The aerial view shows the importance of the Nile as it is now, and was to the ancients. The cultivated green valley embraces the river before abruptly ending at the barren tract from which rises the limestone mountains of the Valley of the Kings, capped with their auspicious pyramid peak. We will visit the Valleys of the Kings and Queens later on today, where 64 tombs so far have been discovered. The New Kingdom pharaohs, concerned about the looting that occurred in Giza's pyramids, chose this white-hot valley for their deep resting place.
Down there we spot the mortuary temples of Queen Hatshepsut and Rameses II, as well as the two Colossi of Memnon plus foxes trolling the desert. To the east of the river, Luxor, once Thebes, capital of the ancient Egyptians, begins to glitter, while beyond the mountains stretches the Sahara's great Western Desert. Majestic perspective is something you briefly experience in the window seat of a plane, until altitude removes the vista.
In a hot air balloon, the experience is magnified because altitude is regulated while silence elevates the experience. Those who have glided across the plains of the Serengeti, or Utah's Monument Valley, or the fairy chimneys of Turkey's Cappadocia will appreciate the happy fusion of silent air and spectacular landscape. Even a noisy helicopter enhances the geological magnificence of the zigzagging slices of Victoria Falls' Batoka Gorge, or the majestic chunk bitten from the earth at the Iguassu Falls.
This morning involves a cold, early-hours scramble from my Winter Palace bed, a minute boat trip across the Nile the boat's name is The Titanic , then a coach trip to the site. Excitement is tempered by my quick internet search of Luxor's hot air balloon accidents. The deadliest was in when 19 tourists died after their balloon caught fire. Luxor authorities made safety changes — pilot retraining, air space limits and maximum numbers of 32 people in a balloon.
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