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Egypt: Chasing Jaws in the search for Fekkesh

By: Marcus Nohlberg
Published:
2006-10-25
Visiting Egypt is an awe inspiring activity. It is simply amazing to see what these ancient cultures were able to do, and perhaps most of all, with their patience. They could build on their temples for thousands of years! Civilisations of today can hardly motivate people to build on houses for more than a couple of years.

Karnark Temple Egypt The Spy Who Loved Me
The Karnak temple (where Sir Roger Moore, Richard Kiel and Barbara Bach filmed some of their scenes for The Spy Who Loved Me in 1977), inside info for those not-so-passionate James Bond fans, is that it is located in in an urban area in central Luxor.

Karnark Temple Egypt The Spy Who Loved Me
Karnark Temple Egypt The Spy Who Loved Me
There are a couple of things that’s notable about the temple. One is the fact that there is only one pillar at the entrance. This is because the president of Egypt decided to give one of them to France, in exchange for a big clock. The clock never worked, while the pillar will be magnificent for thousands of years to come. Not that a great trade.

Karnark Temple Egypt The Spy Who Loved Me
Karnark Temple Egypt The Spy Who Loved Me
Another thing I find fascinating is the fact that they still find relics at the temple. Just a couple of years ago they found a new, hidden, treasure in the middle of the temple.

Karnark Temple Egypt The Spy Who Loved Me
Karnark Temple Egypt The Spy Who Loved Me
Egypt is truly an awesome site to visit!

Other locations that was used for the filming of The Spy Who Loved Me and are worth visiting for all Bond travellers:

Baffin Island (Canada)
The Bahamas (underwater scenes)
Costa Smeralda (Sardinia, Italy)
Hotel Cala di Volpe (Sardinia, Italy)
Hotel Pitrizza (Sardinia, Italy)

Written by Marcus Nohlberg. Copyright © 2005 From Sweden with Love

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