According to our guide, Sam, the Temple of Luxor is the largest complex in the country, and he had a lot to say about it. I wish I could have recorded it. So since he was such a big part of our trip, here he is telling us about some of the damage that was done to the complex by the soldiers of Napoleon. Those gouges in the stone are where they sharpened their knives. He was very knowledgeable and kept it all very interesting. There were actually names and dates carved into the stone, but they were about 30 feet high. Sam said that the temple was covered by silt from the Nile, and that was ground level at the time the soldiers where there.
This temple has a few spots that still show some of the color that decorated it. It's all on the ceiling and tops of the columns since that was the most protected area.
And one last picture for tonight, back in Cairo. Here I am in a very small pyramid next to the pyramid of Cheops. According to the guide who showed me through it, it was the tomb of the daughter of Cheops. Don't I look just like the quintessential little old lady tourist?