Pictures of Egypt

Travel photos from Cairo, Aswan, and Luxor.
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The back terrace of the Winter Palace Hotel in Luxor, a luxurious 19th-century building.

Photo by: Jessica Antola

It takes a dozen men to inflate a balloon for an enchanting early-morning ride above Luxor.

Photo by: Jessica Antola

Katherine Lanpher sketches and takes notes to record her travels, even while ballooning.

Photo by: Jessica Antola

A boat rests against the banks of the Nile’s Elephantine Island, home to a Nubian village.

Photo by: Jessica Antola

An Ottoman-era gate near the famous Khan al-Khalili bazaar in Cairo.

Photo by: Jessica Antola

Katherine Lanpher (right) learning the art of belly dancing.

Photo by: Jessica Antola

Cairo’s Hanging Church, a Coptic Christian sanctuary dating from the third or fourth century AD, named for the way it is suspended over the gate of an old fort.

Photo by: Jessica Antola

Katherine Lanpher and friends at their falafel stand in Aswan.

Photo by: Jessica Antola

The temple of Karnak.

Photo by: Jessica Antola

Felucca captain and poet Saleem on his boat, Relax.

Photo by: Jessica Antola

Vanilla beans and hibiscus in an old Cairo bazaar.

Photo by: Jessica Antola

Camel rides at the Pyramids are romantic, but a taxi to this tourist site is probably a wiser, simpler bet.

Photo by: Jessica Antola

One of the shopping stalls at Khan al-Khalili, where you can haggle for old Bedouin silver.

Photo by: Jessica Antola

The 15th-century BC temple of Queen Hatshepsut, one of Egypt’s few female rulers.

Photo by: Jessica Antola

Spices at the Aswan bazaar.

Photo by: Jessica Antola

A balloon over Luxor.

Photo by: Jessica Antola

The Great Sphinx of Giza and the Pyramid of Khafre.

Photo by: Jessica Antola

Bikes near the Luxor Temple.

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The tombs in the Valley of the Kings, in Luxor (the site of ancient Thebes).

Originally published in MORE magazine, December 2007/January 2008.

Photo by: Jessica Antola

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