A strange alien pharaoh ~ This statue of the pre-dynastic period may be the first known depiction of a pharaoh. At the time of Nagada (the name of a discovery at the site of Upper Egypt), around 4000 BC? This statue was found in Gebelein, south of Luxor.
Columns of an Ancient Egyptian Temple in Luxor, Egypt. I've been there--this peristyle is a forest of huge decorated and painted columns which are immense and the whole is overwhelming in its massive power.
Luxor, Egypt - Temple at Luxor -- Unlike most other Egyptian temples, its main entrance does not face the river and its most obvious axis is aligned towards the temples at Karnak on the royal axis rather than the divine one