert
Something is missing. . . .
We are waiting . . .
He found it, it was a nut of a tyre  🙂
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A tent just for tourists 
Would you like ride ??

Karnak Tempel

The Karnak Temple Complex—usually called Karnak—comprises a vast mix of ruined temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings, notably the Great Temple of Amun and a massive structure begun by Pharaoh Ramses II (ca. 1391–1351 BC). ( Wikipedia)

At Nile, Grand Hotel and the palace of Luxor

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Going to see the palace of Hatshepsut

They have a plenty of work in Egypt to find out all those historical ruins, so many, so many everywhere!
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“Hatshepsut, meaning Foremost of Noble Ladies, (1508–1458 BC) was the fifth Pharaoh of the eighteenth dynasty of Ancient Egypt. She is generally regarded by Egyptologists as one of the most successful Pharaohs, reigning longer than any other woman of an indigenous Egyptian dynasty”, tells Wikipedia
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A view from the palace
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Some paintings are still to see on those walls
Ancient Egyptian scarabs were popular amulets in ancient Egypt. According to ancient Egyptian myths, the sun (Ra) rolls across the sky each day and transforms bodies and souls. Modeled upon the Scarabaeidae family dung beetle, which rolls dung into a ball for the purposes of eating and laying eggs that are later transformed into larva, the scarab was seen as an earthly symbol of this heavenly cycle. This came to be iconographic, and ideological symbols were incorporated into 
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If only I could understand all those symbols and stories told by them.
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Anubis (Ancient GreekἌνουβις) is the Greek name[2] for a jackal-headed god associated withmummification and the afterlife in ancient Egyptian religion. In the ancient Egyptian language, Anubis is known as Inpu, (variously spelled AnupAnpu, and Ienpw), a source fWikipedia
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Helping of a childbirth

To the river Nile

Security tower
Another tower nearer
Shore of Nile
Great , great Nile
Over Nile
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And towards the  Valley of the Kings

Ruins everywhere

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A resident for Carter and Lord Carnarvon near the Valley of Kings
The resident nearer but still taken from a moving bus.
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Precious water and it`s wonder.

Mass tourism, but can we blame, we bring much needed money there. 
“The Colossi of Memnon”, a statue of Pharaoh Amenhotep III
Eroded, but no wonder,  those statues are about 3500 years old.
So green shores
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Green fields, so much needed
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A man and his boat
A town
and a minaret
Waiting perhaps for a bus
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It was just few days before when those protests started
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Cooler white colour
Some kind of camping life
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At the riverside   

Going to Luxor

We left Sharm el Sheikh for Luxor. Landscapes were just pure desert like in this photo, which is taken through a window of a moving bus as many other photos too.
Nothing green. . . .
Still only brown colour, these landscapes are between the Red Sea and Nile. 
And still. . . . .
This and next 9 photos are taken from a resting place. Women and their children were waiting a little money and then we could take photos of them.
Beautiful plants were in this place.
and tourists. . . . . 
This makes to think. . . . 
It was really hot for northern people but they had to manage even much hotter, I know.
Those small children were very patient.
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Can you see that small goat in a bag?
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The trip continues through sandy landscapes. . .
Like on a surface of  Moon. . . .
Until a small river at last came out and  a little town too.