Friday, September 25, 2009
TRAVEL THE WORLD - KARNAK, EGYPT
People are dwarfed by the huge pillars at Karnak, giving an impression that the individual may not have counted for much in ancient Egypt. The scale of the temples and palaces must be admired, and some of the treasures are truly beautiful. Nevertheless, the main impact for me, especially in comparison with the celebration of humanity that must have inspired the sculptures of ancient Greece, is one of brute power and control on the part of the Pharaohs.