Wadi Hammamat

Wadi Hammamat ulasan, Al Tur

Komentar pengguna
jamiehay51260
Oleh jamiehay51260
an incredible array of ancient petroglyphs
Jan 2015
This is the site of pharaonic rock quarries exploited for 1000s of years and before that a place frequented by prehistoric visitors to the Wadi. There are many fine examples of rock art here which are the equal of anything you will see on temple or tomb walls, although not of course, painted. The detail of some them is incredible. Apart from images of pharoahs and gods there are many hieroglyphic texts recording the details of various expeditions sent to exploit the rock of the wadi. As well as the pharaonic images there are also many prehistoric images as well, including many ibex, some being attacked by hunting dogs, an ostrich and some very haunting images of spectral looking human shapes. I spent two hours clambering up and down the cliffs looking at all the images I could find but apparently missed a few other things such as the ruins of Roman watchtowers on some of the hills and an unfinished sarcophagus, still resting on the hillside. I thought it was an incredible place to visit and well worth the drive it took me from Luxor- 2 1/2 hours. I have read that you are supposed to get a special permit to visit the site and that photos are forbidden but I had no trouble going there or taking photos, while the local site guardian looked on and showed me more things to see. If you are travelling to or from Luxor and the Red Sea I would definitely investigate driving this road to do it and stop for an hour or two.

Beri saran perbaikan untuk menyempurnakan tampilan kami.
Sempurnakan daftar ini

5.0
2 ulasan
Luar biasa
2
Sangat bagus
0
Biasa
0
Buruk
0
Sangat buruk
0

jamiehay51260
Kairo, Mesir76 kontribusi
an incredible array of ancient petroglyphs
Jan 2015 • Sendiri
This is the site of pharaonic rock quarries exploited for 1000s of years and before that a place frequented by prehistoric visitors to the Wadi. There are many fine examples of rock art here which are the equal of anything you will see on temple or tomb walls, although not of course, painted. The detail of some them is incredible. Apart from images of pharoahs and gods there are many hieroglyphic texts recording the details of various expeditions sent to exploit the rock of the wadi. As well as the pharaonic images there are also many prehistoric images as well, including many ibex, some being attacked by hunting dogs, an ostrich and some very haunting images of spectral looking human shapes. I spent two hours clambering up and down the cliffs looking at all the images I could find but apparently missed a few other things such as the ruins of Roman watchtowers on some of the hills and an unfinished sarcophagus, still resting on the hillside.
I thought it was an incredible place to visit and well worth the drive it took me from Luxor- 2 1/2 hours. I have read that you are supposed to get a special permit to visit the site and that photos are forbidden but I had no trouble going there or taking photos, while the local site guardian looked on and showed me more things to see.
If you are travelling to or from Luxor and the Red Sea I would definitely investigate driving this road to do it and stop for an hour or two.
Ditulis pada 26 Januari 2015
Ulasan ini adalah opini subjektif dari anggota Tripadvisor, bukan dari TripAdvisor LLC.
Ada informasi yang tidak lengkap atau tidak akurat?
Beri saran perbaikan untuk menyempurnakan tampilan kami.
Sempurnakan daftar ini