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Ballooning Over Luxor, Egypt: Antiquities From the Sky

They take off at first light, reinforced wicker baskets filled with people, heading into the skies over Luxor, Egypt. Only from a balloon high in the sky, in the clear air of the early morning, can a visitor begin to grasp the beauty of antiquities on the ground in this one-time Egyptian capital known in ancient times as Thebes. The city in southern Egypt is one of the world's largest outdoor museums, boasting majestic pharaonic temples on the east bank of the Nile River and...

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