Luxor (الأقصر‎‎) is a city in Upper Egypt, population 487,896 in 2010. As the site of the Ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, Luxor has frequently been characterized as the “world’s greatest open-air museum”, as the ruins of the temple complexes at Karnak and Luxor stand within the modern city. Across the Nile lie the monuments, temples, and tombs of the West Bank Necropolis, which includes the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens. Thousands of tourists arrive annually to visit these monuments, contributing greatly to the economy of the modern city.

Burial chamber discovered in Asasif on Luxor's west bank

During excavation and cleaning work carried out in the tomb of the 25th Dynasty Thebes Mayor Karabasken in south Asasif, on Luxor’s west bank, the Egyptian American South Asasif Conservation Project discovered his burial chamber and sarcophagus.

“The sarcophagus is a unique example of Kushite sarcophagi in an elite tomb,” Mahmoud Affifi, head of the Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Department at the Ministry of Antiquities told Ahram Online, adding that the sarcophagus is carved in plain red granite and does not bear any engravings or paintings.

Elena Pischikova, director of the archaeological mission, explained that the burial chamber was found accidentally during excavation work carried out in a room of the tomb. As an was found in its centre and it led to the burial chamber. Read more.


last week i finally went on a fnv inspired roadtrip with my best buddy. 3 days, phoenix to zion to las vegas to zion again to las vegas to zion AGAIN to flagstaff and back to phoenix. it was super chaotic, super fun, i still have bruises from the primm rollercoaster (a fucking nightmare of a thing), and finally, a picture of me in the cool luxor hotelroom watching supernatural of all things


Okay, so not too long before my recent trip to Las Vegas, I ended up watching “Criss Angel is a Douchebag” (S4 E12).  It was a fun and interesting episode, and I’ll comment more on it when I get around to rewatching it (so that I can enter it into my hunter journal first).  But, I thought, when I watched the show, that “Criss Angel” was just a made up for the show magician character.  Imagine my surprise when I crossed the moving walkway into the Luxor and saw the poster (pictured above) advertising Criss Angel’s newest show!  I quickly had to take a shot of it, and in my shock and disbelief I texted it to my friend back home, which caused her to reply with laughter and to ask me if I pointed at it and said, “He’s a douchebag!”.  I told her I hadn’t, but still, it was funny.

After that, I made it my mission to find a small piece of “Criss Angel” merchandise that I could bring back.  I had hoped to find a sticker or something, but most had more than just his name on it, so I settled for the pin (pictured above).  I bought one for myself and one for my friend, realizing that it would be a unique part of her collection of show memorabilia and fan art. :D  As for mine, you can see I added it to the cover of my hunter journal.