Egypt Photos

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posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 06:33 AM
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My uncle took a two-week tour of Egypt's major monuments in late 2010. He left the country only a short while before "all hell broke loose"(his words) in the form of the Egyptian Arab Spring, round one. As we all know, during the chaos of the revolution, many archaeological sites were damaged, museums were looted, and artifacts were stolen. Much was lost, and some of the monuments were irrevocably changed.

Fortunately, my uncle left Egypt with six to seven hundred extremely high-resolution(5184x3456) photographs that were taken just before all that damage was done.

I only recently found out about his trip, and I asked him if he would send me the photos he took. He did, and having looked through them, I thought I would post some of them to ATS, for all of my fellow armchair explorers to peruse, enjoy, and discuss.

There are a lot of images, so this is only part one, with more parts to follow. Enjoy!


 























































































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posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 06:36 AM
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If anyone wants a full-resolution version of one of the pics, just post a reply with the pic you want the hi-res version of in quotes and I will respond with a link to that image as soon as I am able.

Meanwhile, stay tuned for Part II
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posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 06:44 AM
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Thanks for sharing, he's a great photographer... Some of those especially deserve to be framed man! Great perspectives, imagine being the first one to spot the pyramids in the middle of the desert, pretty wild how perfectly structured they are. Our skyscrapers won't last half the time I don't think.



posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 06:52 AM
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Beautiful Stuff! S&F



posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 06:56 AM
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As a Photographer myself I do love the pictures of one of my favorite historic sites. So much thanks to yourself and your Uncle.


Just out of curiosity, did your Uncle detail much about the arab spring and what sites they damaged?

It frustrates me that the idiocy of a decade can ruin the legacy of millenniums
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posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 08:47 AM
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TiM3LoRd
As a Photographer myself I do love the pictures of one of my favorite historic sites. So much thanks to yourself and your Uncle.


Just out of curiosity, did your Uncle detail much about the arab spring and what sites they damaged?

It frustrates me that the idiocy of a decade can ruin the legacy of millenniums
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Agreed. It is sad.



posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 08:53 AM
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As far as I know, the Giza pyramids came through relatively unscathed, along with some of the larger temples, like Karnak. But all over the country, both excavated and unexcavated sites were plundered by professional or just opportunistic artifact hunters taking advantage of the confusion and chaos. The Department of Antiquities Library of Egyptology, which contained many priceless one of a kind ancient texts, was burned to the ground. Central and on-site museums were broken into and looted.

And that was just the first Egyptian "Arab Spring" revolution....they're having another one thats been going on for months and this time around, no one is even talking about the museums, ruins, and artifacts. So who knows?
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posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 09:02 AM
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By the way....take a look at the masonry near the base of this pyramid.

Look familiar? Perhaps, similar to this...?

The resemblance is striking. Especially considering that second pic is of a wall in Cuzco, Peru.



posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 09:55 AM
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Excellent pictures. I've always wanted to see the pyramids IRL, that's part of my bucket list up there with shaking Hulk Hogans hand. Such a shame about all the wannabe Indiana Jones' taking advantage of the situation.



posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 03:34 PM
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Good pictures and a walk down memory lane. Whenever Egypt comes out of it 'modern intermediate period' I strongly recommend it for a visit - but not in the summer!



posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 03:38 PM
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Tsurugi
My uncle took a two-week tour of Egypt's major monuments in late 2010. He left the country only a short while before "all hell broke loose"(his words) in the form of the Egyptian Arab Spring, round one. As we all know, during the chaos of the revolution, many archaeological sites were damaged, museums were looted, and artifacts were stolen. Much was lost, and some of the monuments were irrevocably changed.


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Thank you! These are amazing!
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posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 03:46 PM
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So.............. Part 2?



posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 05:56 PM
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My pleasure, glad you like them!



posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 06:00 PM
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I'll be posting part two after I get home from work. Should be in two or three hours, at most.



posted on Oct, 16 2013 @ 07:15 AM
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...and here I am, twelve hours later. Figures.

Anyway, on with the pics!
 

Egypt Photos - Part II


This set of images will also be clickable links to larger versions. (I should have done this with the set in the OP, and I would add it in now but my editing time is up, sad to say)
Anyway, this is especially useful with the photos of the carvings on the walls, which have a lot of detail that is easily missed at low resolution. Even so, the larger versions linked here are nowhere near the full, original resolution. If anyone wants to see full res, like I said before...reply with the image you want to see and I will upload and link it when able.























































Coming up soon: Part III
Same bat time, same bat channel.
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posted on Oct, 16 2013 @ 07:21 AM
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Thanks so much for the excellent photos! I have traveled a good bit and Egypt is one of the places on my list to visit. Your photos REALLY show the magnitude of the structures with the tourists in them and really put into perspective just how much it would take to build these structures.

Great pics and hats off to your uncle for the photos!



posted on Oct, 16 2013 @ 09:19 AM
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Thank you!!! F + S for you!

Wonder if you can make online album with full size images. I would love to download them for closer look.



posted on Oct, 16 2013 @ 09:53 AM
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Eventually there will be an online album of full resolution pics, but it will be a while. I live in the boondocks so my uplink is painfully, teeth-grindingly slow, and it frequently just drops the connection altogether, so uploading full res pics will be a matter of babysitting each and every picture upload. Feh.



posted on Oct, 16 2013 @ 10:17 AM
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Excellent.. I no longer need to go to Egypt after this post.. Looking forward to Part III..



posted on Oct, 16 2013 @ 10:27 AM
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Beautiful pics, thanks for sharing!





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