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Photos of the recently opened Temple of Merneptah site on West Bank at Luxor with coloured reliefs, open air museum exhibits and interior carvings and paintings.
Merneptah in Stone EG051920JHP 
 Temple Merneptah Open Air Carved Block Amun Egyptian Pharaoh who reigned around 1212-1202BC, is on the West Bank of the Nile at Luxor and was recently opened not long before these photos were taken in 2005. It is a mixture of open air and covered museum exhibits with some remains of the temple area with column bases. Some of the coloured wall reliefs are exquisite and because of the natural light available were easily photographed despite being inside. There is also a replica of the famous Israeli Stele, the original being in the Cairo Museum. This is a visit that would have to made outwith the usual West Bank package tour although easily arranged and is easily found next to the Ramasseum. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Thebes, West Bank, River Nile, temple, Merneptah, Merenptah, pharaoh, 1212BC, landscape, history, ancient, Egyptian, antiquity, archaeology, Egyptology, restoration, God, Amun, carved, stone, plumes, headdress, hieroglyphs, cartouche
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Photographer: Jim Henderson
Collection: Luxor Merneptah Temple
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Merneptah in Stone EG051920JHP
Upload Date: Monday, April 25, 2005
Photo Size: 10.9 MB; 5295x3543 pixels
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Temple Merneptah Open Air Carved Block Amun Egyptian Pharaoh who

reigned around 1212-1202BC, is on the West Bank of the Nile at Luxor and was recently opened not long before these photos were taken in 2005. It is a mixture of open air and covered museum exhibits with some remains of the temple area with column bases. Some of the coloured wall reliefs are exquisite and because of the natural light available were easily photographed despite being inside. There is also a replica of the famous Israeli Stele, the original being in the Cairo Museum. This is a visit that would have to made outwith the usual West Bank package tour although easily arranged and is easily found next to the Ramasseum.
Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Thebes, West Bank, River Nile, temple, Merneptah, Merenptah, pharaoh, 1212BC, landscape, history, ancient, Egyptian, antiquity, archaeology, Egyptology, restoration, God, Amun, carved, stone, plumes, headdress, hieroglyphs, cartouche
 


 

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