In 1991 I set myself
the goal of visiting the Temple of Ramases II.
The offering scenes
were stunning and well worth the journey. I became friends with
Shawfik, the tomb guardian. He informed me that he was the only
Coptic tomb guardian in Upper Egypt. A very proud individual,
who sported a Coptic cross upon his wrist. He was such a unique
character that I felt loathe to leave the site.
I took over one
hundred slides at the Temple, six of which are shown here.
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for an enlarged view.