They are committed to helping the student succeed in today's workplaces and have an impressive technologic based learning program. Misr University is a private university and was established in 1996. It is a school for science and technology. This school also had a unique and stunning campus. My favorite part of the trip however, was meeting my friend Toa. If we never had gone to Misr University, I would've never met such an awesome and witty person. Toa knew a lot and talked to me and asked me about almost everything. Toa taught me a lot about Egypt's history as well as her opinions on everything happening now. I am glad that through Facebook, I can still keep in contact with my new Egyptian friend!
Finally, we went to Helwan University, another public university, to discuss our research on our papers. This discussion was extremely informative. A lot of people contributed to the discussion, including Toa, and it was extremely useful and interesting how everyone had a different take on each issue. Overall, I found the universities and conversing with the students to be an unforgettable experience and I consider myself extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to do so.
Karnak Temple Complex, also known as Karnak, began building in the Middle Kingdom by Sesotris I. It is located in el-Karnak, about 2.5km north of Luxor. Karnak is often featured on history and travel channels, and was just a picture in my head until I saw it for the first time in Egypt. Karnak is believed to be one of the most visited historical sites. It consists of four main parts. As I stepped on the complex, I was greeted by the columns of ram headed sphinxes. As I drew closer to an entrance, I stood in awe. I couldn't believe I was standing in ancient ruins, and that I could actually see them in person instead of in magazines. Karnak is a huge open-air museum and the largest ancient religious site in the world. The history of Karnak is largely connected to the history of Thebes. It was easy to see the changing role in culture over time. One of the most famous parts of Karnak and something I got to see personally is Hypostyle Hall in the Precinct of Amun-Re. It was built by King Seti and finished by King Ramses II. It has 134 massive columns arranged in 16 rows representing the papyrus flower. These rows range from 10 to 21 meters tall with diameters over three meters. I was unable to see how they could possibly lift such heavy things, but if I learned anything on this trip it's that the ancient Egyptians were incredibly intelligent and the greatest inventors of all time. Not only that but I found myself in awe and wonderment still trying to fathom how someone could create such exquisite and detailed work. The statues were magnificent and the designs were impeccable. It blew my mind to imagine how much work this would take someone to create. Overall, I still can't believe that I got to witness so many things so historically significant firsthand. I will never forget the places I saw and I can't wait to experience them again in the future!