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Egypt > Abydos & Dendara (2 files)

Images of two important sites north of Luxor near the River Nile but usually visted as an extra tour either by road or a day cruise.
Dendara Temple Storage Crypt 5589EG07JHP 
 Dendara Temple storage crypt underground photograph ancient Egypt carved walls in the home of the Goddess Hathor, north of Luxor survives as one of the finest examples of the Late Period and the main buildings visited today date from fourth century BC in to the Roman period. It has a notable rare representation of the famous Cleopatra, some beautiful carvings and is relatively unscathed by the ravages of time, desecration and being dismantled for building materials. Underneath the temple are a series of passageways and crypts used for the storage of sacred objects and one opening into the vestibule of the Throne of Re is open to the public. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, River, Nile, west, Qena, Dendara, Dendera, Temple, landscape, bas, reliefs, Hathor, crypts, storage, passageway, Ba, essence, sacred, festival, hieroglyphics, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, interior, underground
Dendara Temple Ba of Hathor in Crypt 5591EG07JHP 
 Dendara Temple Ba Hathor Crypt Ancient Egypt interior photo dedicated Goddess, located north of Luxor survives as one of the finest examples of the Late Period and the main buildings visited today date from fourth century BC in to the Roman period. It has a notable rare representation of the famous Cleopatra, some beautiful carvings and is relatively unscathed by the ravages of time, desecration and being dismantled for building materials. Underneath the temple are a series of passageways and crypts used for the storage of sacred objects in this image the Ba statue, the essence of Hathor, and it is in the one opening into the vestibule of the Throne of Re open to the public. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, River, Nile, west, Qena, Dendara, Dendera, Temple, landscape, bas, reliefs, Hathor, crypts, storage, passageway, Ba, essence, sacred, festival, hieroglyphics, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology

Egypt > Fayoum & Desert (11 files)

Pictures in this gallery cover the Fayoum area, Lake Qarun, Karanis, Qasr al-Saghah and Soknopaiou Nesos
Qasr al-Saghah Temple 6600EG07JHP 
 Qasr al-Saghah Ancient Egypt Desert Unfinished Temple Workers small late 12th century Egyptian worker's temple, uninscribed near the Gebel el-Qatrani worker's town servicing the basalt mines to the west of Lake Qarun and accessible only by 4x4 on specialist tours of Egypt. It is constructed of dark brown calciferous sandstone with seven cult shrines facing a common offering table room with the probable front of the temple never finished. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Egyptology, al-Siba, Qasr el-Sagha, al-Saghah, Es-Saghah, Temple, door, entrance, seven, cult, shrines, crypt, offering, table, room, Sobek, archaeology, ancient, history, landscape, desert, safari, calciferous, sandstone, blocks, huge, sand, blistering, heat, sun, blue, sky, eroded, stones, foreground, hills, stratified, erosion
Qasr al-Saghah Temple 6599EG07JHP 
 Qasr al-Saghah Ancient Egyptian Small Temple Large Blocks Limestone Walls late 12th century Egyptian worker' s temple, unfinished and uninscribed near the Gebel el-Qatrani worker’s town servicing the basalt mines to the west of Lake Qarun and accessible only by 4x4 on specialist tours of Egypt. It is constructed of dark brown calciferous sandstone with seven cult shrines facing a common offering table room with the probable front of the temple never finished. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Egyptology, al-Siba, Qasr el-Sagha, al-Saghah, Es-Saghah, Temple, seven, cult, shrines, crypt, offering, table, room, Sobek, archaeology, ancient, history, landscape, desert, safari, calciferous, sandstone, blocks, huge, sand, blistering, heat, sun, blue, sky, eroded, stones, foreground, hills, stratified, erosion
Qasr al-Saghah Temple 6595EG07JHP 
 Qasr al-Saghah Temple Egyptian Desert Sand Erosion Blocks Construction Limestone is a small late 12th century Egyptian worker's temple, unfinished and uninscribed near the Gebel el-Qatrani worker’s town servicing the basalt mines to the west of Lake Qarun and accessible only by 4x4 on specialist tours of Egypt. It is constructed of dark brown calciferous sandstone with seven cult shrines facing a common offering table room with the probable front of the temple never finished. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Egyptology, al-Siba, Qasr el-Sagha, al-Saghah, Es-Saghah, Temple, seven, cult, shrines, crypt, offering, table, room, Sobek, archaeology, ancient, history, upright, desert, safari, calciferous, sandstone, sand, blistering, heat, sun, blue, sky, eroded, stones, foreground, hills, stratified, erosion
Qasr al-Saghah Temple 6594EG07JHP 
 Qasr al-Saghah Temple Desert Egypt Ancient Construction Workers Photo is a small late 12th century Egyptian worker's temple, unfinished and uninscribed near the Gebel el-Qatrani worker’s town servicing the basalt mines to the west of Lake Qarun and accessible only by 4x4 on specialist tours of Egypt. It is constructed of dark brown calciferous sandstone with seven cult shrines facing a common offering table room with the probable front of the temple never finished. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Egyptology, al-Siba, Qasr el-Sagha, al-Saghah, Es-Saghah, Temple, seven, cult, shrines, crypt, offering, table, room, Sobek, archaeology, ancient, history, upright, desert, safari, calciferous, sandstone, sand, blistering, heat, sun, blue, sky, eroded, stones, foreground, hills, stratified, erosion
Qasr al-Saghah Temple 6591EG07JHP 
 Qasr al-Saghah Desert Temple Ancient Egyptian Sand Hot Hill Isolated small late 12th century Egyptian worker's temple, unfinished and uninscribed near the Gebel el-Qatrani worker’s town servicing the basalt mines to the west of Lake Qarun and accessible only by 4x4 on specialist tours of Egypt. It is constructed of dark brown calciferous sandstone with seven cult shrines facing a common offering table room with the probable front of the temple never finished. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Egyptology, al-Siba, Qasr el-Sagha, al-Saghah, Es-Saghah, Temple, seven, cult, shrines, crypt, offering, table, room, Sobek, archaeology, ancient, history, landscape, desert, safari, calciferous, sandstone, blocks, huge, sand, blistering, heat, sun, blue, sky, eroded, stones, foreground, hills, stratified, erosion
Qasr al-Saghah Temple 6588EG07JHP 
 Qasr al-Saghah Temple Visitors 4x4 Desert Vehicle Police Escort Tour Sand at a small late 12th century Egyptian worker's temple, unfinished and uninscribed near the Gebel el-Qatrani worker’s town servicing the basalt mines to the west of Lake Qarun and accessible only by 4x4 on specialist tours of Egypt. It is constructed of dark brown calciferous sandstone with seven cult shrines facing a common offering table room with the probable front of the temple never finished. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Egyptology, al-Siba, Qasr el-Sagha, al-Saghah, Es-Saghah, Temple, seven, cult, shrines, crypt, offering, table, room, Sobek, archaeology, ancient, history, landscape, 4x4, desert, safari, calciferous, sandstone, sand, blistering, heat, sun, blue, sky, eroded, stones, foreground, hills, stratified, erosion
Qasr al-Saghah Temple 6585EG07JHP 
 Qasr al-Saghah Desert Sand Rocks Small Limestone Egyptian Temple Building is a small late 12th century Egyptian worker's temple, unfinished and uninscribed near the Gebel el-Qatrani worker’s town servicing the basalt mines to the west of Lake Qarun and accessible only by 4x4 on specialist tours of Egypt. It is constructed of dark brown calciferous sandstone with seven cult shrines facing a common offering table room with the probable front of the temple never finished. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Egyptology, al-Siba, Qasr el-Sagha, al-Saghah, Es-Saghah, Temple, seven, cult, shrines, crypt, offering, table, room, Sobek, archaeology, ancient, history, landscape, 4x4, desert, safari, calciferous, sandstone, sand, blistering, heat, sun, blue, sky, eroded, stones, foreground, hills, stratified, erosion
Qasr al-Saghah Temple 6583EG07JHP 
 Qasr al-Saghah Temple Egypt Interior Chambers Shrines Limestone Photograph is a small late 12th century Egyptian worker's temple, unfinished and uninscribed near the Gebel el-Qatrani worker's town servicing the basalt mines to the west of Lake Qarun and accessible only by 4x4 on specialist tours of Egypt. It is constructed of dark brown calciferous sandstone with seven cult shrines facing a common offering table room with the probable front of the temple never finished. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Egyptology, al-Siba, Qasr el-Sagha, al-Saghah, Es-Saghah, Temple, seven, cult, shrines, crypt, offering, table, room, Sobek, archaeology, ancient, history, landscape, 4x4, desert, safari, calciferous, sandstone, sand, blistering, heat, sun, blue, sky, eroded, stones, foreground, hills, stratified, erosion
Qasr al-Saghah Temple 6582EG07JHP 
 Qasr al-Saghah Vestibule Chambers Empty Ancient Egyptian Temple is a small late 12th century Egyptian worker’s temple, unfinished and uninscribed near the Gebel el-Qatrani worker’s town servicing the basalt mines to the west of Lake Qarun and accessible only by 4x4 on specialist tours of Egypt. It is constructed of dark brown calciferous sandstone with seven cult shrines facing a common offering table room with the probable front of the temple never finished. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Egyptology, al-Siba, Qasr el-Sagha, al-Saghah, Es-Saghah, Temple, seven, cult, shrines, crypt, offering, table, room, Sobek, archaeology, ancient, history, upright, desert, safari, calciferous, sandstone, sand, blistering, heat, sun, blue, sky, eroded, stones, foreground, hills, stratified, erosion
Qasr al-Saghah & 4x4 6592EG07JHP 
 Qasr al-Saghah Temple Visitors Vehicles Egyptian Police Escort Desert Sand is the ruin of a small ancient Egyptian workers temple at Qasr al-Saghah near Lake Qarun and accessible only by 4x4 on specialist tours of Egypt 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Egyptology, al-Siba, Qasr el-Sagha, al-Saghah, Es-Saghah, Temple, seven, cult, shrines, crypt, offering, table, room, Sobek, archaeology, ancient, history, landscape, 4x4, police, guards, desert, safari, calciferous, sandstone, sand, blistering, heat, sun, blue, sky, eroded, stones, foreground, hills, stratified, erosion
Karanis Temple Burial 6448EG07JHP 
 Karanis Kom Aushim Southern Egyptian Temple Coffin Crypt Interior Photo was a city on the north eastern edge of the area known as Fayoum and dates from Ptolemaic times through to 500AD. Two Roman dated temples survive in reasonable state and the southern one in which this photo shows a crypt in which to hold a coffin is dedicated to the crocodile Gods of Pnepheros and Petesuchos. Many finds have been made especially of life in a residential area with houses scattered throughout the site and there is also a fine Roman bathhouse. A small museum now closed has ben replaced with an open air area with a selection of artefacts adjacent to the main walk to the temples. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Egyptology, landscape, Karanis, Kom Aushim, el-Fayoum, Faiyum, Fayyum, Nero, Claudius, Vespasiun, Roman Emperors, South temple, burial, coffin, crypt, outer, wall, construction, foundations, gods, crocodile, dedicated, local, Pnepheros, Petesouchus, desert, sand

Egypt > Karnak Temple (1 file)

Photos in this gallery include the whole of Karnak itself, the open air museum, temples of Khonsu and Ptah and the Sound and Light Show night images.
Karnak Khonsu Opet Temple EG075025jhp 
 Karnak Temple Luxor Khonsu Opet Apet Ptolemaic Amun Osiris cult located to the SW corner of this huge sprawling site on the East Bank of the River Nile near the modern City of Luxor and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. The nicely decorated Temple of Opet or Apet, a Goddess hippopotamus deity who assisted women in childbearing and is located on the SE corner of the main Khonsu was mainly a Ptolemaic Temple and in practice dedicated to Amun who had by this time assumed much of the characteristics of Osiris. Like Khonsu itself is is well preserved, usually not very busy and a delightful escape from the crowded areas around the main Karnak site. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East, Bank, River, Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, Khonsu, Opet, Apet, Osiris, mother, hippopotamus, diety, childbearing, Amun, Graeco, Roman, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, Cleopatra, wall, reliefs, bas reliefs, carvings, crypts, offering, hall, portico, sanctuary, Pinudjem, Amun, door, enclosure, wall, cult

Egypt > Minya, Amarna & Ashmunayn (12 files)

Photographs in this gallery cover the main sites of Amarna, its North Palace, Aten and Small Temple, Bani Hasan Rock cut chapels, Tuna el-Gebel with the Catacombs with baboon and ibis mummies, Stela of Akhenaten on the north boundary, Petosiris Tomb-Chapel, Chapels of Ptoemais and Isadora, Roman Water Wheel Well and Temple of Thoth and el Ashmunein with an Open Air Museum with huge granite statues of Baboons and nearby a Temple to Thoth with a later Christian Basilica all located along the River Nile between Cairo and Luxor accessed from the nearby university city of Minya
El Ashmunein Basilica Crypt 6210EG07JHP 
 Egypt Minya El Ashmunein Roman Christian Basilica Columns Crypt Brick built with material from an earlier Ptolemaic temple. Most notable are the remaining granite columns still standing, here viewed from the nave and are the best preserved in Egypt of this style of monument. This is situated outside the enclosure walls of the Temple of Thoth part of the ancient capital of Unu, Khmunu or the Greek Hermopolis Magna now known as el Ashmunein. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Ashmunein, al-Ashmunayn, Khmunu, Hare nome, Egyptology, history, archaeology, excavations, upright, columns, capital, floral, grass, overgrown, Kom al-Khanisah, Mound of the Church, Christian, basilica, 5th Century, cathedral, Virgin, dedication, arch, nave, arcade, red granite, trefoil, apse, altar, table, crypt, architraves, Hermopolite, Ptolemy 111, Euergetes 1, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, landscape, blue, sky, dramatic, light, sunny
El Ashmunein Basilica Crypt 6209EG07JHP 
 El Ashmunein Underground Crypts Altar Roman Christian Basilica Minya Egypt built with material from an earlier Ptolemaic temple. Most notable are the remaining granite columns still standing and are the best preserved in Egypt of this style of monument. This is situated outside the enclosure walls of the Temple of Thoth part of the ancient capital of Unu, Khmunu or the Greek Hermopolis Magna now known as el Ashmunein. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Ashmunein, al-Ashmunayn, Khmunu, Hare nome, Egyptology, history, archaeology, excavations, landscape, columns, capital, floral, grass, overgrown, Kom al-Khanisah, Mound of the Church, Christian, basilica, 5th Century, cathedral, Virgin, dedication, arch, nave, arcade, red granite, trefoil, apse, altar, table, crypt, architraves, Hermopolite, Ptolemy 111, Euergetes 1, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, landscape, blue, sky, dramatic, light, sunny
El Ashmunein Basilica Capital 6212EG07JHP 
 al Ashmunayn Broken Column Capital Roman Carved Stonework Christian Basilica built with material from an earlier Ptolemaic temple. Most notable are the remaining granite columns still standing and are the best preserved in Egypt of this style of monument. This is situated outside the enclosure walls of the Temple of Thoth part of the ancient capital of Unu, Khmunu or the Greek Hermopolis Magna now known as el Ashmunein. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Ashmunein, al-Ashmunayn, Khmunu, Hare nome, Egyptology, history, archaeology, excavations, upright, columns, capital, floral, grass, overgrown, Kom al-Khanisah, Mound of the Church, Christian, basilica, 5th Century, cathedral, Virgin, dedication, arch, nave, arcade, red granite, trefoil, apse, altar, table, crypt, architraves, Hermopolite, Ptolemy 111, Euergetes 1, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, landscape, blue, sky, dramatic, light, sunny
El Ashmunein Basilica 6214EG07JHP 
 Egyptian El Ashmunein Roman Christian Basilica Columns Grass Overgrown built with material from an earlier Ptolemaic temple. Most notable are the remaining granite columns still standing and are the best preserved in Egypt of this style of monument. This is situated outside the enclosure walls of the Temple of Thoth part of the ancient capital of Unu, Khmunu or the Greek Hermopolis Magna now known as el Ashmunein. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Ashmunein, al-Ashmunayn, Khmunu, Hare nome, Egyptology, history, archaeology, excavations, landscape, columns, capital, floral, grass, rushes, overgrown, Kom al-Khanisah, Mound of the Church, Christian, basilica, 5th Century, cathedral, Virgin, dedication, arch, nave, arcade, red granite, trefoil, apse, altar, table, crypt, architraves, Hermopolite, Ptolemy 111, Euergetes 1, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, landscape, blue, sky, dramatic, light, sunny
El Ashmunein Basilica 6213EG07JHP 
 al Ashmunayn Roman Christian Basilica Minya Egypt Floral Capitals Columns Grass built with material from an earlier Ptolemaic temple. Most notable are the remaining granite columns still standing and are the best preserved in Egypt of this style of monument. This is situated outside the enclosure walls of the Temple of Thoth part of the ancient capital of Unu, Khmunu or the Greek Hermopolis Magna now known as el Ashmunein. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Ashmunein, al-Ashmunayn, Khmunu, Hare nome, Egyptology, history, archaeology, excavations, upright, columns, capital, floral, grass, overgrown, Kom al-Khanisah, Mound of the Church, Christian, basilica, 5th Century, cathedral, Virgin, dedication, arch, nave, arcade, red granite, trefoil, apse, altar, table, crypt, architraves, Hermopolite, Ptolemy 111, Euergetes 1, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, landscape, blue, sky, dramatic, light, sunny
El Ashmunein Basilica 6211EG07JHP 
 El Ashmunein Roman Christian Basilica Columned Hall Crypt Minya Egypt Photo built with material from an earlier Ptolemaic temple. Most notable are the remaining granite columns still standing, here viewed from the nave and are the best preserved in Egypt of this style of monument. This is situated outside the enclosure walls of the Temple of Thoth part of the ancient capital of Unu, Khmunu or the Greek Hermopolis Magna now known as el Ashmunein. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Ashmunein, al-Ashmunayn, Khmunu, Hare nome, Egyptology, history, archaeology, excavations, landscape, columns, capital, floral, grass, overgrown, Kom al-Khanisah, Mound of the Church, Christian, basilica, 5th Century, cathedral, Virgin, dedication, arch, nave, arcade, red granite, trefoil, apse, altar, table, crypt, architraves, Hermopolite, Ptolemy 111, Euergetes 1, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, landscape, blue, sky, dramatic, light, sunny
El Ashmunein Basilica 6204EG07JHP 
 Egyptian al Ashmunayn Flora Capital Carved Stone Detail Overgrown Broken set in the remains of a Roman period Christian Basilica built with material from an earlier Ptolemaic temple. Most notable are the remaining granite columns still standing and are the best preserved in Egypt of this style of monument. This is situated outside the enclosure walls of the Temple of Thoth part of the ancient capital of Unu, Khmunu or the Greek Hermopolis Magna now known as el Ashmunein. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Ashmunein, al-Ashmunayn, Khmunu, Hare nome, Egyptology, history, archaeology, excavations, Kom al-Khanisah, Mound of the Church, landscape, capital, floral, carved, carving, stonework, Christian, basilica, 5th Century, cathedral, Virgin, dedication, arch, nave, arcade, red granite, columns, trefoil, apse, altar, table, crypt, architraves, Hermopolite, Ptolemy 111, Euergetes 1, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, landscape, blue, sky, dramatic, light, sunny
El Ashmunein Basilica 6203EG07JHP 
 El Ashmunein Roman Christian Basilica Ptolemaic Reused Columns Minya Egypt Photograph built with material from an earlier Ptolemaic temple. Most notable are the remaining granite columns still standing and are the best preserved in Egypt of this style of monument. This is situated outside the enclosure walls of the Temple of Thoth part of the ancient capital of Unu, Khmunu or the Greek Hermopolis Magna now known as el Ashmunein. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Ashmunein, al-Ashmunayn, Khmunu, Hare nome, Egyptology, history, archaeology, excavations, landscape, columns, capital, floral, grass, overgrown, Kom al-Khanisah, Mound of the Church, Christian, basilica, 5th Century, cathedral, Virgin, dedication, arch, nave, arcade, red granite, trefoil, apse, altar, table, crypt, architraves, Hermopolite, Ptolemy 111, Euergetes 1, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, landscape, blue, sky, dramatic, light, sunny
El Ashmunein Basilica 6202EG07JHP 
 El Ashmunein Roman Christian Basilica Columns Fallen Capital Foreground Egypt built with material from an earlier Ptolemaic temple. Most notable are the remaining granite columns still standing and are the best preserved in Egypt of this style of monument. This is situated outside the enclosure walls of the Temple of Thoth part of the ancient capital of Unu, Khmunu or the Greek Hermopolis Magna now known as el Ashmunein. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Ashmunein, al-Ashmunayn, Khmunu, Hare nome, Egyptology, history, archaeology, excavations, upright, columns, capital, floral, grass, overgrown, Kom al-Khanisah, Mound of the Church, Christian, basilica, 5th Century, cathedral, Virgin, dedication, arch, nave, arcade, red granite, trefoil, apse, altar, table, crypt, architraves, Hermopolite, Ptolemy 111, Euergetes 1, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, landscape, blue, sky, dramatic, light, sunny
El Ashmunein Basilica 6195EG07JHP 
 al Ashmunayn Minya Columns Egyptian Roman Christian Basilica Lying built with material from an earlier Ptolemaic temple. Most notable are the remaining granite columns still standing and are the best preserved in Egypt of this style of monument. This is situated outside the enclosure walls of the Temple of Thoth part of the ancient capital of Unu, Khmunu or the Greek Hermopolis Magna now known as el Ashmunein. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Ashmunein, al-Ashmunayn, Khmunu, Hare nome, Egyptology, history, archaeology, excavations, landscape, columns, capital, floral, grass, overgrown, Kom al-Khanisah, Mound of the Church, Christian, basilica, 5th Century, cathedral, Virgin, dedication, arch, nave, arcade, red granite, trefoil, apse, altar, table, crypt, architraves, Hermopolite, Ptolemy 111, Euergetes 1, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, landscape, blue, sky, dramatic, light, sunny
El Ashmunein Basilica 6192EG07JHP 
 Egypt El Ashmunein Roman Christian Basilica Columns Ptolemaic Reuse Capitals built with material from an earlier Ptolemaic temple. Most notable are the remaining granite columns still standing and are the best preserved in Egypt of this style of monument. This is situated outside the enclosure walls of the Temple of Thoth part of the ancient capital of Unu, Khmunu or the Greek Hermopolis Magna now known as el Ashmunein. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Ashmunein, al-Ashmunayn, Khmunu, Hare nome, Egyptology, history, archaeology, excavations, landscape, columns, capital, floral, grass, overgrown, Kom al-Khanisah, Mound of the Church, Christian, basilica, 5th Century, cathedral, Virgin, dedication, arch, nave, arcade, red granite, trefoil, apse, altar, table, crypt, architraves, Hermopolite, Ptolemy 111, Euergetes 1, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, landscape, blue, sky, dramatic, light, sunny
El Ashmunein Basilica 6190EG07JHP 
 El Ashmunein Egyptian Roman Christian Basilica Broken Discarded Ruin Overgrown Minya Site built with material from an earlier Ptolemaic temple. Most notable are the remaining granite columns still standing and are the best preserved in Egypt of this style of monument. This is situated outside the enclosure walls of the Temple of Thoth part of the ancient capital of Unu, Khmunu or the Greek Hermopolis Magna now known as el Ashmunein. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Ashmunein, al-Ashmunayn, Khmunu, Hare nome, Egyptology, history, archaeology, excavations, upright, columns, capital, floral, grass, overgrown, Kom al-Khanisah, Mound of the Church, Christian, basilica, 5th Century, cathedral, Virgin, dedication, arch, nave, arcade, red granite, trefoil, apse, altar, table, crypt, architraves, Hermopolite, Ptolemy 111, Euergetes 1, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, landscape, blue, sky, dramatic, light, sunny

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