Back in 2005, I visited the Temple of Karnak in Egypt. Founded in 3200 BC (how’s that for a throwback?), Karnak is a vast complex of columns, temples and chapels in ruins but surprisingly well-preserved that had been built by more than 30 pharaohs. The great structure remains the second most visited site in Egypt (next to the Pyramids of Giza, of course.) At the time I wrote:
I’ll never forget seeing row upon perfect row of massive columns and thinking, how the heck did the build this in ancient times and how is it still standing today, millennia later. It sounds hokey but plan on watching the very cool light-and-sound show, which really does transport you back thousands of years where you can unleash your inner pharaoh (or Cleopatra!).