Wellington learns about Luxor

 

At our regular lunchtime meeting at the Beam Bridge Wellington, Rotarian Mike Webb gave Wellington Club a fascinating talk about Luxor. He explained that the modern city is built on the site of the ancient city of Thebes, which was the capital of Egypt some four millennia ago. Perhaps the most beautiful of the surviving temples is that of Luxor, laid out along the riverbank of the Nile. Mike told us that many of these ancient temples were buried under the streets and houses of Luxor but have now been uncovered. This is an ongoing job with many new discoveries still being made. These temples are hugely impressive structures and one has to wonder at the techniques and skills that were used to erect them so long ago. An excellent talk.

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