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In Presentation, Production on January 4, 2011 at 11:41 am

In Egypt, west of the Nile and not far from the town of Luxor, is a lesser known temple called Medinet Habu, named after the area around it. In fact it was the mortuary temple of Ramesses III and is known for, among other things, its inscribed reliefs depicting the advent and defeat of the Sea Peoples during the reign of Ramesses III and so on and so forth and some old guff about the afterlife and what have you.

Fact is, the most interesting space within the temple walls is a hidden little recess to the right just as you enter. Interesting why? Interesting because its walls are covered in graffiti. I spent far longer in there than in any of the other – undoubtedly fascinating – chambers and courtyards of the temple complex, reading the names of travellers and adventurers – some of which had been beautifully carved into the stone. More