Where the heck is it? – June 2018

A rare photo of the Winter Palace Hotel in Luxor, before it was totally trashed by Egyptian teenagers on Spring Break.  It was rebuilt, and the exterior changed to that of the modern Winter Palace Hotel.

The two gardeners are looking for a cobra one of them misplaced.

Or if you don’t think this is correct:

  1.  Where do you think the photo was taken? Be VERY accurate and precise.

 

  1. When and why was this building erected?

 

  1. Bonus question: what is located on this site today?

 

If you think you have the solutions to these questions, come to the June meeting with your answers and perhaps you will win a prize!

 

Answer

  1. Giza
  2. Around 1880, for the Khedive’s harem
  3. Cairo zoo

Where the Heck Is This? Nov

The badly damaged hieroglyphs on this wall were finally read just last year, and identified the structure as the take-out window for a place knows as “Wally-Hotep’s Pizza.” The large carvings on either side show gods presenting the kings with extra-large, all-meat special pizzas.

Or if you don’t think this is correct:

1. What is the name of this structure?

2. Who is the king in the wall carvings?

If you think you have the solutions to these questions, come to the October meeting with your answers and perhaps you will win a prize!