These ancient pyramids at Saqqara, Egypt, speak resilient of themselves.
Below is an introduction from Wikipedia:
At Saqqara, the oldest complete stone building complex known in history was built: Djoser”s step pyramid, built during the Third Dynasty. Another 16 Egyptian kings built pyramids at Saqqara, which are now in various states of preservation or dilapidation. High officials added private funeral monuments to this necropolis during the entire pharaonic period. It remained an important complex for non-royal burials and cult ceremonies for more than 3,000 years, well into Ptolemaic and Roman times.
This week’s photo challenge is Trio.
To drift down the Nile at Luxor was one of my biggest life dreams.
This photo was taken while drifting down the Nile on a feluuca.
There were three feluccas behind us when I turned my back around and took this photo.
What an amazing view!
A felucca is a traditional wooden sailing boat used in protected waters of the Red Sea and eastern Mediterranean including Malta, and particularly along the Nile in Egypt, Sudan, and also in Iraq. Its rig consists of one or two lateen sails.
They are usually able to board ten passengers and the crew consists of two or three people. Despite being made obsolete by motorboats and ferries, feluccas are still in active use as a means of transport in Nile-adjacent cities like Aswan or Luxor. They are especially popular among tourists who can enjoy a quieter and calmer mood than motorboats have to offer.
These stone stautes are just extraordinary.
I am glad that while I have lost a lot of photos taken in Egypt, these photos have remained.
This image was captured in Abu Simbel Egypt.