Nile river bank in Luxor

The tree and the obelisk

Luxor, in Egypt is a city of ancient wonders. Close to the King’s valley and the Queen’s valley it is a treasure trove for anyone who likes to immerse themselves in another time. On the banks of the river Nile and next to some of the driest landscapes I have ever seen, it’s easy to imagine how great civilizations rose and fell right here. The Nile creates an extremely fertile river bank where agriculture has been possible for thousands of years. Great building blocks and stones were shipped down the river to build the magnificent pyramids of ancient Egypt.

It’s not uncommon to see landscapes which include trees, dry hills, and ancient monuments with a backdrop of the famed ancient river.

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