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In 1818, Percy Bysshe Shelley published a poem ostensibly about Egypt in the London Examiner titled “Ozymandias.” It read:
I met a traveller from an antique land,
Who said — “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert … . Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;
And on the pedestal, these words appear:
My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings;
Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.”
The poem’s powerful themes and imagery soon made it famous around the world. Many believe Shelley got his inspiration from the arrival in London of a colossal statue of the Pharaoh Ramesses II, acquired for the British Museum. Since then, the antiquities of Egypt have spawned thousands of books, films, and museum exhibits.
On one of our Egypt tours and Niles cruises, you can explore for yourself the enigmatic wonders of this long-gone, great civilization — and the delicacies of the current one. Take a Nile River cruise aboard a dahabiya (a traditional Egyptian sailboat), and you’ll investigate the Valley of the Kings and Queens, the Aswan High Dam, and the temples of Horus, Karnak, Khnum, Kom Ombo, and Luxor. In the evenings, savor stunning views of desert sunsets over the water and Egyptian-themed cuisine.
Or plan an Egypt tour where you can stand before the Great Sphinx of Giza, the Great Pyramid of Khufu, and the treasures of Tutankhamen.
You may even see colossal statues of Ramesses II on your trip to Egypt. Can you picture a better place to experience them than on those “lone and level sands” that stretch far away?
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