The theme of this week’s FriFotos is COLUMNS. Thus, I wanted to share some photos of Middle Eastern sites and ruins as seen through my travels. Hope you like them!
Known as the city of the thousand minarets: I lived in Cairo for a full year study Egyptian and Modern Standard Arabic. Those beautiful Islamic structures remind me of columns:
Roman columns and ruins at Beit She’an
Beit She’an in Israel is, hands down, one of my favorite sites in the Middle East. The sheer size, and preservation of some of the columns and the theater found here, are retreat.
The Nabatean city of Petra, Jordan
Philae temple, Aswan
One of my favorite temples in Upper Egypt, I got to visit Philae temple on my birthday back in the summer of 2009. it was one of the first ancient Egyptian temples I got to ever see, so I was extremely giddy that day! It probably shows in the pictures:
Medinet Habu Temple, Upper Egypt
Now, if you were to ask me which is not only my favorite Middle East temple, but my favorite temple of all, I would probably say Medinet Habu. All the BRIGHT colors found all over the walls, ceilings, columns of this site are just AMAZING. Hard to believe they are THOUSANDS of years old! In my opinion, it is one of the most underrated ancient Egyptian sites in the entire country.