Meow Pussy Cats
4th day on the River Nile 20 September 2011.
Today we visited EL Kab and the temple of Horus in Edfu. The Hadeel moored up while we took a donkey ride to the outstanding preserved temple of EL Kab.
We all climbed onto donkey’s and as I have never sat on a donkey before it was very tricky and quiet amusing for the Hadeel staff and the people in the village. Eventually I was sat on top of a baby donkey and with the help of the Hadeel staff the ride got a little better. We travelled through the small village. The El Kab Temple was not that far.
Pictures of me on Donkey.
El Kab formerly called Nekhab. The site offers the intriguing remains from prehistoric times right through to Pharaonic period. The inside of this temple still showed beautiful colours used. We got to see the very well preserved ancient mud brick walls as we walked back from the Temple. We had donkey’s waiting for us but I preferred the walk that way I got to speak to the little girls of the village. They were every so sweet selling there cute baskets that they had made. The girls and boys not only appreciate money but small gifts such as pens, pencils etc. So if you ever do a Nile Cruise please take some small gift for these kids. It was very sad when we left as the girls had learnt my name in that short space of time and shouted it out with a goodbye.
After Lunch we moored up further down the Nile and took a kalesh that was waiting for us to see The Temple of Horous. The tale of Isis, Osiris and Horus was that in the beginning the world was divided between Osiris and his brother Seth. Seth was unhappy with his part as it mainly consisted of desert. Seth murdered Osiris to gain his half. Isis the sister and wife of Osiris initially recovered Osiris’s body. This made Seth mad and he recaptured his body and chopped into many pieces which he buried all across the country.
Isis collected all the pieces and bandaged together to form the first mummy. With the help of some other gods , Osiris was bought briefly back to life, long enough for Isis to conceive. Isis bought up her son Horous in secret. Eventually Horous sought out Seth and vanquished him in a titanic struggle, bringing order and prosperity to Egypt.
Here are some more pictures on taken at El Kab and the Temple of Horus.
Many thanks for visiting
See you soon
Meow bye for now.