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Egypt > Abu Simbel (6 files)

Photographs of the Great Temple of Ramses 11 at Abu Simbel and those of his wife's temple of Nefertari with some interior images as well.
Abu Simbel Stele EG051363JHP 
 Abu Simbel Stele Exhibit Carved Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses Smiting Enemy, saved from various sites, some lost to Lake Nasser, and now set into Great Temple artificial hill which houses the huge rock carved statues of Ramses 11 and his wife and daughters at what was once a River Nile site. Now the temple has been reconstructed in a mammoth UNESCO rescue project in the 1960’s and housed in an artificial hill high enough to save it from the total flooding with the creation of Lake Nasser. 
 Keywords: Egypt, ancient, Egyptian, Lake Nasser, River Nile, Nubia, Abu Simbel, rock, carved, stele, saved, exhibits, Great Temple, landscape, Ramses, Ramasses, Ramesses, pharaoh, Gods, history, antiquity, archaeology, Egyptology, UNESCO, manmade, cliff
Abu Simbel Nine Bows EG051385JHP 
 Abu Simbel Great Temple carvings Nine Bows enemies Egypt bound Asiatics Nubians at the base of one of the huge rock carved seated statues of Ramses 11 at what was once a River Nile site but now reconstructed in a mammoth UNESCO rescue project in the 1960’s and housed in an artificial hill high enough to save it from the total flooding with the creation of Lake Nasser. 
 Keywords: Egypt, ancient, Egyptian, Lake Nasser, River Nile, Nubia, Abu Simbel, rock, carved, huge, Great Temple, landscape, Ramses, Ramasses, Ramesses, pharaoh, NIne, Bows, prisoners, enemies, bound, Asiatics, Nubians, seated, history, antiquity, archaeology, Egyptology, UNESCO, cliff
Abu Simbel Nine Bows EG051383JHP 
 Abu Simbel Egyptian Temple Nine Bows bound Nubians Asiatics enemies Egypt at the base of one of the huge rock carved seated statues of Ramses 11 at what was once a River Nile site but now reconstructed in a mammoth UNESCO rescue project in the 1960’s and housed in an artificial hill high enough to save it from the total flooding with the creation of Lake Nasser. 
 Keywords: Egypt, ancient, Egyptian, Lake Nasser, River Nile, Nubia, Abu Simbel, rock, carved, huge, Great Temple, landscape, Ramses, Ramasses, Ramesses, pharaoh, NIne, Bows, prisoners, enemies, bound, Asiatics, Nubians, seated, history, antiquity, archaeology, Egyptology, UNESCO, cliff
Abu Simbel Nine Bows EG051382JHP 
 Abu Simbel Ramses Temple carvings Nine Bows enemies Egypt bound Asiatics and Nubians at the base of one of the huge rock carved seated statues of Ramses 11 at what was once a River Nile site but now reconstructed in a mammoth UNESCO rescue project in the 1960’s and housed in an artificial hill high enough to save it from the total flooding with the creation of Lake Nasser. 
 Keywords: Egypt, ancient, Egyptian, Lake Nasser, River Nile, Nubia, Abu Simbel, rock, carved, huge, Great Temple, landscape, Ramses, Ramasses, Ramesses, pharaoh, NIne, Bows, prisoners, enemies, bound, Asiatics, Nubians, seated, history, antiquity, archaeology, Egyptology, UNESCO, cliff
Abu Simbel Stelae EG051361JHP 
 Abu Simbel Stele carved relief smiting enemies warrior King exhibit entering site walk Great Temple with its huge rock carved statues of Ramses 11 and his wife and daughters at what was once a River Nile site but now reconstructed in a mammoth UNESCO rescue project in the 1960’s and housed in an artificial hill high enough to save it from the total flooding with the creation of Lake Nasser. 
 Keywords: Egypt, ancient, Egyptian, Lake Nasser, River Nile, Nubia, Abu Simbel, rock, carved, huge, Great Temple, landscape, exhibit, stele, stelae, pharaoh, Amun, Ramses, Ramasses, Ramesses, history, antiquity, archaeology, Egyptology, UNESCO, cliff
Abu Simbel Entrance EG051387JHP 
 Abu Simbel Great Temple rock carved statue base symbolic marriage union Egypt Ramses 11 with this Union of the Two Egypts reliefs on the passage side at what was once a River Nile site but now reconstructed in a mammoth UNESCO rescue project in the 1960’s and housed in an artificial hill high enough to save it from the total flooding with the creation of Lake Nasser. 
 Keywords: Egypt, ancient, Egyptian, Lake Nasser, River Nile, Nubia, Abu Simbel, rock, carved, huge, Great Temple, upright, Ramses, Ramasses, Ramesses, pharaoh, seated, side, relief, union, upper, lower, plants, entwined, NIne Bows, enemies, history, antiquity, archaeology, Egyptology, UNESCO, cliff, colourful, colorful, colours, colors

Egypt > Edfu Temple (2 files)

Photos in this gallery are of Edfu Temple, one of the best preserved in Egypt, and usually the first first visit after leaving Luxor ona Nile Cruise.
Edfu Pylon Ptolemy EG052243JHP 
 Edfu Temple Pylon South Front Egyptian Pharaoh Ptolemy X11 carving smiting his enemies on this ancient monument located by the River Nile and is one of the main visits for most Luxor to Aswan cruise packages. One of the best preserved temples in Egypt this one is dedicated to the falcon God Horus and his granite likeness is probably one of the most photographed relicts in Egypt. Originally erected by Senwosret 1 it is mainly supplanted by the current Ptolemaic creation dating from 237BC, this particular part being started 116-71BC along with the present pylon. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Edfu Temple, West Bank, River Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, upright, temple, preserved, Horus, pylon, south, carvings, hieroglyphs, Pharaoh, Ptolemy, X11, smiting, enemies, warlike, Ptolemaic
Edfu Ptolemy Warrior EG052248JHP 
 Edfu Temple Pylon Ptolemy Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Vulture Neret Atef viewed from the south face with deep carved figure of Ptolemy X11 smiting his enemies and this ancient monument is located by the River Nile and is one of the main visits for most Luxor to Aswan cruise packages. One of the best preserved temples in Egypt this one is dedicated to the falcon God Horus and his granite likeness is probably one of the most photographed relicts in Egypt. Originally erected by Senwosret 1 it is mainly supplanted by the current Ptolemaic creation dating from 237BC, this particular part being started 116-71BC along with the present pylon. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Edfu Temple, West Bank, River Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, landscape, temple, preserved, Horus, pylon, south, face, carvings, hieroglyphs, colonnade, column, Ptolemy, X11, smiting, enemies, warrior, Ptolemaic

Egypt > Egyptian Museum Cairo (1 file)

Royalty Free photos of exhibits from the Cairo Egyptian Museum taken before current bans with slide film in available light not to studio quality
Narmer Tablet EG11831JHP 
 Egyptian Cairo Museum Narmer Tablet Pharaoh Smiting Enemy interior photograph in the prime antiquities collection in Cairo taken during visits between 1994 and 1996 when photography was allowed albeit without flash and tripod. None is of studio quality, being handheld with existing, usually extremely poor light and using slide film, pushed Fuji 400asa to get a suitable aperture and shutter speed. Most of the photos are from the Tutankahum exhibits while the rest are items that interested me as I explored this wonderful and extensive collection, requiring many more hours if not days and is only hinted at during the usual one or two hour visit made on a package tour. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Egyptian, Museum, narmer, Tablet, schist, Palette, king, warrior, conqueror, prisoner, war, club, victory, collection, upright, ancient, antiquity, antiquities, exhibit

Egypt > Infra Red Photographs (5 files)

This is a collection of Infra Red Black & White film photographs taken of the main sites of mainly Ancient Egypt in the late 1990's and they give a very different feel to the sites with the particular ghostly effect of this specialised Kodak film. Sites covered include Abydos, Colossi of Memnon, Abydos temple, Osireion, Dendera Temple, Edfu Temple, Esna Temple, Esna Lock, Karnak Temple, Kom Ombo Temple, Luxor Temple, Philae Temple, Aswan Felucca; River Nile cruise, Pyramids of Giza and The Sphinx
Esna Temple InfR EG021227jhp 
 Egyptian Esna Temple smiting enemies infra red Khnum Isis outer carvings north wall on a small gem of a building deep in a hollow under the modern town building line. The hypostyle hall is all that remains of one of the latest temples to be built in Egypt by Ptolemy V1 and V111 and Roman additions with recordings of most Roman Emperors mentioned to the last recorded being Decius c AD240. For me it has some of the loveliest intact columns, with great attention of the detail and still a hint of colour from the bottom to the top of these huge floral capitals where the craftsmanship leaps off every surface. Standing in its centre it is easy to imagine being in the symbolic creation of the original papyrus marsh. It is a temple not usually visited on the standard River Nile cruise tour package but used to be accessible if berthed alongside the town with a long delay to get through old single lock system expected as it is only a short walk from the waterfront; probably not so realistic these days. This particular photograph was taken using Kodak Infra Red film which gives this classic ghostly affect. It was taken using a Nikon FM manual camera, 28mm f2.8 Nikkor or Tokina SD 28-70mm f3.5lens with a Red filter, rated at 200ASA and processed in Aculux for 14 mins. The ghostly effect is not as pronounced as using the R72 filter which I used in 1998. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Esna, Isna, Temple, West, Bank, River, Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, battle, scene, landscape, Roman, Ptolemaic, Egyptology, Latopolis, City, Shu, rams, Neith, Heka, Geta, Ptolemy, Euergetes, 11, Septimius, Severus, Pronaos, exterior, curtain, wall, east, Pharaoh, praising, Gods, deities, Isis, Horus, Khnum, hypostyle, astronomical, ceiling, columns, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, carvings, reliefs, bas, colours, painted, papyrus, flowers, floral, elaborate, detailed, intact, composite, capitals, inner, sanctuary, town, centre, buried, flooding, water, table, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, Red, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 2002, October
Medinet Habu InfR EG983713jhp 
 Medinet Habu Temple Mortuary Ramasses pylon exterior infra red film B&W located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. This particular photograph was taken using Kodak Infra Red film which gives this classic ghostly affect. It was taken using a Nikon FM manual camera, 28mm Nikkor lens with a R72 filter and processed in ID11 for 11 mins. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, upright, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, flagpole, front, gate, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, R72, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 1998
Medinet Habu InfR EG983712jhp 
 Medinet Habu Temple Egypt Infra Red B&W Hypostyle statue carvings located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. This particular photograph was taken using Kodak Infra Red film which gives this classic ghostly affect. It was taken using a Nikon FM manual camera, 28mm Nikkor lens with a R72 filter and processed in ID11 for 11 mins. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, upright, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, flagpole, front, gate, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, R72, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 1998
Medinet Habu InfR EG983711jhp 
 Medinet Habu Temple Mortuary Egyptian second court painted infra red B&W located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. This particular photograph was taken using Kodak Infra Red film which gives this classic ghostly affect. It was taken using a Nikon FM manual camera, 28mm Nikkor lens with a R72 filter and processed in ID11 for 11 mins. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, upright, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, flagpole, front, gate, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, R72, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 1998
Medinet Habu InfR EG983710jhp 
 Medinet Habu Temple Ramesses Egypt first court statue king infra red B&W located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. This particular photograph was taken using Kodak Infra Red film which gives this classic ghostly affect. It was taken using a Nikon FM manual camera, 28mm Nikkor lens with a R72 filter and processed in ID11 for 11 mins. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, upright, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, engaged, statue, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, flagpole, front, gate, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, R72, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 1998

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 Carved Wall EG075003jhp 
 Hypostyle Hall Outer Wall Reliefs Karnak Temple Columns Roof carving a site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and it the largest religious complex on the Nile. The most famous and awesome part of The Great Temple of Amun is the hypostyle hall with it huge columns, the central ones reaching 23m high. Originally erected by Seti 1 and was completed by his son Ramses 11 and although today greatly lacking in perfection is still overwhelming in its scale. This photo is taken from the outside of the hall on the southern side of the Temple where most of the inscriptions are related to Ramses 11 and his various military campaigns in Syria, Palestine and Kadesh against the Hittites and the hall is just visible above the wall. This section is between the gate and the wall of the First Court behind the seventh Pylon. It appears that owing to lack of space his later Palestine campaign reports were over written the earlier Battle of Kadesh one although the themes of vanquished prisoners, Pharaoh smiting his enemies are the same. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, hieroglyphics, sandstone, blocks, approach, hypostyle, hall, columns, hieroglyphs, deep, cut, windows, painted, roof, sanctuary, gateway, outer, wall, southern, entrance, military, campaigns, Syria, Palestine, Kadesh, chariots, horses, barque, Ramses, Ramasses, Ramesses, vanquished, prisoners, massacre, battle, registers, reports, tableaux

Egypt > Lake Nasser (1 file)

This gallery will contain photos of the sites visited on cruises of Lake Nasser from Kasr Imbrim in the south, Amada, Derr Tomb, Pennuit, El Seboua, Dakka, Maharraka, Qertassi and Kalabsha near Aswan.
Ramesses Statue Sebua EG051706JHP 
 Ancient Egyptian Temple Lake Nasser al-Sabu Pylon Statue Ramses Warrior is located on the shores of Lake Nasser after relocation from its previous location 2km away to avoid flooding after the creation of the High Dam in Aswan. The temple was built by Ramesses 11 of which much evidence stands as statues, sphinxes and engaged Osiride Statues in the inner courtyards. The temple was later used for Christian worship and has the curious site of Ramesses adoring St Peter in the sanctuary. This site is usually a part of a Lake Nasser cruise and begins a part of the cruise which is completed with a longish hot desert walk to the nearby sites of Dakka and Maharraka before returning to the cruiseboat. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Lake, Nasser, Egyptian, ancient, es-Sebua, Ramses, Ramesses, Ramasses, Statue, standing, front, temple, pylon, relief, carving, warrior, enemies, entrance, relocated, Wadi al-Sabu, upright, cruise, visit, shores, desert, rock-cut, saved

Egypt > Luxor Nobles Tombs (16 files)

Photographs in this gallery are of the various Tombs of the Nobles on the West Bank if the Nile at Luxor in the area called Qurnet Murai
Luxor Menna Tomb EG006730jhp 
 Egyptian Thebes Tombs Nobles Menna Marshland scene boat fishing fish water is one of many beautiful tomb decorations amongst the Tombs of the Nobles on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor. The Menna Tomb-Chapel is cruciform in design located in the Upper Enclosure [Tomb 69] was a Scribe of the Royal Fields during the reign of Thutmosis 1V around 1400BC. This was one of the first Tombs of the Nobles I visited in 1994 and I was taken immediately by the colourful painted reliefs, difficult to photograph as protected by Perspex sheeting and only lit by reflected light done by the custodians. The area around the Tombs has now been greatly improved with removal of many of the old modern houses and entry to these fascinating burial sites made more accessible. Visits to these tombs tend to be privately organised rather than being part of a package tour but it is easily organised with a taxi from the East Bank hotels, payment for selected tombs is made at the ticket office beforehand near the Colossi of Memnon with the area being very close to the ticket office.

Photography certainly the last time I was in Egypt in 2007 had been banned in all the tombs so these photos although not very good technically are useful as a record of the nature of the tombs and especially their paintings. These images have not been sharpened during post production but will benefit from some USM sharpening prior to use. Hand held as no tripods were allowed and using slide film, Fuji 400asa, did not give great leeway to get decent photos, oh for my Nikon DSLR with 6400ISO. The hand reflected lighting used in some tombs causes a hot spot and nothing by way of a balanced light but it is daylight balanced. However being direct sunlight reflected off tin foil would probably being doing more damage to the paintings than a suitable wide angle flash with UV filter. Given that most of the paints used in these tombs is mineral based then actually either method would do no measurable damage. The Perspex sheeting, however inconvenient, is to stop the physical touching of the paintings accidentally or otherwise, by inquisitive hands or swinging backpacks, and is absolutely vital protection to preserve these invaluable unique irreplaceable paintings. Some of the obvious damage to the paintings is not all modern, as his eyes have been gouged out possibly by an enemy in ancient times. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, ancient, Luxor, Tombs, Nobles, Thebes, River Nile, West Bank, Old Qurna, Sheikh Abdel-Qurna, upright, landscape, Menna, Mena, wife, God, Osiris, deceased, scribe, fields, recording, taxes, wheat, tomb, banquet, scene, painting, offering, fish, ducks, food, flowers, lotus, bread, loaves, wine, fishing, marshland, boats, agriculture, cattle, farming, girls, workers, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, painted, natural, light, 2000, Fuji, slide, film, scanned, scan, daylight, balanced, Nikon, FM2, 35mm
Luxor Menna Tomb EG9410023jhp 
 Egypt Luxor Menna Wife Banquet eye damage food details Tomb Reliefs is one of many beautiful tomb decorations amongst the Tombs of the Nobles on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor. The Menna Tomb-Chapel is cruciform in design located in the Upper Enclosure [Tomb 69] was a Scribe of the Royal Fields during the reign of Thutmosis 1V around 1400BC. This was one of the first Tombs of the Nobles I visited in 1994 as this photo records and I was taken immediately by the colourful painted reliefs, difficult to photograph as protected by Perspex sheeting and only lit by reflected light done by the custodians. The area around the Tombs has now been greatly improved with removal of many of the old modern houses and entry to these fascinating burial sites made more accessible. Visits to these tombs tend to be privately organised rather than being part of a package tour but it is easily organised with a taxi from the East Bank hotels, payment for selected tombs is made at the ticket office beforehand near the Colossi of Memnon with the area being very close to the ticket office.

Photography certainly the last time I was in Egypt in 2007 had been banned in all the tombs so these photos although not very good technically are useful as a record of the nature of the tombs and especially their paintings. These images have not been sharpened during post production but will benefit from some USM sharpening prior to use. Hand held as no tripods were allowed and using slide film, Fuji RDP 100asa, did not give great leeway to get decent photos, oh for my Nikon DSLR with 6400ISO. The hand reflected lighting used in some tombs causes a hot spot and nothing by way of a balanced light but it is daylight balanced. However being direct sunlight reflected off tin foil would probably being doing more damage to the paintings than a suitable wide angle flash with UV filter. Given that most of the paints used in these tombs is mineral based then actually either method would do no measurable damage. The Perspex sheeting, however inconvenient, is to stop the physical touching of the paintings accidentally or otherwise, by inquisitive hands or swinging backpacks, and is absolutely vital protection to preserve these invaluable unique irreplaceable paintings. Some of the obvious damage to the paintings is not all modern, as his eyes have been gouged out possibly by an enemy in ancient times. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, ancient, Luxor, Tombs, Nobles, Thebes, River Nile, West Bank, Old Qurna, Sheikh Abdel-Qurna, landscape, Menna, Mena, wife, God, Osiris, deceased, scribe, fields, recording, taxes, wheat, tomb, banquet, scene, painting, offering, fish, ducks, food, flowers, lotus, bread, loaves, wine, fishing, marshland, boats, agriculture, cattle, farming, girls, workers, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, painted, natural, light, 1994, Fuji, RDP, slide, film, scanned, scan, daylight, balanced, Nikon, FM2, 35mm
Luxor Menna Tomb EG006733jhp 
 Egypt Luxor Tombs Nobles Menna colourful wine lotus flowers Tomb Reliefs is one of many beautiful tomb decorations amongst the Tombs of the Nobles on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor. The Menna Tomb-Chapel is cruciform in design located in the Upper Enclosure [Tomb 69] was a Scribe of the Royal Fields during the reign of Thutmosis 1V around 1400BC. This was one of the first Tombs of the Nobles I visited in 1994 and I was taken immediately by the colourful painted reliefs, difficult to photograph as protected by Perspex sheeting and only lit by reflected light done by the custodians. The area around the Tombs has now been greatly improved with removal of many of the old modern houses and entry to these fascinating burial sites made more accessible. Visits to these tombs tend to be privately organised rather than being part of a package tour but it is easily organised with a taxi from the East Bank hotels, payment for selected tombs is made at the ticket office beforehand near the Colossi of Memnon with the area being very close to the ticket office.

Photography certainly the last time I was in Egypt in 2007 had been banned in all the tombs so these photos although not very good technically are useful as a record of the nature of the tombs and especially their paintings. These images have not been sharpened during post production but will benefit from some USM sharpening prior to use. Hand held as no tripods were allowed and using slide film, Fuji 400asa, did not give great leeway to get decent photos, oh for my Nikon DSLR with 6400ISO. The hand reflected lighting used in some tombs causes a hot spot and nothing by way of a balanced light but it is daylight balanced. However being direct sunlight reflected off tin foil would probably being doing more damage to the paintings than a suitable wide angle flash with UV filter. Given that most of the paints used in these tombs is mineral based then actually either method would do no measurable damage. The Perspex sheeting, however inconvenient, is to stop the physical touching of the paintings accidentally or otherwise, by inquisitive hands or swinging backpacks, and is absolutely vital protection to preserve these invaluable unique irreplaceable paintings. Some of the obvious damage to the paintings is not all modern, as his eyes have been gouged out possibly by an enemy in ancient times. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, ancient, Luxor, Tombs, Nobles, Thebes, River Nile, West Bank, Old Qurna, Sheikh Abdel-Qurna, upright, landscape, Menna, Mena, wife, God, Osiris, deceased, scribe, fields, recording, taxes, wheat, tomb, banquet, scene, painting, offering, fish, ducks, food, flowers, lotus, bread, loaves, wine, fishing, marshland, boats, agriculture, cattle, farming, girls, workers, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, painted, natural, light, 2000, Fuji, slide, film, scanned, scan, daylight, balanced, Nikon, FM2, 35mm
Luxor Menna Tomb EG006732jhp 
 Egypt Luxor Tomb Noble Menna marshland ducks ibis food hunting Relief is one of many beautiful tomb decorations amongst the Tombs of the Nobles on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor. The Menna Tomb-Chapel is cruciform in design located in the Upper Enclosure [Tomb 69] was a Scribe of the Royal Fields during the reign of Thutmosis 1V around 1400BC. This was one of the first Tombs of the Nobles I visited in 1994 and I was taken immediately by the colourful painted reliefs, difficult to photograph as protected by Perspex sheeting and only lit by reflected light done by the custodians. The area around the Tombs has now been greatly improved with removal of many of the old modern houses and entry to these fascinating burial sites made more accessible. Visits to these tombs tend to be privately organised rather than being part of a package tour but it is easily organised with a taxi from the East Bank hotels, payment for selected tombs is made at the ticket office beforehand near the Colossi of Memnon with the area being very close to the ticket office.

Photography certainly the last time I was in Egypt in 2007 had been banned in all the tombs so these photos although not very good technically are useful as a record of the nature of the tombs and especially their paintings. These images have not been sharpened during post production but will benefit from some USM sharpening prior to use. Hand held as no tripods were allowed and using slide film, Fuji 400asa, did not give great leeway to get decent photos, oh for my Nikon DSLR with 6400ISO. The hand reflected lighting used in some tombs causes a hot spot and nothing by way of a balanced light but it is daylight balanced. However being direct sunlight reflected off tin foil would probably being doing more damage to the paintings than a suitable wide angle flash with UV filter. Given that most of the paints used in these tombs is mineral based then actually either method would do no measurable damage. The Perspex sheeting, however inconvenient, is to stop the physical touching of the paintings accidentally or otherwise, by inquisitive hands or swinging backpacks, and is absolutely vital protection to preserve these invaluable unique irreplaceable paintings. Some of the obvious damage to the paintings is not all modern, as his eyes have been gouged out possibly by an enemy in ancient times. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, ancient, Luxor, Tombs, Nobles, Thebes, River Nile, West Bank, Old Qurna, Sheikh Abdel-Qurna, landscape, Menna, Mena, wife, God, Osiris, deceased, scribe, fields, recording, taxes, wheat, tomb, banquet, scene, painting, offering, fish, ducks, food, flowers, lotus, bread, loaves, wine, fishing, marshland, boats, agriculture, cattle, farming, girls, workers, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, painted, natural, light, 2000, Fuji, slide, film, scanned, scan, daylight, balanced, Nikon, FM2, 35mm
Luxor Menna Tomb EG006731jhp 
 Egyptian Luxor Noble Menna marshland fishing nets fish colours details Tomb Reliefs is one of many beautiful tomb decorations amongst the Tombs of the Nobles on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor. The Menna Tomb-Chapel is cruciform in design located in the Upper Enclosure [Tomb 69] was a Scribe of the Royal Fields during the reign of Thutmosis 1V around 1400BC. This was one of the first Tombs of the Nobles I visited in 1994 and I was taken immediately by the colourful painted reliefs, difficult to photograph as protected by Perspex sheeting and only lit by reflected light done by the custodians. The area around the Tombs has now been greatly improved with removal of many of the old modern houses and entry to these fascinating burial sites made more accessible. Visits to these tombs tend to be privately organised rather than being part of a package tour but it is easily organised with a taxi from the East Bank hotels, payment for selected tombs is made at the ticket office beforehand near the Colossi of Memnon with the area being very close to the ticket office.

Photography certainly the last time I was in Egypt in 2007 had been banned in all the tombs so these photos although not very good technically are useful as a record of the nature of the tombs and especially their paintings. These images have not been sharpened during post production but will benefit from some USM sharpening prior to use. Hand held as no tripods were allowed and using slide film, Fuji 400asa, did not give great leeway to get decent photos, oh for my Nikon DSLR with 6400ISO. The hand reflected lighting used in some tombs causes a hot spot and nothing by way of a balanced light but it is daylight balanced. However being direct sunlight reflected off tin foil would probably being doing more damage to the paintings than a suitable wide angle flash with UV filter. Given that most of the paints used in these tombs is mineral based then actually either method would do no measurable damage. The Perspex sheeting, however inconvenient, is to stop the physical touching of the paintings accidentally or otherwise, by inquisitive hands or swinging backpacks, and is absolutely vital protection to preserve these invaluable unique irreplaceable paintings. Some of the obvious damage to the paintings is not all modern, as his eyes have been gouged out possibly by an enemy in ancient times. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, ancient, Luxor, Tombs, Nobles, Thebes, River Nile, West Bank, Old Qurna, Sheikh Abdel-Qurna, upright, landscape, Menna, Mena, wife, God, Osiris, deceased, scribe, fields, recording, taxes, wheat, tomb, banquet, scene, painting, offering, fish, ducks, food, flowers, lotus, bread, loaves, wine, fishing, marshland, boats, agriculture, cattle, farming, girls, workers, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, painted, natural, light, 2000, Fuji, slide, film, scanned, scan, daylight, balanced, Nikon, FM2, 35mm
Luxor Menna Tomb EG006729jhp 
 Egypt Luxor Tomb Mena herding Isis Horus mother unusual Anubis cattle Reliefs is one of many beautiful tomb decorations amongst the Tombs of the Nobles on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor. This depiction of the Goddess which I believe is Isis is very unusual with Horus on her head and I have not been able to find it elsewhere shown in my reference books or on the Internet. The Menna Tomb-Chapel is cruciform in design located in the Upper Enclosure [Tomb 69] was a Scribe of the Royal Fields during the reign of Thutmosis 1V around 1400BC. This was one of the first Tombs of the Nobles I visited in 1994 and I was taken immediately by the colourful painted reliefs, difficult to photograph as protected by Perspex sheeting and only lit by reflected light done by the custodians. The area around the Tombs has now been greatly improved with removal of many of the old modern houses and entry to these fascinating burial sites made more accessible. Visits to these tombs tend to be privately organised rather than being part of a package tour but it is easily organised with a taxi from the East Bank hotels, payment for selected tombs is made at the ticket office beforehand near the Colossi of Memnon with the area being very close to the ticket office.

Photography certainly the last time I was in Egypt in 2007 had been banned in all the tombs so these photos although not very good technically are useful as a record of the nature of the tombs and especially their paintings. These images have not been sharpened during post production but will benefit from some USM sharpening prior to use. Hand held as no tripods were allowed and using slide film, Fuji 400asa, did not give great leeway to get decent photos, oh for my Nikon DSLR with 6400ISO. The hand reflected lighting used in some tombs causes a hot spot and nothing by way of a balanced light but it is daylight balanced. However being direct sunlight reflected off tin foil would probably being doing more damage to the paintings than a suitable wide angle flash with UV filter. Given that most of the paints used in these tombs is mineral based then actually either method would do no measurable damage. The Perspex sheeting, however inconvenient, is to stop the physical touching of the paintings accidentally or otherwise, by inquisitive hands or swinging backpacks, and is absolutely vital protection to preserve these invaluable unique irreplaceable paintings. Some of the obvious damage to the paintings is not all modern, as his eyes have been gouged out possibly by an enemy in ancient times. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, ancient, Luxor, Tombs, Nobles, Thebes, River Nile, West Bank, Old Qurna, Sheikh Abdel-Qurna, upright, landscape, Menna, Mena, wife, God, Osiris, deceased, scribe, fields, recording, taxes, wheat, tomb, banquet, scene, painting, offering, fish, ducks, food, flowers, lotus, bread, loaves, wine, fishing, marshland, boats, agriculture, cattle, farming, girls, workers, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, painted, natural, light, 2000, Fuji, slide, film, scanned, scan, daylight, balanced, Nikon, FM2, 35mm
Luxor Menna Tomb EG006728jhp 
 Egypt Thebes Noble Menna Scribe cattle Isis Horus ankh Tomb Reliefs is one of many beautiful tomb decorations amongst the Tombs of the Nobles on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor. The Menna Tomb-Chapel is cruciform in design located in the Upper Enclosure [Tomb 69] was a Scribe of the Royal Fields during the reign of Thutmosis 1V around 1400BC. This was one of the first Tombs of the Nobles I visited in 1994 and I was taken immediately by the colourful painted reliefs, difficult to photograph as protected by Perspex sheeting and only lit by reflected light done by the custodians. The area around the Tombs has now been greatly improved with removal of many of the old modern houses and entry to these fascinating burial sites made more accessible. Visits to these tombs tend to be privately organised rather than being part of a package tour but it is easily organised with a taxi from the East Bank hotels, payment for selected tombs is made at the ticket office beforehand near the Colossi of Memnon with the area being very close to the ticket office.

Photography certainly the last time I was in Egypt in 2007 had been banned in all the tombs so these photos although not very good technically are useful as a record of the nature of the tombs and especially their paintings. These images have not been sharpened during post production but will benefit from some USM sharpening prior to use. Hand held as no tripods were allowed and using slide film, Fuji 400asa, did not give great leeway to get decent photos, oh for my Nikon DSLR with 6400ISO. The hand reflected lighting used in some tombs causes a hot spot and nothing by way of a balanced light but it is daylight balanced. However being direct sunlight reflected off tin foil would probably being doing more damage to the paintings than a suitable wide angle flash with UV filter. Given that most of the paints used in these tombs is mineral based then actually either method would do no measurable damage. The Perspex sheeting, however inconvenient, is to stop the physical touching of the paintings accidentally or otherwise, by inquisitive hands or swinging backpacks, and is absolutely vital protection to preserve these invaluable unique irreplaceable paintings. Some of the obvious damage to the paintings is not all modern, as his eyes have been gouged out possibly by an enemy in ancient times. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, ancient, Luxor, Tombs, Nobles, Thebes, River Nile, West Bank, Old Qurna, Sheikh Abdel-Qurna, upright, landscape, Menna, Mena, wife, God, Osiris, deceased, scribe, fields, recording, taxes, wheat, tomb, banquet, scene, painting, offering, fish, ducks, food, flowers, lotus, bread, loaves, wine, fishing, marshland, boats, agriculture, cattle, farming, girls, workers, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, painted, natural, light, 2000, Fuji, slide, film, scanned, scan, daylight, balanced, Nikon, FM2, 35mm
Luxor Menna Tomb EG006727jhp 
 Egypt Luxor Tombs Nobles Menna Banquet Wall covering colourful Tomb Reliefs is one of many beautiful tomb decorations amongst the Tombs of the Nobles on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor. The Menna Tomb-Chapel is cruciform in design located in the Upper Enclosure [Tomb 69] was a Scribe of the Royal Fields during the reign of Thutmosis 1V around 1400BC. This was one of the first Tombs of the Nobles I visited in 1994 and I was taken immediately by the colourful painted reliefs, difficult to photograph as protected by Perspex sheeting and only lit by reflected light done by the custodians. The area around the Tombs has now been greatly improved with removal of many of the old modern houses and entry to these fascinating burial sites made more accessible. Visits to these tombs tend to be privately organised rather than being part of a package tour but it is easily organised with a taxi from the East Bank hotels, payment for selected tombs is made at the ticket office beforehand near the Colossi of Memnon with the area being very close to the ticket office.

Photography certainly the last time I was in Egypt in 2007 had been banned in all the tombs so these photos although not very good technically are useful as a record of the nature of the tombs and especially their paintings. These images have not been sharpened during post production but will benefit from some USM sharpening prior to use. Hand held as no tripods were allowed and using slide film, Fuji 400asa, did not give great leeway to get decent photos, oh for my Nikon DSLR with 6400ISO. The hand reflected lighting used in some tombs causes a hot spot and nothing by way of a balanced light but it is daylight balanced. However being direct sunlight reflected off tin foil would probably being doing more damage to the paintings than a suitable wide angle flash with UV filter. Given that most of the paints used in these tombs is mineral based then actually either method would do no measurable damage. The Perspex sheeting, however inconvenient, is to stop the physical touching of the paintings accidentally or otherwise, by inquisitive hands or swinging backpacks, and is absolutely vital protection to preserve these invaluable unique irreplaceable paintings. Some of the obvious damage to the paintings is not all modern, as his eyes have been gouged out possibly by an enemy in ancient times. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, ancient, Luxor, Tombs, Nobles, Thebes, River Nile, West Bank, Old Qurna, Sheikh Abdel-Qurna, landscape, Menna, Mena, wife, God, Osiris, deceased, scribe, fields, recording, taxes, wheat, tomb, banquet, scene, painting, offering, fish, ducks, food, flowers, lotus, bread, loaves, wine, fishing, marshland, boats, agriculture, cattle, farming, girls, workers, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, painted, natural, light, 2000, Fuji, slide, film, scanned, scan, daylight, balanced, Nikon, FM2, 35mm
Luxor Menna Tomb EG006726jhp 
 Egyptian Luxor Tomb Noble Menna Scribe Royal Tomb Reliefs walls room is one of many beautiful tomb decorations amongst the Tombs of the Nobles on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor. The Menna Tomb-Chapel is cruciform in design located in the Upper Enclosure [Tomb 69] was a Scribe of the Royal Fields during the reign of Thutmosis 1V around 1400BC. This was one of the first Tombs of the Nobles I visited in 1994 and I was taken immediately by the colourful painted reliefs, difficult to photograph as protected by Perspex sheeting and only lit by reflected light done by the custodians. The area around the Tombs has now been greatly improved with removal of many of the old modern houses and entry to these fascinating burial sites made more accessible. Visits to these tombs tend to be privately organised rather than being part of a package tour but it is easily organised with a taxi from the East Bank hotels, payment for selected tombs is made at the ticket office beforehand near the Colossi of Memnon with the area being very close to the ticket office.

Photography certainly the last time I was in Egypt in 2007 had been banned in all the tombs so these photos although not very good technically are useful as a record of the nature of the tombs and especially their paintings. These images have not been sharpened during post production but will benefit from some USM sharpening prior to use. Hand held as no tripods were allowed and using slide film, Fuji 400asa, did not give great leeway to get decent photos, oh for my Nikon DSLR with 6400ISO. The hand reflected lighting used in some tombs causes a hot spot and nothing by way of a balanced light but it is daylight balanced. However being direct sunlight reflected off tin foil would probably being doing more damage to the paintings than a suitable wide angle flash with UV filter. Given that most of the paints used in these tombs is mineral based then actually either method would do no measurable damage. The Perspex sheeting, however inconvenient, is to stop the physical touching of the paintings accidentally or otherwise, by inquisitive hands or swinging backpacks, and is absolutely vital protection to preserve these invaluable unique irreplaceable paintings. Some of the obvious damage to the paintings is not all modern, as his eyes have been gouged out possibly by an enemy in ancient times. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, ancient, Luxor, Tombs, Nobles, Thebes, River Nile, West Bank, Old Qurna, Sheikh Abdel-Qurna, upright, landscape, Menna, Mena, wife, God, Osiris, deceased, scribe, fields, recording, taxes, wheat, tomb, banquet, scene, painting, offering, fish, ducks, food, flowers, lotus, bread, loaves, wine, fishing, marshland, boats, agriculture, cattle, farming, girls, workers, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, painted, natural, light, 2000, Fuji, slide, film, scanned, scan, daylight, balanced, Nikon, FM2, 35mm
Luxor Menna Tomb EG006725jhp 
 Egypt Luxor Tomb Noble Menna Wife Banquet scene Scribe Royal Tomb Reliefs is one of many beautiful tomb decorations amongst the Tombs of the Nobles on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor. The Menna Tomb-Chapel is cruciform in design located in the Upper Enclosure [Tomb 69] was a Scribe of the Royal Fields during the reign of Thutmosis 1V around 1400BC. This was one of the first Tombs of the Nobles I visited in 1994 and I was taken immediately by the colourful painted reliefs, difficult to photograph as protected by Perspex sheeting and only lit by reflected light done by the custodians. The area around the Tombs has now been greatly improved with removal of many of the old modern houses and entry to these fascinating burial sites made more accessible. Visits to these tombs tend to be privately organised rather than being part of a package tour but it is easily organised with a taxi from the East Bank hotels, payment for selected tombs is made at the ticket office beforehand near the Colossi of Memnon with the area being very close to the ticket office.

Photography certainly the last time I was in Egypt in 2007 had been banned in all the tombs so these photos although not very good technically are useful as a record of the nature of the tombs and especially their paintings. These images have not been sharpened during post production but will benefit from some USM sharpening prior to use. Hand held as no tripods were allowed and using slide film, Fuji 400asa, did not give great leeway to get decent photos, oh for my Nikon DSLR with 6400ISO. The hand reflected lighting used in some tombs causes a hot spot and nothing by way of a balanced light but it is daylight balanced. However being direct sunlight reflected off tin foil would probably being doing more damage to the paintings than a suitable wide angle flash with UV filter. Given that most of the paints used in these tombs is mineral based then actually either method would do no measurable damage. The Perspex sheeting, however inconvenient, is to stop the physical touching of the paintings accidentally or otherwise, by inquisitive hands or swinging backpacks, and is absolutely vital protection to preserve these invaluable unique irreplaceable paintings. Some of the obvious damage to the paintings is not all modern, as his eyes have been gouged out possibly by an enemy in ancient times. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, ancient, Luxor, Tombs, Nobles, Thebes, River Nile, West Bank, Old Qurna, Sheikh Abdel-Qurna, landscape, Menna, Mena, wife, God, Osiris, deceased, scribe, fields, recording, taxes, wheat, tomb, banquet, scene, painting, offering, fish, ducks, food, flowers, lotus, bread, loaves, wine, fishing, marshland, boats, agriculture, cattle, farming, girls, workers, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, painted, natural, light, 2000, Fuji, slide, film, scanned, scan, daylight, balanced, Nikon, FM2, 35mm
Luxor Menna Tomb EG006724jhp 
 Egypt Luxor Tombs Nobles Menna Scribe harvest farming scenes painted is one of many beautiful tomb decorations amongst the Tombs of the Nobles on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor. The Menna Tomb-Chapel is cruciform in design located in the Upper Enclosure [Tomb 69] was a Scribe of the Royal Fields during the reign of Thutmosis 1V around 1400BC. This was one of the first Tombs of the Nobles I visited in 1994 and I was taken immediately by the colourful painted reliefs, difficult to photograph as protected by Perspex sheeting and only lit by reflected light done by the custodians. The area around the Tombs has now been greatly improved with removal of many of the old modern houses and entry to these fascinating burial sites made more accessible. Visits to these tombs tend to be privately organised rather than being part of a package tour but it is easily organised with a taxi from the East Bank hotels, payment for selected tombs is made at the ticket office beforehand near the Colossi of Memnon with the area being very close to the ticket office.

Photography certainly the last time I was in Egypt in 2007 had been banned in all the tombs so these photos although not very good technically are useful as a record of the nature of the tombs and especially their paintings. These images have not been sharpened during post production but will benefit from some USM sharpening prior to use. Hand held as no tripods were allowed and using slide film, Fuji 400asa, did not give great leeway to get decent photos, oh for my Nikon DSLR with 6400ISO. The hand reflected lighting used in some tombs causes a hot spot and nothing by way of a balanced light but it is daylight balanced. However being direct sunlight reflected off tin foil would probably being doing more damage to the paintings than a suitable wide angle flash with UV filter. Given that most of the paints used in these tombs is mineral based then actually either method would do no measurable damage. The Perspex sheeting, however inconvenient, is to stop the physical touching of the paintings accidentally or otherwise, by inquisitive hands or swinging backpacks, and is absolutely vital protection to preserve these invaluable unique irreplaceable paintings. Some of the obvious damage to the paintings is not all modern, as his eyes have been gouged out possibly by an enemy in ancient times. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, ancient, Luxor, Tombs, Nobles, Thebes, River Nile, West Bank, Old Qurna, Sheikh Abdel-Qurna, upright, landscape, Menna, Mena, wife, God, Osiris, deceased, scribe, fields, recording, taxes, wheat, tomb, banquet, scene, painting, offering, fish, ducks, food, flowers, lotus, bread, loaves, wine, fishing, marshland, boats, agriculture, cattle, farming, girls, workers, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, painted, natural, light, 2000, Fuji, slide, film, scanned, scan, daylight, balanced, Nikon, FM2, 35mm
Luxor Menna Tomb EG006723jhp 
 Egypt Thebes Tomb Noble Mena Osiris seated colourful Relief God offering is one of many beautiful tomb decorations amongst the Tombs of the Nobles on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor. The Menna Tomb-Chapel is cruciform in design located in the Upper Enclosure [Tomb 69] was a Scribe of the Royal Fields during the reign of Thutmosis 1V around 1400BC. This was one of the first Tombs of the Nobles I visited in 1994 and I was taken immediately by the colourful painted reliefs, difficult to photograph as protected by Perspex sheeting and only lit by reflected light done by the custodians. The area around the Tombs has now been greatly improved with removal of many of the old modern houses and entry to these fascinating burial sites made more accessible. Visits to these tombs tend to be privately organised rather than being part of a package tour but it is easily organised with a taxi from the East Bank hotels, payment for selected tombs is made at the ticket office beforehand near the Colossi of Memnon with the area being very close to the ticket office.

Photography certainly the last time I was in Egypt in 2007 had been banned in all the tombs so these photos although not very good technically are useful as a record of the nature of the tombs and especially their paintings. These images have not been sharpened during post production but will benefit from some USM sharpening prior to use. Hand held as no tripods were allowed and using slide film, Fuji 400asa, did not give great leeway to get decent photos, oh for my Nikon DSLR with 6400ISO. The hand reflected lighting used in some tombs causes a hot spot and nothing by way of a balanced light but it is daylight balanced. However being direct sunlight reflected off tin foil would probably being doing more damage to the paintings than a suitable wide angle flash with UV filter. Given that most of the paints used in these tombs is mineral based then actually either method would do no measurable damage. The Perspex sheeting, however inconvenient, is to stop the physical touching of the paintings accidentally or otherwise, by inquisitive hands or swinging backpacks, and is absolutely vital protection to preserve these invaluable unique irreplaceable paintings. Some of the obvious damage to the paintings is not all modern, as his eyes have been gouged out possibly by an enemy in ancient times. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, ancient, Luxor, Tombs, Nobles, Thebes, River Nile, West Bank, Old Qurna, Sheikh Abdel-Qurna, upright, landscape, Menna, Mena, wife, God, Osiris, deceased, scribe, fields, recording, taxes, wheat, tomb, banquet, scene, painting, offering, fish, ducks, food, flowers, lotus, bread, loaves, wine, fishing, marshland, boats, agriculture, cattle, farming, girls, workers, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, painted, natural, light, 2000, Fuji, slide, film, scanned, scan, daylight, balanced, Nikon, FM2, 35mm
Luxor Menna Tomb EG006722jhp 
 Egypt Luxor Noble Menna Wife offering Osiris God food Scribe Royal Tomb Reliefs is one of many beautiful tomb decorations amongst the Tombs of the Nobles on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor. The Menna Tomb-Chapel is cruciform in design located in the Upper Enclosure [Tomb 69] was a Scribe of the Royal Fields during the reign of Thutmosis 1V around 1400BC. This was one of the first Tombs of the Nobles I visited in 1994 and I was taken immediately by the colourful painted reliefs, difficult to photograph as protected by Perspex sheeting and only lit by reflected light done by the custodians. The area around the Tombs has now been greatly improved with removal of many of the old modern houses and entry to these fascinating burial sites made more accessible. Visits to these tombs tend to be privately organised rather than being part of a package tour but it is easily organised with a taxi from the East Bank hotels, payment for selected tombs is made at the ticket office beforehand near the Colossi of Memnon with the area being very close to the ticket office.

Photography certainly the last time I was in Egypt in 2007 had been banned in all the tombs so these photos although not very good technically are useful as a record of the nature of the tombs and especially their paintings. These images have not been sharpened during post production but will benefit from some USM sharpening prior to use. Hand held as no tripods were allowed and using slide film, Fuji 400asa, did not give great leeway to get decent photos, oh for my Nikon DSLR with 6400ISO. The hand reflected lighting used in some tombs causes a hot spot and nothing by way of a balanced light but it is daylight balanced. However being direct sunlight reflected off tin foil would probably being doing more damage to the paintings than a suitable wide angle flash with UV filter. Given that most of the paints used in these tombs is mineral based then actually either method would do no measurable damage. The Perspex sheeting, however inconvenient, is to stop the physical touching of the paintings accidentally or otherwise, by inquisitive hands or swinging backpacks, and is absolutely vital protection to preserve these invaluable unique irreplaceable paintings. Some of the obvious damage to the paintings is not all modern, as his eyes have been gouged out possibly by an enemy in ancient times. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, ancient, Luxor, Tombs, Nobles, Thebes, River Nile, West Bank, Old Qurna, Sheikh Abdel-Qurna, landscape, Menna, Mena, wife, God, Osiris, deceased, scribe, fields, recording, taxes, wheat, tomb, banquet, scene, painting, offering, fish, ducks, food, flowers, lotus, bread, loaves, wine, fishing, marshland, boats, agriculture, cattle, farming, girls, workers, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, painted, natural, light, 2000, Fuji, slide, film, scanned, scan, daylight, balanced, Nikon, FM2, 35mm
Luxor Menna Tomb EG006721jhp 
 Egypt Luxor Menna Tomb Osiris Offering scenes Room ceiling walls is one of many beautiful tomb decorations amongst the Tombs of the Nobles on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor. The Menna Tomb-Chapel is cruciform in design located in the Upper Enclosure [Tomb 69] was a Scribe of the Royal Fields during the reign of Thutmosis 1V around 1400BC. This was one of the first Tombs of the Nobles I visited in 1994 and I was taken immediately by the colourful painted reliefs, difficult to photograph as protected by Perspex sheeting and only lit by reflected light done by the custodians. The area around the Tombs has now been greatly improved with removal of many of the old modern houses and entry to these fascinating burial sites made more accessible. Visits to these tombs tend to be privately organised rather than being part of a package tour but it is easily organised with a taxi from the East Bank hotels, payment for selected tombs is made at the ticket office beforehand near the Colossi of Memnon with the area being very close to the ticket office.

Photography certainly the last time I was in Egypt in 2007 had been banned in all the tombs so these photos although not very good technically are useful as a record of the nature of the tombs and especially their paintings. These images have not been sharpened during post production but will benefit from some USM sharpening prior to use. Hand held as no tripods were allowed and using slide film, Fuji 400asa, did not give great leeway to get decent photos, oh for my Nikon DSLR with 6400ISO. The hand reflected lighting used in some tombs causes a hot spot and nothing by way of a balanced light but it is daylight balanced. However being direct sunlight reflected off tin foil would probably being doing more damage to the paintings than a suitable wide angle flash with UV filter. Given that most of the paints used in these tombs is mineral based then actually either method would do no measurable damage. The Perspex sheeting, however inconvenient, is to stop the physical touching of the paintings accidentally or otherwise, by inquisitive hands or swinging backpacks, and is absolutely vital protection to preserve these invaluable unique irreplaceable paintings. Some of the obvious damage to the paintings is not all modern, as his eyes have been gouged out possibly by an enemy in ancient times. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, ancient, Luxor, Tombs, Nobles, Thebes, River Nile, West Bank, Old Qurna, Sheikh Abdel-Qurna, landscape, Menna, Mena, wife, God, Osiris, deceased, scribe, fields, recording, taxes, wheat, tomb, banquet, scene, painting, offering, fish, ducks, food, flowers, lotus, bread, loaves, wine, fishing, marshland, boats, agriculture, cattle, farming, girls, workers, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, painted, natural, light, 2000, Fuji, slide, film, scanned, scan, daylight, balanced, Nikon, FM2, 35mm
Luxor Menna Tomb EG006720jhp 
 Egypt Luxor Tombs Nobles Menna Scribe Royal banquet eyes missing colors is one of many beautiful tomb decorations amongst the Tombs of the Nobles on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor. The Menna Tomb-Chapel is cruciform in design located in the Upper Enclosure [Tomb 69] was a Scribe of the Royal Fields during the reign of Thutmosis 1V around 1400BC. This was one of the first Tombs of the Nobles I visited in 1994 and I was taken immediately by the colourful painted reliefs, difficult to photograph as protected by Perspex sheeting and only lit by reflected light done by the custodians. The area around the Tombs has now been greatly improved with removal of many of the old modern houses and entry to these fascinating burial sites made more accessible. Visits to these tombs tend to be privately organised rather than being part of a package tour but it is easily organised with a taxi from the East Bank hotels, payment for selected tombs is made at the ticket office beforehand near the Colossi of Memnon with the area being very close to the ticket office.

Photography certainly the last time I was in Egypt in 2007 had been banned in all the tombs so these photos although not very good technically are useful as a record of the nature of the tombs and especially their paintings. These images have not been sharpened during post production but will benefit from some USM sharpening prior to use. Hand held as no tripods were allowed and using slide film, Fuji 400asa, did not give great leeway to get decent photos, oh for my Nikon DSLR with 6400ISO. The hand reflected lighting used in some tombs causes a hot spot and nothing by way of a balanced light but it is daylight balanced. However being direct sunlight reflected off tin foil would probably being doing more damage to the paintings than a suitable wide angle flash with UV filter. Given that most of the paints used in these tombs is mineral based then actually either method would do no measurable damage. The Perspex sheeting, however inconvenient, is to stop the physical touching of the paintings accidentally or otherwise, by inquisitive hands or swinging backpacks, and is absolutely vital protection to preserve these invaluable unique irreplaceable paintings. Some of the obvious damage to the paintings is not all modern, as his eyes have been gouged out possibly by an enemy in ancient times. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, ancient, Luxor, Tombs, Nobles, Thebes, River Nile, West Bank, Old Qurna, Sheikh Abdel-Qurna, landscape, Menna, Mena, wife, God, Osiris, deceased, scribe, fields, recording, taxes, wheat, tomb, banquet, scene, painting, offering, fish, ducks, food, flowers, lotus, bread, loaves, wine, fishing, marshland, boats, agriculture, cattle, farming, girls, workers, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, painted, natural, light, 2000, Fuji, slide, film, scanned, scan, daylight, balanced, Nikon, FM2, 35mm
Luxor Menna Tomb EG006719jhp 
 Egypt Luxor Tombs Nobles Menna Mena Scribe offering table colours details Reliefs is one of many beautiful tomb decorations amongst the Tombs of the Nobles on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor. The Menna Tomb-Chapel is cruciform in design located in the Upper Enclosure [Tomb 69] was a Scribe of the Royal Fields during the reign of Thutmosis 1V around 1400BC. This was one of the first Tombs of the Nobles I visited in 1994 and I was taken immediately by the colourful painted reliefs, difficult to photograph as protected by Perspex sheeting and only lit by reflected light done by the custodians. The area around the Tombs has now been greatly improved with removal of many of the old modern houses and entry to these fascinating burial sites made more accessible. Visits to these tombs tend to be privately organised rather than being part of a package tour but it is easily organised with a taxi from the East Bank hotels, payment for selected tombs is made at the ticket office beforehand near the Colossi of Memnon with the area being very close to the ticket office.

Photography certainly the last time I was in Egypt in 2007 had been banned in all the tombs so these photos although not very good technically are useful as a record of the nature of the tombs and especially their paintings. These images have not been sharpened during post production but will benefit from some USM sharpening prior to use. Hand held as no tripods were allowed and using slide film, Fuji 400asa, did not give great leeway to get decent photos, oh for my Nikon DSLR with 6400ISO. The hand reflected lighting used in some tombs causes a hot spot and nothing by way of a balanced light but it is daylight balanced. However being direct sunlight reflected off tin foil would probably being doing more damage to the paintings than a suitable wide angle flash with UV filter. Given that most of the paints used in these tombs is mineral based then actually either method would do no measurable damage. The Perspex sheeting, however inconvenient, is to stop the physical touching of the paintings accidentally or otherwise, by inquisitive hands or swinging backpacks, and is absolutely vital protection to preserve these invaluable unique irreplaceable paintings. Some of the obvious damage to the paintings is not all modern, as his eyes have been gouged out possibly by an enemy in ancient times. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, ancient, Luxor, Tombs, Nobles, Thebes, River Nile, West Bank, Old Qurna, Sheikh Abdel-Qurna, landscape, Menna, Mena, wife, God, Osiris, deceased, scribe, fields, recording, taxes, wheat, tomb, banquet, scene, painting, offering, fish, ducks, food, flowers, lotus, bread, loaves, wine, fishing, marshland, boats, agriculture, cattle, farming, girls, workers, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, painted, natural, light, 2000, Fuji, slide, film, scanned, scan, daylight, balanced, Nikon, FM2, 35mm

Egypt > Medinet Habu (53 files)

Pictures from the great Mortuary temple of Ramasses 111 called the Medinet Habu on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor
Medinet Habu EG01359jhp 
 Medinet Habu Temple Mortuary court portico hypostyle columns sunny good light located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. 
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Medinet Habu EG01358jhp 
 Medinet Habu Temple Ramasses Pharaoh wall carving painted khepresh blue war crown located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, south, wall, carvings, reliefs, court, courts, first, second, Osiride, statues, engaged, seated, hypostyle, hall, vestibule, flagpole, front, gate, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, 2001, October, 120, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 6x6, square, slide, medium, format, transparency, film, scanned, scan, Yashica, Mat 124G
Medinet Habu EG01357jhp 
 Medinet Habu Temple Luxor West Bank Ramasses coloured wall carvings shadows located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, south, wall, carvings, reliefs, court, courts, first, second, Osiride, statues, engaged, seated, hypostyle, hall, vestibule, flagpole, front, gate, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, 2001, October, 120, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 6x6, square, slide, medium, format, transparency, film, scanned, scan, Yashica, Mat 124G
Medinet Habu EG01356jhp 
 Medinet Habu Temple Min festival wall relief Ramasses detail transparency Egypt located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, south, wall, carvings, reliefs, court, courts, first, second, Osiride, statues, engaged, seated, hypostyle, hall, vestibule, flagpole, front, gate, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, 2001, October, 120, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 6x6, square, slide, medium, format, transparency, film, scanned, scan, Yashica, Mat 124G
Medinet Habu EG01355jhp 
 Medinet Habu Temple second court statue Ramses 6x6 transparency Egypt located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, south, wall, carvings, reliefs, court, courts, first, second, Osiride, statues, engaged, seated, hypostyle, hall, vestibule, flagpole, front, gate, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, 2001, October, 120, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 6x6, square, slide, medium, format, transparency, film, scanned, scan, Yashica, Mat 124G
Medinet Habu EG01354jhp 
 Medinet Habu Temple Luxor Ramesses front palm tree square format Velvia located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, south, wall, carvings, reliefs, court, courts, first, second, Osiride, statues, engaged, seated, hypostyle, hall, vestibule, flagpole, front, gate, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, 2001, October, 120, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 6x6, square, slide, medium, format, transparency, film, scanned, scan, Yashica, Mat 124G
Medinet Habu EG013512jhp 
 Medinet Habu resthouse view later pylon gates Jim Henderson square format slide Velvia located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, south, wall, carvings, reliefs, court, courts, first, second, Osiride, statues, engaged, seated, hypostyle, hall, vestibule, flagpole, front, gate, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, 2001, October, 120, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 6x6, square, slide, medium, format, transparency, film, scanned, scan, Yashica, Mat 124G
Medinet Habu EG013511jhp 
 Medinet Habu Pylon Gateway Gate Ptolemaic later coloured winged disc tranny 6x6 located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, south, wall, carvings, reliefs, court, courts, first, second, Osiride, statues, engaged, seated, hypostyle, hall, vestibule, flagpole, front, gate, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, 2001, October, 120, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 6x6, square, slide, medium, format, transparency, film, scanned, scan, Yashica, Mat 124G
Medinet Habu EG013510jhp 
 Medinet Habu Egyptian Temple Ramasses King Horus God carving colours located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, south, wall, carvings, reliefs, court, courts, first, second, Osiride, statues, engaged, seated, hypostyle, hall, vestibule, flagpole, front, gate, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, 2001, October, 120, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 6x6, square, slide, medium, format, transparency, film, scanned, scan, Yashica, Mat 124G
Medinet Habu EGSS98359jhp 
 Medinet Habu Temple Egyptian Ramasses niche Ptah God hypostyle hall columns located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, south, wall, carvings, reliefs, court, courts, first, second, Osiride, statues, engaged, seated, hypostyle, hall, vestibule, flagpole, front, gate, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, 1998, November, 120, Fuji, RDP 11, Provia, 6x6, square, slide, medium, format, transparency, film, scanned, scan, Yashica, Mat 124G
Medinet Habu EGSS98358jhp 
 Medinet Habu Temple Egypt Ramesses two second hypostyle statues seated located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, south, wall, carvings, reliefs, court, courts, first, second, Osiride, statues, engaged, seated, hypostyle, hall, vestibule, flagpole, front, gate, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, 1998, November, 120, Fuji, RDP 11, Provia, 6x6, square, slide, medium, format, transparency, film, scanned, scan, Yashica, Mat 124G
Medinet Habu EGSS98357jhp 
 Medinet Habu Temple wall relief detail Pharaoh square format photograph second court located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, south, wall, carvings, reliefs, court, courts, first, second, Osiride, statues, engaged, seated, hypostyle, hall, vestibule, flagpole, front, gate, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, 1998, November, 120, Fuji, RDP 11, Provia, 6x6, square, slide, medium, format, transparency, film, scanned, scan, Yashica, Mat 124G
Medinet Habu EGSS98356jhp 
 Medinet Habu Temple Mortuary Ramasses engaged statues damaged court second located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, south, wall, carvings, reliefs, court, courts, first, second, Osiride, statues, engaged, seated, hypostyle, hall, vestibule, flagpole, front, gate, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, 1998, November, 120, Fuji, RDP 11, Provia, 6x6, square, slide, medium, format, transparency, film, scanned, scan, Yashica, Mat 124G
Medinet Habu EGSS98355jhp 
 Medinet Habu Temple Luxor West Bank Ramasses second court north Osiride statues of king located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, south, wall, carvings, reliefs, court, courts, first, second, Osiride, statues, engaged, seated, hypostyle, hall, vestibule, flagpole, front, gate, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, 1998, November, 120, Fuji, RDP 11, Provia, 6x6, square, slide, medium, format, transparency, film, scanned, scan, Yashica, Mat 124G
Medinet Habu EGSS98354jhp 
 Medinet Habu Temple Mortuary Ramses portico court south engaged statue western second located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, south, wall, carvings, reliefs, court, courts, first, second, Osiride, statues, engaged, seated, hypostyle, hall, vestibule, flagpole, front, gate, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, 1998, November, 120, Fuji, RDP 11, Provia, 6x6, square, slide, medium, format, transparency, film, scanned, scan, Yashica, Mat 124G
Medinet Habu EGSS98353jhp 
 Medinet Habu Temple second pylon gate first court view into visitors scale building located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, south, wall, carvings, reliefs, court, courts, first, second, Osiride, statues, engaged, seated, hypostyle, hall, vestibule, flagpole, front, gate, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, 1998, November, 120, Fuji, RDP 11, Provia, 6x6, square, slide, medium, format, transparency, film, scanned, scan, Yashica, Mat 124G
Medinet Habu EGSS98351jhp 
 Medinet Habu Temple Ramasses engaged Osiride statue second court Egyptian located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, south, wall, carvings, reliefs, court, courts, first, second, Osiride, statues, engaged, seated, hypostyle, hall, vestibule, flagpole, front, gate, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, 1998, November, 120, Fuji, RDP 11, Provia, 6x6, square, slide, medium, format, transparency, film, scanned, scan, Yashica, Mat 124G
Medinet Habu EGSS983512jhp 
 Medinet Habu Temple Mortuary Ramasses Luxor Egypt Pylon front entrance located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, south, wall, carvings, reliefs, court, courts, first, second, Osiride, statues, engaged, seated, hypostyle, hall, vestibule, flagpole, front, gate, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, 1998, November, 120, Fuji, RDP 11, Provia, 6x6, square, slide, medium, format, transparency, film, scanned, scan, Yashica, Mat 124G
Medinet Habu EG20708jhp 
 Medinet Habu Temple Ramses hunting bulls antelopes pylon outside north rear facade located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, south, wall, carvings, reliefs, chariot, horses, lion, hunt, scene, battle, naval, sea, Philistines, prisoners, hands, counting, Amorite, war, Libyans, Hittites, flagpole, front, gate, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, 2000, July, 120, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 6x6, square, slide, medium, format, transparency, film, scanned, scan, Yashica, Mat 124G
Medinet Habu EG20707jhp 
 Medinet Habu Temple interiors first court view pylon entrance high gate distance located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, south, wall, carvings, reliefs, chariot, horses, lion, hunt, scene, battle, naval, sea, Philistines, prisoners, hands, counting, Amorite, war, Libyans, Hittites, flagpole, front, gate, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, 2000, July, 120, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 6x6, square, slide, medium, format, transparency, film, scanned, scan, Yashica, Mat 124G
Medinet Habu EG20705jhp 
 Medinet Habu Temple West Bank Ramses Pylon gate second court Egyptian view located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, south, wall, carvings, reliefs, chariot, horses, lion, hunt, scene, battle, naval, sea, Philistines, prisoners, hands, counting, Amorite, war, Libyans, Hittites, flagpole, front, gate, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, 2000, July, 120, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 6x6, square, slide, medium, format, transparency, film, scanned, scan, Yashica, Mat 124G
Medinet Habu EG20704jhp 
 Medinet Habu Temple Ramasses High Gate entrance ticket office Luxor Egypt located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, south, wall, carvings, reliefs, chariot, horses, lion, hunt, scene, battle, naval, sea, Philistines, prisoners, hands, counting, Amorite, war, Libyans, Hittites, flagpole, front, gate, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, 2000, July, 120, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 6x6, square, slide, medium, format, transparency, film, scanned, scan, Yashica, Mat 124G
Medinet Habu EG05149jhp 
 Medinet Habu Temple Mortuary Ramasses painted wall reliefs inner court located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, south, wall, carvings, reliefs, chariot, horses, lion, hunt, scene, battle, naval, sea, Philistines, prisoners, hands, counting, Amorite, war, Libyans, Hittites, flagpole, front, gate, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, 2005, May, 120, Fuji, RDP 111, Provia, 6x6, square, slide, medium, format, transparency, film, scanned, scan, Yashica, Mat 124G
Medinet Habu EG05148jhp 
 Medinet Habu Temple Ramasses Pylon Gate Winged disc painted colours located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, south, wall, carvings, reliefs, chariot, horses, lion, hunt, scene, battle, naval, sea, Philistines, prisoners, hands, counting, Amorite, war, Libyans, Hittites, flagpole, front, gate, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, 2005, May, 120, Fuji, RDP 111, Provia, 6x6, square, slide, medium, format, transparency, film, scanned, scan, Yashica, Mat 124G
Medinet Habu EG051412jhp 
 Medinet Habu Temple Luxor Ramasses Osiride second court statue engaged located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, south, wall, carvings, reliefs, chariot, horses, lion, hunt, scene, battle, naval, sea, Philistines, prisoners, hands, counting, Amorite, war, Libyans, Hittites, flagpole, front, gate, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, 2005, May, 120, Fuji, RDP 111, Provia, 6x6, square, slide, medium, format, transparency, film, scanned, scan, Yashica, Mat 124G
Medinet Habu EG051411jhp 
 Medinet Habu Temple Mortuary Osiride colourful wall paintings court Egypt located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, south, wall, carvings, reliefs, chariot, horses, lion, hunt, scene, battle, naval, sea, Philistines, prisoners, hands, counting, Amorite, war, Libyans, Hittites, flagpole, front, gate, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, 2005, May, 120, Fuji, RDP 111, Provia, 6x6, square, slide, medium, format, transparency, film, scanned, scan, Yashica, Mat 124G
Medinet Habu EG051410jhp 
 Medinet Habu Temple Mortuary painted reliefs column ceiling colors colours located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, south, wall, carvings, reliefs, chariot, horses, lion, hunt, scene, battle, naval, sea, Philistines, prisoners, hands, counting, Amorite, war, Libyans, Hittites, flagpole, front, gate, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, 2005, May, 120, Fuji, RDP 111, Provia, 6x6, square, slide, medium, format, transparency, film, scanned, scan, Yashica, Mat 124G
Medinet Habu EG01704jhp 
 Medinet Habu Temple Ramasses South Naval battle Philistines wall carvings located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, south, wall, carvings, reliefs, chariot, horses, lion, hunt, scene, battle, naval, sea, Philistines, prisoners, hands, counting, Amorite, war, Libyans, Hittites, flagpole, front, gate, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, 2001, October, 120, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 6x6, square, slide, medium, format, transparency, film, scanned, scan, Yashica, Mat 124G
Medinet Habu EG01701jhp 
 Medinet Habu Temple Mortuary Ramasses South Outer wall Lion Hunt carvings located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, south, wall, carvings, reliefs, chariot, horses, lion, hunt, scene, battle, Philistines, prisoners, hands, counting, Amorite, war, Libyans, Hittites, flagpole, front, gate, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, 2001, October, 120, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 6x6, square, slide, medium, format, transparency, film, scanned, scan, Yashica, Mat 124G
Medinet Habu EG01708jhp 
 Medinet Habu Temple Mortuary Ramasses Pylon front face carvings gate main located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, south, wall, carvings, reliefs, chariot, horses, lion, hunt, scene, battle, naval, sea, Philistines, prisoners, hands, counting, Amorite, war, Libyans, Hittites, flagpole, front, gate, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, 2001, October, 120, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 6x6, square, slide, medium, format, transparency, film, scanned, scan, Yashica, Mat 124G
Medinet Habu EG01707jhp 
 Medinet Habu Temple Egypt South Wall outer Amorite war reliefs Luxor West Bank located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, south, wall, carvings, reliefs, chariot, horses, lion, hunt, scene, battle, naval, sea, Philistines, prisoners, hands, counting, Amorite, war, Libyans, Hittites, flagpole, front, gate, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, 2001, October, 120, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 6x6, square, slide, medium, format, transparency, film, scanned, scan, Yashica, Mat 124G
Medinet Habu EG01706jhp 
 Medinet Habu Temple Egypt South second pylon outer Amorite war reliefs located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, south, wall, carvings, reliefs, chariot, horses, lion, hunt, scene, battle, naval, sea, Philistines, prisoners, hands, counting, Amorite, war, Libyans, Hittites, flagpole, front, gate, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, 2001, October, 120, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 6x6, square, slide, medium, format, transparency, film, scanned, scan, Yashica, Mat 124G
Medinet Habu EG01705jhp 
 Medinet Habu Temple Ramses Egypt South chariot Pharaoh wall reliefs located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, south, wall, carvings, reliefs, chariot, horses, lion, hunt, scene, battle, naval, sea, Philistines, prisoners, hands, counting, Amorite, war, Libyans, Hittites, flagpole, front, gate, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, 2001, October, 120, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 6x6, square, slide, medium, format, transparency, film, scanned, scan, Yashica, Mat 124G
Medinet Habu EG01702jhp 
 Medinet Habu Temple Ramasses South Outer wall Lion Hunt carvings located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, south, wall, carvings, reliefs, chariot, horses, lion, hunt, scene, battle, Philistines, prisoners, hands, counting, Amorite, war, Libyans, Hittites, flagpole, front, gate, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, 2001, October, 120, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 6x6, square, slide, medium, format, transparency, film, scanned, scan, Yashica, Mat 124G
Medinet Habu SS98415 
 Medinet Habu Temples Mortuary Small carved wall pylon Egypt Luxor West Bank located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. This photo was taken during a visit in November 1998 with a Stars and Signs Tour and is of the eastern gate, the usual point of entry for visitors. This photo is of the Ptolemaic gateway which was a latter addition to the Small Temple which lies outwith the main Temple. The gate with its winged disc emblem and still with remains of original paint would have been an entrance through a mudbrick pylon no longer in existence. This photo is taken from the south face of the Small Temple with the northern corner of the main Pylon of the Mortuary temple in the background. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, upright, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, mudbrick, enclosure, walls, magazines, storage, scared, lake, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, flagpole, front, gate, migdol, Syrian, fortified, harem, scenes, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, disc, emblem, Small, Temple, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, 1998, slide, Fuji, RAP, 35mm, format, film, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual, Tokina, SD, lens, zoom
Medinet Habu SS9841a 
 Medinet Habu Temple Eastern gate migdol rear view Egyptian Thebes Luxor located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. This photo was taken during a visit in November 1998 with a Stars and Signs Tour and is of the eastern gate, the usual point of entry for visitors. The upper chambers of this high gate were where the Pharaoh Ramesses 111 is thought to have had private rooms to retreat to, maybe with ladies of his harem, when visiting the Temple and might have been where there was an attempt on his life. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, flagpole, front, gate, migdol, Syrian, fortified, harem, scenes, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, 1998, slide, Fuji, RAP, 35mm, format, film, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual, Tokina, SD, lens, zoom
Medinet Habu SS98419 
 Medinet Habu gateway inside view cloister colonnade Small Chapel Taharqa Luxor Egypt located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. This photo was taken during a visit in November 1998 with a Stars and Signs Tour and is of the eastern gate, the usual point of entry for visitors. This photo is of the Ptolemaic gateway which was a latter addition to the Small Temple which lies outwith the main Temple. The gate with its winged disc emblem and still with remains of original paint would have been an entrance through a mudbrick pylon no longer in existence. This area was the final stage of the evolution of the Habu but was never completed and subsequently abandoned as the Ancient Egyptian culture gave way to Christianity. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, upright, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, mudbrick, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, flagpole, front, gate, migdol, Syrian, fortified, harem, scenes, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, disc, emblem, Small, Temple, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, 1998, slide, Fuji, RAP, 35mm, format, film, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual, Tokina, SD, lens, zoom
Medinet Habu SS98418 
 Medinet Habu Temple Small Amun entrance portico steps Jeser Ast Egypt located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. This photo was taken during a visit in November 1998 with a Stars and Signs Tour and is of the eastern gate, the usual point of entry for visitors. This photo is of the Ptolemaic gateway which was a latter addition to the Small Temple which lies outwith the main Temple. The gate with its winged disc emblem and still with remains of original paint would have been an entrance through a mudbrick pylon no longer in existence. Visitors usual entrance into the Small Temple of Amun which lies outwith the main mortuary temple building and lies to the right of eastern gate entrance. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, upright, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, mudbrick, enclosure, walls, magazines, storage, scared, lake, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, flagpole, front, gate, migdol, Syrian, fortified, harem, scenes, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, disc, emblem, Small, Temple, Amun, Hatshesput, Tuthmosis, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, 1998, slide, Fuji, RAP, 35mm, format, film, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual, Tokina, SD, lens, zoom
Medinet Habu SS98417 
 Medinet Habu Temple Small Amun Hatshepsut Tuthmosis Jeser Ast Luxor located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. This photo was taken during a visit in November 1998 with a Stars and Signs Tour and is of the eastern gate, the usual point of entry for visitors. This photo is of the Ptolemaic gateway which was a latter addition to the Small Temple which lies outwith the main Temple. The gate with its winged disc emblem and still with remains of original paint would have been an entrance through a mudbrick pylon no longer in existence. Visitors usual entrance into the Small Temple of Amun which lies outwith the main mortuary temple building and lies to the right of eastern gate entrance. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, mudbrick, enclosure, walls, magazines, storage, scared, lake, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, flagpole, front, gate, migdol, Syrian, fortified, harem, scenes, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, disc, emblem, Small, Temple, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, 1998, slide, Fuji, RAP, 35mm, format, film, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual, Tokina, SD, lens, zoom
Medinet Habu SS98414 
 Medinet Habu Temple Mortuary Small carved wall pylon Ancient Egyptian Luxor located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. This photo was taken during a visit in November 1998 with a Stars and Signs Tour and is of the eastern gate, the usual point of entry for visitors. This photo is of the Ptolemaic gateway which was a latter addition to the Small Temple which lies outwith the main Temple. The gate with its winged disc emblem and still with remains of original paint would have been an entrance through a mudbrick pylon no longer in existence. This photo is taken from the south face of the Small Temple with the northern corner of the main Pylon of the Mortuary temple in the background. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, mudbrick, enclosure, walls, magazines, storage, scared, lake, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, flagpole, front, gate, migdol, Syrian, fortified, harem, scenes, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, disc, emblem, Small, Temple, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, 1998, slide, Fuji, RAP, 35mm, format, film, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual, Tokina, SD, lens, zoom
Medinet Habu SS98413 
 Medinet Habu Temple enclosure walls mudbrick ruins Egyptian Thebes located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. This photo was taken during a visit in November 1998 with a Stars and Signs Tour and is of the eastern gate, the usual point of entry for visitors. This photo is of the Ptolemaic gateway which was a latter addition to the Small Temple which lies outwith the main Temple. The gate with its winged disc emblem and still with remains of original paint would have been an entrance through a mudbrick pylon no longer in existence. This photo shows the huge area of mudbrick buildings, magazines, storage rooms that encircled the main Temple of Ramesses 111 that were within the massive mudbrick enclosure walls of the overall complex. On the north side and looking westwards to the Theban hills. This was taken near the location of the sacred lake. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, mudbrick, enclosure, walls, magazines, storage, scared, lake, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, flagpole, front, gate, migdol, Syrian, fortified, harem, scenes, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, disc, emblem, Small, Temple, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, 1998, slide, Fuji, RAP, 35mm, format, film, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual, Tokina, SD, lens, zoom
Medinet Habu SS98412 
 Medinet Habu enclosure walls mudbrick ruins Egypt Luxor Theban hills located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. This photo was taken during a visit in November 1998 with a Stars and Signs Tour and is of the eastern gate, the usual point of entry for visitors. This photo is of the Ptolemaic gateway which was a latter addition to the Small Temple which lies outwith the main Temple. The gate with its winged disc emblem and still with remains of original paint would have been an entrance through a mudbrick pylon no longer in existence. This photo shows the huge area of mudbrick buildings, magazines, storage rooms that encircled the main Temple of Ramesses 111 that were within the massive mudbrick enclosure walls of the overall complex. On the north side and looking westwards to the Theban hills. This was taken near the location of the sacred lake. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, upright, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, mudbrick, enclosure, walls, magazines, storage, scared, lake, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, flagpole, front, gate, migdol, Syrian, fortified, harem, scenes, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, disc, emblem, Small, Temple, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, 1998, slide, Fuji, RAP, 35mm, format, film, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual, Tokina, SD, lens, zoom
Medinet Habu SS984116 
 Medinet Habu Temple Mortuary Ramesses Saite Chapels panorama pylon located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. This photo was taken during a visit in November 1998 with a Stars and Signs Tour and is of the eastern gate, the usual point of entry for visitors. This photo is of the Ptolemaic gateway which was a latter addition to the Small Temple which lies outwith the main Temple. The gate with its winged disc emblem and still with remains of original paint would have been an entrance through a mudbrick pylon no longer in existence. This photo was taken from the enclosure wall near the modern visitor entrance at the eastern gate. The Mortuary Temple of Ramesses 111 is behind the large intact pylon and to the right is the small block of the Saite Chapel of the Divine Adoratrices. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, Saite, Chapels, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, mudbrick, enclosure, walls, magazines, storage, scared, lake, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, flagpole, front, gate, migdol, Syrian, fortified, harem, scenes, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, disc, emblem, Small, Temple, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, 1998, slide, Fuji, RAP, 35mm, format, film, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual, Tokina, SD, lens, zoom
Medinet Habu SS984113 
 Medinet Habu eastern gate entrance pylon migdol fortified Syrian style visitors gate located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. This photo was taken during a visit in November 1998 with a Stars and Signs Tour and is of the eastern gate, the usual point of entry for visitors. The upper chambers of this high gate were where the Pharaoh Ramesses 111 is thought to have had private rooms to retreat to, maybe with ladies of his harem, when visiting the Temple and might have been where there was an attempt on his life. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, upright, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, flagpole, front, gate, migdol, Syrian, fortified, harem, scenes, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, 1998, slide, Fuji, RAP, 35mm, format, film, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual, Tokina, SD, lens, zoom
Medinet Habu SS984112 
 Medinet Habu Temple east gate entrance pylon Egypt Luxor migdol located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. This photo was taken during a visit in November 1998 with a Stars and Signs Tour and is of the eastern gate, the usual point of entry for visitors. The upper chambers of this high gate were where the Pharaoh Ramesses 111 is thought to have had private rooms to retreat to, maybe with ladies of his harem, when visiting the Temple and might have been where there was an attempt on his life. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, flagpole, front, gate, migdol, Syrian, fortified, harem, scenes, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, 1998, slide, Fuji, RAP, 35mm, format, film, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual, Tokina, SD, lens, zoom
Medinet Habu SS984111 
 Medinet Habu gate winged disc Small Chapel Ptolemaic Luxor Egypt located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. This photo was taken during a visit in November 1998 with a Stars and Signs Tour and is of the eastern gate, the usual point of entry for visitors. This photo is of the Ptolemaic gateway which was a latter addition to the Small Temple which lies outwith the main Temple. The gate with its winged disc emblem and still with remains of original paint would have been an entrance through a mudbrick pylon no longer in existence. This area was the final stage of the evolution of the Habu but was never completed and subsequently abandoned as the Ancient Egyptian culture gave way to Christianity. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, upright, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, mudbrick, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, flagpole, front, gate, migdol, Syrian, fortified, harem, scenes, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, disc, emblem, Small, Temple, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, 1998, slide, Fuji, RAP, 35mm, format, film, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual, Tokina, SD, lens, zoom
Medinet Habu SS984110 
 Medinet Habu gateway columns lotus papyrus winged disc Small Chapel Ptolemaic Luxor Egypt located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. This photo was taken during a visit in November 1998 with a Stars and Signs Tour and is of the eastern gate, the usual point of entry for visitors. This photo is of the Ptolemaic gateway which was a latter addition to the Small Temple which lies outwith the main Temple. The gate with its winged disc emblem and still with remains of original paint would have been an entrance through a mudbrick pylon no longer in existence. This area was the final stage of the evolution of the Habu but was never completed and subsequently abandoned as the Ancient Egyptian culture gave way to Christianity. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, upright, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, mudbrick, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, flagpole, front, gate, migdol, Syrian, fortified, harem, scenes, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, disc, emblem, Small, Temple, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, 1998, slide, Fuji, RAP, 35mm, format, film, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual, Tokina, SD, lens, zoom
Medinet Habu SS98411 
 Medinet Habu enclosure wall street west mudbrick buildings ruins Egypt Luxor Theban hills located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. This photo was taken during a visit in November 1998 with a Stars and Signs Tour and is of the eastern gate, the usual point of entry for visitors. This photo is of the Ptolemaic gateway which was a latter addition to the Small Temple which lies outwith the main Temple. The gate with its winged disc emblem and still with remains of original paint would have been an entrance through a mudbrick pylon no longer in existence. This photo shows the huge area of mudbrick buildings, magazines, storage rooms that encircled the main Temple of Ramesses 111 that were within the massive mudbrick enclosure walls of the overall complex. On the north side and looking westwards to the Theban hills. This was taken near the location of the sacred lake. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, mudbrick, enclosure, walls, magazines, storage, scared, lake, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, flagpole, front, gate, migdol, Syrian, fortified, harem, scenes, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, disc, emblem, Small, Temple, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, 1998, slide, Fuji, RAP, 35mm, format, film, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual, Tokina, SD, lens, zoom
Medinet Habu EG94231jhp 
 Medinet Habu Temple aerial view balloon West bank Nile Egypt Thebes Luxor located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. This was taken in 1994 on my first trip to Egypt and was the view from a balloon flight over the West Bank. This is looking towards the River Nile in the upper section of this photograph shrouded in early morning mist and to the left of centre is the main entrance road to the West Bank passing the Colossi of Memnon 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, flagpole, front, gate, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, 1994, slide, medium, format, transparency, film, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi, balloon, aerial, flight, high, looking, down
Habu Painted Ceiling EG962056jhp 
 Medinet Habu Temple Mortuary Egypt walls colours painted ceiling cartouche hieroglyphs located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, panorama, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, flagpole, front, gate, gateway, ceiling, coloured, colours, colourful, colour, painted, ceiling, carved, columns, cartouche, wings, scarab, 1996, slide, medium, format, transparency, film, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi
Medinet Habu Pylon EG053441JHP 
 Medinet Habu Temple Mortuary Ramses Ancient Egyptian Thebes Luxor Photograph located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, panorama, pharoah, smiting, enemies, hieroglyphs, flagpole, front
Medinet Habu Pylon EG053439JHP 
 Medinet Habu Temple Pylon Front Carvings Pharaoh Ramasses Thebes Egypt located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, Amun, hieroglyphs, left, front
Medinet Habu Pylon EG053438JHP 
 Medinet Habu Temple Pylon Ramses Amun Warrior Carving Exterior Photo located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor and a complex of temples is now dominated by the mortuary temple of Ramasses 111. Apart from being in excellent condition generally, it offers much to see including some beautiful and detailed reliefs, the best coloured are in the second court and especially its scale. Not usually included in most standard tour packages, this temple is worth the effort to be visited privately. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Medinet Habu, temple, Ramses 111, mortuary, Thebes, West Bank, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ramasses, Ramesses, pylon, pharaoh, smiting, enemies, Amun, hieroglyphs, carving

Egypt > River Nile Cruise & Sites (1 file)

Photographs in this gallery show daily life along the River Nile mainly from the cruises I have undertaken over the past 10 years or so. Sites that border the Nile are included although the major temples visted have their own dedicated sites such as Edfu and Kom Ombo. One of the enjoyments of the Nile cruise is the tranquility of watching 'life go by' usually characterised by the friendliness of those you pass whether boatmen or farm workers as well as seeing wild birds close at hand. The other aspect is the service on the cruiseboats from friendly crews and the chance to relax after hectic and often crowded temple visits.
Esna Temple EG02509jhp 
 Egypt Esna Temple Roman Emperor smites enemies hieroglyphics Khnum north wall is a small gem deep in a hollow under the modern town building line. The hypostyle hall is all that remains of one of the latest temples to be built in Egypt by Ptolemy V1 and V111 and Roman additions with recordings of most Roman Emperors mentioned to the last recorded being Decius c AD240. For me it has some of the loveliest intact columns, with great attention of the detail and still a hint of colour from the bottom to the top of these huge floral capitals where the craftsmanship leaps off every surface. Standing in its centre it is easy to imagine being in the symbolic creation of the original papyrus marsh. It is a temple not usually visited on the standard River Nile cruise tour package but used to be accessible if berthed alongside the town with a long delay to get through old single lock system expected as it is only a short walk from the waterfront; probably not so realistic these days. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Esna, Isna, Temple, West, Bank, River, Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, landscape, Roman, Ptolemaic, Egyptology, Latopolis, City, Shu, rams, Neith, Heka, Geta, Ptolemy, Euergetes, 11, Septimius, Severus, Pronaos, wall, north, exterior, smiting, enemies, Emperor, Pharaoh, praising, Gods, deities, Isis, Horus, Khnum, hypostyle, astronomical, ceiling, columns, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, carvings, reliefs, bas, colours, painted, papyrus, flowers, floral, elaborate, detailed, intact, composite, capitals, inner, sanctuary, Fuji, S2, DSLR, town, centre, buried, flooding, water, table

Scotland > Aberdeen City (3 files)

This gallery includes all photographs connected with Aberdeen city from buildings, churches, streets, public parks, gardens, the University, Harbour and the beach. Places covered included Union Terrace Gardens, Cowdray Hall, Rosemount, HM Theatre, William Wallace Statue, Union Street, Castlegate, Citadel, Town House, Provost Skene House, Marsicahl College, Woolmanhill, Denburn Carpark, Johnston Gardens, Victoria Park, Duthie Park, Hazlehead Park, Piper Alpha Memorial, Seaton Park, Kings College, Elphinstone, Old Aberdeen, Fittie, Bridge of Don, AECC, Garthdee, Torry, Nigg, Pocra Quay
Peterculter Statue bnm3471jhp 
 Culter Aberdeen City Rob Roy Statue June trees Scottish legend North Deeside Road Aberdeenshire Scotland located just by A93 North Deeside Road Peterculter within the boundaries of the City of Aberdeen. The track of the old Deeside Railway line from Aberdeen to Ballater, cut in the Beeching days, but is now part of the Deeside Way a public walk way which is nearly complete from the City to Ballater. The famous statue of Rob Roy who is supposed to have leapt the Culter Burn from its rocky gorge cliffs to escape his enemies is a well know landmark as one arrives in Peterculter and the boundary of Aberdeen City from Deeside. The floral displays nearby are part of the extensive colourful displays that have won the City many Best of Britain Awards. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Deeside, North, Road, Way, Peterculter, Culter, Milltimber, Millside, Street, Den, burn, bridge, statue, man, Rob, Roy, kilted, leapt, gorge, landscape, upright, roadside, flower, displays, display, trees, white, blossom, summer, sunshine, green, grass, railway, line, walk, summer, June, 2016, Nikon, D700, digital, camera, photograph, DSLR.
Peterculter Statue bnm3469jhp 
 Peterculter Aberdeen Rob Roy Statue bridge summer North Deeside Road Aberdeenshire Scotland located just by A93 North Deeside Road Peterculter within the boundaries of the City of Aberdeen. The track of the old Deeside Railway line from Aberdeen to Ballater, cut in the Beeching days, but is now part of the Deeside Way a public walk way which is nearly complete from the City to Ballater. The famous statue of Rob Roy who is supposed to have leapt the Culter Burn from its rocky gorge cliffs to escape his enemies is a well know landmark as one arrives in Peterculter and the boundary of Aberdeen City from Deeside. The floral displays nearby are part of the extensive colourful displays that have won the City many Best of Britain Awards. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Deeside, North, Road, Way, Peterculter, Culter, Milltimber, Millside, Street, Den, burn, bridge, statue, man, Rob, Roy, kilted, leapt, gorge, landscape, roadside, flower, displays, display, trees, white, blossom, summer, sunshine, green, grass, railway, line, walk, summer, June, 2016, Nikon, D700, digital, camera, photograph, DSLR.
Peterculter Statue bnm3468jhp 
 Culter Aberdeen Boundary Rob Roy Statue summer trees blossom Scotland North Deeside Road Aberdeenshire Scotland located just by A93 North Deeside Road Peterculter within the boundaries of the City of Aberdeen. The track of the old Deeside Railway line from Aberdeen to Ballater, cut in the Beeching days, but is now part of the Deeside Way a public walk way which is nearly complete from the City to Ballater. The famous statue of Rob Roy who is supposed to have leapt the Culter Burn from its rocky gorge cliffs to escape his enemies is a well know landmark as one arrives in Peterculter and the boundary of Aberdeen City from Deeside. The floral displays nearby are part of the extensive colourful displays that have won the City many Best of Britain Awards. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Deeside, North, Road, Way, Peterculter, Culter, Milltimber, Millside, Street, Den, burn, bridge, statue, man, Rob, Roy, kilted, leapt, gorge, landscape, roadside, flower, displays, display, trees, white, blossom, summer, sunshine, green, grass, railway, line, walk, summer, June, 2016, Nikon, D700, digital, camera, photograph, DSLR.

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