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Images of two important sites north of Luxor near the River Nile but usually visted as an extra tour either by road or a day cruise.
Dendara East Gate eg98337 
 Dendara Temple east enclosure wall gate Roman Egypt mudbrick bowl granite photo from this monument located north of Luxor surviving as one of the finest examples of the Late Period and the main buildings visited today date from fourth century BC in to the Roman period. It has a notable rare representation of the famous Cleopatra, some beautiful carvings and is relatively unscathed by the ravages of time, desecration and being dismantled for building materials. This is a view looking eastwards to the remains of the mudbrick enclosure wall and a large monumental gate dating from the Roman period probably from a nearby town and temple complex dedicated to Horus and was the appraoch to the small Iseum, birth temple to Isis located at the rear of the main Hathor Temple. 
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Dendara Temple East EG007116jhp 
 Dendara Temple exterior east wall ancient Egyptian construction platform foundation basal dovetails photograph is located north of Luxor and survives as one of the finest examples of the Late Period and the main buildings visited today date from fourth century BC in to the Roman period. It has a notable rare representation of the famous Cleopatra, some beautiful carvings and is relatively unscathed by the ravages of time, desecration and being dismantled for building materials. This photo is of reliefs on outside of the east wall of the main temple looking towards the rear of the entrance pro-pylon with its famous Hathor faced columns. 
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Dendara Museum Exhibit eg075500jhp 
 Dendara Temple open air museum wheel granite Amun ancient Egyptian, is located north of Luxor survives as one of the finest examples of the Late Period and the main buildings visited today date from fourth century BC in to the Roman period. It has a notable rare representation of the famous Cleopatra, some beautiful carvings and is relatively unscathed by the ravages of time, desecration and being dismantled for building materials. The photo is by the main entrance North Propylon gate alonside which is a small open air museum of various artefacts found on site inclduing this fascinating circular wheel-like granite slab with carvings of a pharoah [Thutmosis 111] and the God Amun. 
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Dendara Temple & Coffins 5507EG07JHP 
 Dendara Temple facade pronaos Goddess Hathor Egyptian Ptolemaic Cleopatra front coffins, located north of Luxor survives as one of the finest examples of the Late Period and the main buildings visited today date from fourth century BC in to the Roman period. It has a notable rare representation of the famous Cleopatra, some beautiful carvings and is relatively unscathed by the ravages of time, desecration and being dismantled for building materials. View from the main entrance and facade of the temple hypostyle hall with engaged sistraform columns-the foreground has granite lids from sarcophaguses. 
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Abydos Ramesses 11 Temple Relief 5440EG07JHP 
 Temple Small Ramesses Abydos Coloured painted reliefs exterior sunlight photograph is a 10 minute walk to the NW of the main Sety 1 Temple at Abydos and although much smaller and completely uncovered, it is worth the walk and effort to see it for there are many high quality colorful painted reliefs which are easily accessible and a joy to behold. Probably covered as late as the Napoleonic exploration means the sun and exposure to the elements has not had long enough to destroy the colours completely something that will eventually happen. 
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Abydos Ramesses 11 Temple Relief 5429EG07JHP 
 Temple Egyptian Pharaoh Ramasses 11 Abydos Small colourful painted walls is a 10 minute walk to the NW of the main Sety 1 Temple at Abydos and although much smaller and completely uncovered, it is worth the walk and effort to see it for there are many high quality colorful painted reliefs which are easily accessible and a joy to behold. Probably covered as late as the Napoleonic exploration means the sun and exposure to the elements has not had long enough to destroy the colours completely something that will eventually happen. 
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Abydos Ramesses 11 Temple Pharaoh Barge 5422EG07JHP 
 Royal Boat Barque colourful painted wall relief Abydos Small Temple Ramses 11 with one of many surviving 3200 year old coloured bas reliefs is a small site a few hundred metres from the main Abydos Temple of Seti 1 north of Luxor in Egypt. 
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Abydos Ramesses 11 Temple Paintings 5435EG07JHP 
 Temple Ramasses Egypt Small Abydos Painted frieze offering wine food photo is a 10 minute walk to the NW of the main Sety 1 Temple at Abydos and although much smaller and completely uncovered, it is worth the walk and effort to see it for there are many high quality colorful painted reliefs which are easily accessible and a joy to behold. Probably covered as late as the Napoleonic exploration means the sun and exposure to the elements has not had long enough to destroy the colours completely something that will eventually happen. 
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Abydos Ramesses 11 Temple Painting 5444EG07JHP 
 Temple Small Abydos Ramses 11 interior wall painting offering lotus flower is a 10 minute walk to the NW of the main Sety 1 Temple at Abydos and although much smaller and completely uncovered, it is worth the walk and effort to see it for there are many high quality colorful painted reliefs which are easily accessible and a joy to behold. Probably covered as late as the Napoleonic exploration means the sun and exposure to the elements has not had long enough to destroy the colours completely something that will eventually happen. An offering scene in one of the small chapels. 
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Abydos Ramesses 11 Temple Painting 5415EG07JHP 
 Abydos Small Temple Ramesses 11 prisoners reliefs kneeling tied bound is a 10 minute walk to the NW of the main Sety 1 Temple at Abydos and although much smaller and completely uncovered, it is worth the walk and effort to see it for there are many high quality colorful painted reliefs which are easily accessible and a joy to behold. Probably covered as late as the Napoleonic exploration means the sun and exposure to the elements has not had long enough to destroy the colours completely something that will eventually happen. These are iconic images of prisoners relating to the Battle of Kadesh and his victory story so beloved of Ramesses. 
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Abydos Ramesses 11 Temple Painting 5414EG07JHP 
 Temple Abydos Small Ramses vulture flying neret Nekhbet cartouche colourful painted reliefs at this location a 10 minute walk to the NW of the main Sety 1 Temple at Abydos and although much smaller and completely uncovered, it is worth the walk and effort to see it for there are many high quality colorful painted reliefs which are easily accessible and a joy to behold. Probably covered as late as the Napoleonic exploration means the sun and exposure to the elements has not had long enough to destroy the colours completely something that will eventually happen. A very colourful cartouche of Ramesses 11 is visible near the corner of this wall. 
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Abydos Ramesses 11 Temple Painting 5403EG07JHP 
 Temple Abydos Small Ramesses 11 hierogylphs Ancient Egyptian cattle deer fowl is a 10 minute walk to the NW of the main Sety 1 Temple at Abydos and although much smaller and completely uncovered, it is worth the walk and effort to see it for there are many high quality colorful painted reliefs which are easily accessible and a joy to behold. Probably covered as late as the Napoleonic exploration means the sun and exposure to the elements has not had long enough to destroy the colours completely something that will eventually happen. 
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Abydos Ramesses 11 Temple Offering 5450EG07JHP 
 Small Temple Ramesses Abydos Osiris interior wall coloured painting photograph is a 10 minute walk to the NW of the main Sety 1 Temple at Abydos and although much smaller and completely uncovered, it is worth the walk and effort to see it for there are many high quality colorful painted reliefs which are easily accessible and a joy to behold. Probably covered as late as the Napoleonic exploration means the sun and exposure to the elements has not had long enough to destroy the colours completely something that will eventually happen. In this scene the King stands before Osiris watched by a humanoid djed pillar, a very rare and unusual scene. 
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Abydos Ramesses 11 Temple Offering 5437EG07JHP 
 Egyptian Small Temple Abydos Ramses painted colourful frieze offering wine food is a 10 minute walk to the NW of the main Sety 1 Temple at Abydos and although much smaller and completely uncovered, it is worth the walk and effort to see it for there are many high quality colorful painted reliefs which are easily accessible and a joy to behold. Probably covered as late as the Napoleonic exploration means the sun and exposure to the elements has not had long enough to destroy the colours completely something that will eventually happen. 
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Abydos Ramesses 11 Temple Offering 5421EG07JHP 
 Temple Ramesses Abydos solar Barque Wia Gods Thoth Re falcon on walls a 10 minute walk to the NW of the main Sety 1 Temple at Abydos and although much smaller and completely uncovered, it is worth the walk and effort to see it for there are many high quality colorful painted reliefs which are easily accessible and a joy to behold. Probably covered as late as the Napoleonic exploration means the sun and exposure to the elements has not had long enough to destroy the colours completely something that will eventually happen. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Abydos, Ramses, Ramesses, temple, mortuary, limestone, gray, granite, sandstone, wall, painted, bas reliefs, offerings, wine, food, meat, fruit, lotus, flowers, hieroglyphs, cartouche, entrance, portico, pylon, octostyle, square, pillars, hall, chapels, interior, court, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, Gods, Sety 1, battle, sunlight, colours, colors, colourful, colorful, exposed, roofless, natural, light, conserved, mineral
Abydos Ramesses 11 Temple Offering 5417EG07JHP 
 Temple Pharaoh offering crown blue khepresh Ramasses painted relief photograph is a 10 minute walk to the NW of the main Sety 1 Temple at Abydos and although much smaller and completely uncovered, it is worth the walk and effort to see it for there are many high quality colorful painted reliefs which are easily accessible and a joy to behold. Probably covered as late as the Napoleonic exploration means the sun and exposure to the elements has not had long enough to destroy the colours completely something that will eventually happen. 
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Abydos Ramesses 11 Temple Godesses 5446EG07JHP 
 Temple Abydos Small Interior Wall painting chapel seated goddess cartouche is a 10 minute walk to the NW of the main Sety 1 Temple at Abydos and although much smaller and completely uncovered, it is worth the walk and effort to see it for there are many high quality colorful painted reliefs which are easily accessible and a joy to behold. Probably covered as late as the Napoleonic exploration means the sun and exposure to the elements has not had long enough to destroy the colours completely something that will eventually happen. This photo is one one of the small chapels. 
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Abydos Ramesses 11 Temple Gate 5434EG07JHP 
 Egyptian Temple Small Ramesses 11 Abydos Black Granite Gate photograph is a 10 minute walk to the NW of the main Sety 1 Temple at Abydos and although much smaller and completely uncovered, it is worth the walk and effort to see it for there are many high quality colorful painted reliefs which are easily accessible and a joy to behold. Probably covered as late as the Napoleonic exploration means the sun and exposure to the elements has not had long enough to destroy the colours completely something that will eventually happen. In this photograph is one of the grey granite gates that is still standing. 
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Abydos Ramesses 11 Temple Gate 5433EG07JHP 
 Small Egypt Temple Abydos Ramesses Cartouche Granite Gate above is a 10 minute walk to the NW of the main Sety 1 Temple at Abydos and although much smaller and completely uncovered, it is worth the walk and effort to see it for there are many high quality colorful painted reliefs which are easily accessible and a joy to behold. Probably covered as late as the Napoleonic exploration means the sun and exposure to the elements has not had long enough to destroy the colours completely something that will eventually happen. In this photograph is one of the grey granite gates that is still standing with a beautifully carved cartouche to the Great Pharaoh. 
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Abydos Ramesses 11 Temple Figure 5409EG07JHP 
 Small Temple Ramses 11 Abydos Egypt detail exquisite colorful bas reliefs in this site near Abydos Temple north of Luxor in Egypt 
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Abydos Well 5480EG07JHP 
 Abydos Temple Egypt Wells front largest royal monument built white limestone, situated at the most important and one of the oldest necropolis of ancient Egypt is the home of Osiris and the imposing structure in the photograph is The Temple of Seti/Sety 1 and added to by Ramses 11. These structures in the entrance courts are the remains of ablution wells supplying water for the priests to maintain the ritual purity required. 
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Abydos Well 5479EG07JHP 
 Abydos Temple Ancient Egyptian Wells washing cleaning priests stone room, situated at the most important and one of the oldest necropolis of ancient Egypt is the home of Osiris and the imposing structure in the photograph is The Temple of Seti/Sety 1 and added to by Ramses 11. These structures in the entrance courts are the remains of ablution wells supplying water for the priests to maintain the ritual purity required. 
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Abydos Temple Entrance 5321EG07JHP 
 Abydos Ancient Egyptian Temple main approach Seti 1 ramps columns photograph north of Luxor in Egypt 
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Abydos Temple Carving Detail 5327EG07JHP 
 Abydos Temple relief intimate Royal Pharaohic Queen smelling lotus flower on exterior wall at entrance to this huge Temple of Seti 1 in Egypt north of Luxor 
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Abydos Seti 1 Painting 5332EG07JHP 
 Abydos Egyptian Temple Sety Seti Painted Figure facade royal monument built in white limestone, situated at the most important and one of the oldest necropolis of ancient Egypt is the home of Osiris and the imposing structure in the photograph is The Temple of Seti/Sety 1 in this photograph and added to by Ramses 11 particularly the courts and the portico. 
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Abydos Royal Painting 5356EG07JHP 
 Abydos Temple Interior painting Horus Seti offering blue khepresh crown Hathor situated at the most important and one of the oldest necropolis of ancient Egypt is the home of Osiris and the Temple of Seti/Sety 1 and added to by Ramses 11 and in this photo Sety 1 receives the symbols of royal power, the flail and crookfrom the God Horus and assisted by the Goddess Isis. 
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Abydos Royal Painting 5348EG07JHP 
 Abydos Temple Interior Wall Painting photo Pharaoh Horus cleansing wine situated in the most important and one of the oldest necropolis of ancient Egypt is the home of Osiris and the Temple of Seti/Sety 1 and added to by Ramses 11 and in this photo is the God Horus is conferring benefits on the king in this case pouring a cascade of ankh signs perhaps as the life giving elements of air and water and the was scepter for power and dominion. 
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Abydos Princesses 5325EG07JHP 
 Abydos Ancient Egypt Temple Sety wall relief stone carving female lotus entrance to the largest royal monument built in white limestone, situated at the most important and one of the oldest necropolis of ancient Egypt is the home of Osiris and the imposing structure in the photograph is The Temple of Seti/Sety 1 and added to by Ramses 11 particularly the courts and the portico near these delicate carvings. 
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Abydos Princess & Lotus Flower 5326EG07JHP 
 Abydos Seti Temple Ancient Egyptian carved wall relief female lotus flower at the front of the largest royal monument built in white limestone, situated at the most important and one of the oldest necropolis of ancient Egypt is the home of Osiris and the imposing structure in the photograph is The Temple of Seti/Sety 1 and added to by Ramses 11 particularly the portico and entrance courts where this beautiful carving is seen. 
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Abydos Portico Reliefs 5334EG07JHP 
 Abydos Ancient Egypt Sety Temple carved columned facade reliefs Pharaoh of the largest royal monument built in white limestone, situated at the most important and one of the oldest necropolis of ancient Egypt is the home of Osiris and the imposing structure in the photograph is The Temple of Seti/Sety 1 with his colorful reliefs and added to by Ramses 11 particularly the courts and the portico. 
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Abydos Portico 5330EG07JHP 
 Abydos Sety Egyptian Temple columned approach steps facade vista photograph, the largest royal monument built in white limestone, situated at the most important and one of the oldest necropolis of ancient Egypt is the home of Osiris and the imposing structure in the photograph is The Temple of Seti/Sety 1 and added to by Ramses 11 particularly the courts and the portico in the distance. 
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Abydos Portico 5329EG07JHP 
 Abydos Temple Egypt Seti Facade carved columns framed walls limestone and is the largest royal monument built in white limestone, situated at the most important and one of the oldest necropolis of ancient Egypt is the home of Osiris and the imposing structure in the photograph is The Temple of Seti/Sety 1 and added to by Ramses 11 particularly the courts and the portico in the distance. 
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Abydos Osireion Overview 5397EG07JHP 
 Abydos Ancient Egyptian Temple Osireion Cenotaph Water granite blocks overview at the rear of the largest royal monument built in white limestone, situated at the most important and one of the oldest necropolis of ancient Egypt is the home of Osiris and the Temple of Seti/Sety 1 with additions by Ramses 11. The photograph illustrates the Osireion, a cenotaph to Sety, completed by Merenptah but also a symbolic tomb for the God Osiris. This is now open to the air and is partly submerged but still its awesome size can still be appreciated with its megalithic granite blocks similar in appearance to the Valley Temple at Giza. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Abydos, Osireion, overview, highview, granite, sandstone, blocks, huge, Cenotaph, Tomb, Osiris, megalithic, Seti, Sethos, Sety, Ramses, Merneptah, Merenptah, court, flooded, water, table, island, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, prehistory, prehistoric, dynastic, temples, God, necropolis, cult, Khentiamentiu, mortuary, sunlight
Abydos Osireion Overview 5396EG07JHP 
 Ancient Egyptian Abydos Osireion Cenotaph Sety 1 overview above layout photograph at the rear of Abydos Temple north of Luxor in Egypt which is now partially flooded because of a high water table viewed from the original roof level when it would have originally been covered over. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Abydos, Osireion, overview, highview, granite, sandstone, blocks, huge, Cenotaph, Tomb, Osiris, megalithic, Seti, Sethos, Sety, Ramses, Merneptah, Merenptah, court, flooded, water, table, island, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, prehistory, prehistoric, dynastic, temples, God, necropolis, cult, Khentiamentiu, mortuary, sunlight
Abydos Osireion Overview 5395EG07JHP 
 Abydos Temple Osireion Granite Blocks Water flooded vista high photo at the rear of the largest royal monument built in white limestone, situated at the most important and one of the oldest necropolis of ancient Egypt is the home of Osiris and the Temple of Seti/Sety 1 with additions by Ramses 11. The photograph illustrates the Osireion, a cenotaph to Sety, completed by Merenptah but also a symbolic tomb for the God Osiris. This is now open to the air and is partly submerged but still its awesome size can still be appreciated with its megalithic granite blocks similar in appearance to the Valley Temple at Giza. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Abydos, Osireion, overview, highview, granite, sandstone, blocks, huge, Cenotaph, Tomb, Osiris, megalithic, Seti, Sethos, Sety, Ramses, Merneptah, Merenptah, court, flooded, water, table, island, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, prehistory, prehistoric, dynastic, temples, God, necropolis, cult, Khentiamentiu, mortuary, sunlight
Abydos Osireion Overview 5389EG07JHP 
 Abydos Egypt Temple Osireion Granite Blocks flooded Hall water underground at the rear of the largest royal monument built in white limestone, situated at the most important and one of the oldest necropolis of ancient Egypt is the home of Osiris and the Temple of Seti/Sety 1 with additions by Ramses 11. The photograph illustrates the Osireion, a cenotaph to Sety, completed by Merenptah but also a symbolic tomb for the God Osiris. This is now open to the air and is partly submerged but still its awesome size can still be appreciated with its megalithic granite blocks similar in appearance to the Valley Temple at Giza. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Abydos, Osireion, overview, highview, granite, sandstone, blocks, huge, Cenotaph, Tomb, Osiris, megalithic, Seti, Sethos, Sety, Ramses, Merneptah, Merenptah, court, flooded, water, table, island, upright, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, prehistory, prehistoric, dynastic, temples, God, necropolis, cult, Khentiamentiu, mortuary, sunlight
Abydos Osireion Overview 5388EG07JHP 
 Abydos Temple Osireion Cenotaph Merenptah Steps Down Blocks Water photo at the rear of the largest royal monument built in white limestone, situated at the most important and one of the oldest necropolis of ancient Egypt is the home of Osiris and the Temple of Seti/Sety 1 with additions by Ramses 11. The photograph illustrates the Osireion, a cenotaph to Sety, completed by Merenptah but also a symbolic tomb for the God Osiris. This is now open to the air and is partly submerged but still its awesome size can still be appreciated with its megalithic granite blocks similar in appearance to the Valley Temple at Giza. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Abydos, Osireion, overview, highview, granite, sandstone, blocks, huge, Cenotaph, Tomb, Osiris, megalithic, Seti, Sethos, Sety, Ramses, Merneptah, Merenptah, court, flooded, water, table, island, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, prehistory, prehistoric, dynastic, temples, God, necropolis, cult, Khentiamentiu, mortuary, sunlight
Abydos Osireion 5379EG07JHP 
 Osireion Cenotaph Seti 1 Abydos Temple Egypt waterlevel blocks flooded low located to the north of Luxor. This view is looking over where the original island is thought to have been and now partially flooded by the high water table although there would probably have been water around the island originally and the whole site would have been covered. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Abydos, Osireion, granite, sandstone, blocks, huge, Cenotaph, Tomb, Osiris, megalithic, Seti, Sethos, Sety, Ramses, Merneptah, Merenptah, court, flooded, water, table, island, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, prehistory, prehistoric, dynastic, temples, God, necropolis, cult, Khentiamentiu, mortuary, sunlight
Abydos Osireion 5378EG07JHP 
 Abydos Egyptian Temple Sety Osireion Hall Construction Granite Blocks water below at the rear of the largest royal monument built in white limestone, situated at the most important and one of the oldest necropolis of ancient Egypt is the home of Osiris and the Temple of Seti/Sety 1 with additions by Ramses 11. The photograph illustrates the Osireion, a cenotaph to Sety, completed by Merenptah but also a symbolic tomb for the God Osiris. This is now open to the air and is partly submerged but still its awesome size can still be appreciated with its megalithic granite blocks similar in appearance to the Valley Temple at Giza. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Abydos, Osireion, granite, sandstone, blocks, huge, Cenotaph, Tomb, Osiris, megalithic, Seti, Sethos, Sety, Ramses, Merneptah, Merenptah, court, flooded, water, table, island, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, prehistory, prehistoric, dynastic, temples, God, necropolis, cult, Khentiamentiu, mortuary, sunlight
Abydos Osireion 5377EG07JHP 
 Abydos Ancient Egyptian Temple Sety Osireion granite blocks huge waterlevel at the rear of the largest royal monument built in white limestone, situated at the most important and one of the oldest necropolis of ancient Egypt is the home of Osiris and the Temple of Seti/Sety 1 with additions by Ramses 11. The photograph illustrates the Osireion, a cenotaph to Sety, completed by Merenptah but also a symbolic tomb for the God Osiris. This is now open to the air and is partly submerged but still its awesome size can still be appreciated with its megalithic granite blocks similar in appearance to the Valley Temple at Giza. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Abydos, Osireion, granite, sandstone, blocks, huge, Cenotaph, Tomb, Osiris, megalithic, Seti, Sethos, Sety, Ramses, Merneptah, Merenptah, court, flooded, water, table, island, upright, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, prehistory, prehistoric, dynastic, temples, God, necropolis, cult, Khentiamentiu, mortuary, sunlight
Abydos Osireion 5376EG07JHP 
 Abydos Seti Temple Egypt Osireion built granite blocks construction waterlevel at the rear of the largest royal monument built in white limestone, situated at the most important and one of the oldest necropolis of ancient Egypt is the home of Osiris and the Temple of Seti/Sety 1 with additions by Ramses 11. The photograph illustrates the Osireion, a cenotaph to Sety, completed by Merenptah but also a symbolic tomb for the God Osiris. This is now open to the air and is partly submerged but still its awesome size can still be appreciated with its megalithic granite blocks similar in appearance to the Valley Temple at Giza. NB slight camera distortion on facing left ahnd block is cut straight. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Abydos, Osireion, granite, sandstone, blocks, huge, Cenotaph, Tomb, Osiris, megalithic, Seti, Sethos, Sety, Ramses, Merneptah, Merenptah, court, flooded, water, table, island, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, prehistory, prehistoric, dynastic, temples, God, necropolis, cult, Khentiamentiu, mortuary, sunlight
Abydos Osireion 5375EG07JHP 
 Abydos Temple Osireion Carved granite Blocks watertable flooded low photo at the rear of the largest royal monument built in white limestone, situated at the most important and one of the oldest necropolis of ancient Egypt is the home of Osiris and the Temple of Seti/Sety 1 with additions by Ramses 11. The photograph illustrates the Osireion, a cenotaph to Sety, completed by Merenptah but also a symbolic tomb for the God Osiris. This is now open to the air and is partly submerged but still its awesome size can still be appreciated with its megalithic granite blocks similar in appearance to the Valley Temple at Giza. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Abydos, Osireion, granite, sandstone, blocks, huge, Cenotaph, Tomb, Osiris, megalithic, Seti, Sethos, Sety, Ramses, Merneptah, Merenptah, court, flooded, water, table, island, hieroglyphs, reliefs, figures, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, prehistory, prehistoric, dynastic, temples, God, necropolis, cult, Khentiamentiu, mortuary, sunlight
Abydos Osireion 5374EG07JHP 
 Abydos Osireion Sety Cenotaph Hall monumental granite columns water flooded to the rear of this Temple north of Luxor in Egypt, a huge Centotaph supposedly to Seti 1 which is now partially submerged owing to the higher modern water table. There is slight distortion of the nearest block because of the wide angle lens - the blocks are absolutely perpendicular. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Abydos, Osireion, granite, sandstone, blocks, huge, Cenotaph, Tomb, Osiris, megalithic, Seti, Sethos, Sety, Ramses, Merneptah, Merenptah, court, flooded, water, table, island, upright, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, prehistory, prehistoric, dynastic, temples, God, necropolis, cult, Khentiamentiu, mortuary, sunlight
Abydos Mudbrick Archaeology 5401EG07JHP 
 Small Temple Ramses Abydos village mudbrick archaeology buildings walls seen during a 10 minute walk to the NW of the main Sety 1 Temple at Abydos, passing remains of ancient dwelling houses and although much smaller and completely uncovered, it is worth the walk and effort to see it for there are many high quality colorful painted reliefs which are easily accessible and a joy to behold. Probably covered as late as the Napoleonic exploration means the sun and exposure to the elements has not had long enough to destroy the colours completely something that will eventually happen. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, East, Bank, River, Nile, Qena, Asyut, Abydos, Ramses, Ramesses, temple, mortuary, walk, mudbrick, remains, walls, limestone, gray, granite, sandstone, painted, bas reliefs, hieroglyphs, cartouche, entrance, portico, pylon, octostyle, square, pillars, hall, chapels, court, holiday, travel, 2007, Fuji, S5, DSLR, landscape, tourism, cruise, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, Gods, Sety 1, Ennead, Onuris, Thoth, Min, Osiris, Kadesh, battle, sunlight, colours, colors, colourful, colorful, exposed, roofless, natural, light, conserved, mineral
Abydos Mudbrick Archaeology 5400EG07JHP 
 Abydos Village modern ancient mudbrick buildings Egyptian Temple Ramses photo is a 10 minute walk to the NW of the main Sety 1 Temple at Abydos, passing remains of ancient dwelling houses near the modern town of Abydos. Although this temple is small and completely uncovered, it is worth the walk and effort to see it for there are many high quality colorful painted reliefs which are easily accessible and a joy to behold. Probably covered as late as the Napoleonic exploration means the sun and exposure to the elements has not had long enough to destroy the colours completely something that will eventually happen. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, East, Bank, River, Nile, Qena, Asyut, Abydos, Ramses, Ramesses, walk, modern, town, mudbrick, remains, buried, sand, dwellings, temple, mortuary, limestone, gray, granite, sandstone, painted, bas reliefs, hieroglyphs, cartouche, entrance, portico, pylon, octostyle, square, pillars, hall, chapels, court, holiday, travel, 2007, Fuji, S5, DSLR, landscape, tourism, cruise, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, Gods, Sety 1, Ennead, Onuris, Thoth, Min, Osiris, Kadesh, battle, sunlight, colours, colors, colourful, colorful, exposed, roofless, natural, light, conserved, mineral
Abydos Hypostyle Hall Sunbeam 5350EG07JHP 
 Abydos Temple Hypostyle Hall Interior Photo Sun beams rays dark, in the largest royal monument built in white limestone, situated at the most important and one of the oldest necropolis of ancient Egypt is the home of Osiris and the Temple of Seti/Sety 1 and added to by Ramses 11 and here in the hypsotyle hall is an atmospheric scene albeit caused by hole in the roof but would have given a sense of the dark solitude only lit by light from the ancient window in the far distance. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Abydos, Osireion, granite, sandstone, blocks, huge, Cenotaph, Seti, Sethos, Sety, Abedju, al-Madfunah, al-Ballyana, entrance, upright, sunbeam, hypostyle hall, columns, hieroglyphs, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, temple, cult, Khentiamentiu, Osiris, Isis, King, Aha, 1st, mortuary, shrine, approach, pylon, court, hypostyle, painted, door, Ramses, colonnade, sunlight
Abydos Hypostyle Hall Reliefs 5354EG07JHP 
 Abydos Egypt Temple Sety inside wall painting pharaoh djed desecration photo in the largest royal monument built in white limestone, situated at the most important and one of the oldest necropolis of ancient Egypt is the home of Osiris and the Temple of Seti/Sety 1 and added to by Ramses 11 and in this photo Sety 1 is erecting the djed column with the help of the Goddess Isis 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Abydos, Osireion, granite, sandstone, blocks, huge, Cenotaph, Seti, Sethos, Sety, Abedju, al-Madfunah, al-Ballyana, entrance, landscape, hypostyle hall, columns, hieroglyphs, wall, relief, painting, djed, column, Goddess, Isis, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, temple, cult, Khentiamentiu, Osiris, Isis, King, Aha, 1st, mortuary, shrine, approach, pylon, court, hypostyle, painted, door, Ramses, Ramasses, Ramesses
Abydos Hypostyle Hall 5351EG07JHP 
 Abydos Temple Hypostyle Hall corridor dark interior photograph sun rays in the largest royal monument built in white limestone, situated at the most important and one of the oldest necropolis of ancient Egypt is the home of Osiris and the imposing structure in the photograph is The Temple of Seti/Sety 1 and added to by Ramses 11 particularly the courts and the portico. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Abydos, Osireion, granite, sandstone, blocks, huge, Cenotaph, Seti, Sethos, Sety, Abedju, al-Madfunah, al-Ballyana, entrance, upright, sunbeam, hypostyle hall, columns, hieroglyphs, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, temple, cult, Khentiamentiu, Osiris, Isis, King, Aha, 1st, mortuary, shrine, approach, pylon, court, hypostyle, painted, door, Ramses, colonnade, sunlight
Abydos First Hypostyle Hall 5343EG07JHP 
 Abydos Egyptian Temple Sety Hypostyle Hall Interior Photograph Columns sunlight, the largest royal monument built in white limestone, situated at the most important and one of the oldest necropolis of ancient Egypt is the home of Osiris is The Temple of Seti/Sety 1 and added to by Ramses 11 particularly the courts and the portico. In the entrance hyspostyle hall is a famous lintel on which some fascinating carvings appear to suggest modern military equipment such as an attack helicopter, tank, submarine but these are caused by superimpositions of different layers of plaster and carvings called palimpsest. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Abydos, Osireion, granite, sandstone, blocks, huge, Cenotaph, Seti, Sethos, Sety, Abedju, al-Madfunah, al-Ballyana, entrance, upright, first, hypostyle hall, columns, hieroglyphs, UFO, lintel, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, temple, cult, Khentiamentiu, Osiris, Isis, King, Aha, 1st, mortuary, shrine, approach, pylon, court, hypostyle, painted, door, Ramses, colonnade, sunlight
Abydos First Hypostyle Hall 5341EG07JHP 
 Abydos Ancient Egyptian Temple Hypostyle Hall interior roof lintels columns ceiling, the largest royal monument built in white limestone, situated at the most important and one of the oldest necropolis of ancient Egypt is the home of Osiris is The Temple of Seti/Sety 1 and added to by Ramses 11 particularly the courts and the portico. In the entrance hyspostyle hall is a famous lintel on which some fascinating carvings appear to suggest modern military equipment such as an attack helicopter, tank, submarine but these are caused by superimpositions of different layers of plaster and carvings called palimpsest. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Abydos, Osireion, granite, sandstone, blocks, huge, Cenotaph, Seti, Sethos, Sety, Abedju, al-Madfunah, al-Ballyana, entrance, landscape, first, hypostyle hall, columns, hieroglyphs, UFO, lintel, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, temple, cult, Khentiamentiu, Osiris, Isis, King, Aha, 1st, mortuary, shrine, approach, pylon, court, hypostyle, painted, door, Ramses, colonnade, sunlight
Abydos Entrance 5320EG07JHP 
 Abydos Ancient Egypt Sety Temple approach entrance pylon gate photo largest royal monument built in white limestone, situated at the most important and one of the oldest necropolis of ancient Egypt is the home of Osiris and the imposing structure in the photograph is The Temple of Seti/Sety 1 and added to by Ramses 11 particularly the courts and the portico viewed from this spot. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Abydos, Osireion, granite, sandstone, blocks, huge, Cenotaph, Seti, Sethos, Sety, Abedju, al-Madfunah, al-Ballyana, entrance, upright, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, temple, cult, Khentiamentiu, Osiris, Isis, King, Aha, 1st, mortuary, shrine, approach, entrance, pylon, court, hypostyle, painted, door, Ramses, colonnade, sunlight
Abydos Entrance 5319EG07JHP 
 Abydos Temple Seti Egypt entrance pylon carved gate block hieroglyphs largest royal monument built in white limestone, situated at the most important and one of the oldest necropolis of ancient Egypt is the home of Osiris and the imposing structure in the photograph is The Temple of Seti/Sety 1 and added to by Ramses 11 particularly the courts and the portico viewed from this spot. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Abydos, Osireion, granite, sandstone, blocks, huge, Cenotaph, Seti, Sethos, Sety, Abedju, al-Madfunah, al-Ballyana, entrance, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, temple, cult, Khentiamentiu, Osiris, Isis, King, Aha, 1st, mortuary, shrine, approach, entrance, pylon, court, hypostyle, painted, door, Ramses, colonnade, sunlight

Egypt > Aswan in general (55 files)

Images in this gallery relate to Aswan in southern Egypt covering the city, the River Nile and related sites except for more important places such as Philae, The Nubian Museum and Seheil Island Rock carvings.
Aswan Nubian Village EG949123jhp 
 Aswan Nubian village houses Nile felucca Waterfront Egypt ferry landing points for trips on the river to hotels, Elephantine Island and Museum, Kitchener Botanical Gardens and trips in feluccas to the Nubian Villages or Cataracts and the western bank with Aga Khan Mausoleum or camel rides into the desert to visit St Simeon monastery. Along the promenade are restaurants, berths of cruiseboats, ferry landing areas and to the south the Municipal Gardens, the Coptic Cathedral and the old and new Cataract Hotels, the former of course made famous in the film Death on the Nile. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Aswan, City, River, Nile, Nubian, village, houses, colourful, painted, waterfront, riverside, promenade, esplanade, berths, restaurants, ferry, felucca, feluccas, sailing, boats, cruiseboats, motorboats, street, municipal, gardens, park, upright, landscape, rocks, boulders, granite, Coptic, Cathedral, Oberoi, Hotel, square, tower, Nilometer, cartouches, Elephantine, island, museum, temples, ancient, predynastic, strategic, 1994, slide, film, Fuji, RDP, Nikon, FM2, manual, scan, scanned
Aswan Elephantine EG004818jhp 
 Elephantine Island Aswan Egypt granite carved plinth Gods pharaoh offering scene visited during a separate excursion and not usually included in standard Nile package tours. Taking a ferry over and paying for a museum and island visit is straight forward. This photo was taken in 2000 when restoration and excavation was ongoing and is record of progress at that time. It is also interesting to visit the famous Nilometer which was used for recording the start of the annual flooding of the Nile or inundation. The Nilometer is situated directly across from the equally famous Old Nile Cataract Hotel, written about in Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile and which featured in the film of the same name. The island would have had strategic importance given its size and predominant position in the centre of the river.

There are the remains of several Temples to various Gods associated with the Island, the most notable being Khnum, the ram-headed provincial God of the region, Lord of the Cataract and Hapy, the Nile God. Khnum’s consorts were Satet/Satis and Anuket. Pre-historic remains and carvings have been found and occupation of the Island spanned almost the whole history to Egypt including a gateway showing Alexander 11 and Greco-Roman Necropolis of the Sacred Rams. Considerable occupation of the Island by high officials is evidenced by the spread of houses and shown in some of these photos. There is also evidence of a Jewish settlement from Aramaic papyri finds. A small but interesting Museum exhibits finds from all the periods of occupation and is well worth a visit. No photography was allowed. There is also a garden museum with statues of Middle Kingdom local nomarchs.

As several of the photos show is partially restored Temple of Satet with some painted relief blocks in place and the areas not found left a drawings showing figures in position. There was evidence of considerable reusing of older buildings particularly by the ruler Nectanebo 11, see also his naos, and later Alexander and two temples attributed to Amenhotep 111 and Tuthmosis 111 that existed at the time of the French expedition in 1800 where subsequently destroyed during civil unrest. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, Elephantine, Island, Nilometer, Gazirat al-Aswan, landscape, hieroglyphs, temple, Khnum, Napy, Satet, Satis, Sesostris 1, Anuket, Gods, restored, restoration, reliefs, painted, carvings, garden, statues, occupation, houses, buildings, mudbrick, workmanship, techniques, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, 2000, slide, film, 35mm, format, Fuji, Velvia, daylight, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual, Cataract, Hotel, ferry, felucca, sailing, water
Aswan Elephantine EG005012jhp 
 Elephantine Island Aswan Egypt naos Nectanebo granite temple debris blocks scattered on this site visited during a separate excursion and not usually included in standard Nile package tours. Taking a ferry over and paying for a museum and island visit is straight forward. This photo was taken in 2000 when restoration and excavation was ongoing and is record of progress at that time. It is also interesting to visit the famous Nilometer which was used for recording the start of the annual flooding of the Nile or inundation. The Nilometer is situated directly across from the equally famous Old Nile Cataract Hotel, written about in Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile and which featured in the film of the same name. The island would have had strategic importance given its size and predominant position in the centre of the river.

There are the remains of several Temples to various Gods associated with the Island, the most notable being Khnum, the ram-headed provincial God of the region, Lord of the Cataract and Hapy, the Nile God. Khnum’s consorts were Satet/Satis and Anuket. Pre-historic remains and carvings have been found and occupation of the Island spanned almost the whole history to Egypt including a gateway showing Alexander 11 and Greco-Roman Necropolis of the Sacred Rams. Considerable occupation of the Island by high officials is evidenced by the spread of houses and shown in some of these photos. There is also evidence of a Jewish settlement from Aramaic papyri finds. A small but interesting Museum exhibits finds from all the periods of occupation and is well worth a visit. No photography was allowed. There is also a garden museum with statues of Middle Kingdom local nomarchs.

As several of the photos show is partially restored Temple of Satet with some painted relief blocks in place and the areas not found left a drawings showing figures in position. There was evidence of considerable reusing of older buildings particularly by the ruler Nectanebo 11, see also his naos, and later Alexander and two temples attributed to Amenhotep 111 and Tuthmosis 111 that existed at the time of the French expedition in 1800 where subsequently destroyed during civil unrest. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, Elephantine, Island, Nilometer, Gazirat al-Aswan, granite, naos, Pepi 11, Nectanebo 11, landscape, hieroglyphs, temple, Khnum, Napy, Satet, Satis, Sesostris 1, Anuket, Gods, restored, restoration, reliefs, painted, carvings, garden, statues, occupation, houses, buildings, mudbrick, workmanship, techniques, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, 2000, slide, film, 35mm, format, Fuji, Velvia, daylight, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual, Cataract, Hotel, ferry, felucca, sailing, water
Aswan Quarry EG949313ajhp 
 Aswan granite quarry levels layers hole marks Ptolemaic Roman period Egypt seen in this popular place, the quarry of the unfinished obelisk, visited usually after the package tour excursion to Philae Island as it is located in the Northern Quarries on the outskirts of Aswan itself. There are other quarries and two in the South Quarry area have an unfinished colossus while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. These remains of regularly cut holes are probably dating from Ptolemaic and Roman times when copper and iron tools were used, hundreds of year after the unfinished obelisk was abandoned. It is most interesting because of its sheer scale which, if completed, would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred near the top. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying as illustrated in this photo showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur possibly using a variant on the ‘feather and plug’ method removing the blocks of pink granite to be removed but from a much later period. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, landscape, Northern, Ptolemaic, Roman, quarry, granite, pink, red, obelisk, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, Diorite, balls, pounded, pounding, copper, iron, chisel, marks, heat, charcoal, fracturing, split, metal, tools, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, entrance, 1994, slide, film, 35mm, format, Fuji, RDP, daylight, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual
Aswan High Dam EG9617219jhp 
 Aswan Russian monument inside tourists Russia crown concrete Egypt motifs construction huge project from 1960 to 1969 ultimately led to the relocation of many Egyptian temples from Abu Simbel to Philae. In this photo is the crown like monument built by the Russian workmen in celebration of the completion of the project which they built in co-operation with the People of Egypt. The High Dam is often visited during a trip to the Unfinished Obelisk in a local quarry as a break from many other after the Philae island excursion with many trips offered on the river to hotels, Elephantine Island and Museum, Kitchener Botanical Gardens and trips in feluccas to the Nubian Villages or Cataracts and the western bank with Aga Khan Mausoleum or camel rides into the desert to visit St Simeon monastery. Along the promenade are restaurants, berths of cruiseboats, ferry landing areas and to the south the Municipal Gardens, the Coptic Cathedral and the old and new Cataract Hotels, the former of course made famous in the film Death on the Nile. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Aswan, City, River, Nile, High, Dam, British, Russian, monument, crown, architecture, design, Lake, Nasser, reservoir, second, largest, Africa, waterfront, riverside, upright, cement, concrete, granite, flowers, flora, visitors, tourists, electricity, hydro, Nilometer, island, museum, temples, ancient, predynastic, strategic, 1996, slide, film, scanned, scan, Fuji RD, Nikon, FM2, manual
Aswan High Dam EG9617218jhp 
 Aswan Russian monument Dam Nile crown zenith upwards inside Lake Nasser Egypt construction huge project from 1960 to 1969 ultimately led to the relocation of many Egyptian temples from Abu Simbel to Philae. In this photo is the crown like monument built by the Russian workmen in celebration of the completion of the project which they built in co-operation with the People of Egypt. The High Dam is often visited during a trip to the Unfinished Obelisk in a local quarry as a break from many other after the Philae island excursion with many trips offered on the river to hotels, Elephantine Island and Museum, Kitchener Botanical Gardens and trips in feluccas to the Nubian Villages or Cataracts and the western bank with Aga Khan Mausoleum or camel rides into the desert to visit St Simeon monastery. Along the promenade are restaurants, berths of cruiseboats, ferry landing areas and to the south the Municipal Gardens, the Coptic Cathedral and the old and new Cataract Hotels, the former of course made famous in the film Death on the Nile. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Aswan, City, River, Nile, High, Dam, British, Russian, monument, crown, architecture, design, Lake, Nasser, reservoir, second, largest, Africa, waterfront, riverside, upright, cement, concrete, granite, flowers, flora, visitors, tourists, electricity, hydro, Nilometer, island, museum, temples, ancient, predynastic, strategic, 1996, slide, film, scanned, scan, Fuji RD, Nikon, FM2, manual
Aswan High Dam EG9617217jhp 
 Aswan Russian monument High Dam Nile crown concrete Egypt flowers construction huge project from 1960 to 1969 ultimately led to the relocation of many Egyptian temples from Abu Simbel to Philae. In this photo is the crown like monument built by the Russian workmen in celebration of the completion of the project which they built in co-operation with the People of Egypt. The High Dam is often visited during a trip to the Unfinished Obelisk in a local quarry as a break from many other after the Philae island excursion with many trips offered on the river to hotels, Elephantine Island and Museum, Kitchener Botanical Gardens and trips in feluccas to the Nubian Villages or Cataracts and the western bank with Aga Khan Mausoleum or camel rides into the desert to visit St Simeon monastery. Along the promenade are restaurants, berths of cruiseboats, ferry landing areas and to the south the Municipal Gardens, the Coptic Cathedral and the old and new Cataract Hotels, the former of course made famous in the film Death on the Nile. 
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Aswan Quarry EG00459jhp 
 Unfinished Obelisk Granite huge side view long to top Quarry Aswan ancient Egypt holiday package a popular place visited usually after the package tour excursion to Philae Island as it is located in the Northern Quarries on the outskirts of Aswan itself. There are other quarries and two in the South Quarry area have an unfinished colossus while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. The unfinished obelisk is the most interesting because of its sheer scale, if completed it would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur and for the blocks of pink granite to be removed. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred near the top. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, upright, landscape, Northern, quarry, granite, pink, red, obelisk, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, Diorite, balls, pounded, pounding, copper, iron, heat, charcoal, fracturing, split, tools, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, entrance, 2000, slide, film, 35mm, format, Fuji, Velvia, daylight, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual
Aswan Quarry EG00458jhp 
 Unfinished Obelisk Granite channel base pounding Quarry Aswan Egyptian holiday package a popular place visited usually after the package tour excursion to Philae Island as it is located in the Northern Quarries on the outskirts of Aswan itself. There are other quarries and two in the South Quarry area have an unfinished colossus while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. The unfinished obelisk is the most interesting because of its sheer scale, if completed it would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur and for the blocks of pink granite to be removed. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred near the top. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, landscape, Northern, Ptolemaic, Roman, quarry, granite, pink, red, obelisk, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, Diorite, balls, pounded, pounding, copper, iron, heat, charcoal, fracturing, split, tools, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, entrance, 2000, slide, film, 35mm, format, Fuji, Velvia, daylight, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual
Aswan Quarry EG00457jhp 
 Abandoned Obelisk Granite side trench Quarry insitu background Aswan Egypt holiday package a popular place visited usually after the package tour excursion to Philae Island as it is located in the Northern Quarries on the outskirts of Aswan itself. There are other quarries and two in the South Quarry area have an unfinished colossus while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. The unfinished obelisk is the most interesting because of its sheer scale, if completed it would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur and for the blocks of pink granite to be removed. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred near the top. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, landscape, Northern, quarry, granite, pink, red, obelisk, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, Diorite, balls, pounded, pounding, copper, iron, heat, charcoal, fracturing, split, tools, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, entrance, 2000, slide, film, 35mm, format, Fuji, Velvia, daylight, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual
Aswan Quarry EG00456jhp 
 Unfinished Obelisk Granite huge side channel gully long view Quarry Aswan Egypt holiday package a popular place visited usually after the package tour excursion to Philae Island as it is located in the Northern Quarries on the outskirts of Aswan itself. There are other quarries and two in the South Quarry area have an unfinished colossus while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. The unfinished obelisk is the most interesting because of its sheer scale, if completed it would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur and for the blocks of pink granite to be removed. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred near the top. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, upright, landscape, Northern, quarry, granite, pink, red, obelisk, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, Diorite, balls, pounded, pounding, copper, iron, heat, charcoal, fracturing, split, tools, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, entrance, 2000, slide, film, 35mm, format, Fuji, Velvia, daylight, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual
Aswan Quarry EG00455jhp 
 Granite huge Quarry workings techniques holes metal working Aswan Egypt seen in this popular place, the quarry of the unfinished obelisk, visited usually after the package tour excursion to Philae Island as it is located in the Northern Quarries on the outskirts of Aswan itself. There are other quarries and two in the South Quarry area have an unfinished colossus while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. These remains of regularly cut holes are probably dating from Ptolemaic and Roman times when copper and iron tools were used, hundreds of year after the unfinished obelisk was abandoned. It is most interesting because of its sheer scale which, if completed, would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred near the top. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying as illustrated in this photo showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur possibly using a variant on the ‘feather and plug’ method removing the blocks of pink granite to be removed but from a much later period. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, upright, landscape, Northern, Ptolemaic, Roman, quarry, granite, pink, red, obelisk, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, Diorite, balls, pounded, pounding, metal, copper, iron, chisel, marks, heat, charcoal, fracturing, split, tools, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, entrance, 2000, slide, film, 35mm, format, Fuji, Velvia, daylight, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual
Aswan Quarry EG00454jhp 
 Granite huge Quarry workings techniques chisel marks remains pink Aswan Egypt seen in this popular place, the quarry of the unfinished obelisk, visited usually after the package tour excursion to Philae Island as it is located in the Northern Quarries on the outskirts of Aswan itself. There are other quarries and two in the South Quarry area have an unfinished colossus while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. These remains of regularly cut holes are probably dating from Ptolemaic and Roman times when copper and iron tools were used, hundreds of year after the unfinished obelisk was abandoned. It is most interesting because of its sheer scale which, if completed, would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred near the top. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying as illustrated in this photo showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur possibly using a variant on the ‘feather and plug’ method removing the blocks of pink granite to be removed but from a much later period. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, landscape, Northern, Ptolemaic, Roman, quarry, granite, pink, red, obelisk, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, Diorite, balls, pounded, pounding, copper, iron, heat, charcoal, fracturing, split, tools, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, entrance, 2000, slide, film, 35mm, format, Fuji, Velvia, daylight, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual
Aswan Quarry EG00453jhp 
 Granite pink red Quarry chisel cuts workings techniques Aswan Egypt seen in this popular place, the quarry of the unfinished obelisk, visited usually after the package tour excursion to Philae Island as it is located in the Northern Quarries on the outskirts of Aswan itself. There are other quarries and two in the South Quarry area have an unfinished colossus while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. These remains of regularly cut holes are probably dating from Ptolemaic and Roman times when copper and iron tools were used, hundreds of year after the unfinished obelisk was abandoned. It is most interesting because of its sheer scale which, if completed, would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred near the top. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying as illustrated in this photo showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur possibly using a variant on the ‘feather and plug’ method removing the blocks of pink granite to be removed but from a much later period. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, upright, landscape, Northern, Ptolemaic, Roman, quarry, granite, pink, red, obelisk, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, Diorite, balls, pounded, pounding, copper, iron, chisel, marks, heat, charcoal, fracturing, split, metal, tools, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, entrance, 2000, slide, film, 35mm, format, Fuji, Velvia, daylight, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual
Aswan Quarry EG00452jhp 
 Granite closeup quarry Ptolemaic Roman techniques slots line fracture technique Aswan Egypt seen in this popular place, the quarry of the unfinished obelisk, visited usually after the package tour excursion to Philae Island as it is located in the Northern Quarries on the outskirts of Aswan itself. There are other quarries and two in the South Quarry area have an unfinished colossus while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. These remains of regularly cut holes are probably dating from Ptolemaic and Roman times when copper and iron tools were used, hundreds of year after the unfinished obelisk was abandoned. It is most interesting because of its sheer scale which, if completed, would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred near the top. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying as illustrated in this photo showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur possibly using a variant on the ‘feather and plug’ method removing the blocks of pink granite to be removed but from a much later period. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, landscape, Northern, Ptolemaic, Roman, quarry, granite, pink, red, obelisk, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, Diorite, balls, pounded, pounding, copper, iron, chisel, marks, heat, charcoal, fracturing, split, metal, tools, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, entrance, 2000, slide, film, 35mm, format, Fuji, Velvia, daylight, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual
Aswan Quarry EG004515jhp 
 Granite pink grey Quarry workings panorama later techniques Aswan Egypt seen in this popular place, the quarry of the unfinished obelisk, visited usually after the package tour excursion to Philae Island as it is located in the Northern Quarries on the outskirts of Aswan itself. There are other quarries and two in the South Quarry area have an unfinished colossus while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. These remains of regularly cut holes are probably dating from Ptolemaic and Roman times when copper and iron tools were used, hundreds of year after the unfinished obelisk was abandoned. It is most interesting because of its sheer scale which, if completed, would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred near the top. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying as illustrated in this photo showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur possibly using a variant on the ‘feather and plug’ method removing the blocks of pink granite to be removed but from a much later period. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, landscape, Northern, Ptolemaic, Roman, quarry, granite, pink, red, obelisk, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, Diorite, balls, pounded, pounding, copper, iron, chisel, marks, heat, charcoal, fracturing, split, metal, tools, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, entrance, 2000, slide, film, 35mm, format, Fuji, Velvia, daylight, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual
Aswan Quarry EG004514jhp 
 Granite huge Quarry metal teeth late workings remains technique Aswan Egypt seen in this popular place, the quarry of the unfinished obelisk, visited usually after the package tour excursion to Philae Island as it is located in the Northern Quarries on the outskirts of Aswan itself. There are other quarries and two in the South Quarry area have an unfinished colossus while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. These remains of regularly cut holes are probably dating from Ptolemaic and Roman times when copper and iron tools were used, hundreds of year after the unfinished obelisk was abandoned. It is most interesting because of its sheer scale which, if completed, would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred near the top. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying as illustrated in this photo showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur possibly using a variant on the ‘feather and plug’ method removing the blocks of pink granite to be removed but from a much later period. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, landscape, Northern, Ptolemaic, Roman, quarry, granite, pink, red, obelisk, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, Diorite, balls, pounded, pounding, copper, iron, chisel, marks, heat, charcoal, fracturing, split, metal, tools, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, entrance, 2000, slide, film, 35mm, format, Fuji, Velvia, daylight, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual
Aswan Quarry EG004513jhp 
 Granite Quarry general overview old workings levels removed Aswan Egypt seen in this popular place, the quarry of the unfinished obelisk, visited usually after the package tour excursion to Philae Island as it is located in the Northern Quarries on the outskirts of Aswan itself. There are other quarries and two in the South Quarry area have an unfinished colossus while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. These remains of regularly cut holes are probably dating from Ptolemaic and Roman times when copper and iron tools were used, hundreds of year after the unfinished obelisk was abandoned. It is most interesting because of its sheer scale which, if completed, would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred near the top. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying as illustrated in this photo showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur possibly using a variant on the ‘feather and plug’ method removing the blocks of pink granite to be removed but from a much later period. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, landscape, Northern, Ptolemaic, Roman, quarry, granite, pink, red, obelisk, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, Diorite, balls, pounded, pounding, copper, iron, chisel, marks, heat, charcoal, fracturing, split, metal, tools, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, entrance, 2000, slide, film, 35mm, format, Fuji, Velvia, daylight, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual
Aswan Quarry EG004512jhp 
 Unfinished Obelisk Granite huge split side view fractured Quarry Aswan Egypt holiday package a popular place visited usually after the package tour excursion to Philae Island as it is located in the Northern Quarries on the outskirts of Aswan itself. There are other quarries and two in the South Quarry area have an unfinished colossus while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. The unfinished obelisk is the most interesting because of its sheer scale, if completed it would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur and for the blocks of pink granite to be removed. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred near the top. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, landscape, Northern, Ptolemaic, Roman, quarry, granite, pink, red, obelisk, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, Diorite, balls, pounded, pounding, copper, iron, chisel, marks, heat, charcoal, fracturing, split, metal, tools, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, entrance, 2000, slide, film, 35mm, format, Fuji, Velvia, daylight, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual
Aswan Quarry EG004511jhp 
 Unfinished Obelisk Granite huge top view broken fracture Quarry Aswan Egypt holiday package a popular place visited usually after the package tour excursion to Philae Island as it is located in the Northern Quarries on the outskirts of Aswan itself. There are other quarries and two in the South Quarry area have an unfinished colossus while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. The unfinished obelisk is the most interesting because of its sheer scale, if completed it would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur and for the blocks of pink granite to be removed. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred near the top. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, landscape, Northern, Ptolemaic, Roman, quarry, granite, pink, red, obelisk, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, Diorite, balls, pounded, pounding, copper, iron, chisel, marks, heat, charcoal, fracturing, split, metal, tools, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, entrance, 2000, slide, film, 35mm, format, Fuji, Velvia, daylight, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual
Aswan Quarry EG9617232jhp 
 Unfinished Obelisk Granite huge top view centre fracture Quarry Aswan Egypt holiday package a popular place visited usually after the package tour excursion to Philae Island as it is located in the Northern Quarries on the outskirts of Aswan itself. There are other quarries and two in the South Quarry area have an unfinished colossus while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. The unfinished obelisk is the most interesting because of its sheer scale, if completed it would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur and for the blocks of pink granite to be removed. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred near the end as can be seen in this photo. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, upright, landscape, Northern, quarry, granite, pink, red, obelisk, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, entrance, 1996, slide, film, 35mm, format, Fuji RD, daylight, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual
Aswan Quarry EG9617231jhp 
 Unfinished Obelisk Granite central over view fractured Quarry Aswan Egypt holiday package a popular place visited usually after the package tour excursion to Philae Island as it is located in the Northern Quarries on the outskirts of Aswan itself. There are other quarries and two in the South Quarry area have an unfinished colossus while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. The unfinished obelisk is the most interesting because of its sheer scale, if completed it would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur and for the blocks of pink granite to be removed. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred near the end as can be seen in this photo. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, upright, landscape, Northern, quarry, granite, pink, red, obelisk, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, entrance, 1996, slide, film, 35mm, format, Fuji RD, daylight, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual
Aswan Quarry EG9617230jhp 
 Unfinished Obelisk Granite channel pounded trench Quarry Aswan Egypt holiday package a popular place visited usually after the package tour excursion to Philae Island as it is located in the Northern Quarries on the outskirts of Aswan itself. There are other quarries and two in the South Quarry area have an unfinished colossus while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. The unfinished obelisk is the most interesting because of its sheer scale, if completed it would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur and for the blocks of pink granite to be removed. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred near the top. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, upright, landscape, Northern, quarry, granite, pink, red, obelisk, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, entrance, 1996, slide, film, 35mm, format, Fuji RD, daylight, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, manual
Aswan Quarry EG02cf90178jhp 
 Unfinished Obelisk Granite huge damage fractured Quarry Aswan Egypt high view holiday package a popular place visited usually after the package tour excursion to Philae Island as it is located in the Northern Quarries on the outskirts of Aswan itself. There are other quarries and two in the South Quarry area have an unfinished colossus while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. The unfinished obelisk is the most interesting because of its sheer scale, if completed it would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur and for the blocks of pink granite to be removed. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred at the very far end. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, landscape, Northern, quarry, granite, pink, red, obelisk, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, Diorite, ball, pounded, pounding, channels, gullies, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, entrance, 2002, Fuji S2, 35mm, format, digital, DSLR
Aswan Quarry EG02cf90179jhp 
 Unfinished Obelisk Granite Quarry Aswan Egypt general over view panorama holiday package a popular place visited usually after the package tour excursion to Philae Island as it is located in the Northern Quarries on the outskirts of Aswan itself. There are other quarries and two in the South Quarry area have an unfinished colossus while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. The unfinished obelisk is the most interesting because of its sheer scale, if completed it would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur and for the blocks of pink granite to be removed. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred at the very far end. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, upright, landscape, Northern, quarry, granite, pink, red, obelisk, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, Diorite, ball, pounded, pounding, channels, gullies, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, entrance, 2002, Fuji S2, 35mm, format, digital, DSLR
Aswan Quarry EG02cf90177jhp 
 Unfinished Obelisk Granite channel hole pounded Diorite Quarry Aswan Egypt holiday package a popular place visited usually after the package tour excursion to Philae Island as it is located in the Northern Quarries on the outskirts of Aswan itself. There are other quarries and two in the South Quarry area have an unfinished colossus while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. The unfinished obelisk is the most interesting because of its sheer scale, if completed it would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur and for the blocks of pink granite to be removed. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred at the very far end. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, landscape, Northern, quarry, granite, pink, red, obelisk, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, Diorite, ball, pounding, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, entrance, 2002, Fuji S2, 35mm, format, digital, DSLR
Aswan Quarry EG02cf90176jhp 
 Unfinished Obelisk Granite channel gully long view fractured Quarry Aswan Egypt holiday package a popular place visited usually after the package tour excursion to Philae Island as it is located in the Northern Quarries on the outskirts of Aswan itself. There are other quarries and two in the South Quarry area have an unfinished colossus while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. The unfinished obelisk is the most interesting because of its sheer scale, if completed it would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur and for the blocks of pink granite to be removed. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred at the very far end. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, upright, landscape, Northern, quarry, granite, pink, red, obelisk, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, Diorite, ball, pounded, pounding, channels, gullies, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, entrance, 2002, Fuji S2, 35mm, format, digital, DSLR
Aswan Quarry EG02cf90175jhp 
 Unfinished Obelisk deep channel gully long view Quarry Aswan Egyptian holiday package a popular place visited usually after the package tour excursion to Philae Island as it is located in the Northern Quarries on the outskirts of Aswan itself. There are other quarries and two in the South Quarry area have an unfinished colossus while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. The unfinished obelisk is the most interesting because of its sheer scale, if completed it would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur and for the blocks of pink granite to be removed. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred at the very far end. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, upright, landscape, Northern, quarry, granite, pink, red, obelisk, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, Diorite, ball, pounded, pounding, channels, gullies, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, entrance, 2002, Fuji S2, 35mm, format, digital, DSLR
Aswan Quarry EG02cf90174jhp 
 Unfinished Obelisk Granite split side view fractured Quarry Aswan Egypt holiday package a popular place visited usually after the package tour excursion to Philae Island as it is located in the Northern Quarries on the outskirts of Aswan itself. There are other quarries and two in the South Quarry area have an unfinished colossus while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. The unfinished obelisk is the most interesting because of its sheer scale, if completed it would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur and for the blocks of pink granite to be removed. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred at the very far end. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, upright, landscape, Northern, quarry, granite, pink, red, obelisk, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, entrance, 2002, Fuji S2, 35mm, format, digital, DSLR
Aswan Quarry EG02155ajhp 
 Unfinished Ramses Colossus Granite abandoned hill top Tlaina Quarry Aswan Southern Egypt holiday package a popular place visited after considerable difficulty but thanks to my wonderful guide Suzanne Salama who arranged a taxi driver for me. The journey through the back streets, military zones and industrial sites was fascinating enough but even the taxi driver had to ask twice for directions. It was eventually not that far from a so-called sculpture park that I had ‘discovered’ the previous year on the same search but failed to find the colossus. There are other quarries and two in the Southern Quarry area of which Tlaina has this unfinished colossus, another statue is at Shallal Quarry while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. It is thought that a fracture in the shoulder of this statue of Ramses 11 might be why it was abandoned and further down the hill an unfinished square base has also been found as well as evidence of a ramp or track way that was being prepared for its transportation when completed.

The famous unfinished obelisk is the most interesting because of its sheer scale, if completed it would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur and for the blocks of pink granite to be removed. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies or channels with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred at the very far end. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, landscape, Southern, Tlaina, quarry, granite, pink, red, colossus, Ramesside, Ramasses, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, hill, top, onlookers, locals, Egyptians, 2002, negative, film, 35mm, format, daylight, scanned, scan
Aswan Quarry EG02154ajhp 
 Unfinished Colossus Granite abandoned head face Ramses Tlaina Quarry Southern Aswan Egypt holiday package a popular place visited after considerable difficulty but thanks to my wonderful guide Suzanne Salama who arranged a taxi driver for me. The journey through the back streets, military zones and industrial sites was fascinating enough but even the taxi driver had to ask twice for directions. It was eventually not that far from a so-called sculpture park that I had ‘discovered’ the previous year on the same search but failed to find the colossus. There are other quarries and two in the Southern Quarry area of which Tlaina has this unfinished colossus, another statue is at Shallal Quarry while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. It is thought that a fracture in the shoulder of this statue of Ramses 11 might be why it was abandoned and further down the hill an unfinished square base has also been found as well as evidence of a ramp or track way that was being prepared for its transportation when completed.
The famous unfinished obelisk is the most interesting because of its sheer scale, if completed it would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur and for the blocks of pink granite to be removed. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies or channels with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred at the very far end. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, landscape, Southern, Tlaina, quarry, granite, pink, red, colossus, Ramesside, Ramasses, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, hill, top, onlookers, locals, Egyptians, 2002, negative, film, 35mm, format, daylight, scanned, scan
Aswan Quarry EG02153ajhp 
 Unfinished Colossus Granite base feet abandoned Tlaina Quarry Southern Aswan Egypt holiday package a popular place visited after considerable difficulty but thanks to my wonderful guide Suzanne Salama who arranged a taxi driver for me. The journey through the back streets, military zones and industrial sites was fascinating enough but even the taxi driver had to ask twice for directions. It was eventually not that far from a so-called sculpture park that I had ‘discovered’ the previous year on the same search but failed to find the colossus. There are other quarries and two in the Southern Quarry area of which Tlaina has this unfinished colossus, another statue is at Shallal Quarry while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. It is thought that a fracture in the shoulder of this statue of Ramses 11 might be why it was abandoned and further down the hill an unfinished square base has also been found as well as evidence of a ramp or track way that was being prepared for its transportation when completed.

The famous unfinished obelisk is the most interesting because of its sheer scale, if completed it would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur and for the blocks of pink granite to be removed. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies or channels with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred at the very far end. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, upright, landscape, Southern, Tlaina, quarry, granite, pink, red, colossus, Ramesside, Ramasses, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, hill, top, onlookers, locals, Egyptians, 2002, negative, film, 35mm, format, daylight, scanned, scan
Aswan Quarry EG02152ajhp 
 Unfinished Colossus Granite rear Egyptians locals abandoned Tlaina Quarry Southern Aswan Egypt holiday package a popular place visited after considerable difficulty but thanks to my wonderful guide Suzanne Salama who arranged a taxi driver for me. The journey through the back streets, military zones and industrial sites was fascinating enough but even the taxi driver had to ask twice for directions. It was eventually not that far from a so-called sculpture park that I had ‘discovered’ the previous year on the same search but failed to find the colossus. There are other quarries and two in the Southern Quarry area of which Tlaina has this unfinished colossus, another statue is at Shallal Quarry while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. It is thought that a fracture in the shoulder of this statue of Ramses 11 might be why it was abandoned and further down the hill an unfinished square base has also been found as well as evidence of a ramp or track way that was being prepared for its transportation when completed.

The famous unfinished obelisk is the most interesting because of its sheer scale, if completed it would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur and for the blocks of pink granite to be removed. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies or channels with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred at the very far end. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, landscape, Southern, Tlaina, quarry, granite, pink, red, colossus, Ramesside, Ramasses, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, hill, top, onlookers, locals, Egyptians, 2002, negative, film, 35mm, format, daylight, scanned, scan
Aswan Quarry EG02151ajhp 
 Unfinished Colossus Granite abandoned fractured rear Tlaina Quarry Southern Aswan Egypt holiday package a popular place visited after considerable difficulty but thanks to my wonderful guide Suzanne Salama who arranged a taxi driver for me. The journey through the back streets, military zones and industrial sites was fascinating enough but even the taxi driver had to ask twice for directions. It was eventually not that far from a so-called sculpture park that I had ‘discovered’ the previous year on the same search but failed to find the colossus. There are other quarries and two in the Southern Quarry area of which Tlaina has this unfinished colossus, another statue is at Shallal Quarry while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. It is thought that a fracture in the shoulder of this statue of Ramses 11 might be why it was abandoned and further down the hill an unfinished square base has also been found as well as evidence of a ramp or track way that was being prepared for its transportation when completed.

The famous unfinished obelisk is the most interesting because of its sheer scale, if completed it would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur and for the blocks of pink granite to be removed. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies or channels with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred at the very far end. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, landscape, Southern, Tlaina, quarry, granite, pink, red, colossus, Ramesside, Ramasses, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, hill, top, onlookers, locals, Egyptians, 2002, negative, film, 35mm, format, daylight, scanned, scan
Aswan Quarry EG94423jhp 
 Unfinished Obelisk Granite huge abandoned fractured Quarry Aswan Egypt holiday package a popular place visited usually after the package tour excursion to Philae Island as it is located in the Northern Quarries on the outskirts of Aswan itself. There are other quarries and two in the South Quarry area have an unfinished colossus while another has an unfinished sarcophagus. The unfinished obelisk is the most interesting because of its sheer scale, if completed it would have been one of the largest ever cut out but it gives an idea of the techniques used to extract these monsters. Around the area are the remains of other stone quarrying showing how holes were cut in the rock in a series of runs that allowed fractures to occur and for the blocks of pink granite to be removed. Diorite, a very hard mineral stone was used as hammer balls to pound the granite and on either side of this obelisk can be seen deep gullies with bowled floors showing the depth penetrated. This obelisk is thought to have been abandoned when a fracture occurred at the very far end. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Aswan, River, Nile, Nubia, upright, landscape, Northern, quarry, granite, pink, red, obelisk, unfinished, workmanship, techniques, huge, scale, abandoned, fractured, history, antiquity, ancient, Egyptian, package, trip, Egyptology, entrance, 1996, slide, film, medium, format, transparency, 645, Bronica, ETRSi, daylight, scanned, scan
High Dam Aswan EG94421jhp 
 Aswan High Dam River Nile Lake Nasser Egypt construction huge project from 1960 to 1969 ultimately led to the relocation of many Egyptian temples from Abu Simbel to Philae. In the distance is the crown like monument built by the Russian workmen in celebration of the completion of the project which they built. The High Dam is often visited during a trip to the Unfinished Obelisk in a local quarry as a break from many other after the Philae island excursion with many trips offered on the river to hotels, Elephantine Island and Museum, Kitchener Botanical Gardens and trips in feluccas to the Nubian Villages or Cataracts and the western bank with Aga Khan Mausoleum or camel rides into the desert to visit St Simeon monastery. Along the promenade are restaurants, berths of cruiseboats, ferry landing areas and to the south the Municipal Gardens, the Coptic Cathedral and the old and new Cataract Hotels, the former of course made famous in the film Death on the Nile. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Aswan, City, River, Nile, High, Dam, British, Russian, monument, Lake, Nasser, reservoir, second, largest, Africa, waterfront, riverside, upright, landscape, rocks, boulders, granite, electricity, hydro, Nilometer, island, museum, temples, ancient, predynastic, strategic, 1994, slide, film, 645, transparency, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi
Corniche Aswan EG961681jhp 
 Aswan Corniche River Nile Waterfront Egypt berths feluccas ferry cruiseboat view for trips on the river to hotels, Elephantine Island and Museum, Kitchener Botanical Gardens and trips in feluccas to the Nubian Villages or Cataracts and the western bank with Aga Khan Mausoleum or camel rides into the desert to visit St Simeon monastery. Along the promenade are restaurants, berths of cruiseboats, ferry landing areas and to the south the Municipal Gardens, the Coptic Cathedral and the old and new Cataract Hotels, the former of course made famous in the film Death on the Nile. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Aswan, City, River, Nile, waterfront, riverside, promenade, esplanade, berths, restaurants, ferry, felucca, feluccas, sailing, boats, cruiseboats, motorboats, street, municipal, gardens, park, landscape, rocks, boulders, granite, Coptic, Cathedral, Oberoi, Hotel, square, tower, Nilometer, cartouches, Elephantine, island, museum, temples, ancient, predynastic, strategic, 1996, scanned, scan, 645, slide, film, transparency, Bronica, ETRSi
Aswan Waterfront EG94432jhp 
 Aswan Promenade River Nile Waterfront Egypt feluccas RA11 bow berth for trips on the river to hotels, Elephantine Island and Museum, Kitchener Botanical Gardens and trips in feluccas to the Nubian Villages or Cataracts and the western bank with Aga Khan Mausoleum or camel rides into the desert to visit St Simeon monastery. Along the promenade are restaurants, berths of cruiseboats, ferry landing areas and to the south the Municipal Gardens, the Coptic Cathedral and the old and new Cataract Hotels, the former of course made famous in the film Death on the Nile. The bow of the RA11, an Eastmar operated cruiseboat lifted up to allow it to tuck in closer in the restricted space. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Aswan, City, River, Nile, waterfront, riverside, promenade, esplanade, berths, restaurants, ferry, felucca, feluccas, sailing, boats, cruiseboats, motorboats, street, municipal, gardens, park, upright, landscape, rocks, boulders, granite, Coptic, Cathedral, Oberoi, Hotel, square, tower, Nilometer, cartouches, Elephantine, island, museum, temples, ancient, predynastic, strategic, scanned, scan, slide, 645, transparency, film, Bronica, ERTSi, 1994, Eastmar, RA11, cruiseboat
Aswan River Nile EG052707jhp 
 Egypt Aswan river Nile cataracts boulders granite desert west bank part of a trip to visit to the cataract islands such as Seheil and on the return a chance to see the upper reaches of the Nile and its cataracts between Aswan City proper and the British Dam. What is also important is the close awareness of the inhospitable nature of the cataracts, now benign because of the impact of the two dams across the river, but imagining these huge rocks in a Nile inundation and one could understand the barrier that it created for those travellers trying to head further south by boat. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, ancient, Aswan, city, River, Nile, East, West, Bank, Nubia, Nubian, sand, dunes, motorboat, cataracts, water, riverside, riverbank, 2005 landscape, palm, trees, travel, tourists, tourism, cruise, islands, Seheil, Sehel, wildlife, birds, desert, inundation, flooding, vegetation, trees, scrub, bushes, conservation, granite, roicks, boulders, rounded, shrine, dome
Aswan River Nile EG052703jhp 
 Aswan River Nile Egypt Aga Khan Mausoleum fertile oasis riverside house boat trip on the river returning from a visit to Sehgeil Island and its famous Rock Carvings. Looking across the River Nile to the modern Mausoleum of the Aga Khan on the West Bank passing some green fertile patches by the riverside. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Aswan, City, River, Nile, waterfront, riverside, promenade, esplanade, Nubian, Village, boat, trip, holiday, house, colourful, landscape, rocks, boulders, granite, island, Islamic, saint, venerated, prominent, hilltop, Begum, widow, Fatimids, Shii, sect, Ismaili, Muslims, Mausoleum, Aga, Khan, third, west, bank
Aswan River Nile EG052682jhp 
 Egypt Aswan river Nile granite rocks island westbank desert dunes excursion part of a trip to visit to the cataract islands such as Seheil and on the return a chance to see the upper reaches of the Nile and its cataracts between Aswan City proper and the British Dam. What is also important is the close awareness of the inhospitable nature of the cataracts, now benign because of the impact of the two dams across the river, but imagining these huge rocks in a Nile inundation and one could understand the barrier that it created for those travellers trying to head further south by boat. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, ancient, Aswan, city, River, Nile, West, Bank, Nubia, Nubian, sand, dunes, motorboat, cataracts, water, riverside, riverbank, 2005, landscape, trees, island, rocks, smoothed, water, erosion, desert, inundation, flooding, vegetation, trees, scrub, bushes, conservation
Aswan River Nile EG052854jhp 
 Aswan River Nile Egyptian cataract motorboats race close tourists water trip for on the river to the Nubian Village in this case and it is rather exhilerating race through the rock strewn cataracts by motorboat but can also be a more sedate felucca sail from the hotels or cruiseboat to Elephantine Island and Museum, Kitchener Botanical Gardens, the Nubian Village, Cataracts or the western bank with Aga Khan Mausoleum or camel rides into the desert to visit St Simeon monastery. Along the Aswan promenade are restaurants, berths of cruiseboats, ferry landing areas and to the south the Municipal Gardens, the Coptic Cathedral and the old and new Cataract Hotels, the former of course made famous in the film Death on the Nile. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Aswan, City, River, Nile, waterfront, riverside, promenade, esplanade, Nubian, Village, boat, trip, tourists, passengers, colourful, speeding, exhilerating, fun, motorboats, upright, wash, rocks, boulders, granite, islands
Aswan River Nile EG052853jhp 
 Aswan River Nile Egypt cataract motorboats passengers camerman people tourists trip for on the river to the Nubian Village in this case and it is rather exhilerating race through the rock strewn cataracts by motorboat but can also be a more sedate felucca sail from the hotels or cruiseboat to Elephantine Island and Museum, Kitchener Botanical Gardens, the Nubian Village, Cataracts or the western bank with Aga Khan Mausoleum or camel rides into the desert to visit St Simeon monastery. Along the Aswan promenade are restaurants, berths of cruiseboats, ferry landing areas and to the south the Municipal Gardens, the Coptic Cathedral and the old and new Cataract Hotels, the former of course made famous in the film Death on the Nile. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Aswan, City, River, Nile, waterfront, riverside, promenade, esplanade, Nubian, Village, boat, trip, tourists, passengers, colourful, speeding, exhilerating, fun, motorboats, landscape, rocks, boulders, granite, islands
Aswan River Nile EG052852jhp 
 Aswan River Nile Egyptian cataract motorboats boulders race tourists trip for on the river to the Nubian Village in this case and it is rather exhilerating race through the rock strewn cataracts by motorboat but can also be a more sedate felucca sail from the hotels or cruiseboat to Elephantine Island and Museum, Kitchener Botanical Gardens, the Nubian Village, Cataracts or the western bank with Aga Khan Mausoleum or camel rides into the desert to visit St Simeon monastery. Along the Aswan promenade are restaurants, berths of cruiseboats, ferry landing areas and to the south the Municipal Gardens, the Coptic Cathedral and the old and new Cataract Hotels, the former of course made famous in the film Death on the Nile. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Aswan, City, River, Nile, waterfront, riverside, promenade, esplanade, Nubian, Village, boat, trip, tourists, passengers, colours, colors, colourful, speeding, exhilerating, fun, motorboats, landscape, rocks, boulders, granite, islands
Aswan River Nile EG052851jhp 
 Aswan River Nile Egyptian motorboats visitors passengers camerman roof perched trip for on the river to the Nubian Village in this case and it is rather exhilerating race through the rock strewn cataracts by motorboat but can also be a more sedate felucca sail from the hotels or cruiseboat to Elephantine Island and Museum, Kitchener Botanical Gardens, the Nubian Village, Cataracts or the western bank with Aga Khan Mausoleum or camel rides into the desert to visit St Simeon monastery. Along the Aswan promenade are restaurants, berths of cruiseboats, ferry landing areas and to the south the Municipal Gardens, the Coptic Cathedral and the old and new Cataract Hotels, the former of course made famous in the film Death on the Nile. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Aswan, City, River, Nile, waterfront, riverside, promenade, esplanade, Nubian, Village, boat, trip, tourists, passengers, colourful, speeding, exhilerating, fun, motorboats, camerman, roof, perched, landscape, rocks, boulders, granite, islands
Aswan River Nile EG052850jhp 
 Aswan River Nile Egypt cataract motorboats boulders passengers race trip for on the river to the Nubian Village in this case and it is rather exhilerating race through the rock strewn cataracts by motorboat but can also be a more sedate felucca sail from the hotels or cruiseboat to Elephantine Island and Museum, Kitchener Botanical Gardens, the Nubian Village, Cataracts or the western bank with Aga Khan Mausoleum or camel rides into the desert to visit St Simeon monastery. Along the Aswan promenade are restaurants, berths of cruiseboats, ferry landing areas and to the south the Municipal Gardens, the Coptic Cathedral and the old and new Cataract Hotels, the former of course made famous in the film Death on the Nile. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Aswan, City, River, Nile, waterfront, riverside, promenade, esplanade, Nubian, Village, boat, trip, tourists, passengers, colourful, speeding, exhilerating, fun, motorboats, landscape, rocks, boulders, granite, islands
Aswan River Nile EG052849jhp 
 Aswan River Nile Egypt cataract motorboat boulders boat trip for on the river to the Nubian Village in this case and it is rather exhilerating race through the rock strewn cataracts by motorboat but can also be a more sedate felucca sail from the hotels or cruiseboat to Elephantine Island and Museum, Kitchener Botanical Gardens, the Nubian Village, Cataracts or the western bank with Aga Khan Mausoleum or camel rides into the desert to visit St Simeon monastery. Along the Aswan promenade are restaurants, berths of cruiseboats, ferry landing areas and to the south the Municipal Gardens, the Coptic Cathedral and the old and new Cataract Hotels, the former of course made famous in the film Death on the Nile. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Aswan, City, River, Nile, waterfront, riverside, promenade, esplanade, Nubian, Village, boat, trip, tourists, passengers, colourful, speeding, exhilerating, fun, motorboats, landscape, rocks, boulders, granite, islands
Aswan Oberoi & Felucca EG052730jhp 
 Aswan River Nile Elephantine Island Oberoi Hotel Egypt felucca sailing landing points for trips on the river to hotels, Elephantine Island and Museum, Kitchener Botanical Gardens and trips in feluccas to the Nubian Villages or Cataracts and the western bank with Aga Khan Mausoleum or camel rides into the desert to visit St Simeon monastery. Along the promenade are restaurants, berths of cruiseboats, ferry landing areas and to the south the Municipal Gardens, the Coptic Cathedral and the old and new Cataract Hotels, the former of course made famous in the film Death on the Nile. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Aswan, City, River, Nile, waterfront, riverside, promenade, esplanade, berths, restaurants, ferry, felucca, feluccas, sailing, boats, cruiseboats, motorboats, street, municipal, gardens, park, landscape, rocks, boulders, granite, Oberoi, Hotel, square, tower, Nilometer, cartouches, Elephantine, island, ancient, predynastic, strategic, Nubian, village, houses
Aswan Nilometer EG052719jhp 
 Aswan River Nile boulders cartouches Psamtik Neferibre Egyptian Nubia Elephantine as seen from the river trips to hotels, Elephantine Island, the Nilometer and Museum, Kitchener Botanical Gardens and trips in feluccas to the Nubian Villages or Cataracts and the western bank with Aga Khan Mausoleum or camel rides into the desert to visit St Simeon monastery. Along the promenade are restaurants, berths of cruiseboats, ferry landing areas and to the south the Municipal Gardens, the Coptic Cathedral and the old and new Cataract Hotels, the former of course made famous in the film Death on the Nile. The cartouches on this huge granite boulders near the Nilometer are of Psamtik 11 record his military expeditions into Nubia in 592BC and graffiti from some of his mercanary soldiers has been found on the Abu Simbel Statues. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Aswan, City, River, Nile, waterfront, riverside, promenade, esplanade, berths, restaurants, ferry, felucca, feluccas, sailing, boats, motorboat, landscape, rocks, boulders, granite, carvings, Nilometer, cartouches, Elephantine, island, museum, temples, ancient, predynastic, strategic, cartouches, Psamtik, Psammetichus, Neferibre, Nubia, military, foray
Aswan Nilometer EG052718jhp 
 Aswan River Nile Nilometer cartouche Psamtik Egypt Nubia Elephantine as seen from the river trips to hotels, Elephantine Island, the Nilometer and Museum, Kitchener Botanical Gardens and trips in feluccas to the Nubian Villages or Cataracts and the western bank with Aga Khan Mausoleum or camel rides into the desert to visit St Simeon monastery. Along the promenade are restaurants, berths of cruiseboats, ferry landing areas and to the south the Municipal Gardens, the Coptic Cathedral and the old and new Cataract Hotels, the former of course made famous in the film Death on the Nile. The cartouches on this huge granite boulders near the Nilometer are of Psamtik 11 record his military expeditions into Nubia in 592BC and graffiti from some of his mercanary soldiers has been found on the Abu Simbel Statues. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Aswan, City, River, Nile, waterfront, riverside, promenade, esplanade, berths, restaurants, ferry, felucca, feluccas, sailing, boats, motorboat, landscape, rocks, boulders, granite, Nilometer, cartouches, Elephantine, island, museum, temples, ancient, predynastic, strategic, cartouche, Psamtik, Psammetichus, Nubia, military, foray
Aswan Municipal Gardens EG052722jhp 
 Aswan River Nile Waterfront Egypt Municipal Gardens Cataract hotels boulders seen from a motorboat trip on the river to hotels, Elephantine Island and Museum, Kitchener Botanical Gardens and trips in feluccas to the Nubian Villages or Cataracts and the western bank with Aga Khan Mausoleum or camel rides into the desert to visit St Simeon monastery. Along the promenade are restaurants, berths of cruiseboats, ferry landing areas and to the south the Municipal Gardens which are above these boulders in this photo, the Coptic Cathedral and the old and new Cataract Hotels, the former of course made famous in the film Death on the Nile seen to the right. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Aswan, City, River, Nile, waterfront, riverside, promenade, esplanade, berths, restaurants, ferry, felucca, feluccas, sailing, boats, cruiseboats, motorboats, street, municipal, gardens, park, landscape, rocks, boulders, granite, old, new, Cataract, Hotels, east, bank
Aswan Municipal Gardens EG052721jhp 
 Aswan City Nile Boat trip Egyptian Municipal Gardens Cataract hotels boulders seen from a motorboat trip on the river to hotels, Elephantine Island and Museum, Kitchener Botanical Gardens and trips in feluccas to the Nubian Villages or Cataracts and the western bank with Aga Khan Mausoleum or camel rides into the desert to visit St Simeon monastery. Along the promenade are restaurants, berths of cruiseboats, ferry landing areas and to the south the Municipal Gardens which are above these boulders in this photo, the Coptic Cathedral and the old and new Cataract Hotels, the former of course made famous in the film Death on the Nile seen to the right. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Aswan, City, River, Nile, waterfront, riverside, promenade, esplanade, berths, restaurants, ferry, felucca, feluccas, sailing, boats, cruiseboats, motorboats, street, municipal, gardens, park, landscape, rocks, boulders, granite, old, new, Cataract, Hotels, east, bank
Aswan Elephantine Museum EG052720jhp 
 Aswan River Nile Elephantine Island Museum felucca ferry landing points fone of the trips on the river to hotels, Elephantine Island and Museum seen in this photo, Kitchener Botanical Gardens and trips in feluccas to the Nubian Villages or Cataracts and the western bank with Aga Khan Mausoleum or camel rides into the desert to visit St Simeon monastery. Along the promenade are restaurants, berths of cruiseboats, ferry landing areas and to the south the Municipal Gardens, the Coptic Cathedral and the old and new Cataract Hotels, the former of course made famous in the film Death on the Nile. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Aswan, City, River, Nile, waterfront, riverside, ferry, felucca, feluccas, sailing, boats, motorboat, street, municipal, gardens, park, landscape, rocks, boulders, granite, Nilometer, cartouches, Elephantine, island, museum, temples, ancient, predynastic, strategic
Aswan Elephantine Ferry EG052725jhp 
 Aswan River Nile Waterfront Egypt Elephantine Island feluccas ferry motorboat for trips on the river to hotels, Elephantine Island, Nilometer and Museum seen in the background of this photo, Kitchener Botanical Gardens and trips in feluccas to the Nubian Villages or Cataracts and the western bank with Aga Khan Mausoleum or camel rides into the desert to visit St Simeon monastery. Along the promenade are restaurants, berths of cruiseboats, ferry landing areas and to the south the Municipal Gardens, the Coptic Cathedral and the old and new Cataract Hotels, the former of course made famous in the film Death on the Nile. 
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Aswan Coptic Cathedral EG053040JHP 
 Aswan Egyptian Coptic Cathedral granite boulders main road recent construction with geometric domes and the large towers as seen from the main road running from the promenade out to the airport, British and High Dam and Philae Island passing the modern Nubian Museum and large Islamic Cemetery into outskirts rapidly being developed as the city expands. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Aswan, River Nile, Coptic, Cathedral, church, Christian, religion, religious, modern, new, road, street, towers, domes, cross, landscape, Egyptian, modern, building

Egypt > Aswan Nubian Museum (1 file)

Aswan Museum Coronation Stele EG052947JHP 
 Aswan Egyptian Nubian Museum Coronation Stele exhibit of King Aspalta from Gebel Barkal and in a modern air-conditioned building whose foundations were laid in 1986, opened in 1997 and organised through UNESCO. Very low artificial light makes general photography difficult as well as affecting accurate colour balance. This now appears to be the only museum in Egypt where photography is still allowed although it is not easy as the ambient lighting is extremely subdued for conservation reasons. 
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Egypt > Cairo City (1 file)

Photos relating to the City itself and River Nile activities. The Museum and Giza Pyramids are in separate galleries.
Cairo Nile Obelisk Cartouche 6715EG07JHP 
 Ramasses Obelisk carving deep cut cartouche Gezira Island River Nile Cairo, this Aswan granite Obelisk with its deep cut cartouche of Ramses 11 came from Tanis and was erected in 1958 so that the Egyptian Capital had one. It is located in the Al Andalus Gardens and is near a very pleasant restaurant on a retired Aswan cruiseboat berthed by the water. 
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Egypt > Edfu Temple (150 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 Temple EG203629jhp 
 Edfu Temple carvings Egypt exterior pylon rear Ptolemy Horus large of this temple located by the River Nile and is one of the main visits for most Luxor to Aswan cruise packages. This photo was taken of the outside of the huge enclosure wall which surrounds the temple giving some idea of the detailed and exquisite carvings that cover all the exterior walls. Edfu is 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. In 200 the normal tourist entrance was from the north and you walked alongside the side of the temple wall and then round to enter the temple proper by the main pylon gate on the south face. However these days the tourist approach is from a new centre situated to the south and walking up to the temple is as was intended after its construction so that the immense pylon dominates as you arrive at the temple. 
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Edfu Temple EG203635jhp 
 Edfu Temple pure place new year chapel shrine Egypt vestibule wabt Nut ceiling sky goddess in this Ptolemaic 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. 
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Edfu Temple EG203633jhp 
 Edfu Temple Colonnaded Court Egypt Ptolemaic courtyard Offerings tourists looking to first hypostyle hall with its famous statues of Horus at either side of the entrance 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. 
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Edfu Temple EG203632jhp 
 Edfu Temple Columns Court Egypt Nile Ptolemaic looking first hypostyle hall with its famous statues of Horus at either side of the entrance 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. 
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Edfu Temple EG203630jhp 
 Edfu Temple Columns Court Egypt Horus statue first hypostyle hall with its famous statues of Horus at either side of the entrance 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. 
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Edfu Temple EG203627jhp 
 Edfu Temple town center street calache horse carriage ride tourist transport to Edfu Temple located by the River Nile and is one of the main visits for most Luxor to Aswan cruise packages. Edfu is 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. In 200 the normal tourist entrance was from the north and you walked alongside the side of the temple wall and then round to enter the temple proper by the main pylon gate on the south face. However these days the tourist approach is from a new centre situated to the south and walking up to the temple is as was intended after its construction so that the immense pylon dominates as you arrive at the temple. Some cruise companies now use coaches as there have been complaints about the care of the horses that has upset visitors and I know on one occasion the driver of the carriage tried to make it race others to get to the temple first-our group warned him no baksheesh and he returned to a walking pace. 
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Edfu Temple EG203821jhp 
 Edfu Temple ambulatory carvings offering scene Hathor dieties wine Egyptian walkway walls sides is located by the River Nile and is one of the main visits for most Luxor to Aswan cruise packages. This photo was taken inside the ambulatory a walled walkway surrounding the temple and which is covered in many beautiful and detailed carvings in sunk relief and although some have been damaged by later Christian zealots the overall quality of this workmanship is awesome. Edfu is 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. 
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Edfu Temple EG203833jhp 
 Edfu Temple Egypt exterior North East face wall construction upgrade of this old entrance approach to this temple located by the River Nile and is one of the main visits for most Luxor to Aswan cruise packages. This photo was taken of the outside of the huge enclosure wall which surrounds the temple giving some idea of the detailed and exquisite carvings that cover all the exterior walls. Edfu is 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. In 200 the normal tourist entrance was from the north and you walked alongside the side of the temple wall and then round to enter the temple proper by the main pylon gate on the south face. However these days the tourist approach is from a new centre situated to the south and walking up to the temple is as was intended after its construction so that the immense pylon dominates as you arrive at the temple. 
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Edfu Temple EG203832jhp 
 Edfu Temple carvings Egyptian exterior North face wall detailed many Gods of this old entrance approach to this temple located by the River Nile and is one of the main visits for most Luxor to Aswan cruise packages. This photo was taken of the outside of the huge enclosure wall which surrounds the temple giving some idea of the detailed and exquisite carvings that cover all the exterior walls. Edfu is 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. In 200 the normal tourist entrance was from the north and you walked alongside the side of the temple wall and then round to enter the temple proper by the main pylon gate on the south face. However these days the tourist approach is from a new centre situated to the south and walking up to the temple is as was intended after its construction so that the immense pylon dominates as you arrive at the temple. 
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Edfu Temple EG203831jhp 
 Edfu Temple Egyptians workmen East side construction modern mudbrick enclosure of this temple located by the River Nile and is one of the main visits for most Luxor to Aswan cruise packages. This photo was taken of the outside of the huge enclosure wall which surrounds the temple giving some idea of the detailed and exquisite carvings that cover all the exterior walls. Edfu is 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. In 200 the normal tourist entrance was from the north and you walked alongside the side of the temple wall and then round to enter the temple proper by the main pylon gate on the south face. However these days the tourist approach is from a new centre situated to the south and walking up to the temple is as was intended after its construction so that the immense pylon dominates as you arrive at the temple. 
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Edfu Temple EG203830jhp 
 Edfu Temple Egypt exterior East wall construction modern rear pylon of this temple located by the River Nile and is one of the main visits for most Luxor to Aswan cruise packages. This photo was taken of the outside of the huge enclosure wall which surrounds the temple giving some idea of the detailed and exquisite carvings that cover all the exterior walls. Edfu is 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. In 200 the normal tourist entrance was from the north and you walked alongside the side of the temple wall and then round to enter the temple proper by the main pylon gate on the south face. However these days the tourist approach is from a new centre situated to the south and walking up to the temple is as was intended after its construction so that the immense pylon dominates as you arrive at the temple. 
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Edfu Temple EG203829jhp 
 Edfu Temple carvings Egyptian exterior East wall detailed many Gods of this temple located by the River Nile and is one of the main visits for most Luxor to Aswan cruise packages. This photo was taken of the outside of the huge enclosure wall which surrounds the temple giving some idea of the detailed and exquisite carvings that cover all the exterior walls. Edfu is 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. In 200 the normal tourist entrance was from the north and you walked alongside the side of the temple wall and then round to enter the temple proper by the main pylon gate on the south face. However these days the tourist approach is from a new centre situated to the south and walking up to the temple is as was intended after its construction so that the immense pylon dominates as you arrive at the temple. 
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Edfu Temple EG203828jhp 
 Edfu Temple ambulatory carvings corner Hathor Hapi Ptolemy Horus Egyptian walkway walls sides is located by the River Nile and is one of the main visits for most Luxor to Aswan cruise packages. This photo was taken inside the ambulatory a walled walkway surrounding the temple and which is covered in many beautiful and detailed carvings in sunk relief and although some have been damaged by later Christian zealots the overall quality of this workmanship is awesome. Edfu is 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. 
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Edfu Temple EG203825jhp 
 Edfu Temple Hapi wine offering carvings reliefs inside Egyptian walkway walls sides is located by the River Nile and is one of the main visits for most Luxor to Aswan cruise packages. This photo was taken inside the ambulatory a walled walkway surrounding the temple and which is covered in many beautiful and detailed carvings in sunk relief and although some have been damaged by later Christian zealots the overall quality of this workmanship is awesome. Edfu is 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. 
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Edfu Temple EG203824jhp 
 Edfu Temple Egypt ambulatory carvings reliefs Maat three feathers unusual query walls sides is located by the River Nile and is one of the main visits for most Luxor to Aswan cruise packages. This photo was taken inside the ambulatory a walled walkway surrounding the temple and which is covered in many beautiful and detailed carvings in sunk relief and although some have been damaged by later Christian zealots the overall quality of this workmanship is awesome. Edfu is 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. 
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Edfu Temple EG203823jhp 
 Edfu Temple ambulatory Pharoah Horus Isis Harpocrates offering scene Egyptian monument is located by the River Nile and is one of the main visits for most Luxor to Aswan cruise packages. This photo was taken inside the ambulatory a walled walkway surrounding the temple and which is covered in many beautiful and detailed carvings in sunk relief and although some have been damaged by later Christian zealots the overall quality of this workmanship is awesome. Edfu is 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. 
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Edfu Temple EG203822jhp 
 Edfu Temple Horus Hathor Ptolemy Pharaoh reliefs inside Egyptian walkway walls sides is located by the River Nile and is one of the main visits for most Luxor to Aswan cruise packages. This photo was taken inside the ambulatory a walled walkway surrounding the temple and which is covered in many beautiful and detailed carvings in sunk relief and although some have been damaged by later Christian zealots the overall quality of this workmanship is awesome. Edfu is 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. 
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Edfu Temple EG203812jhp 
 Edfu Temple ambulatory Maat Hapi offering scene food wine Nature scenes is located by the River Nile and is one of the main visits for most Luxor to Aswan cruise packages. This photo was taken inside the ambulatory a walled walkway surrounding the temple and which is covered in many beautiful and detailed carvings in sunk relief and although some have been damaged by later Christian zealots the overall quality of this workmanship is awesome. Edfu is 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. 
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Edfu Temple EG203811jhp 
 Edfu Temple ambulatory enclosed waterspouts reliefs inside Egyptian walkway walls sides 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. 
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Edfu Temple EG203810jhp 
 Edfu Temple Egypt Ptolemy king crowned Wadjet Nekhbet right Goddess 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. 
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Edfu Temple EG20389jhp 
 Edfu Temple Courtyard Offerings Egypt 2000 Pylon inside Ptolemaic carvings column reliefs 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. 
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Edfu Temple EG20388jhp 
 Edfu Temple Courtyard Egyptian Pylon inside rear view Ptolemaic column carved Offerings 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, cruise, visit, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, temple, preserved, well, Horus, pylon, inside, rear, courtyard, Offerings, pillared hall, courtyard, colonnade, columns, decorated, floral, capital, reliefs, detailed, good, condition, pronaos, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, landscape, upright, July, 2000, slide, film, Fuji, Velvia, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, Tokina, lens
Edfu Temple EG20387jhp 
 Edfu Temple Courtyard Egyptian Nile Ptolemaic columned walkway carvings Offerings 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, cruise, visit, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, temple, preserved, well, Horus, pylon, inside, rear, courtyard, Offerings, pillared hall, courtyard, colonnade, columns, decorated, floral, capital, reliefs, detailed, good, condition, pronaos, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, landscape, upright, July, 2000, slide, film, Fuji, Velvia, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, Tokina, lens
Edfu Temple EG20386jhp 
 Edfu Temple Courtyard Egypt Nile Ptolemaic columns carvings pylon Offerings looking back to main entrance 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, cruise, visit, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, temple, preserved, well, Horus, pylon, inside, rear, courtyard, Offerings, pillared hall, courtyard, colonnade, columns, decorated, floral, capital, reliefs, detailed, good, condition, pronaos, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, landscape, upright, July, 2000, slide, film, Fuji, Velvia, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, Tokina, lens
Edfu Temple EG20385jhp 
 Edfu Temple Colonnaded Court Egypt Nile Ptolemaic columns carvings pylon courtyard Offerings looking back to main entrance 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, cruise, visit, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, temple, preserved, well, Horus, pillared hall, pylon, rear, inside, courtyard, colonnade, columns, decorated, floral, capital, reliefs, detailed, good, condition, pronaos, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, landscape, July, 2000, slide, film, Fuji, Velvia, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM2, Tokina, lens
Edfu Visitor Crowds EG052277JHP 
 Edfu Temple Modern Entrance Egypt River Nile Ancient Egyptian Visitors Arrivals departing from the modern approach to 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, approach, visitors, tourists, crowds, arriving, leaving, first view, new, modern, temple, pylon, south
Edfu Traders Area EG052288JHP 
 Egyptian Edfu Temple Traders Modern Shops Visitors Tourists New Entrance with the modern approach to 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, landscape, approach, first view, new, modern, temple, traders, tourists, selling, gaunlet
Edfu Toga Carving EG052280JHP 
 Edfu Temple Egypt Open Air Museum Exhibit Roman Toga Statue wearing carved figure part of the modern approach to 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, approach, first view, new, modern, open, air, museum, toga, carved, figure, man, Roman
Edfu Sphinx Pylon EG052285JHP 
 Ancient Egyptian Ptolemaic Edfu Temple Pylon Shinx Exhibit viewed from the south open air museum with a Sphinx exhibit in the foreground and is the first view from the modern approach to 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, landscape, approach, first view, new, modern, temple, preserved, Horus, pylon, south, sphinx, exhibit, open air museum
Edfu Sphinx Head EG052282JHP 
 Edfu Temple Open Air Museum Exhibit Sphinx Face Carved Stone now part of the modern approach to 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, approach, first view, new, modern, temple, preserved, Horus, pylon, south, exhibit, sphinx, head, open, air, museum
Edfu Sphinx Haunch EG052284JHP 
 Ancient Egyptian Edfu Ptolemaic Temple Sphinx Exhibit Museum Photo haunch and part of the modern approach to 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, approach, first view, new, modern, temple, preserved, Horus, pylon, south, sphinx, rear, haunch, exhibit, museum
Edfu Sphinx Face EG052283JHP 
 Edfu Temple Sphinx Face Exhibit New Open Air Museum Photo and part of the modern approach to 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, landscape, open, air, museum, sphinx, face, closeup, approach, first view, new, modern, temple, preserved, Horus, south
Edfu Rest Area EG052286JHP 
 Edfu Temple Egypt South Aspect Pylon Rest Area Cafe Entrance now part of the modern approach to 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, landscape, approach, rest, area, cafe, refeshments, first view, new, modern, temple, preserved, Horus, pylon, south
Edfu Pylon Scale EG052247JHP 
 Ancient Egyptian Edfu Temple Ptolemaic Pylon Visitors Entering Scale Photograph viewed from the south with visitors giving a great sense of the scale of this facade of 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, landscape, temple, preserved, Horus, pylon, south, scale, people, visitors, carvings, hieroglyphs, colonnade, column, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic
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 Pylon Horus EG052244JHP 
 Egyptian Edfu Temple Pylon Egyptian Front Carving Arms Horus viewed from the south 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, upright, temple, preserved, Horus, pylon, south, symbol, carvings, hieroglyphs, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic
Edfu Pylon Gods EG052251JHP 
 Edfu Temple Pylon Face Ancient Egyptian Ptolemaic Hathor Horus Gods Carvings viewed from the south with the two prime god of the site, Hathor and falcon God Horus wearing the Double Crown or pschent of Unification of Upper and Lower Egypt at this location 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, Hathor, double, crown, pschent, pylon, flagpoles, south, carvings, hieroglyphs, Ptolemaic
Edfu Pylon Gods EG052250JHP 
 Edfu Temple Egypt Pylon Facade South Aspect Gods Hathor Horus carvings of the two main Gods highlighted and it 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, Hathor, pylon, south, carvings, hieroglyphs, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic
Edfu Pylon Gods EG052249JHP 
 Edfu Temple Pylon Ancient Egyptian Ptolemaic Gods Horus Sekhmet Photograph viewed from the south with carvings of Hathor, several versions of Horus and the lion God Sekhmet and 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, Hathor, Sekhmet, Sakhmet, pylon, south, carvings, hieroglyphs, Ptolemaic
Edfu Pylon Gate EG052242JHP 
 Edfu Egyptian Temple Pylon Gate Underneath Ceiling Painted Wings Solar Disc with its distinct symbols still colourful is located by 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, gate, ceiling, underneath, coloured, colored, wings, solar, disc, carvings, hieroglyphs, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic
Edfu Pylon Gate EG052241JHP 
 Ancient Egypt Edfu Ptolemaic Temple Pylon Gate Solar Disc Ureaus is viewed from the south showing still the coloured symbols of the solar disc, uraeus, and wings under the lintel and 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, gate, lintel, solar, disc, wings, ureaus, colours, colors, Gods, pharaoh, Ptolemy, carvings, hieroglyphs, 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
Edfu Mammisi Sex EG052261JHP 
 Ancient Egyptian Edfu Temple Mammisi Birth House Ancient Egyptian Blocks with two small birds having sex amongst the broken wall blocks at this small ruin first visited from the modern approach to 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, landscape, approach, first view, new, modern, temple, preserved, Horus, south, mammisi, sex, birds, amorous, ambulatory, carvings, hieroglyphs, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic
Edfu Mammisi Reliefs EG052268JHP 
 Ancient Egypt Edfu Temple Mammisi Birth House Coloured Painted Reliefs possibly defaced by early Christians but still identifable in the first ruin visited from the modern approach to 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, approach, first view, new, modern, temple, preserved, Anubis, Hathor, defaced, pylon, south, mammisi, ambulatory, carvings, hieroglyphs, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic
Edfu Mammisi Reliefs EG052267JHP 
 Edfu Temple Mammisi Birth House Coloured Reliefs Painting Hathor Isis and although some are defaced possibly by early Christians they are discernible in this first ruin visited from the modern approach to 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, landscape, approach, first view, new, modern, temple, preserved, Horus, Hathor, south, mammisi, ambulatory, carvings, hieroglyphs, colours, colors, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic
Edfu Mammisi Reliefs EG052265JHP 
 Edfu Temple Mammisi Birth House Columns Defaced Hathor Cow Face coloured wall reliefs seen beyond an elaborately carved column in this small ruin first visited from the modern approach to 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, landscape, approach, first view, new, modern, temple, preserved, Horus, pylon, south, mammisi, ambulatory, carvings, column, hieroglyphs, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic
Edfu Mammisi Reliefs EG052264JHP 
 Edfu Egyptian Temple Mammisi Birth House Wall Reliefs Floral Capital in first small ruin visited from the modern approach to 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, landscape, approach, first view, new, modern, preserved, Horus, south, column, floral, capital, lotus, papyrus, mammisi, ambulatory, carvings, hieroglyphs, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic
Edfu Mammisi Reliefs EG052254JHP 
 Edfu Temple Mammisi Birth House Painted Colour Figures Gods Hieroglyphs reliefs on the inside walls of this first small ruin visited just from the modern approach to 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, landscape, approach, first view, new, modern, temple, preserved, Horus, pylon, south, mammisi, ambulatory, carvings, hieroglyphs, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic
Edfu Mammisi Reliefs EG052253JHP 
 Edfu Egypt Temple Mammisi Birth House Painted Figures Hathor Suckling Thoth just visible from the modern approach to 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, landscape, approach, first view, new, modern, temple, preserved, Horus, Hathor, suckling, child, Harsomtus, Anubis, south, mammisi, ambulatory, carvings, hieroglyphs, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, coloured, colors
Edfu Mammisi Pylon EG052274JHP 
 Ancient Egyptian Ptolemaic Edfu Temple Pylon Mammisi South Aspect Photo and the birth house is just visible from the modern approach to 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, landscape, approach, first view, new, modern, temple, preserved, Horus, pylon, south, mammisi, ambulatory, carvings, hieroglyphs, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic
Edfu Mammisi Pylon EG052272JHP 
 Egyptian Edfu Temple Pylon Facade Mammisi Birth House Foreground Modern entrance viewed from the south and the remains of the mammisi or birth house from the modern approach to 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, approach, first view, new, modern, temple, preserved, Horus, pylon, south, mammisi, ambulatory, carvings, hieroglyphs, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic
Edfu Mammisi Pylon EG052271JHP 
 Edfu Temple Pylon Mammisi Birth House Front Entrance Walk Photograph viewed from the south and the modern approach to 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, landscape, approach, first view, new, modern, temple, preserved, Horus, pylon, south, mammisi, ambulatory, carvings, hieroglyphs, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic
Edfu Mammisi Pylon EG052270JHP 
 Edfu Temple Pylon South Face Mammisi Birth House Floral Capitals visible from the modern approach to 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, landscape, approach, first view, new, modern, temple, preserved, pylon, south, mammisi, ambulatory, carvings, hieroglyphs, Ptolemaic
Edfu Mammisi Pylon EG052269JHP 
 Edfu Temple Pylon Ancient Egyptian Mammisi Columns Floral Capitals Photo just visible from the modern approach to 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, landscape, approach, first view, new, modern, temple, preserved, pylon, south, mammisi, ambulatory, carvings, hieroglyphs, Ptolemaic
Edfu Mammisi Offering EG052257JHP 
 Edfu Temple Mammisi Ancient Egyptian Ptolemaic Offering Scene Sunlit Figure with one of many intact such carvings first reached from the modern approach to 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, landscape, approach, first view, new, modern, temple, preserved, pylon, south, mammisi, ambulatory, carvings, relief, offering, wine, hieroglyphs, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic
Edfu Mammisi Entrance EG052263JHP 
 Edfu Egyptian Temple Mammisi Birth House Entrance Vestibule Carved Columns the area first visited from the modern approach to 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, landscape, approach, first view, new, modern, preserved, south, mammisi, doorway, solar, disc, wings, columns, capitals, floral, ambulatory, carvings, hieroglyphs, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic
Edfu Mammisi Detail EG052260JHP 
 Edfu Temple Ancient Egypt Mammisi Carving Detail Ankh Was Scepter one of many carvings part of first place visited from the modern approach to this ancient monument located by the River Nile and is one of the main visits for most Luxor to Aswan cruise packages. This carving denotes 'All life and dominion' with the ankh and was on a bowl or heb symbol. 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, approach, first view, new, modern, temple, preserved, cartouche, pylon, south, mammisi, ambulatory, ankh, heb, was, bowl, carvings, hieroglyphs, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic
Edfu Mammisi Carving EG052256JHP 
 Egyptian Edfu Temple Mammisi Birth House Carving Carrying Food Offering one of many such reliefs in this first visited ruin from the modern approach to 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, landscape, approach, first view, new, modern, temple, preserved, Horus, pylon, south, mammisi, ambulatory, carvings, offering, food, hieroglyphs, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic
Edfu Mammisi Cartouche EG052262JHP 
 Egyptian Edfu Ptolemaic Temple Mammisi Birth House Cartouche Ptolemy Carving in this beautiful ruined building first visited from the modern approach to 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, approach, first view, new, modern, temple, preserved, Horus, pylon, south, mammisi, ambulatory, carvings, hieroglyphs, cartouche, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic
Edfu Mammisi Capitals EG052255JHP 
 Edfu Ancient Egyptian Temple Mammisi Floral Capitals Columns Elaborate in this delightful small ruin first visited from the modern approach to 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, landscape, approach, first view, new, modern, temple, preserved, south, mammisi, capitals, floral, papyrus, ambulatory, carvings, hieroglyphs, Ptolemaic
Edfu Gods Carving EG052245JHP 
 Edfu Egypt Temple Open Air Museum Carved Exhibit Hathor Bes Gods part of the modern approach to this ancient monument located by the River Nile and is one of the main visits for most Luxor to Aswan cruise packages with an exhibit of a roughly carved block with Hathor, Heh and Bes. 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, approach, first view, new, modern, temple, preserved, Hathor, Heh, Bes, open, air, museum, exhibits, carvings, hieroglyphs, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic
Edfu Exhibit Carvings EG052246JHP 
 Edfu Temple Egypt Open Air Museum Exhibits Bird Perched Carving part of the modern approach to 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, landscape, approach, first view, new, modern, temple, preserved, Horus, open, air, museum, sparrow, bird, perch, feeding, ambulatory, carvings, hieroglyphs, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic
Edfu Enclosure Wall EG052280JHP 
 Ancient Egyptian Edfu Temple Mudbrick Huge Enclosure Walls Ruined Buildings now bordering the modern approach to 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, landscape, approach, first view, new, modern, temple, preserved, Horus, enclosure, wall, mudbrick, buildings
Edfu Enclosure Wall EG052279JHP 
 Edfu Egyptian Ptolemaic Temple Mudbrick Enclosure Walls Buildings Photograph now bordering the modern approach to 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, landscape, approach, first view, new, modern, temple, preserved, Horus, mudbrick, enclosure, walls, buildings, ruins
Edfu Enclosure Wall EG052276JHP 
 Egyptian Edfu Temple Ancient Mudbrick Enclosure Wall Vista Ruined Houses now bordering the modern approach to 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, landscape, approach, first view, new, modern, temple, preserved, Horus, mudbrick, walls, enclosure, buildings, ruins
Edfu Temple Relief EG052236JHP 
 Edfu Temple Wall Carved Highlighted Carving Pharaoh Sunlit Pillared Courtyard of 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. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Edfu Temple, West Bank, River Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, Ptolemy, Hathor, Isis, wall, relief, etched, sunlight, pillared hall, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, courtyard, hieroglyphs, carvings, bas, reliefs, upright
Edfu Temple Relief EG052235JHP 
 Edfu Temple Wall Figures Crowns Red Deshret Egyptian Pharaoh Goddess inside the pillared courtyard of 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. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Edfu Temple, West Bank, River Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, Ptolemy, Hathor, Isis, wall, relief, etched, sunlight, pillared hall, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, courtyard, hieroglyphs, carvings, bas, reliefs, upright
Edfu Temple Pylon Back EG052227JHP 
 Edfu Egyptian Ptolemaic Temple Pylon Rear Face Inside Pillared Courtyard looking south in 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. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Edfu Temple, West Bank, River Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, pylon, inside, rear, face, upper, carvings, Horus, Hathor, Ptolemy, entrance, Ptolemaic, courtyard, colonnade, columns, hieroglyphs, carvings, bas, reliefs, landscape
Edfu Temple Pylon Back EG052226JHP 
 Ancient Egyptian Edfu Temple Pylon Inside Face West Side Photo seen here from the pillared courtyard in 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. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Edfu Temple, West Bank, River Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, pylon, west, inside, rear, face, upper, carvings, Horus, Hathor, Ptolemy, entrance, Ptolemaic, courtyard, colonnade, columns, hieroglyphs, carvings, bas, reliefs, landscape
Edfu Temple Pylon Back EG052225JHP 
 Edfu Egypt Ptolemy Gods Temple Pylon Rear Face East Side Photo seen here from the pillared courtyard in 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. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Edfu Temple, West Bank, River Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, pylon, east, inside, rear, face, upper, carvings, Horus, Hathor, Ptolemy, entrance, Ptolemaic, courtyard, colonnade, columns, hieroglyphs, carvings, bas, reliefs, landscape
Edfu Temple New Approach EG052171JHP 
 Ancient Egyptian Edfu Temple Pylon New Ramp Steps Entrance Morning viewed from the south and the remains of the mammisi or birth house just visible from the modern approach to 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, landscape, approach, first view, new, modern, temple, preserved, Horus, pylon, south, mammisi, ambulatory, carvings, hieroglyphs, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic
Edfu Temple Horus Hathor EG052240JHP 
 Edfu Ptolemaic Temple Horus Hathor Ancient Egyptian Gods Carving Pylon seen here on the face of the huge front wall 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. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Edfu Temple, West Bank, River Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, Pylon, outside, carving, Hathor, Horus, solar, disc, crown, pschent, double, was, scepter, pronaos, sanctuary, Ptolemaic, hieroglyphs, carvings, bas, reliefs, landscape
Edfu Temple Horus EG052239JHP 
 Edfu Ancient Ptolemaic Temple Horus Carved Granite Statues main entrance in front of the pylon is located at this ancient monument 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. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Edfu Temple, West Bank, River Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, pylon, Hathor, Horus, falcon, hawk, statue, granite, entrance, posing, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, Caesarion, Cleopatra, son, Caesar, hieroglyphs, carvings, bas, reliefs, landscape
Edfu Temple Horus EG052238JHP 
 Edfu Ancient Egyptian Temple Horus Statue Small Carved Caesarion Cleopatra son in front of the main pylon entrance is located at this ancient monument 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. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Edfu Temple, West Bank, River Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, pylon, Horus, falcon, hawk, statue, figure, small, granite, entrance, posing, Ptolemaic, carved, upright
Edfu Temple Horus EG052231JHP 
 Edfu Temple Horus Relief Column Pillared Courtyard Ancient Egyptian 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. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Edfu Temple, West Bank, River Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, Horus, falcon, hawk, pillared hall, Ptolemaic, courtyard, colonnade, columns, hieroglyphs, carvings, bas, reliefs, upright
Edfu Temple Horus EG052230JHP 
 Edfu Egypt Temple Granite Horus Statue Pillared Courtyard Head Crop 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. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Edfu Temple, West Bank, River Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, Horus, falcon, hawk, statue, granite, entrance, hypostyle, hall, posing, pillared hall, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, courtyard, colonnade, columns, hieroglyphs, carvings, bas, reliefs, landscape
Edfu Temple Horus EG052229JHP 
 Egyptian Edfu Temple Horus Statue Crown Deshret Granite Carved Closeup seen here in the pillared courtyard 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. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Edfu Temple, West Bank, River Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, Horus, falcon, hawk, statue, granite, entrance, hypostyle, hall, posing, pillared hall, Ptolemy, pronaos, sanctuary, Ptolemaic, courtyard, colonnade, columns, hieroglyphs, carvings, bas, reliefs, landscape
Edfu Temple Horus EG052228JHP 
 Edfu Temple Egypt Horus Granite Statue Closeup Photograph Pillared Courtyard 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. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Edfu Temple, West Bank, River Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, Horus, falcon, hawk, statue, granite, entrance, hypostyle, hall, posing, pillared hall, Ptolemaic, courtyard, upright
Edfu Temple Hathor EG052232JHP 
 Edfu Ancient Egyptian Temple Hathor Carving Columns Pillared Courtyard 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. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Edfu Temple, West Bank, River Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, Horus, falcon, hawk, statue, granite, entrance, hypostyle, hall, posing, pillared hall, Ptolemy, pronaos, sanctuary, Ptolemaic, courtyard, colonnade, columns, hieroglyphs, carvings, bas, reliefs, upright, landscape
Edfu Pylon Relief EG052237JHP 
 Edfu Temple Pylon Carvings Horus Hathor Solar Disc Ankh Was Scepter Pharaoh Ptolemy Offering Atef Crown on the outer face behind one of two Horus statues either side of the main entrance of 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. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Edfu Temple, West Bank, River Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, pylon, outer, face, Horus, Hathor, Ptolemy, offering, Atef, Crown, statue, granite, entrance, Ptolemaic, hieroglyphs, carvings, bas, reliefs, landscape
Edfu Temple Weary Crowds EG052210JHP 
 Edfu Egypt Temple Interior Hypostyle Hall Weary Visitors Conservation Photo rubbing against ancient artifacts in this large and almost intact monument located by the River Nile and 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, temple, preserved, conservation, erosion, crowd, control, protection, tourists, scale, pillared, hypostyle, hall, columns, capitals, flora, papyrus, umbels, composite, painted, colors, colours, decorated, hieroglyphs, reliefs, Ptolemaic, landscape
Edfu Temple Weary Crowds EG052208JHP 
 Edfu Ancient Egyptian Temple Interior Hypostyle Hall Erosion Columns Photo with weary crowds in this large and almost intact monument located by the River Nile and 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, temple, preserved, crowds, erosion, conservation, scale, pillared, hypostyle, hall, columns, capitals, flora, papyrus, umbels, composite, painted, colors, colours, decorated, hieroglyphs, reliefs, Ptolemaic, upright
Edfu Hypostyle Hall Lintel EG052223JHP 
 Edfu Temple Interior Painted Lintels Hypostyle Hall Anti-bat Bird Netting of this large and almost intact monument located by the River Nile and 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, temple, preserved, Horus, pillared, hypostyle, hall, columns, capitals, flora, papyrus, umbels, composite, painted, colors, colours, decorated, hieroglyphs, reliefs, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, landscape
Edfu Hypostyle Hall EG052212JHP 
 Edfu Temple Interior Painted Ceiling Flora Capitals Hypostyle Hall Photograph of this large and almost intact monument located by the River Nile and 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, temple, preserved, Horus, pillared, hypostyle, hall, roof, ceiling, columns, capitals, flora, papyrus, umbels, composite, painted, colors, colours, decorated, hieroglyphs, reliefs, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, upright
Edfu Hypostyle Hall EG052211JHP 
 Edfu Egypt Temple Interior Ancient Painted Flora Capitals Coulmns Hieroglyphs in the main Hypostyle Hall of this large and almost intact monument located by the River Nile and 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, temple, preserved, Horus, pillared, hypostyle, hall, columns, capitals, flora, papyrus, umbels, composite, painted, colors, colours, decorated, hieroglyphs, reliefs, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, landscape
Edfu Hypostyle Hall Chamber EG052214JHP 
 Edfu Ancient Egypt Temple Vestry Chamber Consecration West Main Entrance inside the main Hypostyle Hall of this large and almost intact monument located by the River Nile and 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, temple, preserved, Horus, vestry, repository, vases, west, consecration, chamber, inside, pillared, hypostyle, hall, columns, decorated, hieroglyphs, reliefs, Ptolemaic, landscape
Edfu Hypostyle Hall Chamber EG052213JHP 
 Edfu Temple Ancient Egyptian Library Chamber East Main Entrance Photo inside the hypostyle hall screen in this large and almost intact building 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, temple, preserved, Horus, library, repository, east, chamber, inside, pillared, hypostyle, hall, columns, decorated, hieroglyphs, reliefs, Ptolemaic, landscape
Edfu Hypostyle Hall Ceiling EG052222JHP 
 Ancient Egyptian Edfu Ptolemaic Temple Interior Painted Flora Capitals Photograph in the main Hypostyle Hall of this large and almost intact monument located by the River Nile and 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, temple, preserved, Horus, pillared, hypostyle, hall, columns, capitals, flora, papyrus, umbels, composite, painted, wall, lintel, ceiling, roof, colors, colours, decorated, hieroglyphs, reliefs, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, landscape
Edfu Hypostyle Hall Ceiling EG052220JHP 
 Edfu Temple Interior Elaborate Egyptian Painted Flora Capitals Ceiling Lintels in the main Hypostyle Hall of this large and almost intact monument located by the River Nile and 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, temple, preserved, Horus, pillared, hypostyle, hall, columns, capitals, flora, papyrus, umbels, composite, celing, roof, lintels, painted, colors, colours, decorated, hieroglyphs, reliefs, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, landscape
Edfu Hypostyle Hall Ceiling EG052218JHP 
 Edfu Temple Interior Painted Palm Capitals Ceiling Lintels Hypostyle Hall of this large and almost intact monument located by the River Nile and 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, temple, preserved, Horus, pillared, hypostyle, hall, columns, capitals, flora, papyrus, umbels, ceiling, lintel, roof, underside, composite, painted, colors, colours, decorated, hieroglyphs, reliefs, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, landscape
Edfu Hypostyle Hall Capital EG052221JHP 
 Edfu Egypt Temple Interior Painted Flora Palmette Capitals Hypostyle Hall of this large and almost intact monument located by the River Nile and 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, temple, preserved, Horus, pillared, hypostyle, hall, columns, capitals, flora, papyrus, umbels, composite, painted, colors, colours, decorated, hieroglyphs, reliefs, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, landscape
Edfu Hypostyle Hall Capital EG052217JHP 
 Egyptian Edfu Temple Interior Painted Carved Palmette Capitals Hypostyle Hall of this large and almost intact monument located by the River Nile and 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, temple, preserved, Horus, pillared, hypostyle, hall, columns, capitals, flora, papyrus, umbels, composite, painted, colors, colours, decorated, hieroglyphs, reliefs, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, landscape
Edfu Hypostyle Hall Capital EG052216JHP 
 Edfu Egyptian Ptolemaic Temple Interior Painted Elaborate Flora Capitals Hypostyle Hall of this large and almost intact monument located by the River Nile and 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, temple, preserved, Horus, pillared, hypostyle, hall, columns, capitals, flora, papyrus, umbels, ceiling, composite, painted, colors, colours, decorated, hieroglyphs, reliefs, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, landscape
Edfu Hypostyle Hall Capital EG052215JHP 
 Edfu Temple Interior Painted Symetrical Carved Capitals Hypostyle Hall Photo of this large and almost intact monument located by the River Nile and 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, temple, preserved, Horus, pillared, hypostyle, hall, columns, capitals, flora, papyrus, umbels, composite, painted, colors, colours, decorated, hieroglyphs, reliefs, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, landscape
Edfu Temple Wall Reliefs EG052205JHP 
 Edfu Temple Interior Carved Egyptian Wall Reliefs Chambers Highlight Shadows covering most of the walls in various chambers around the sanctuary in this large and almost intact building 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, temple, preserved, Horus, Hathor, was, scepter, atef, crown, pschent, decorated, hieroglyphs, reliefs, chambers, sanctuary, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, landscape
Edfu Temple Wall Reliefs EG052203JHP 
 Ancient Egypt Edfu Temple Interior Chambers Inner Sanctuary Wall Reliefs showing wall to wall decoration including the ceilings in this large and almost intact building 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, temple, preserved, Horus, ceiling, stars, decorated, hieroglyphs, reliefs, chambers, sanctuary, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, upright
Edfu Temple Wall Reliefs EG052202JHP 
 Edfu Temple Interior Wall Reliefs Horus Hathor Pharaoh Atef Crown covering most of the walls in various chambers around the sanctuary in this large and almost intact building 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, temple, preserved, Horus, Hathor, was, scepter, atef, crown, pschent, decorated, hieroglyphs, reliefs, chambers, sanctuary, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, landscape
Edfu Temple Stair Reliefs EG052200JHP 
 Edfu Temple Egypt Stairs Roof Wall Decoration Detailed Hieroglyphs Painted throughout in this large and almost intact building 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, temple, preserved, stairs, roof, decorated, hieroglyphs, reliefs, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, upright
Edfu Temple Sanctuary EG052187JHP 
 Ancient Egyptian Edfu Temple Sanctuary Granite Barque Pedestal Naos Nectanebo 11 in the inner most shrine at this large and almost intact 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, temple, preserved, Nectanebo, oldest, pedestal, barque, portable, decorated, hieroglyphs, scarab, solar, disc, sanctuary, granite, naos, shrine, Ptolemaic, upright
Edfu Temple Ptolemy Horus EG052207JHP 
 Edfu Temple Carving Ptolemy Horus Ambulatory Corridor Inside good quality in the narrow area around the inner wall this large and almost intact building 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, temple, preserved, Horus, decorated, hieroglyphs, cartouche, reliefs, ambulatory, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, landscape
Edfu Temple Naos Shrine EG052183JHP 
 Egyptian Edfu Temple Sanctuary Granite Naos Nectanebo 11 Interior Flash Photo in the inner most shrine at this large and almost intact 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, temple, preserved, Nectanebo, oldest, pillared, decorated, hieroglyphs, scarab, solar, disc, sanctuary, granite, naos, shrine, Ptolemaic, upright
Edfu Temple Naos Shrine EG052181JHP 
 Egyptian Edfu Temple Sanctuary Black Granite Shrine Naos Photograph Nectanebo the inner most shrine at this large and almost intact 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, temple, preserved, Nectanebo, oldest, pillared, decorated, hieroglyphs, scarab, solar, disc, sanctuary, granite, naos, shrine, Ptolemaic, upright
Edfu Temple Horus EG052173JHP 
 Edfu Temple Egypt Horus Granite Polished Rubbed Statue Pillared Courtyard 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. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Edfu Temple, West Bank, River Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, Horus, falcon, hawk, statue, granite, entrance, hypostyle, hall, posing, pillared hall, Ptolemaic, courtyard, hieroglyphs, carvings, upright
Edfu Temple Early Crowds EG052172JHP 
 Edfu Egyptian Temple Pylon Early Morning Photo Crowds Visitors Sunshine viewed from the south with its first tourists 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, carvings, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, early, morning, crowds, tourists, visitors, colourful, colorful
Edfu Temple Interior Sun Rays EG052184JHP 
 Edfu Ancient Egyptian Temple Interior Atmospheric Sun Beams Dust Visitors looking to the entrance door because of all the dust created by tourists and illustrating how the original temple was lit through holes in the upper walls in this large and almost intact building 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, temple, preserved, sun, rays, sunbeams, dark, dusty, pillared, hypostyle, hall, sanctuary, columns, decorated, hieroglyphs, reliefs, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, landscape
Edfu Temple Interior Sun Rays EG052179JHP 
 Edfu Temple Egypt Interior Dramatic Photograph Sun Beams Rays Light because of all the dust created by visitors and illustrating how the original temple was lit through holes in the upper walls in this large and almost intact building 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, temple, preserved, sun, rays, sunbeams, dark, dusty, pillared, hypostyle, hall, sanctuary, columns, decorated, hieroglyphs, reliefs, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, landscape
Edfu Temple Interior Sun Rays EG052178JHP 
 Ancient Egyptian Edfu Temple Interior Photo Ceiling Dust Sun Beams Rays because of all the dust created by visitors and illustrating how the original temple was lit through holes in the upper walls in this large and almost intact building 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, temple, preserved, sun, rays, sunbeams, dark, dusty, pillared, hypostyle, hall, sanctuary, columns, decorated, hieroglyphs, reliefs, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, landscape
Edfu Temple Interior Sun Rays EG052177JHP 
 Ancient Egypt Edfu Temple Interior Sanctuary Sun Rays Beams Dust offering atmospheric sun beams because of all the dust created by visitors and illustrating how the original temple was lit through holes in the upper walls in this large and almost intact building 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, temple, preserved, sun, rays, sunbeams, dark, dusty, pillared, hypostyle, hall, sanctuary, columns, decorated, hieroglyphs, reliefs, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, landscape
Edfu Temple Horus Reliefs EG052199JHP 
 Edfu Temple Interior Reliefs Versions Egyptian Horus Falcon God, one example of the many covering all the walls of the interior rooms and passageways, usually in dark light, in this large and almost intact 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, temple, preserved, Horus, wall, relief, crowns, crown, was, sceptre, double, plume, pschent, decorated, hieroglyphs, reliefs, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, upright
Edfu Temple Food Relief EG052196JHP 
 Edfu Temple Interior Wall Carving Prepared Food Haunch Meat Tied in this large and almost intact building 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, temple, preserved, decorated, hieroglyphs, chapel, wall, carving, haunch, food, jaw, teeth, bound, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, landscape
Edfu Temple Corridor Crowds EG052206JHP 
 Edfu Temple Egypt Interior Ambulatory Corridor Crowds Visitors Tourists between the outer wall and the sanctuary shows decoration throught and the crowds give a wonderful sense of the scale of this large and almost intact monument located by the River Nile and which 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, temple, preserved, Horus, decorated, hieroglyphs, reliefs, corridor, crowds, visitors, tourists, scale, ambulatory, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, landscape
Edfu Temple Chapel EG052195JHP 
 Edfu Ancient Egyptian Temple Interior Open-air Offering Court Kiosk Style one part of this large and almost intact 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, temple, preserved, Horus, columns, decorated, hieroglyphs, reliefs, shrine, chapel, court, offering, kiosk, capitals, floral, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, landscape
Edfu Wine Offering EG0241JHP 
 Edfu Temple Interior Ambulatory Relief Offering Sedge Hieroglyphs Was Scepter Cropped area inside this large and almost intact building 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, temple, preserved, cartouche, headdress, hapi, meret, upper, offering, wine, carving, decorated, hieroglyphs, reliefs, ambulatory, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, upright
Edfu Wine Offering EG0240JHP 
 Edfu Temple Ambulatory Wall Carvings Offering Scene Pharaoh Wine Hieroglyphs Cartouche in this large and almost intact building 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, temple, preserved, cartouche, headdress, hapi, meret, upper, offering, wine, carving, decorated, hieroglyphs, reliefs, ambulatory, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, upright
Edfu Wall Shadow EG0243JHP 
 Ancient Egyptian Edfu Temple Interior Wall Carvings Sunlight Highlights with shadow of colonnade columns in this large and almost intact building 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, temple, preserved, Horus, pillared, shadows, columns, decorated, hieroglyphs, reliefs, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, upright
Edfu Wall Offering EG0238JHP 
 Edfu Temple Ancient Egypt Inner Pharaoh Queen Offering Ambulatory Wall Reliefs in excellent condition from floor to top in this large and almost intact building 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, temple, preserved, Horus, offering, wine, pharaoh, queen, columns, decorated, hieroglyphs, reliefs, ambulatory, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, landscape
Edfu Wall Carving EG0237JHP 
 Edfu Temple Egypt Carving Pharaoh Goddess Crowns Hedjet Deshret Pschent in this large and almost intact building 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, temple, preserved, Hathor, Isis, pharaoh, crowns, upper, hedjet, white, lower, double, pschent, centre, uraeus, deshret, red, pillared, hypostyle, hall, columns, decorated, hieroglyphs, reliefs, carvings, ambulatory, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, upright
Edfu Thoth Carving EG0239JHP 
 Ancient Egypt Edfu Temple Interior Carving Thoth God Atef Crown in this large and almost intact building 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, temple, preserved, Thoth, atef, crown, decorated, hieroglyphs, reliefs, ambulatory, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, upright
Edfu Interior Visitors EG0229JHP 
 Edfu Temple Egypt Interior Tourists Dwarfed Columns Hypostyle Hall Photo in this large and almost intact building with visitors for a sense of the scale 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, temple, preserved, crowd, guide, pillared, hypostyle, hall, columns, decorated, hieroglyphs, reliefs, pronaos, shrine, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, landscape
Edfu Interior Shrine EG0234JHP 
 Ancient Egyptian Edfu Temple Interior Barque Replica Chamber Shrine in this large and almost intact building 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, temple, preserved, decorated, hieroglyphs, reliefs, pronaos, barque, shrine, chapel, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, landscape
Edfu Interior Relief EG0224JHP 
 Edfu Egypt Temple Interior Wall Relief Pharaoh Gods Artificial Light in this large and almost intact building 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, temple, preserved, Horus, Hathor, wall, decorated, hieroglyphs, reliefs, pronaos, chapel, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, landscape
Edfu Interior Column EG0225JHP 
 Edfu Temple Egyptian Interior Hall Column Wall to Ceiling Decoration in this large and almost intact building 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, temple, preserved, Horus, pillared, hypostyle, hall, columns, decorated, hieroglyphs, reliefs, pronaos, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, upright
Edfu Interior Ceiling EG0227JHP 
 Edfu Temple Hypostyle Hall Columns Carvings Decorated Painted Ceiling Lintels in this large and almost intact building 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, temple, preserved, Horus, pillared, hypostyle, hall, columns, decorated, hieroglyphs, reliefs, pronaos, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, landscape, colours, colors
Edfu Anubis Defaced EG0242JHP 
 Edfu Temple Interiors Anubis Carvings Desecrated Damaged Faces in this large and almost intact building 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, temple, preserved, Horus, pillared, hypostyle, hall, columns, decorated, hieroglyphs, reliefs, pronaos, shrine, chapel, ambulatory, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, landscape, upright
Edfu Mammisi Colour EG0246JHP 
 Egypt Edfu Temple Mammisi Birth House Repairs Reliefs Walls Colours still visible beyond the beautiful floral capitals 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, south, mammisi, ambulatory, carvings, colours, colors, defaced, Thoth, Hathor, hieroglyphs, column, capital, floral, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic
Edfu Horus Crowds EG0245JHP 
 Edfu Temple Egypt Pylon View Horus Statue Sunlight Entrance Visitors and looking past the usual crowds to the remains of the mammisi or birth house 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, mammisi, crowds, tourists, visitors, taking, photographs, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic
Edfu Courtyard EG0244JHP 
 Edfu Ptolemaic Temple Egypt Horus Statue Pillared Courtyard Colonnade 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. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Edfu Temple, West Bank, River Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, Horus, entrance, hypostyle, hall, pillared hall, Ptolemy, pronaos, sanctuary, Ptolemaic, courtyard, colonnade, columns, hieroglyphs, carvings, bas, reliefs, landscape
Edfu Temple Horus EG0223JHP 
 Edfu Temple Horus Statue Head Beak Granite Pillared Courtyard Pronaos 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. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Edfu Temple, West Bank, River Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, Horus, falcon, hawk, statue, granite, entrance, hypostyle, hall, posing, pillared hall, Ptolemy, pronaos, sanctuary, Ptolemaic, courtyard, capitals, floral, columns, hieroglyphs, carvings, bas, reliefs, landscape
Edfu Temple Horus EG0222JHP 
 Edfu Egyptian Temple Horus Statue Pillared Courtyard Hypostyle Hall Capitals 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. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Edfu Temple, West Bank, River Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, Horus, falcon, hawk, statue, granite, entrance, hypostyle, hall, posing, pillared hall, Ptolemy, pronaos, sanctuary, Ptolemaic, courtyard, capitals, floral, columns, hieroglyphs, carvings, bas, reliefs, landscape
Edfu Temple Horus EG0221JHP 
 Edfu Temple Horus Statue Hypostyle Hall Columns Floral Capitals Courtyard 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. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Edfu Temple, West Bank, River Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, Horus, falcon, hawk, statue, granite, entrance, hypostyle, hall, posing, pillared hall, Ptolemy, pronaos, sanctuary, Ptolemaic, courtyard, capitals, floral, columns, hieroglyphs, carvings, bas, reliefs, upright
Edfu Temple Horus EG0216JHP 
 Edfu Temple Egypt Horus Statue Pillared Courtyard Columns Carved Colonnade 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. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Edfu Temple, West Bank, River Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, Horus, falcon, hawk, statue, granite, entrance, hypostyle, hall, posing, pillared hall, Ptolemy, pronaos, sanctuary, Ptolemaic, courtyard, colonnade, columns, hieroglyphs, carvings, bas, reliefs, upright
Edfu Temple Horus EG0215JHP 
 Edfu Temple Interior Egyptian Horus Statue Columns Framed Pillared Colonnade courtyard 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. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Edfu Temple, West Bank, River Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, Horus, falcon, hawk, statue, granite, entrance, hypostyle, hall, posing, pillared hall, Ptolemy, pronaos, sanctuary, Ptolemaic, courtyard, colonnade, columns, hieroglyphs, carvings, bas, reliefs, upright
Edfu Temple Horus EG0213JHP 
 Ancient Egyptian Edfu Temple Horus Statue Framed Columns Carved Courtyard 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. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Edfu Temple, West Bank, River Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, Horus, falcon, hawk, statue, granite, entrance, hypostyle, hall, posing, pillared hall, Ptolemy, pronaos, sanctuary, Ptolemaic, courtyard, colonnade, columns, hieroglyphs, carvings, bas, reliefs, upright
Edfu Temple Courtyard EG0217JHP 
 Edfu Temple Horus Statue Pillared Courtyard Shadows Columns Sunlit 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. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Edfu Temple, West Bank, River Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, Horus, falcon, hawk, statue, granite, entrance, hypostyle, hall, posing, pillared hall, Ptolemy, pronaos, sanctuary, Ptolemaic, courtyard, colonnade, columns, hieroglyphs, carvings, bas, reliefs, landscape
Edfu Offering Relief EG0220JHP 
 Edfu Temple Pillared Courtyard Pharaoh Ptolemy Horus Hathor Harsomtus young Horus in offering scene at this 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. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Edfu Temple, West Bank, River Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, Horus, Hathor, young, Harsomtus, Harpokrates, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, courtyard, hieroglyphs, carvings, bas, reliefs, carved, stone, landscape
Edfu Offering Relief EG0219JHP 
 Egyptian Edfu Temple Reliefs Pharaoh Ptolemy Offering Horus Hathor Harsomtus, young Horus carved in walls in the pillared hall in this 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. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Edfu Temple, West Bank, River Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, Horus, Hathor, young, Harsomtus, Harpokrates, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, courtyard, hieroglyphs, carvings, bas, reliefs, plaster, landscape
Edfu Pylon South EG0209JHP 
 Edfu Temple Egypt Pylon Mammisi Ruins Carvings Horus Cartouche Foreground Photo viewed from the south and the remains of the mammisi or birth house 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, mammisi, ambulatory, carvings, hieroglyphs, colonnade, column, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic
Edfu Pylon South EG0208JHP 
 Egyptian Edfu Temple Pylon Mammisi Front Wall Carving Horus Pharaoh viewed from the south and the remains of the mammisi or birth house 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, upright, temple, preserved, Horus, pylon, south, mammisi, ambulatory, carvings, hieroglyphs, colonnade, column, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic
Edfu Pylon South EG0207JHP 
 Ancient Egyptian Edfu Temple Pylon Behind Framed Mammisi Ruins Photo viewed from the south and the remains of the mammisi or birth house 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, upright, temple, preserved, Horus, pylon, south, mammisi, ambulatory, carvings, hieroglyphs, colonnade, column, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic
Edfu Pylon South EG0206JHP 
 Edfu Temple Ancient Egypt Pylon Framed Mammisi Gate Closeup view from the south and the remains of the mammisi or birth house 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, mammisi, ambulatory, carvings, hieroglyphs, colonnade, column, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic
Edfu Pylon South EG0203JHP 
 Edfu Temple Pylon Ruins Ancient Egyptian Mammisi Mudbrick Walls Carvings viewed from the south and the remains of the mammisi or birth house 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, mammisi, ambulatory, carvings, hieroglyphs, colonnade, column, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic
Edfu Pylon South EG0202JHP 
 Edfu Temple Pylon Mammisi Doorjam Hieroglyphs Pharaoh Gods Bas Reliefs viewed from the south and the remains of the mammisi or birth house 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, mammisi, ambulatory, carvings, hieroglyphs, colonnade, column, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic
Edfu Pylon South EG0201JHP 
 Ancient Egyptian Edfu Ptolemaic Temple Pylon Facade Low Angle Vista viewed from the south and the remains of the mammisi or birth house behind the viewer and the site 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, frontage, temple, Horus, pylon, south, carvings, hieroglyphs, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic
Edfu Pylon Horus EG0212JHP 
 Edfu Egyptian Temple Pylon Front Face Horus Statue Looking Upwards viewed from one of two Horus statues at the entrance 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, carvings, hieroglyphs, coloured, colored, lintel, solar, disc, winged, entrance, gate, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic
Edfu Pylon Horus EG0211JHP 
 Edfu Temple Egypt Pylon Gateway Horus Statues Caesarion Upwards Sky Verticals viewed from one of the two Horus statues at the entrance doorway 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, upright, temple, preserved, Horus, pylon, south, carvings, hieroglyphs, coloured, colored, lintel, solar, disc, winged, entrance, gate, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic
Edfu Mammisi EG0205JHP 
 Ancient Egypt Edfu Ptolemaic Temple Mammisi Birth House Ruin Walls Columns 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, south, mammisi, ambulatory, carvings, hieroglyphs, colonnade, column, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic
Edfu Mammisi Carving EG0204JHP 
 Edfu Temple Mammisi Wall Carving Pharaoh Gods Hieroglyphs Egyptian Sky remains of the birth house are 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, south, mammisi, ambulatory, carvings, hieroglyphs, colonnade, column, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic
Edfu Temple Relief EG05108JHP 
 Egypt Edfu Temple Wall Bas Relief Offering Scene Wine Closeup 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. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Edfu Temple, West Bank, River Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, temple, preserved, Horus, pillared hall, courtyard, colonnade, wall, relief, hieroglyphics, carving, finest, intact, skilled, offering, wine, Ptolemaic, square
Edfu Horus Fans EG9618310JHP 
 Edfu Egyptian Temple Horus Statue Visitors Posing Crowds Tourists Queuing 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. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Edfu Temple, West Bank, River Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, Horus, falcon, hawk, statue, popular, tourists, photographing, posing, pillared hall, Ptolemy, pronaos, sanctuary, Ptolemaic, upright, cruise, cruiseboat.
Edfu Colonnade EG961837JHP 
 Edfu Temple Egypt Colonnaded Court Pillared Courtyard Columns Capitals 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, temple, preserved, Horus, pillared hall, courtyard, colonnade, columns, decorated, floral, capital, reliefs, pronaos, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, landscape, custodian

Egypt > Egyptian Museum Cairo (2 files)

Royalty Free photos of exhibits from the Cairo Egyptian Museum taken before current bans with slide film in available light not to studio quality
Amarna Nefertiti Head EG11818JHP 
 Egyptian Museum Exhibit unfinished sculpture Queen Nefertiti bust sculpture granite 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, Amarna, Nefertiti, Queen, granite, head, sculpture, unfinished, collection, upright, ancient, antiquity, antiquities, exhibit
Amarna Nefertiti Head EG11817JHP 
 Egyptian Cairo Museum unfinished sculptured head Queen Nerfertiti Amarna photo 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, Amarna, Nefertiti, Queen, granite, head, sculpture, unfinished, collection, upright, ancient, antiquity, antiquities, exhibit

Egypt > Fayoum & Desert (4 files)

Pictures in this gallery cover the Fayoum area, Lake Qarun, Karanis, Qasr al-Saghah and Soknopaiou Nesos
Karanis Southern Temple 6456EG07JHP 
 Karanis Kom Aushim Egypt Southern Temple Gateway Entrance Granite was a city on the north eastern edge of the area known as Fayoum and dates from Ptolemaic times through to 500AD. Two Roman dated temples survive in reasonable state and the southern one, the entrance gates shown in this photo is dedicated to the crocodile Gods of Pnepheros and Petesuchos. Many finds have been made especially of life in a residential area with houses scattered throughout the site and there is also a fine Roman bathhouse. A small museum now closed has ben replaced with an open air area with a selection of artefacts adjacent to the main walk to the temples. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Egyptology, upright, Karanis, Kom Aushim, el-Fayoum, Faiyum, Fayyum, Nero, Claudius, Vespasiun, Roman Emperors, South temple, outer, wall, construction, entrance, gate, foundations, gods, crocodile, dedicated, local, Pnepheros, Petesouchus, desert, sand
Karanis Open Air Museum 6429EG07JHP 
 Karanis Kom Aushim Ancient Egyptian City Fayoum Statue Exhibit Pharaoh on the north eastern edge of the area known as Fayoum and dates from Ptolemaic times through to 500AD. Two Roman dated temples survive in reasonable state and the southern one is dedicated to the crocodile Gods of Pnepheros and Petesuchos. Many finds have been made especially of life in a residential area with houses scattered throughout the site and there is also a fine Roman bathhouse. A small museum now closed has been replaced with an open air area with a selection of artefacts adjacent to the main walk to the temples as illustrated in this photo. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Egyptology, ancient, landscape, Karanis, Kom Aushim, open air museum, granite, red, statue, seated, broken, el-Fayoum, Faiyum, Fayyum
Karanis Open Air Museum 6428EG07JHP 
 Karanis Kom Aushim Egypt Desert Granite Statue Seated Royal Exhibit was a city on the north eastern edge of the area known as Fayoum and dates from Ptolemaic times through to 500AD. Two Roman dated temples survive in reasonable state and the southern one is dedicated to the crocodile Gods of Pnepheros and Petesuchos. Many finds have been made especially of life in a residential area with houses scattered throughout the site and there is also a fine Roman bathhouse. A small museum now closed has been replaced with an open air area with a selection of artefacts adjacent to the main walk to the temples as illustrated in this photo. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Egyptology, ancient, upright, Karanis, Kom Aushim, open air museum, granite, red, statue, seated, broken, el-Fayoum, Faiyum, Fayyum
Karanis Granite Statue 6430EG07JHP 
 Karanis Kom Aushim Open Air Museum Egyptian Granite Pharaoh Statue was a city on the north eastern edge of the area known as Fayoum and dates from Ptolemaic times through to 500AD. Two Roman dated temples survive in reasonable state and the southern one is dedicated to the crocodile Gods of Pnepheros and Petesuchos. Many finds have been made especially of life in a residential area with houses scattered throughout the site and there is also a fine Roman bathhouse. A small museum now closed has been replaced with an open air area with a selection of artefacts adjacent to the main walk to the temples as is this granite statue in the photo. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Egyptology, ancient, upright, Karanis, Kom Aushim, open air museum, granite, red, statue, seated, broken, el-Fayoum, Faiyum, Fayyum

Egypt > Giza Pyramids & Sphinx (33 files)

Photographs of the three Giza pyramids of Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure, the Sphinx, temples, Solar Barque museum and western cemetery mastabas, including the Light and Sound Show night views.
Giza Tomb Debhen EG024129jhp 
 Gizah Egyptian Central Field ancient Debhen Tomb interior sarcophagus empty in an area that lies roughly between the causeway of Menkaure and that of Khafre in which there are many old mastabas and rock cut tombs, some open to the public such as this one of Debhen and the most prominent of which is the Mastaba of Queen Khentkawes the last major Royal construction in the Giza complex. It is an area left to the individual to explore and has an eerie feel wandering amongst some grotesque eroded faces of limestone showing the natural damage that centuries of wind and blown sand can do to unprotected soft limestone. In this interior photograph because of the strong artificial light I changed the colour images to B&W as it shows up more clearly than the very orange colour cast digital images. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, landscape, royalty, burial, necropolis, Menkaure, Mycerinus, Khafre, Chephren, causeway, causeways, Central, Field, tomb, mastabas, rock-cut, Debhen, burial, chamber, sarcophagus, granite, lidless, wall, reliefs, carvings, hieroglyphics, hieroglyphs, limestone, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, greyscale, digital, image, colour, cast, altered
Giza Khafre Pyramid EG024113jhp 
 Khafre Khufu Pyramids Egypt Giza tombs limestone desert sand foreground, the second largest of the Gizah site monuments and constructed between 2558-2532BC during the reign of the Pharaoh Khafre [Greek name Chephren], one of Khufu’s sons and is responsible during a reign of around 25 years for the magnificent Funerary complex which is held to include The Sphinx. Although his Mortuary Temple is almost nothing but a foundation, his Valley Temple is a fantastic example of the skills of the early Egyptian craftsman with huge accurately cut pillars of granite which was the house after his death for numerous statues including the famous diorite one now in the Cairo Museum. This view is of the southern face showing the mainly uncovered structure although remains of the outer casing of Tura Limestone can still be seen near the top and in the distance on the right the Great Pyramid of Khufu. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, upright, pyramid, burial, tomb, Khafre, Chephren, Khufu, Cheops, Great, blocks, erosion, soft, limestone, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, casing, Tura, Turah, white, shining, south, face, blue, sky, desert, sand, foreground, low, view
Giza Khafre Pyramid EG024112jhp 
 Khafre Khufu Pyramid ancient Egyptian tombs limestone desert sand foreground, the second largest of the Gizah site monuments and constructed between 2558-2532BC during the reign of the Pharaoh Khafre [Greek name Chephren], one of Khufu’s sons and is responsible during a reign of around 25 years for the magnificent Funerary complex which is held to include The Sphinx. Although his Mortuary Temple is almost nothing but a foundation, his Valley Temple is a fantastic example of the skills of the early Egyptian craftsman with huge accurately cut pillars of granite which was the house after his death for numerous statues including the famous diorite one now in the Cairo Museum. This view is of the southern face showing the mainly uncovered structure although remains of the outer casing of Tura Limestone can still be seen near the top and in the distance on the right the Great Pyramid of Khufu. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, landscape, pyramid, burial, tomb, Khafre, Chephren, Khufu, Cheops, Great, blocks, erosion, soft, limestone, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, casing, Tura, Turah, white, shining, south, face, blue, sky, desert, sand, foreground, low, view
Giza Khafre Pyramid EG024110jhp 
 Khafre Pyramid Egyptian limestone blocks Tura casing top section cloud, the second largest of the Gizah site monuments and constructed between 2558-2532BC during the reign of the Pharaoh Khafre [Greek name Chephren], one of Khufu’s sons and is responsible during a reign of around 25 years for the magnificent Funerary complex which is held to include The Sphinx. Although his Mortuary Temple is almost nothing but a foundation, his Valley Temple is a fantastic example of the skills of the early Egyptian craftsman with huge accurately cut pillars of granite which was the house after his death for numerous statues including the famous diorite one now in the Cairo Museum. This view is of the western face showing the mainly uncovered structure although remains of the outer casing of Tura Limestone can still be seen near the top. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, landscape, giddy, pyramid, burial, tomb, Khafre, Chephren, blocks, erosion, soft, limestone, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, casing, Tura, Turah, white, shining, south, face, blue, sky, white, clouds
Giza Khafre Pyramid EG024109jhp 
 Khafre Pyramid Egypt Giza west face corner foundation top bottom, the second largest of the Gizah site monuments and constructed between 2558-2532BC during the reign of the Pharaoh Khafre [Greek name Chephren], one of Khufu’s sons and is responsible during a reign of around 25 years for the magnificent Funerary complex which is held to include The Sphinx. Although his Mortuary Temple is almost nothing but a foundation, his Valley Temple is a fantastic example of the skills of the early Egyptian craftsman with huge accurately cut pillars of granite which was the house after his death for numerous statues including the famous diorite one now in the Cairo Museum. This view is of the western face showing the mainly uncovered structure although remains of the outer casing of Tura Limestone can still be seen near the top. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, corner, upright, pyramid, burial, tomb, Khafre, Chephren, blocks, erosion, soft, limestone, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, casing, Tura, Turah, white, shining, south, face, blue, sky, white, clouds
Giza Khafre Pyramid EG024108jhp 
 Chephren Pyramid Egyptian limestone blocks expanse Turah casing top, the second largest of the Gizah site monuments and constructed between 2558-2532BC during the reign of the Pharaoh Khafre [Greek name Chephren], one of Khufu’s sons and is responsible during a reign of around 25 years for the magnificent Funerary complex which is held to include The Sphinx. Although his Mortuary Temple is almost nothing but a foundation, his Valley Temple is a fantastic example of the skills of the early Egyptian craftsman with huge accurately cut pillars of granite which was the house after his death for numerous statues including the famous diorite one now in the Cairo Museum. This view is of the western face showing the mainly uncovered structure although remains of the outer casing of Tura Limestone can still be seen near the top. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, upright, pyramid, burial, tomb, Khafre, Chephren, blocks, expanse, erosion, soft, limestone, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, casing, Tura, Turah, white, shining, south, face, blue, sky, white, clouds
Giza Khafre Pyramid EG024107jhp 
 Khafre Pyramid ancient Egyptian tomb limestone blocks Tura casing top, the second largest of the Gizah site monuments and constructed between 2558-2532BC during the reign of the Pharaoh Khafre [Greek name Chephren], one of Khufu’s sons and is responsible during a reign of around 25 years for the magnificent Funerary complex which is held to include The Sphinx. Although his Mortuary Temple is almost nothing but a foundation, his Valley Temple is a fantastic example of the skills of the early Egyptian craftsman with huge accurately cut pillars of granite which was the house after his death for numerous statues including the famous diorite one now in the Cairo Museum. This view is of the western face showing the mainly uncovered structure although remains of the outer casing of Tura Limestone can still be seen near the top. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, landscape, pyramid, burial, tomb, Khafre, Chephren, blocks, erosion, soft, limestone, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, casing, Tura, Turah, white, shining, south, face, blue, sky, white, clouds
Giza Khafre Pyramid EG024106jhp 
 Khafre Chephren Pyramid ancient Egypt limestone blocks Tura casing blue sky top, the second largest of the Gizah site monuments and constructed between 2558-2532BC during the reign of the Pharaoh Khafre [Greek name Chephren], one of Khufu’s sons and is responsible during a reign of around 25 years for the magnificent Funerary complex which is held to include The Sphinx. Although his Mortuary Temple is almost nothing but a foundation, his Valley Temple is a fantastic example of the skills of the early Egyptian craftsman with huge accurately cut pillars of granite which was the house after his death for numerous statues including the famous diorite one now in the Cairo Museum. This view is of the western face showing the mainly uncovered structure although remains of the outer casing of Tura Limestone can still be seen near the top. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, landscape, pyramid, burial, tomb, Khafre, Chephren, blocks, erosion, soft, limestone, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, casing, Tura, Turah, white, shining, south, face, blue, sky, white, clouds
Giza Khafre Pyramid EG024104jhp 
 Khafre Chephren Pyramid ancient Egyptian tomb limestone blocks Tura casing top, the second largest of the Gizah site monuments and constructed between 2558-2532BC during the reign of the Pharaoh Khafre [Greek name Chephren], one of Khufu’s sons and is responsible during a reign of around 25 years for the magnificent Funerary complex which is held to include The Sphinx. Although his Mortuary Temple is almost nothing but a foundation, his Valley Temple is a fantastic example of the skills of the early Egyptian craftsman with huge accurately cut pillars of granite which was the house after his death for numerous statues including the famous diorite one now in the Cairo Museum. This view is of the western face showing the mainly uncovered structure although remains of the outer casing of Tura Limestone can still be seen near the top. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, pyramid, burial, tomb, Khafre, Chephren, landscape, blocks, erosion, soft, limestone, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, casing, Tura, Turah, white, shining, south, face, blue, sky, white, clouds
Giza Menkaure Pyramid EG024111jhp 
 Menkaure Mycerinus Pyramid Egyptian tomb limestone blocks entrance camel tourist, the smaller of the Gizah site monuments and built during his reign of 28 years from 2531-2504 and it is about half the size of the Great Pyramid, possibly because of a much more relaxed rule than his predecessors who exacted a high price on the society building their huge monuments. Alongside his pyramid are three smaller ones for his Queens, the larger for his chief queen, Khamerernebty 11. This is the North face of the pyramid with the entrance and the huge gash left by earlier more brutal attempts of accessing the burial chamber. Modern access is through the entrance in the course of unfinished granite blocks showing above the mound of soil. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, landscape, pyramid, royalty, burial, tombs, Menkaure, Mycerinus, Queens, satellites, subsidiary, pyramids, Khamerernebty, chief, Queen, limestone, granite, casing, incomplete, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, desert, sand, entrance, north, face came, tourist, riding
Giza Menkaure Pyramid EG024101jhp 
 Menkaure Mycerinus Pyramid ancient Egyptian tomb smaller Queens pyramids, the smaller of the Gizah site monuments and built during his reign of 28 years from 2531-2504 and it is about half the size of the Great Pyramid, possibly because of a much more relaxed rule than his predecessors who exacted a high price on the society building their huge monuments. Alongside his pyramid are three smaller ones for his Queens, the larger for his chief queen, Khamerernebty 11. This photo is from near the popular southern viewpoint coach park which offers a view of all three pyramids with the distant backdrop of Giza and Cairo. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, landscape, pyramid, royalty, burial, tombs, Menkaure, Mycerinus, Queens, satellites, subsidiary, pyramids, Khamerernebty, chief, Queen, limestone, granite, casing, incomplete, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, desert, sand
Giza Menkaure Causeway EG024115jhp 
 Menkaure Mycerinus Pyramid ancient Egyptian tomb causeway Giza desert Cairo the smaller of the Gizah site monuments and built during his reign of 28 years from 2531-2504 and it is about half the size of the Great Pyramid, possibly because of a much more relaxed rule than his predecessors who exacted a high price on the society building their huge monuments. Alongside his pyramid are three smaller ones for his Queens, the larger for his chief queen, Khamerernebty 11. The cuaseway runs eastwards from the Pyramid and its Mortuary Temple through the desert sand to the valley below. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, landscape, pyramid, royalty, burial, tombs, Menkaure, Mycerinus, causeway, eroded, sand, desert, valley, limestone, granite, casing, incomplete, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, desert, sand
Valley Temple Giza EG02027jhp 
 Valley Temple Inside Giza Khafre Granite Blocks roof alabaster floor looking at the interior through this structure of huge limestone and granite blocks and roof supports. Once there would have been 23 diorite statues of the king standing by each column in the holed areas but only one survives in the Cairo Museum. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, upright, Khafre, Chephren, upright, mortuary, causeway, Valley, Temple, entrance, granite, red, lined, blocks, limestone, alabaster, floor, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history
Valley Temple Giza EG02026jhp 
 Valley Temple Interior Giza Khafre Chephren Religion Limestone Granite Blocks looking at the interior through this structure of huge limestone and granite blocks and roof supports. Once there would have been 23 diorite statues of the king standing by each column in the holed areas but only one survives in the Cairo Museum. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, upright, Khafre, Chephren, pyramid, mortuary, causeway, Valley, Temple, entrance, upright, granite, red, lined, blocks, limestone, alabaster, floor, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, statue, bases
Valley Temple Giza EG02025jhp 
 Valley Temple door causeway Giza Khafre Pyramid Granite corridor exit looking towards the doorway at the base of the 550m causeway from Khafre Pyramid at Giza and giving access to the most usual way of viewing the Sphinx through this structure of huge limestone and granite blocks and roof supports. Once there would have been 23 diorite statues of the king standing by each column but only one survives in the Cairo Museum. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, upright, Khafre, Chephren, pyramid, mortuary, causeway, Valley, Temple, entrance, granite, red, lined, blocks, limestone, alabaster, floor, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history
Valley Temple Giza EG02005jhp 
 Valley Temple Interior Giza Cairo Khafre Chephren Limestone Granite Blocks looking at the interior through this structure of huge limestone and granite blocks and roof supports. Once there would have been 23 diorite statues of the king standing by each column in the holed areas but only one survives in the Cairo Museum. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, upright, Khafre, Chephren, mortuary, landscape, Valley, Temple, entrance, granite, red, lined, blocks, limestone, alabaster, floor, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, statue, bases
Valley Temple Giza EG02004jhp 
 Valley Temple Interior Giza Chephren alabaster floor Limestone Granite Blocks looking at the interior through this structure of huge limestone and granite blocks and roof supports. Once there would have been 23 diorite statues of the king standing by each column in the holed areas but only one survives in the Cairo Museum. This older digital image will need sharpening in USM. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, upright, Khafre, Chephren, landscape, mortuary, causeway, Valley, Temple, entrance, granite, red, lined, blocks, limestone, alabaster, floor, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history
Khafre Causeway Giza EG02009jhp 
 Khafre Chephren Ancient Egyptian Causeway Pyramid Turah top blue sky Photo at the base of the 550m causeway looking to his Pyramid at Giza from the Valley temple and giving access to the most usual way of viewing the Sphinx through this structure of huge limestone and granite blocks and roof supports. Once there would have been 23 diorite statues of the king standing by each column but only one survives in the Cairo Museum. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, upright, Khafre, Chephren, pyramid, mortuary, causeway, Valley, Temple, entrance, granite, red, lined, blocks, limestone, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, Turah, cap, top, cover, remains
Khafre Causeway Giza EG02008jhp 
 Khafre Chephren Ancient Egyptian Causeway Pyramid walk limestone erosion Photo at the base of the 550m causeway looking to his Pyramid at Giza from the Valley temple and giving access to the most usual way of viewing the Sphinx through this structure of huge limestone and granite blocks and roof supports. Once there would have been 23 diorite statues of the king standing by each column but only one survives in the Cairo Museum. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, landscape, Khafre, Chephren, pyramid, mortuary, causeway, Valley, Temple, entrance, walk, granite, red, lined, blocks, Turah, cap, limestone, eroded, erosion, weathering, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history
Khafre Causeway Giza EG02007jhp 
 Khafre Chephren Alabaster Egyptian Causeway Pyramid Valley Temple Stone gate at the base of the 550m causeway looking to his Pyramid at Giza from the Valley temple and giving access to the most usual way of viewing the Sphinx through this structure of huge limestone and granite blocks and roof supports. Once there would have been 23 diorite statues of the king standing by each column but only one survives in the Cairo Museum. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, upright, Khafre, Chephren, pyramid, mortuary, causeway, Valley, Temple, entrance, granite, red, lined, blocks, limestone, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, gate, outlined, framed, alabaster, floor
Khafre Causeway Giza EG02006jhp 
 Khafre Chephren Egypt Giza Causeway Temple floor alabaster Entrance View Photo at the base of the 550m causeway looking to his Pyramid at Giza from the Valley temple and giving access to the most usual way of viewing the Sphinx through this structure of huge limestone and granite blocks and roof supports. Once there would have been 23 diorite statues of the king standing by each column but only one survives in the Cairo Museum. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, upright, Khafre, Chephren, pyramid, mortuary, causeway, Valley, Temple, entrance, granite, red, lined, blocks, limestone, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, alabaster, floor
Khafre Valley Temple EG02910JHP 
 Valley Temple Interior Giza Khafre Chephren Religion Limestone Granite Blocks looking towards the doorway at the base of the 550m causeway from Khafre Pyramid at Giza and giving access to the most usual way of viewing the Sphinx through this structure of huge limestone and granite blocks and roof supports. Once there would have been 23 diorite statues of the king standing by each column but only one survives in the Cairo Museum. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, upright, Khafre, Chephren, pyramid, mortuary, causeway, Valley, Temple, entrance, granite, red, lined, blocks, limestone, alabaster, floor, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, slide, scanned
Khafra Valley Temple EG02625JHP 
 Valley Temple Interior Causeway Entrance Exit Alabaster Floor Giza Limestone at the base of the 550m causeway from Khafre Pyramid at Giza and giving access to the most usual way of viewing the Sphinx through this structure of huge limestone and granite blocks and roof supports. Once there would have been 23 diorite statues of the king standing by each column but only one survives in the Cairo Museum. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, upright, Khafre, Chephren, pyramid, mortuary, causeway, Valley, Temple, entrance, granite, red, lined, blocks, limestone, alabaster, floor, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, slide, scanned
Giza Valley Temple EG0299JHP 
 Valley Temple Interior Limestone Blocks Columns Floor Alabaster Photo Inside at the base of the 550m causeway from Khafre Pyramid at Giza and giving access to the most usual way of viewing the Sphinx through this structure of huge limestone and granite blocks and roof supports. Once there would have been 23 diorite statues of the king standing by each column but only one survives in the Cairo Museum. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, upright, Khafre, Chephren, pyramid, mortuary, causeway, Valley, Temple, entrance, granite, red, lined, blocks, limestone, alabaster, floor, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, slide, scanned
Giza Khafra Causeway EG02627JHP 
 Khafre Chephren Ancient Egyptian Causeway Pyramid Temple Stone Photo at the base of the 550m causeway looking to his Pyramid at Giza from the Valley temple and giving access to the most usual way of viewing the Sphinx through this structure of huge limestone and granite blocks and roof supports. Once there would have been 23 diorite statues of the king standing by each column but only one survives in the Cairo Museum. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, upright, Khafre, Chephren, pyramid, mortuary, causeway, Valley, Temple, entrance, granite, red, lined, blocks, limestone, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, slide, scanned
Khufu Sarcophagus EG951057JHP 
 Kings Chamber Great Pyramid Interior Pharaoh Sarcophagus Granite Stone Flash Photo, the possible final resting place of the Pharaoh Khufu who had the largest pyramid built around 2500BC. The lidless sarcophagus in this photo is made in red Aswan granite as are the blocks making the tomblike chamber. Photographed in 1995 when restrictions were less strict but oh for a digital camera 
 Keywords: Egyptian, Giza, Great Pyramid, Cheops, Khufu, pharaoh, interior, royal, tomb, burial, chamber, sarcophagus, red, granite, lidless, 1995, Fuji 645, Bronica, upright, ancient, Egyptology, archaeology, transparency, scanned, flash
Khufu Sarcophagus EG9510213JHP 
 Kings Chamber Sarcophagus Figure Scale Inside Great Pyramid Photo Flash, the possible final resting place of the Pharaoh Khufu who had the largest pyramid built around 2500BC. The lidless sarcophagus in this photo is made in red Aswan granite as are the blocks making the tomblike chamber. Photographed in 1995 when restrictions were less strict but oh for a digital camera; no model release is required for this photo. 
 Keywords: Egyptian, Giza, Great Pyramid, Cheops, Khufu, pharaoh, interior, royal, tomb, burial, chamber, sarcophagus, red, lidless, granite, 1995, Fuji 645, Bronica, landscape, ancient, Egyptology, archaeology, transparency, scanned, flash
Khufu Queens Chamber EG951029JHP 
 Queens Chamber Middle Corballed Roof Stone Granite Blocks inside the Great Pyramid of Khufu at Giza was constructed of limestone and there is no evidence that any burial took place in it. This photo shows corbelled wall and it also is known for the so-called ventilation shafts which in recent years have been the centre of exploration using small robotic cameras finding the shaft ended with a small gate. Photographed in 1995 when restrictions were less strict but oh for a digital camera. 
 Keywords: Egyptian, Giza, Great Pyramid, Cheops, Khufu, pharaoh, interior, royal, tomb, burial, Queens, chamber, corbelling, limestone, ventilation, shafts, 1995, Fuji 645, Bronica, upright, ancient, Egyptology, archaeology, transparency, scanned, flash
Khufu Queens Chamber EG9510212JHP 
 Queens Chamber Inside Roof Ceiling Granite Blocks Great Pyramid Khufu Giza was constructed of limestone and there is no evidence that any burial took place in it. This photo shows the limestone roof blocks and corbelled side and it is also known for the so-called ventilation shafts which in recent years have been the centre of exploration using small robotic cameras finding the shaft ended with a small gate. Photographed in 1995 when restrictions were less strict but oh for a digital camera. 
 Keywords: Egyptian, Giza, Great Pyramid, Cheops, Khufu, pharaoh, interior, royal, tomb, burial, Queens, chamber, corbelling, limestone, roof, blocks, 1995, Fuji 645, Bronica, landscape, ancient, Egyptology, archaeology, transparency, scanned, flash
Khufu Portcullis EG9510510JHP 
 Egypt Giza Great Pyramid Interior Gallery Portcullis Granite Grooving at top ofthe Horizontal passageway or antechamber inside the Great Pyramid denying access to the Kings Chamber, the possible final resting place of the Pharaoh Khufu who had the largest pyramid built around 2500BC. Photographed in 1995 when restrictions were less strict but oh for a digital camera. 
 Keywords: Egyptian, Giza, Great Pyramid, Cheops, Khufu, pharaoh, grand, gallery, interior, royal, tomb, burial, chamber, horizontal, antechamber, portcullis, granite, 1995, Fuji 645, Bronica, landscape, ancient, Egyptology, archaeology, transparency, scanned, flash
Khufu Kings Chamber EG951058JHP 
 Khufu Kings Chamber Great Pyramid Gaiza Egypt Interior Construction Granite Blocks, the possible final resting place of the Pharaoh who had the largest pyramid built around 2500BC, the Great Pyramid at Giza. Photographed in 1995 when restrictions were less strict but oh for a digital camera. The huge granite blocks that make up this tomb are reckoned to weigh around 200 tons each and each fit snuggly enough that not even a knife can be inserted between them. 
 Keywords: Egyptian, Giza, Great Pyramid, Cheops, Khufu, pharaoh, interior, royal, tomb, burial, chamber, sarcophagus, granite, 1995, Fuji 645, Bronica, landscape, ancient, Egyptology, archaeology, transparency, scanned, flash
Grand Gallery Giza EG9510518JHP 
 Grand Gallery Passageway Great Pyramid Egypt Gizah Interior Steps People created out of corbelled granite blocks acts as a stress reliever from the huge weight pressure of the building above and an awesome access to the Kings Chamber, the possible final resting place of the Pharaoh Khufu who had the largest pyramid built around 2500BC. Photographed in 1995 when restrictions were less strict but oh for a digital camera. 
 Keywords: Egyptian, Giza, Great Pyramid, Cheops, Khufu, pharaoh, grand, gallery, interior, royal, tomb, granite, 1995, Fuji 645, Bronica, upright, ancient, Egyptology, archaeology, transparency, scanned, flash
The Sphinx Stele EG051038JHP 
 Sphinx Giza Egypt Paws Dream Stele Granite Limestone Erosion Front, somewhat of an enigma, but most likely carved out of an outcrop as an inspirational homage to the Pharaoh Khafre some 2500BC whose pyramid is directly behind it, although some attribute it to the previous Khufu who built the first and Greatest Pyramid. This huge prone lion figure with a human face faces the east to the rising sun and the modern day Cairo and is a very popular destination for the thousands that visit the Giza plateau. Closeup of the Dream Stele attributed to Thutmosis 1V around 1400BC 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Giza, Sphinx, Temple, Khafre, Thutmosis, soft, erosion, limestone, landscape, lion, granite, stele, dream, paws, enclosure, conservation, repairs, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, sand, covered, cleared

Egypt > Infra Red Photographs (42 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
Egyptian Giza InfR EG020829jhp 
 Valley Temple Interior serdab statue places Khafre infra red B&W film looking into the centre of the temple at the base of the 550m causeway from Khafre Pyramid at Giza and giving access to the most usual way of viewing the Sphinx through this structure of huge limestone and granite blocks and roof supports. Once there would have been 23 diorite statues of the king standing by each column but only one survives in the Cairo Museum. 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. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, upright, Khafre, Chephren, pyramid, mortuary, causeway, Valley, Temple, entrance, granite, red, lined, blocks, limestone, alabaster, floor, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, Red, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 2002, October
Egyptian Giza InfR EG020828jhp 
 Valley Temple Interior Giza Khafre Religion Limestone Blocks infra red looking into the centre of the temple at the base of the 550m causeway from Khafre Pyramid at Giza and giving access to the most usual way of viewing the Sphinx through this structure of huge limestone and granite blocks and roof supports. Once there would have been 23 diorite statues of the king standing by each column but only one survives in the Cairo Museum. 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. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, upright, Khafre, Chephren, pyramid, mortuary, causeway, Valley, Temple, entrance, granite, red, lined, blocks, limestone, alabaster, floor, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, Red, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 2002, October
Egyptian Giza InfR EG020813jhp 
 Khafre Chephren Egypt Giza Cairo Causeway Pyramid infra red B&W photo at the base of the 550m causeway looking to his Pyramid at Giza from the Valley temple and giving access to the most usual way of viewing the Sphinx through this structure of huge limestone and granite blocks and roof supports. Once there would have been 23 diorite statues of the king standing by each column but only one survives in the Cairo Museum. 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. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, landscape, Khafre, Chephren, pyramid, mortuary, causeway, Valley, Temple, entrance, granite, red, lined, blocks, limestone, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, Red, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 2002, October
Egyptian Giza InfR EG020811jhp 
 Khafre Chephren Ancient Egyptian Causeway Pyramid Temple Stone infra red film at the base of the 550m causeway looking to his Pyramid at Giza from the Valley temple and giving access to the most usual way of viewing the Sphinx through this structure of huge limestone and granite blocks and roof supports. Once there would have been 23 diorite statues of the king standing by each column but only one survives in the Cairo Museum. 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. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, upright, Khafre, Chephren, pyramid, mortuary, causeway, Valley, Temple, entrance, granite, red, lined, blocks, limestone, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, Red, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 2002, October
Egyptian Giza InfR EG020810jhp 
 Valley Temple Egypt Giza causeway gateway alabaster floor infra red pyramid looking towards the doorway at the base of the 550m causeway from Khafre Pyramid at Giza and giving access to the most usual way of viewing the Sphinx through this structure of huge limestone and granite blocks and roof supports. Once there would have been 23 diorite statues of the king standing by each column but only one survives in the Cairo Museum. 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. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, upright, Khafre, Chephren, pyramid, mortuary, causeway, Valley, Temple, entrance, granite, red, lined, blocks, limestone, alabaster, floor, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, Red, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 2002, October
Egyptian Giza InfR EG020420jhp 
 Khafre Pyramids Cheops Egyptian tombs clouds infra red film photo of the second largest of the Gizah site monuments and constructed between 2558-2532BC during the reign of the Pharaoh Khafre [Greek name Chephren], one of Khufu’s sons and is responsible during a reign of around 25 years for the magnificent Funerary complex which is held to include The Sphinx. Although his Mortuary Temple is almost nothing but a foundation, his Valley Temple is a fantastic example of the skills of the early Egyptian craftsman with huge accurately cut pillars of granite which was the house after his death for numerous statues including the famous diorite one now in the Cairo Museum. This view is of the south face with Khufu's Great pyramid to the righy right taken near the main road through the Giza complex showing the mainly uncovered structure although remains of the outer casing of Tura Limestone can still be seen near the top. 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. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, landscape, upright, pyramid, burial, tomb, Khafre, Chephren, Khufu, great, largest, Cheops, blocks, erosion, soft, limestone, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, casing, Tura, Turah, white, shining, south, face, blue, sky, white, clouds, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, Red, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 2002, October
Egyptian Giza InfR EG020419jhp 
 Chephren Pyramids Khufu Egypt Giza Great largest infra red B&W film photo of the second largest of the Giza site monuments and constructed between 2558-2532BC during the reign of the Pharaoh Khafre [Greek name Chephren], one of Khufu’s sons and is responsible during a reign of around 25 years for the magnificent Funerary complex which is held to include The Sphinx. Although his Mortuary Temple is almost nothing but a foundation, his Valley Temple is a fantastic example of the skills of the early Egyptian craftsman with huge accurately cut pillars of granite which was the house after his death for numerous statues including the famous diorite one now in the Cairo Museum. This view is of the south face with Khufu's Great pyramid to the righy right taken near the main road through the Giza complex showing the mainly uncovered structure although remains of the outer casing of Tura Limestone can still be seen near the top. 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. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, landscape, pyramids, pyramid, burial, tomb, Khafre, Chephren, Khufu, great, largest, Cheops, blocks, erosion, soft, limestone, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, casing, Tura, Turah, white, shining, south, face, blue, sky, white, clouds, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, Red, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 2002, October
Egyptian Giza InfR EG020418jhp 
 Khafre Pyramid Egyptian horse rider scale Giza infra red film photo of the second largest of the Gizah site monuments and constructed between 2558-2532BC during the reign of the Pharaoh Khafre [Greek name Chephren], one of Khufu’s sons and is responsible during a reign of around 25 years for the magnificent Funerary complex which is held to include The Sphinx. Although his Mortuary Temple is almost nothing but a foundation, his Valley Temple is a fantastic example of the skills of the early Egyptian craftsman with huge accurately cut pillars of granite which was the house after his death for numerous statues including the famous diorite one now in the Cairo Museum. This view is of the west face with Cairo bottom right taken near the main road through the Giza complex showing the mainly uncovered structure although remains of the outer casing of Tura Limestone can still be seen near the top. 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. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, landscape, upright, pyramid, burial, tomb, Khafre, Chephren, blocks, erosion, soft, limestone, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, casing, Tura, Turah, white, shining, south, face, blue, sky, white, clouds, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, Red, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 2002, October
Egyptian Giza InfR EG020417jhp 
 Chephren Pyramid Egypt top apex Tura casing clouds infra red film photo of the second largest of the Gizah site monuments and constructed between 2558-2532BC during the reign of the Pharaoh Khafre [Greek name Chephren], one of Khufu’s sons and is responsible during a reign of around 25 years for the magnificent Funerary complex which is held to include The Sphinx. Although his Mortuary Temple is almost nothing but a foundation, his Valley Temple is a fantastic example of the skills of the early Egyptian craftsman with huge accurately cut pillars of granite which was the house after his death for numerous statues including the famous diorite one now in the Cairo Museum. This view is of the west face with Cairo bottom right taken near the main road through the Giza complex showing the mainly uncovered structure although remains of the outer casing of Tura Limestone can still be seen near the top. 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. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, landscape, apex, pyramid, burial, tomb, Khafre, Chephren, blocks, erosion, soft, limestone, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, casing, Tura, Turah, white, shining, south, face, blue, sky, white, clouds, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, Red, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 2002, October
Egyptian Giza InfR EG020416jhp 
 Chephren Pyramid Egypt Giza side Tura casing clouds infra red film photo of the second largest of the Gizah site monuments and constructed between 2558-2532BC during the reign of the Pharaoh Khafre [Greek name Chephren], one of Khufu’s sons and is responsible during a reign of around 25 years for the magnificent Funerary complex which is held to include The Sphinx. Although his Mortuary Temple is almost nothing but a foundation, his Valley Temple is a fantastic example of the skills of the early Egyptian craftsman with huge accurately cut pillars of granite which was the house after his death for numerous statues including the famous diorite one now in the Cairo Museum. This view is of the west face with Cairo bottom right taken near the main road through the Giza complex showing the mainly uncovered structure although remains of the outer casing of Tura Limestone can still be seen near the top. 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. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, landscape, upright, pyramid, burial, tomb, Khafre, Chephren, blocks, erosion, soft, limestone, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, casing, Tura, Turah, white, shining, south, face, blue, sky, white, clouds, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, Red, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 2002, October
Egyptian Giza InfR EG020415jhp 
 Khafre Pyramid Egyptian Giza blocks Tura casing clouds infra red film photo of the second largest of the Gizah site monuments and constructed between 2558-2532BC during the reign of the Pharaoh Khafre [Greek name Chephren], one of Khufu’s sons and is responsible during a reign of around 25 years for the magnificent Funerary complex which is held to include The Sphinx. Although his Mortuary Temple is almost nothing but a foundation, his Valley Temple is a fantastic example of the skills of the early Egyptian craftsman with huge accurately cut pillars of granite which was the house after his death for numerous statues including the famous diorite one now in the Cairo Museum. This view is of the west face with Cairo bottom right taken near the main road through the Giza complex showing the mainly uncovered structure although remains of the outer casing of Tura Limestone can still be seen near the top. 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. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, landscape, construction, pyramid, burial, tomb, Khafre, Chephren, blocks, erosion, soft, limestone, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, casing, Tura, Turah, white, shining, south, face, blue, sky, white, clouds, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, Red, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 2002, October
Egyptian Giza InfR EG020414jhp 
 Khafre Pyramid Egyptian tomb limestone blocks Tura casing clouds infra red film photo of the second largest of the Gizah site monuments and constructed between 2558-2532BC during the reign of the Pharaoh Khafre [Greek name Chephren], one of Khufu’s sons and is responsible during a reign of around 25 years for the magnificent Funerary complex which is held to include The Sphinx. Although his Mortuary Temple is almost nothing but a foundation, his Valley Temple is a fantastic example of the skills of the early Egyptian craftsman with huge accurately cut pillars of granite which was the house after his death for numerous statues including the famous diorite one now in the Cairo Museum. This view is of the west face with Cairo bottom right taken near the main road through the Giza complex showing the mainly uncovered structure although remains of the outer casing of Tura Limestone can still be seen near the top. 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. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, landscape, pyramid, burial, tomb, Khafre, Chephren, blocks, erosion, soft, limestone, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, casing, Tura, Turah, white, shining, south, face, blue, sky, white, clouds, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, Red, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 2002, October
Egyptian Giza InfR EG02089jhp 
 Egypt Valley Temple Sphinx Giza Limestone causeway entrance B&W infra red film photo looking towards the doorway at the base of the 550m causeway from Khafre Pyramid at Giza and giving access to the most usual way of viewing the Sphinx through this structure of huge limestone and granite blocks and roof supports. Once there would have been 23 diorite statues of the king standing by each column but only one survives in the Cairo Museum. 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. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, upright, Khafre, Chephren, pyramid, mortuary, causeway, Valley, Temple, entrance, granite, red, lined, blocks, limestone, alabaster, floor, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, Red, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 2002, October
Egyptian Giza InfR EG02088jhp 
 Valley Temple Interior Giza Khafre Limestone Granite Blocks infra red photo looking towards the doorway at the base of the 550m causeway from Khafre Pyramid at Giza and giving access to the most usual way of viewing the Sphinx through this structure of huge limestone and granite blocks and roof supports. Once there would have been 23 diorite statues of the king standing by each column but only one survives in the Cairo Museum. 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. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, landscape, Khafre, Chephren, pyramid, mortuary, causeway, Valley, Temple, entrance, granite, red, lined, blocks, limestone, alabaster, floor, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, Red, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 2002, October
Egyptian Giza InfR EG02087jhp 
 Valley Temple Interior Giza Chephren Limestone Granite Blocks infra red photo looking towards the rear of the room at the base of the 550m causeway from Khafre Pyramid at Giza and giving access to the most usual way of viewing the Sphinx through this structure of huge limestone and granite blocks and roof supports. Once there would have been 23 diorite statues of the king standing by each column but only one survives in the Cairo Museum. 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. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, upright, Khafre, Chephren, pyramid, mortuary, causeway, Valley, Temple, entrance, granite, red, lined, blocks, limestone, alabaster, floor, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, Red, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 2002, October
Egyptian Giza InfR EG02086jhp 
 Cairo Valley Temple Chephren inside Limestone Blocks infra red photo looking towards the rear of the room as you enter the temple at the base of the 550m causeway from Khafre Pyramid at Giza and giving access to the most usual way of viewing the Sphinx through this structure of huge limestone and granite blocks and roof supports. Once there would have been 23 diorite statues of the king standing by each column but only one survives in the Cairo Museum. 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. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, upright, Khafre, Chephren, pyramid, mortuary, causeway, Valley, Temple, entrance, granite, red, lined, blocks, limestone, alabaster, floor, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, Red, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 2002, October
Philae InfR EG982414jhp 
 Philae Isis second pylon granite record Ptolemy infra red donation carving Aswan island was established late in the history of Egypt being mainly Ptolemaic, eventually closing as a religious site around 550AD and being located on an island had remained remarkably untouched. Being relocated onto the Island of Agilkia on the River Nile near Aswan, to save it being flooded after the completion of the High Dam, it is perhaps one of the loveliest and most complete classic Egyptian temples to visit with a peaceful spirituality lacking in many of the land based sites. This particular photograph was taken during a Stars and Signs trip 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, Aswan, River Nile, Nubia, Philae, Temple, island, pylons, pylon, first, second, mammisi, colonnade, courtyard, entrance, approach, landscape, upright, history, ancient, Egyptian, antiquity, Ptolemaic, Isis, cult, archaeology, Egyptology, Agilkia Island, motorboat, water, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, R72, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 1998, November, Stars, Signs
Luxor Temple InfR EG981121jhp 
 Luxor Temple Egyptian infra red B&W colonnade processional pylon rear photo is taken from the outside of the colonnade looking back to the rear of the pylon and peristyle court located on the east bank of the River Nile at Luxor, Egypt is credited to Ramses 11 as the main builder and these are his massive granite statues on the far side of the pylon that greet the visitor arriving at the Temple. To the left are a few small columns from the Roman castrum, a military complex with stone paved avenues and the streets defined by pillars. Throughout this elegant structure, so much more understandable than the sprawling complex at Karnak, there are examples of the great skills of workmanship that give ancient Egyptian monuments their huge appeal and impact even in these modern 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 Nikkor lens with a R72 filter and processed in ID11 for 11 mins. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, landscape, upright, court, sun, peristyle, papyrus-bud, capitals, colonnade, Tutankhamun, pylon, Ramses, Ramesses, Ramasses, Queen, Nefertari, Amenhotep, columned, court, Chapel, Roman, Legions, wall, reliefs, flags, cartouche, deep-cut, painted, offerings, food, feasts, avenue, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, Roman, castrum, military, complex, pharaoh, ruler, huge, monumental, promenade, corniche, conservation, water-table, riverbank, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, R72, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 1998
Luxor Temple InfR EG981120jhp 
 Luxor Temple Egypt obelisk side carvings cartouche infra red film in front of the main pylon greeting visitors to this Temple located on the east bank of the River Nile at Luxor, Egypt is credited to Ramses 11 as the main builder and these are his massive granite statues. On the side of the huge black granite seats are carvings in excellent state of repair illustrating early the mythology of ancient Egypt, the Union of the Two Lands; Upper and Lower Egypt. Throughout this elegant structure, so much more understandable than the sprawling complex at Karnak, there are examples of the great skills of workmanship that give ancient Egyptian monuments their huge appeal and impact even in these modern 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 Nikkor lens with a R72 filter and processed in ID11 for 11 mins. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, landscape, upright, court, sun, peristyle, papyrus-bud, capitals, colonnade, Tutankhamun, pylon, Ramses, Ramesses, Ramasses, Queen, Nefertari, Amenhotep, columned, court, Chapel, Roman, Legions, wall, reliefs, flags, cartouche, deep-cut, painted, offerings, food, feasts, avenue, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, Roman, castrum, military, complex, pharaoh, ruler, huge, monumental, promenade, corniche, conservation, water-table, riverbank, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, R72, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 1998
Luxor Temple InfR EG981119jhp 
 Luxor Temple Egypt seated statues Ramses carvings infra red B&W in front of the main pylon greeting visitors to this Temple located on the east bank of the River Nile at Luxor, Egypt is credited to Ramses 11 as the main builder and these are his massive granite statues. On the side of the huge black granite seats are carvings in excellent state of repair illustrating early the mythology of ancient Egypt, the Union of the Two Lands; Upper and Lower Egypt. Throughout this elegant structure, so much more understandable than the sprawling complex at Karnak, there are examples of the great skills of workmanship that give ancient Egyptian monuments their huge appeal and impact even in these modern 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 Nikkor lens with a R72 filter and processed in ID11 for 11 mins. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, landscape, upright, court, sun, peristyle, papyrus-bud, capitals, colonnade, Tutankhamun, pylon, Ramses, Ramesses, Ramasses, Queen, Nefertari, Amenhotep, columned, court, Chapel, Roman, Legions, wall, reliefs, flags, cartouche, deep-cut, painted, offerings, food, feasts, avenue, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, Roman, castrum, military, complex, pharaoh, ruler, huge, monumental, promenade, corniche, conservation, water-table, riverbank, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, R72, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 1998
Luxor Temple InfR EG981118jhp 
 Luxor Temple Egypt pylon obelisk statues carvings infra red B&W ghostly in front of the main pylon greeting visitors to this Temple located on the east bank of the River Nile at Luxor, Egypt is credited to Ramses 11 as the main builder and these are his massive granite statues. On the side of the huge black granite seats are carvings in excellent state of repair illustrating early the mythology of ancient Egypt, the Union of the Two Lands; Upper and Lower Egypt. Throughout this elegant structure, so much more understandable than the sprawling complex at Karnak, there are examples of the great skills of workmanship that give ancient Egyptian monuments their huge appeal and impact even in these modern 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 Nikkor lens with a R72 filter and processed in ID11 for 11 mins. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, landscape, upright, court, sun, peristyle, papyrus-bud, capitals, colonnade, Tutankhamun, pylon, Ramses, Ramesses, Ramasses, Queen, Nefertari, Amenhotep, columned, court, Chapel, Roman, Legions, wall, reliefs, flags, cartouche, deep-cut, painted, offerings, food, feasts, avenue, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, Roman, castrum, military, complex, pharaoh, ruler, huge, monumental, promenade, corniche, conservation, water-table, riverbank, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, R72, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 1998
Luxor Temple InfR EG981117jhp 
 Luxor Temple Egyptian seated statues Ramesses carvings infra red B&W in front of the main pylon greeting visitors to this Temple located on the east bank of the River Nile at Luxor, Egypt is credited to Ramses 11 as the main builder and these are his massive granite statues. On the side of the huge black granite seats are carvings in excellent state of repair illustrating early the mythology of ancient Egypt, the Union of the Two Lands; Upper and Lower Egypt. Throughout this elegant structure, so much more understandable than the sprawling complex at Karnak, there are examples of the great skills of workmanship that give ancient Egyptian monuments their huge appeal and impact even in these modern 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 Nikkor lens with a R72 filter and processed in ID11 for 11 mins. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, landscape, upright, court, sun, peristyle, papyrus-bud, capitals, colonnade, Tutankhamun, pylon, Ramses, Ramesses, Ramasses, Queen, Nefertari, Amenhotep, columned, court, Chapel, Roman, Legions, wall, reliefs, flags, cartouche, deep-cut, painted, offerings, food, feasts, avenue, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, Roman, castrum, military, complex, pharaoh, ruler, huge, monumental, promenade, corniche, conservation, water-table, riverbank, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, R72, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 1998
Karnak InfR EG983735jhp 
 Egypt Hatshepsut Thutmosis Granite Obelisks Karnak Temple infra red film is in the central area of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. This view of Queen Hatshepsut's Obelisk, one of two remaining standing obelisks, is from between the fourth and fifth pylons looking north in the Transverse Hall. The obelisk of red Aswan granite is the third tallest standing in the world, weighs over 320 tons and stands nearly 30 metres. Encased by Thutmosis 111 who disapproved of his Aunt, his bid to remove her existence benefited us in that the lower section remained largely intact but higher sections were defaced by Akhenaten some 130 years later. 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, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, upright, Thutmosis, Hatshepsut, queen, woman, obelisk, red, granite, blocks, pylon, fourth, fifth, transverse, hall, columns, truncated, well, sandstone, obelisks, court, pharaoh, ruler, huge, monumental, encased, Thutmosis, Thutmose, Akhenaten, defaced, erased, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, R72, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 1998
Karnak InfR EG983734jhp 
 Egyptian Hatshepsut Thutmosis Granite Obelisk Karnak infra red B&W film upwards is in the central area of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. This view of Queen Hatshepsut's Obelisk, one of two remaining standing obelisks, is from between the fourth and fifth pylons looking north in the Transverse Hall. The obelisk of red Aswan granite is the third tallest standing in the world, weighs over 320 tons and stands nearly 30 metres. Encased by Thutmosis 111 who disapproved of his Aunt, his bid to remove her existence benefited us in that the lower section remained largely intact but higher sections were defaced by Akhenaten some 130 years later. 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, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, upright, Thutmosis, Hatshepsut, queen, woman, obelisk, red, granite, blocks, pylon, fourth, fifth, transverse, hall, columns, truncated, well, sandstone, obelisks, court, pharaoh, ruler, huge, monumental, encased, Thutmosis, Thutmose, Akhenaten, defaced, erased, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, R72, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 1998
Karnak InfR EG983733jhp 
 Karnak Temple Egyptian Inner Sanctuary infra red B&W Jim Henderson photo near the most sacred part of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. This photograph is looking back into the main area of the temple from the central court area, now a large open space in front of unusual Festival Hall of Thutmose 111. The figure is standing looking into the inner sanctum, the Granite Sanctuary of Philip Arrhidaeus who ruled briefly after the death of Alexander the Great. The obelisk is that of Hatshepsut while the smaller one on the left is that of Thutmosis 1. The distant view goes beyond the Processional Way of the Hypostyle hall, through the western Pylon, over the River Nile to the distant west bank Theban hills. In the foreground are the truncated columns of an area which was one of the oldest areas of Karnak. 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, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, upright, Thutmosis, Thutmose, festival, hall, barque, sanctuary, Granite, Philip, Arrhidaeus, inner, sanctum, sixth, pylon, colours, painted, colors, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, column, bases, obelisks, Hatshepsut, hypostyle, hall, Theban, hills, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, R72, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 1998
Karnak InfR EG983732jhp 
 Karnak Temple Egypt Obelisk Sanctuary central court B&W infra red ghost near the most sacred part of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. This photograph is looking back into the main area of the temple from the central court area, now a large open space in front of unusual Festival Hall of Thutmose 111. The figure is standing looking into the inner sanctum, the Granite Sanctuary of Philip Arrhidaeus who ruled briefly after the death of Alexander the Great. The obelisk is that of Hatshepsut while the smaller one on the left is that of Thutmosis 1. The distant view goes beyond the Processional Way of the Hypostyle hall, through the western Pylon, over the River Nile to the distant west bank Theban hills. In the foreground are the truncated columns of an area which was one of the oldest areas of Karnak. 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, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, upright, Thutmosis, Thutmose, festival, hall, barque, sanctuary, Granite, Philip, Arrhidaeus, inner, sanctum, sixth, pylon, colours, painted, colors, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, column, bases, obelisks, Hatshepsut, hypostyle, hall, Theban, hills, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, R72, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 1998
Karnak InfR EG983731jhp 
 Karnak Temple Egypt pharoah Amun carving B&W infra red ghostly near the most sacred part of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. This photograph is looking back into the main area of the temple from the central court area, now a large open space in front of unusual Festival Hall of Thutmose 111. The figure is standing looking into the inner sanctum, the Granite Sanctuary of Philip Arrhidaeus who ruled briefly after the death of Alexander the Great. The obelisk is that of Hatshepsut while the smaller one on the left is that of Thutmosis 1. The distant view goes beyond the Processional Way of the Hypostyle hall, through the western Pylon, over the River Nile to the distant west bank Theban hills. In the foreground are the truncated columns of an area which was one of the oldest areas of Karnak. 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, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, upright, Thutmosis, Thutmose, festival, hall, barque, sanctuary, Granite, Philip, Arrhidaeus, inner, sanctum, sixth, pylon, colours, painted, colors, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, column, bases, obelisks, Hatshepsut, hypostyle, hall, Theban, hills, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, R72, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 1998
Karnak InfR EG983730jhp 
 Karnak Temple Egyptian statue headless inra red ghostlike B&W film Sanctuary central court festival hall Thutmose near the most sacred part of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. This photograph is looking back into the main area of the temple from the central court area, now a large open space in front of unusual Festival Hall of Thutmose 111. The figure is standing looking into the inner sanctum, the Granite Sanctuary of Philip Arrhidaeus who ruled briefly after the death of Alexander the Great. The obelisk is that of Hatshepsut while the smaller one on the left is that of Thutmosis 1. The distant view goes beyond the Processional Way of the Hypostyle hall, through the western Pylon, over the River Nile to the distant west bank Theban hills. In the foreground are the truncated columns of an area which was one of the oldest areas of Karnak. 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, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, upright, Thutmosis, Thutmose, festival, hall, barque, sanctuary, Granite, Philip, Arrhidaeus, inner, sanctum, sixth, pylon, colours, painted, colors, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, column, bases, obelisks, Hatshepsut, hypostyle, hall, Theban, hills, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, R72, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 1998
Karnak InfR EG983729jhp 
 Karnak Temple Egyptian Obelisk festival hall Thutmose Infra Red eerie B&W near the most sacred part of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. This photograph is looking back into the main area of the temple from the central court area, now a large open space in front of unusual Festival Hall of Thutmose 111. The figure is standing looking into the inner sanctum, the Granite Sanctuary of Philip Arrhidaeus who ruled briefly after the death of Alexander the Great. The obelisk is that of Hatshepsut while the smaller one on the left is that of Thutmosis 1. The distant view goes beyond the Processional Way of the Hypostyle hall, through the western Pylon, over the River Nile to the distant west bank Theban hills. In the foreground are the truncated columns of an area which was one of the oldest areas of Karnak. 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, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, upright, Thutmosis, Thutmose, festival, hall, barque, sanctuary, Granite, Philip, Arrhidaeus, inner, sanctum, sixth, pylon, colours, painted, colors, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, column, bases, obelisks, Hatshepsut, hypostyle, hall, Theban, hills, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, R72, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 1998
Karnak InfR EG983718jhp 
 Ancient Egyptian Obelisks Karnak Temple palm tree infra red ghostly dawn light is in the central area of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. This view of Queen Hatshepsut's Obelisk, one of two remaining standing obelisks, is from the north area which was mainly an opne air area of various blocks. The obelisk of red Aswan granite is the third tallest standing in the world, weighs over 320 tons and stands nearly 30 metres. Encased by Thutmosis 111 who disapproved of his Aunt, his bid to remove her existence benefited us in that the lower section remained largely intact but higher sections were defaced by Akhenaten some 130 years later. 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, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, upright, Hatshepsut, queen, woman, obelisk, red, granite, blocks, pylon, fourth, fifth, transverse, hall, columns, truncated, well, sandstone, obelisks, court, pharaoh, ruler, huge, monumental, encased, Thutmosis, Thutmose, Akhenaten, defaced, erased, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, R72, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 1998
Edfu Temple InfR EG98377jhp 
 Edfu Temple Egypt Horus Statue Infra Red B&W film hawk granite icon seen here in the pillared courtyard 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 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, Egyptian, Edfu Temple, West Bank, River Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, Horus, falcon, hawk, statue, granite, entrance, hypostyle, hall, posing, pillared hall, Ptolemy, pronaos, sanctuary, Ptolemaic, courtyard, colonnade, columns, hieroglyphs, carvings, bas, reliefs, upright, landscape, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, R72, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 1998
Edfu Temple InfR EG98376jhp 
 Edfu Temple Horus Statue Infra Red film Egyptian Falcon icon seen here in the pillared courtyard 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 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, Egyptian, Edfu Temple, West Bank, River Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, Horus, falcon, hawk, statue, granite, entrance, hypostyle, hall, posing, pillared hall, Ptolemy, pronaos, sanctuary, Ptolemaic, courtyard, colonnade, columns, hieroglyphs, carvings, bas, reliefs, upright, landscape, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, R72, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 1998
Edfu Temple InfR EG98375jhp 
 Edfu Temple Pylon Egypt carved column broken Inra Red film ghostly impressive scale complete building viewed from the south and the remains of the mammisi or birth house 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. 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, Egyptian, Edfu Temple, West Bank, River Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, landscape, upright, temple, preserved, Horus, pylon, south, mammisi, ambulatory, carvings, hieroglyphs, colonnade, column, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, R72, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 1998
Edfu Temple InfR EG98374jhp 
 Edfu Temple Pylon Ancient Egyptian Mammisi Horus Ptolemaic B&W film Infra Red impressive scale complete building viewed from the south and the remains of the mammisi or birth house 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. 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, Egyptian, Edfu Temple, West Bank, River Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, landscape, temple, preserved, Horus, pylon, south, mammisi, ambulatory, carvings, hieroglyphs, colonnade, column, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, R72, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 1998
Edfu Temple InfR EG98373jhp 
 Edfu Temple Pylon Egypt Mammisi south B&W film Infra Red capital floral impressive scale complete building viewed from the south and the remains of the mammisi or birth house 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. 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, Egyptian, Edfu Temple, West Bank, River Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, landscape, temple, preserved, Horus, pylon, south, mammisi, ambulatory, carvings, hieroglyphs, colonnade, column, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, R72, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 1998
Edfu Temple InfR EG98372jhp 
 Edfu Temple Pylon Egypt Mammisi B&W film Infra Red capital floral southern view impressive scale complete building viewed from the south and the remains of the mammisi or birth house 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. 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, Egyptian, Edfu Temple, West Bank, River Nile, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, landscape, upright, temple, preserved, Horus, pylon, south, mammisi, ambulatory, carvings, hieroglyphs, colonnade, column, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, R72, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 1998
Aswan Feluccas InfR EG981123jhp 
 Aswan Cataract Hotel Old River Nile Waterfront Egypt feluccas infra red trip sailing on the river to hotels, Elephantine Island and Museum, Kitchener Botanical Gardens and trips in feluccas to the Nubian Villages or Cataracts and the western bank with Aga Khan Mausoleum or camel rides into the desert to visit St Simeon monastery. Along the promenade are restaurants, berths of cruiseboats, ferry landing areas and to the south the Municipal Gardens, the Coptic Cathedral and the old and new Cataract Hotels, the former of course made famous in the film Death on the Nile. 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, Egyptian, Aswan, City, River, Nile, Cataract, hotel, waterfront, riverside, promenade, esplanade, berths, restaurants, ferry, felucca, feluccas, sailing, boats, cruiseboats, motorboats, street, municipal, gardens, park, upright, landscape, rocks, boulders, granite, Coptic, Cathedral, square, tower, Nilometer, cartouches, Elephantine, island, museum, temples, ancient, predynastic, strategic, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, R72, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 1998
Abydos InfR EG98116jhp 
 Abydos Egyptian Temple infra red B&W ghostlike entrance Sety pylon carvings royal monument limestone, situated at the most important and one of the oldest necropolis sites of ancient Egypt is the home of Osiris and the imposing structure in the photograph is The Temple of Seti/Sety 1 and added to by Ramses 11 particularly the courts and the portico viewed from this spot. There are many important elements to this temple and include an extensive King’s List and the spectacular remains of the Cenotaph to Sety 1, the Osireion.
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.

Visits to Abydos are not usually included in standard Nile cruise packages and are usually arranged a private excursions from Luxor usually by road. In addition the trip can be extended to visit the Ptolemaic Dendera Temple near Qena although this temple is often organised as a separate excursion as par of a day Nile cruise from Luxor. If visiting Abydos make extra time for a visit by foot to the nearby small temple of Ramasses 11 which has some of the most wonderfully colourful wall paintings open to daylight so easily photographed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, East, Bank, River, Nile, Qena, Asyut, Abydos, Osireion, granite, sandstone, blocks, huge, Cenotaph, Seti, Sethos, Sety, Ramses, painted, hieroglyphs, hall, ancestors, bulls, door, king-lists, second, approach, entrance, portico, pylon, court, flooded, water, table, island, Abedju, al-Madfunah, al-Ballyana, holiday, travel, upright, landscape, tourism, cruise, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, prehistory, prehistoric, dynastic, temples, palimpsest, layers, plaster, over-writing, UFO, lintel, helicopter, submarine, God, canine, necropolis, cult, Khentiamentiu, Osiris, Isis, King, Aha, 1st, mortuary, shrine, memnonium, ablution, tanks, first, hypostyle, Menes, Horus, Amun, Ptah, Re-Horakhty, Ptah-Sokar, Nefertem, Graeco-Roman, statues, colonnade, sunlight, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, R72, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 1998
Abydos InfR EG98115jhp 
 Abydos Egypt Temple infra red film B&W ghostly Osireion cenotaph Seti blocks white limestone, situated at the most important and one of the oldest necropolis sites of ancient Egypt is the home of Osiris and the imposing structure in the photograph is The Temple of Seti/Sety 1 and added to by Ramses 11 particularly the courts and the portico viewed from this spot. There are many important elements to this temple and include an extensive King’s List and the spectacular remains of the Cenotaph to Sety 1, the Osireion.
The photograph illustrates the Osireion, a cenotaph to Sety, completed by Merenptah but also a symbolic tomb for the God Osiris. This is now open to the air and is partly submerged but still its awesome size can still be appreciated with its megalithic granite blocks similar in appearance to the Valley Temple at Giza.
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.

Visits to Abydos are not usually included in standard Nile cruise packages and are usually arranged a private excursions from Luxor usually by road. In addition the trip can be extended to visit the Ptolemaic Dendera Temple near Qena although this temple is often organised as a separate excursion as par of a day Nile cruise from Luxor. If visiting Abydos make extra time for a visit by foot to the nearby small temple of Ramasses 11 which has some of the most wonderfully colourful wall paintings open to daylight so easily photographed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, East, Bank, River, Nile, Qena, Asyut, Abydos, Osireion, granite, sandstone, blocks, huge, Cenotaph, Seti, Sethos, Sety, Ramses, painted, hieroglyphs, hall, ancestors, bulls, door, king-lists, second, approach, entrance, portico, pylon, court, flooded, water, table, island, Abedju, al-Madfunah, al-Ballyana, holiday, travel, upright, landscape, tourism, cruise, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, prehistory, prehistoric, dynastic, temples, palimpsest, layers, plaster, over-writing, UFO, lintel, helicopter, submarine, God, canine, necropolis, cult, Khentiamentiu, Osiris, Isis, King, Aha, 1st, mortuary, shrine, memnonium, ablution, tanks, first, hypostyle, Menes, Horus, Amun, Ptah, Re-Horakhty, Ptah-Sokar, Nefertem, Graeco-Roman, statues, colonnade, sunlight, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, R72, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 1998
Abydos InfR EG98114jhp 
 Abydos Egyptian infra red film B&W ghost blocks Osireion water open white limestone, situated at the most important and one of the oldest necropolis sites of ancient Egypt is the home of Osiris and the imposing structure in the photograph is The Temple of Seti/Sety 1 and added to by Ramses 11 particularly the courts and the portico viewed from this spot. There are many important elements to this temple and include an extensive King’s List and the spectacular remains of the Cenotaph to Sety 1, the Osireion.
The photograph illustrates the Osireion, a cenotaph to Sety, completed by Merenptah but also a symbolic tomb for the God Osiris. This is now open to the air and is partly submerged but still its awesome size can still be appreciated with its megalithic granite blocks similar in appearance to the Valley Temple at Giza.
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.

Visits to Abydos are not usually included in standard Nile cruise packages and are usually arranged a private excursions from Luxor usually by road. In addition the trip can be extended to visit the Ptolemaic Dendera Temple near Qena although this temple is often organised as a separate excursion as par of a day Nile cruise from Luxor. If visiting Abydos make extra time for a visit by foot to the nearby small temple of Ramasses 11 which has some of the most wonderfully colourful wall paintings open to daylight so easily photographed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, East, Bank, River, Nile, Qena, Asyut, Abydos, Osireion, granite, sandstone, blocks, huge, Cenotaph, Seti, Sethos, Sety, Ramses, painted, hieroglyphs, hall, ancestors, bulls, door, king-lists, second, approach, entrance, portico, pylon, court, flooded, water, table, island, Abedju, al-Madfunah, al-Ballyana, holiday, travel, upright, landscape, tourism, cruise, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, prehistory, prehistoric, dynastic, temples, palimpsest, layers, plaster, over-writing, UFO, lintel, helicopter, submarine, God, canine, necropolis, cult, Khentiamentiu, Osiris, Isis, King, Aha, 1st, mortuary, shrine, memnonium, ablution, tanks, first, hypostyle, Menes, Horus, Amun, Ptah, Re-Horakhty, Ptah-Sokar, Nefertem, Graeco-Roman, statues, colonnade, sunlight, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, R72, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 1998
Abydos InfR EG98113jhp 
 Abydos Egypt interior Temple infra red film B&W ghostly carvings monument white limestone, situated at the most important and one of the oldest necropolis sites of ancient Egypt is the home of Osiris and the imposing structure in the photograph is The Temple of Seti/Sety 1 and added to by Ramses 11 particularly the courts and the portico viewed from this spot. There are many important elements to this temple and include an extensive King’s List and the spectacular remains of the Cenotaph to Sety 1, the Osireion.
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.

Visits to Abydos are not usually included in standard Nile cruise packages and are usually arranged a private excursions from Luxor usually by road. In addition the trip can be extended to visit the Ptolemaic Dendera Temple near Qena although this temple is often organised as a separate excursion as par of a day Nile cruise from Luxor. If visiting Abydos make extra time for a visit by foot to the nearby small temple of Ramasses 11 which has some of the most wonderfully colourful wall paintings open to daylight so easily photographed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, East, Bank, River, Nile, Qena, Asyut, Abydos, Osireion, granite, sandstone, blocks, huge, Cenotaph, Seti, Sethos, Sety, Ramses, painted, hieroglyphs, hall, ancestors, bulls, door, king-lists, second, approach, entrance, portico, pylon, court, flooded, water, table, island, Abedju, al-Madfunah, al-Ballyana, holiday, travel, interior, landscape, tourism, cruise, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, prehistory, prehistoric, dynastic, temples, palimpsest, layers, plaster, over-writing, UFO, lintel, helicopter, submarine, God, canine, necropolis, cult, Khentiamentiu, Osiris, Isis, King, Aha, 1st, mortuary, shrine, memnonium, ablution, tanks, first, hypostyle, Menes, Horus, Amun, Ptah, Re-Horakhty, Ptah-Sokar, Nefertem, Graeco-Roman, statues, colonnade, sunlight, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, R72, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 1998
Abydos InfR EG98112jhp 
 Abydos Egypt Temple infra red black white ghostly entrance Seti royal monument limestone, situated at the most important and one of the oldest necropolis sites of ancient Egypt is the home of Osiris and the imposing structure in the photograph is The Temple of Seti/Sety 1 and added to by Ramses 11 particularly the courts and the portico viewed from this spot. There are many important elements to this temple and include an extensive King’s List and the spectacular remains of the Cenotaph to Sety 1, the Osireion.
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.

Visits to Abydos are not usually included in standard Nile cruise packages and are usually arranged a private excursions from Luxor usually by road. In addition the trip can be extended to visit the Ptolemaic Dendera Temple near Qena although this temple is often organised as a separate excursion as par of a day Nile cruise from Luxor. If visiting Abydos make extra time for a visit by foot to the nearby small temple of Ramasses 11 which has some of the most wonderfully colourful wall paintings open to daylight so easily photographed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, East, Bank, River, Nile, Qena, Asyut, Abydos, Osireion, granite, sandstone, blocks, huge, Cenotaph, Seti, Sethos, Sety, Ramses, painted, hieroglyphs, hall, ancestors, bulls, door, king-lists, second, approach, entrance, portico, pylon, court, flooded, water, table, island, Abedju, al-Madfunah, al-Ballyana, holiday, travel, landscape, tourism, cruise, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, prehistory, prehistoric, dynastic, temples, palimpsest, layers, plaster, over-writing, UFO, lintel, helicopter, submarine, God, canine, necropolis, cult, Khentiamentiu, Osiris, Isis, King, Aha, 1st, mortuary, shrine, memnonium, ablution, tanks, first, hypostyle, Menes, Horus, Amun, Ptah, Re-Horakhty, Ptah-Sokar, Nefertem, Graeco-Roman, statues, colonnade, sunlight, B&W, Infra, red, film, negative, Kodak, Nikon, FM, manual, R72, filter, ghostly, ghostlike, black, white, 1998

Egypt > Karnak Temple (105 files)

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 Temple SS984636jhp 
 Thutmosis Pillar Karnak carved Granite papyrus sunrise Lower unified Egypt is located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and it the largest religious complex on the Nile. This colourful pillar is one of two erected by Thutmosis 111 in front of the barque sanctuary in the Great Temple of Amun painted and carved with the heraldic plants representing the lily or lotus flower of Upper Egypt and the papyrus of Lower. He also who made considerable contributions to the construction of the Karnak complex with pylons, obelisks, one of which still stands, and a Festival Hall. This particular photograph was taken in 1998 as part of a Stars and Signs cruise and we were able to access the temple at sunrise before it opened to the main package tour traffic. This allowed photos to be taken in beautiful golden early morning light which was particularly useful in highlighting some of the rich wall reliefs. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, upright, Thutmosis, Thutmose, 111, pillar, pillars, two, heraldic, barque, sanctuary, Amun, precinct, lily, Upper, flower, papyrus, Lower, plants, colours, painted, colors, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, carvings, blocks, cartouche, colour, slide, film, Velvia, 35mm, Nikon, FM2, manual, camera, scanned, scan, November, 1998, dawn, sunrise, early, morning, golden, light
Karnak Temple SS984635jhp 
 Thutmosis Pillar Karnak Temple Painted Figure Granite Flower lotus dawn light is located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and it the largest religious complex on the Nile. This colourful pillar is one of two erected by Thutmosis 111 in front of the barque sanctuary in the Great Temple of Amun painted and carved with the heraldic plants representing the lily or lotus flower of Upper Egypt and the papyrus of Lower. He also who made considerable contributions to the construction of the Karnak complex with pylons, obelisks, one of which still stands, and a Festival Hall. This particular photograph was taken in 1998 as part of a Stars and Signs cruise and we were able to access the temple at sunrise before it opened to the main package tour traffic. This allowed photos to be taken in beautiful golden early morning light which was particularly useful in highlighting some of the rich wall reliefs. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, upright, Thutmosis, Thutmose, 111, pillar, pillars, two, heraldic, barque, sanctuary, Amun, precinct, lily, Upper, flower, papyrus, Lower, plants, colours, painted, colors, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, carvings, blocks, cartouche, colour, slide, film, Velvia, 35mm, Nikon, FM2, manual, camera, scanned, scan, November, 1998, dawn, sunrise, early, morning, golden, light
Karnak Temple SS984634jhp 
 Thutmose Pillar Karnak Painted Pharoah Granite carved lilly lotus early light is located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and it the largest religious complex on the Nile. This colourful pillar is one of two erected by Thutmosis 111 in front of the barque sanctuary in the Great Temple of Amun painted and carved with the heraldic plants representing the lily or lotus flower of Upper Egypt and the papyrus of Lower. He also who made considerable contributions to the construction of the Karnak complex with pylons, obelisks, one of which still stands, and a Festival Hall. This particular photograph was taken in 1998 as part of a Stars and Signs cruise and we were able to access the temple at sunrise before it opened to the main package tour traffic. This allowed photos to be taken in beautiful golden early morning light which was particularly useful in highlighting some of the rich wall reliefs. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, upright, Thutmosis, Thutmose, 111, pillar, pillars, two, heraldic, barque, sanctuary, Amun, precinct, lily, lotus, Upper, flower, papyrus, Lower, plants, colours, painted, colors, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, carvings, blocks, cartouche, colour, slide, film, Velvia, 35mm, Nikon, FM2, manual, camera, scanned, scan, November, 1998, dawn, sunrise, early, morning, golden, light
Karnak Temple SS984633jhp 
 Thutmose Pillar Karnak colours Pharoah Granite Hatshepsut Obelisk sunrise Egypt is located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and it the largest religious complex on the Nile. This colourful pillar is one of two erected by Thutmosis 111 in front of the barque sanctuary in the Great Temple of Amun painted and carved with the heraldic plants representing the lily or lotus flower of Upper Egypt and the papyrus of Lower. He also who made considerable contributions to the construction of the Karnak complex with pylons, obelisks, one of which still stands, and a Festival Hall. This particular photograph was taken in 1998 as part of a Stars and Signs cruise and we were able to access the temple at sunrise before it opened to the main package tour traffic. This allowed photos to be taken in beautiful golden early morning light which was particularly useful in highlighting some of the rich wall reliefs. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, upright, Thutmosis, Thutmose, 111, pillar, pillars, two, heraldic, barque, sanctuary, Amun, precinct, lily, Upper, flower, papyrus, Lower, plants, colours, painted, colors, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, carvings, blocks, cartouche, colour, slide, film, Velvia, 35mm, Nikon, FM2, manual, camera, scanned, scan, November, 1998, dawn, sunrise, early, morning, golden, light
Karnak Temple SS984631jhp 
 Thutmosis Pillar Karnak central court Granite Hatshepsut Obelisks sunrise Egypt is located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and it the largest religious complex on the Nile. This colourful pillar is one of two erected by Thutmosis 111 in front of the barque sanctuary in the Great Temple of Amun painted and carved with the heraldic plants representing the lily or lotus flower of Upper Egypt and the papyrus of Lower. He also who made considerable contributions to the construction of the Karnak complex with pylons, obelisks, one of which still stands, and a Festival Hall. This particular photograph was taken in 1998 as part of a Stars and Signs cruise and we were able to access the temple at sunrise before it opened to the main package tour traffic. This allowed photos to be taken in beautiful golden early morning light which was particularly useful in highlighting some of the rich wall reliefs. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, upright, Thutmosis, Thutmose, 111, pillar, pillars, two, heraldic, barque, sanctuary, Amun, precinct, lily, Upper, flower, papyrus, Lower, plants, colours, painted, colors, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, carvings, blocks, cartouche, colour, slide, film, Velvia, 35mm, Nikon, FM2, manual, camera, scanned, scan, November, 1998, dawn, sunrise, early, morning, golden, light
Karnak Temple SS984630jhp 
 Karnak Temple Egypt Sanctuary central court dawn hypostyle slab altar near the most sacred part of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. This photograph is looking back into the main area of the temple from the central court area, now a large open space in front of unusual Festival Hall of Thutmose 111. The figure is standing looking into the inner sanctum, the Granite Sanctuary of Philip Arrhidaeus who ruled briefly after the death of Alexander the Great. The obelisk is that of Hatshepsut while the smaller one on the left is that of Thutmosis 1. The distant view goes beyond the Processional Way of the Hypostyle hall, through the western Pylon, over the River Nile to the distant west bank Theban hills. In the foreground are the truncated columns of an area which was one of the oldest areas of Karnak. This particular photograph was taken using Kodak Infra Red film which gives this classic ghostly affect. This particular photograph was taken in 1998 as part of a Stars and Signs cruise and we were able to access the temple at sunrise before it opened to the main package tour traffic. This allowed photos to be taken in beautiful golden early morning light which was particularly useful in highlighting some of the rich wall reliefs. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, upright, Thutmosis, Thutmose, festival, hall, barque, sanctuary, Granite, Philip, Arrhidaeus, inner, sanctum, sixth, pylon, colours, painted, colors, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, column, bases, obelisks, Hatshepsut, hypostyle, hall, Theban, hills, colour, slide, film, Velvia, 35mm, Nikon, FM2, manual, camera, scanned, scan, November, 1998, dawn, sunrise, early, morning, golden, light
Karnak Temple SS984627jhp 
 Karnak Temple Egyptian Obelisk dawn sunrise central court pillared room towards processional way near the most sacred part of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. This photograph is looking back into the main area of the temple from the central court area, now a large open space in front of unusual Festival Hall of Thutmose 111. The figure is standing looking into the inner sanctum, the Granite Sanctuary of Philip Arrhidaeus who ruled briefly after the death of Alexander the Great. The obelisk is that of Hatshepsut while the smaller one on the left is that of Thutmosis 1. The distant view goes beyond the Processional Way of the Hypostyle hall, through the western Pylon, over the River Nile to the distant west bank Theban hills. In the foreground are the truncated columns of an area which was one of the oldest areas of Karnak. This particular photograph was taken using Kodak Infra Red film which gives this classic ghostly affect. This particular photograph was taken in 1998 as part of a Stars and Signs cruise and we were able to access the temple at sunrise before it opened to the main package tour traffic. This allowed photos to be taken in beautiful golden early morning light which was particularly useful in highlighting some of the rich wall reliefs. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, upright, Thutmosis, Thutmose, festival, hall, barque, sanctuary, Granite, Philip, Arrhidaeus, inner, sanctum, sixth, pylon, colours, painted, colors, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, column, bases, obelisks, Hatshepsut, hypostyle, hall, Theban, hills, colour, slide, film, Velvia, 35mm, Nikon, FM2, manual, camera, scanned, scan, November, 1998, dawn, sunrise, early, morning, golden, light
Karnak Temple SS984626jhp 
 Karnak Temple Egypt Obelisk dawn sunrise central court towards processional way near the most sacred part of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. This photograph is looking back into the main area of the temple from the central court area, now a large open space in front of unusual Festival Hall of Thutmose 111. The figure is standing looking into the inner sanctum, the Granite Sanctuary of Philip Arrhidaeus who ruled briefly after the death of Alexander the Great. The obelisk is that of Hatshepsut while the smaller one on the left is that of Thutmosis 1. The distant view goes beyond the Processional Way of the Hypostyle hall, through the western Pylon, over the River Nile to the distant west bank Theban hills. In the foreground are the truncated columns of an area which was one of the oldest areas of Karnak. This particular photograph was taken using Kodak Infra Red film which gives this classic ghostly affect. This particular photograph was taken in 1998 as part of a Stars and Signs cruise and we were able to access the temple at sunrise before it opened to the main package tour traffic. This allowed photos to be taken in beautiful golden early morning light which was particularly useful in highlighting some of the rich wall reliefs. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, upright, Thutmosis, Thutmose, festival, hall, barque, sanctuary, Granite, Philip, Arrhidaeus, inner, sanctum, sixth, pylon, colours, painted, colors, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, column, bases, obelisks, Hatshepsut, hypostyle, hall, Theban, hills, colour, slide, film, Velvia, 35mm, Nikon, FM2, manual, camera, scanned, scan, November, 1998, dawn, sunrise, early, morning, golden, light
Karnak Temple SS984625jhp 
 Karnak Temple Egyptian Obelisk dawn sunrise central court pillared room towards processional way near the most sacred part of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. This photograph is looking back into the main area of the temple from the central court area, now a large open space in front of unusual Festival Hall of Thutmose 111. The figure is standing looking into the inner sanctum, the Granite Sanctuary of Philip Arrhidaeus who ruled briefly after the death of Alexander the Great. The obelisk is that of Hatshepsut while the smaller one on the left is that of Thutmosis 1. The distant view goes beyond the Processional Way of the Hypostyle hall, through the western Pylon, over the River Nile to the distant west bank Theban hills. In the foreground are the truncated columns of an area which was one of the oldest areas of Karnak. This particular photograph was taken using Kodak Infra Red film which gives this classic ghostly affect. This particular photograph was taken in 1998 as part of a Stars and Signs cruise and we were able to access the temple at sunrise before it opened to the main package tour traffic. This allowed photos to be taken in beautiful golden early morning light which was particularly useful in highlighting some of the rich wall reliefs. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, upright, Thutmosis, Thutmose, festival, hall, barque, sanctuary, Granite, Philip, Arrhidaeus, inner, sanctum, sixth, pylon, colours, painted, colors, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, column, bases, obelisks, Hatshepsut, hypostyle, hall, Theban, hills, colour, slide, film, Velvia, 35mm, Nikon, FM2, manual, camera, scanned, scan, November, 1998, dawn, sunrise, early, morning, golden, light
Karnak Obelisk Base EG0214057jhp 
 Egyptian Hatshepsut Granite Obelisk Karnak Temple base hieroglyphics closeup Osiride statue is in the central area of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. This view of Queen Hatshepsut's Obelisk, one of two remaining standing obelisks, is in between the fourth and fifth pylons looking at its granite base. The obelisk of red Aswan granite is the third tallest standing in the world, weighs over 320 tons and stands nearly 30 metres. Encased by Thutmosis 111 who disapproved of his Aunt, his bid to remove her existence benefited us in that the lower section remained largely intact as can be seen in this photo but higher sections were defaced by Akhenaten some 130 years later. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, Hatshepsut, queen, woman, obelisk, base, plinth, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, red, granite, blocks, pylon, fourth, fifth, transverse, hall, columns, truncated, well, sandstone, obelisk, court, pharaoh, ruler, huge, monumental, encased, Thutmosis, Thutmose, Osiride, figures, statues, Akhenaten, defaced, erased
Karnak Obelisk Base EG0214056jhp 
 Tuthmose Granite Obelisk Base granite Karnak Temple tipping ledge closeup is in the central area of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. Queen Hatshepsut erected several Obelisks, one of the two remaining largest obelisks stands between the fourth and fifth pylons looking north in the Transverse Hall. However this is the base of the remaining standing obelisk of Tuthmosis 1 in front of the third pylon in the small court and gives a good idea of the construction and lifting method with this ledge to allow purchase as the colossal red Aswan granite monolith was pulled upwards into place. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, Amun, obelisk, red, Aswan, granite, fallen, obelisk, base, ledge, lip, tilting, tipping, closeup, figure, scale, blocks, pylon, fourth, third, pylons, small, court, pharaoh, ruler, Thutmosis, Thutmose, 1
Karnak Obelisk Base EG0214055jhp 
 Tuthmosis Granite Obelisk Base granite Karnak Temple level finish closeup is in the central area of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. Queen Hatshepsut erected several Obelisks, one of the two remaining largest obelisks stands between the fourth and fifth pylons looking north in the Transverse Hall. However this is the base of the remaining standing obelisk of Tuthmosis 1 in front of the third pylon in the small court and gives a good idea of the construction and lifting method with this ledge to allow purchase as the colossal red Aswan granite monolith was pulled upwards into place. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, Amun, obelisk, red, Aswan, granite, fallen, obelisk, base, ledge, lip, tilting, tipping, closeup, figure, scale, blocks, pylon, fourth, third, pylons, small, court, pharaoh, ruler, Thutmosis, Thutmose, 1
Karnak Obelisk Base EG0214054jhp 
 Tuthmose red Granite Obelisk Base granite Karnak tipping ledge closeup is in the central area of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. Queen Hatshepsut erected several Obelisks, one of the two remaining largest obelisks stands between the fourth and fifth pylons looking north in the Transverse Hall. However this is the base of the remaining standing obelisk of Tuthmosis 1 in front of the third pylon in the small court and gives a good idea of the construction and lifting method with this ledge to allow purchase as the colossal red Aswan granite monolith was pulled upwards into place. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, Amun, obelisk, red, Aswan, granite, fallen, obelisk, base, ledge, lip, tilting, tipping, closeup, figure, scale, blocks, pylon, fourth, third, pylons, small, court, pharaoh, ruler, Thutmosis, Thutmose, 1
Karnak Hatshepsut Obelisk EG0214060jhp 
 Egyptian Hatshepsut Granite carving Obelisk Karnak hierogylphics Osiride statue evening light is in the central area of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. This view of Queen Hatshepsut's Obelisk, one of two remaining standing obelisks, is in between the fourth and fifth pylons looking at its granite base. The obelisk of red Aswan granite is the third tallest standing in the world, weighs over 320 tons and stands nearly 30 metres. Encased by Thutmosis 111 who disapproved of his Aunt, his bid to remove her existence benefited us in that the lower section remained largely intact as can be seen in this photo but higher sections were defaced by Akhenaten some 130 years later. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, Hatshepsut, queen, woman, obelisk, base, plinth, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, red, granite, blocks, pylon, fourth, fifth, transverse, hall, columns, truncated, well, sandstone, obelisk, court, pharaoh, ruler, huge, monumental, encased, Thutmosis, Thutmose, Osiride, figures, statues, Akhenaten, defaced, erased
Karnak Hatshepsut Obelisk EG0214059jhp 
 Ancient Egyptian Queen Hatshepsut Granite Obelisk Karnak Temple standing low view is in the central area of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. Queen Hatshepsut erected several Obelisks, one of the two remaining largest obelisks stands between the fourth and fifth pylons looking north in the Transverse Hall. The southern obelisk had collapsed and the main section of the top with the pyramidion is lying horizontally near the Sacred Lake and this is what is shown in this photograph. The obelisks were of red Aswan granite and the standing one is the third tallest standing in the world, weighs over 320 tons and stands nearly 30 metres. Both encased buy a room covering them in done by Thutmosis 111 who disapproved of his Aunt, his bid to remove her existence benefited us in that the lower sections remained largely intact but higher sections were defaced by Akhenaten some 130 years later. Luckily this has been largely untouched and most of the carvings including Queen Hatshepsut are pristine. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, upright, Hatshepsut, queen, woman, obelisk, base, plinth, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, red, granite, blocks, pylon, fourth, fifth, transverse, hall, columns, truncated, well, sandstone, obelisk, court, pharaoh, ruler, huge, monumental, encased, Thutmosis, Thutmose, Osiride, figures, statues, Akhenaten, defaced, erased
Karnak Hatshepsut Obelisk EG0214058jhp 
 Egypt Hatshepsut Towering Granite Obelisk Karnak evening sky hieroglyphs upwards is in the central area of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. Queen Hatshepsut erected several Obelisks, one of the two remaining largest obelisks stands between the fourth and fifth pylons looking north in the Transverse Hall. The southern obelisk had collapsed and the main section of the top with the pyramidion is lying horizontally near the Sacred Lake and this is what is shown in this photograph. The obelisks were of red Aswan granite and the standing one is the third tallest standing in the world, weighs over 320 tons and stands nearly 30 metres. Both encased buy a room covering them in done by Thutmosis 111 who disapproved of his Aunt, his bid to remove her existence benefited us in that the lower sections remained largely intact but higher sections were defaced by Akhenaten some 130 years later. Luckily this has been largely untouched and most of the carvings including Queen Hatshepsut are pristine. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, upright, Hatshepsut, queen, woman, obelisk, base, plinth, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, red, granite, blocks, pylon, fourth, fifth, transverse, hall, columns, truncated, well, sandstone, obelisk, court, pharaoh, ruler, huge, monumental, encased, Thutmosis, Thutmose, Osiride, figures, statues, Akhenaten, defaced, erased, evening, sky, soft, light
Karnak temple Ptah EG0214006jhp 
 Temple Ptah Sanctuary Centre columns Karnak Egyptian decorated Thutmosis entrance which is located inside the north enclosure wall of the Karnak Complex at Luxor on the East Bank of the River Nile. It is a delightful small temple and very seldom frequented so always quiet although an extra ‘entry’ fee maybe required to keep the local custodians happy. Constructed by Thutmosis 111 during his reign 1500-1450BC it shows continuous repair and additions through until the Ptolemaic period while inside the small sanctuaries are broken granite statues of Ptah, which is byond the altar stone and through the door in front and Sekhmet which is in the righthand sanctuary. On the day I visited we had very poor light conditions caused by an encroaching sand storm and it was very overcast which has happened to me twice now at this temple. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, River, Nile, east, Bank, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, Karnak, Temple, Ptah, sanctuary, altar, columns, Sekhmet, Nerfertum, Nerfertem, Memphite, triad, lion, god, six, entrance, upright, history, archaeology, Egyptology, Thutmosis, Thutmose, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, construction, restoration, additions, statues, granite, decorated, Gods, hieroglyphics, sandstone, vestibule, sanctuaries
Karnak temple Ptah EG0214004jhp 
 Temple Chapel Ptah headless state Karnak Egyptian vestibule Triad Memphis which is located inside the north enclosure wall of the Karnak Complex at Luxor on the East Bank of the River Nile. It is a delightful small temple and very seldom frequented so always quiet although an extra ‘entry’ fee maybe required to keep the local custodians happy. Constructed by Thutmosis 111 during his reign 1500-1450BC it shows continuous repair and additions through until the Ptolemaic period while inside the small sanctuaries are the broken granite states of Ptah which is illustrated in this photo and Sekhmet in the righthand sanctuary. On the day I visited we had very poor light conditions caused by an encroaching sand storm and it was very overcast which has happened to me twice now at this temple. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, River, Nile, east, Bank, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, Karnak, Temple, Ptah, headless, seated, statue, sanctuary, Sekhmet, Nerfertum, Nerfertem, Memphite, triad, lioness, god, six, gates, entrance, upright, history, archaeology, Egyptology, Thutmosis, Thutmose, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, construction, restoration, additions, statues, granite, decorated, Gods, hieroglyphics, sandstone, vestibule, sanctuaries
Karnak temple Ptah EG0214003jhp 
 Temple Ptah Karnak Egypt Sekhmet Statue standing black granite lion which is located inside the north enclosure wall of the Karnak Complex at Luxor on the East Bank of the River Nile. It is a delightful small temple and very seldom frequented so always quiet although an extra ‘entry’ fee maybe required to keep the local custodians happy. Constructed by Thutmosis 111 during his reign 1500-1450BC it shows continuous repair and additions through until the Ptolemaic period while inside the small sanctuaries are broken granite states of Ptah and Sekhmet in this photo. On the day I visited we had very poor light conditions caused by an encroaching sand storm and it was very overcast which has happened to me twice now at this temple. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, River, Nile, east, Bank, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, Karnak, Temple, Ptah, Sekhmet, black, granite, statue, standing, sanctuary, Nerfertum, Nerfertem, Memphite, triad, lion, god, six, gates, upright, history, archaeology, Egyptology, Thutmosis, Thutmose, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, construction, restoration, additions, statues, decorated, Gods, hieroglyphics, sandstone, vestibule, sanctuaries
Karnak Temple Cartouche EG0214018jhp 
 Temple Karnak Egypt upturned block cartouche Sety Seti Sethos Ptah temple area which is located inside the north enclosure wall of the Karnak Complex at Luxor on the East Bank of the River Nile. It is a delightful small temple and very seldom frequented so always quiet although an extra ‘entry’ fee maybe required to keep the local custodians happy. Constructed by Thutmosis 111 during his reign 1500-1450BC it shows continuous repair and additions through until the Ptolemaic period while inside the small sanctuaries are broken granite states of Ptah and Sekhmet. On the day I visited we had very poor light conditions caused by an encroaching sand storm and it was very overcast which has happened to me twice now at this temple and this photograph was taken of a block lying in the area and I think it is probably of Sety 1. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, River, Nile, east, Bank, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, Karnak, Temple, Ptah, area, landscape, upturned, cartouche, Seti, Sety, Sethos, 1, carving, sandstone, history, archaeology, Egyptology, God, hieroglyphics, hieroglyphs
Karnak Montu Temple EG0214012jhp 
 Temple Ptah Museum Storage Area Karnak Egypt statue priest Amenhotep 111 cartouche which is located inside the north enclosure wall of the Karnak Complex at Luxor on the East Bank of the River Nile. This storage shed, a mini museum with two standing statues is near the delightful small temple pf Ptah on the walk along the enclosure wall to Montu Temple. Avery seldom frequented area so always quiet although an extra ‘entry’ fee maybe required to keep the local custodians happy. Constructed by Thutmosis 111 during his reign 1500-1450BC it shows continuous repair and additions through until the Ptolemaic period while inside the small sanctuaries are broken granite states of Ptah and Sekhmet. On the day I visited we had very poor light conditions caused by an encroaching sand storm and it was very overcast which has happened to me twice now at this temple. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, River, Nile, east, Bank, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, Karnak, Temple, Ptah, gates, entrance, upright, history, archaeology, Egyptology, Amenhotep, 111, construction, restoration, additions, statues, granite, decorated, priest, statue, standing, kilt, skirt, staff, shed, museum, Gods, hieroglyphics, sandstone
Karnak Montu Temple EG0214011jhp 
 Temple Ptah Museum Storage Area Karnak Egypt statue priest leopard kilt which is located inside the north enclosure wall of the Karnak Complex at Luxor on the East Bank of the River Nile. This storage shed, a mini museum with two standing statues is near the delightful small temple pf Ptah on the walk along the enclosure wall to Montu Temple. Avery seldom frequented area so always quiet although an extra ‘entry’ fee maybe required to keep the local custodians happy. Constructed by Thutmosis 111 during his reign 1500-1450BC it shows continuous repair and additions through until the Ptolemaic period while inside the small sanctuaries are broken granite states of Ptah and Sekhmet. On the day I visited we had very poor light conditions caused by an encroaching sand storm and it was very overcast which has happened to me twice now at this temple. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, River, Nile, east, Bank, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, Karnak, Temple, Ptah, gates, custodians, entrance, galabea, turban, landscape, upright, history, archaeology, Egyptology, Thutmosis, Thutmose, Ptolemy, Ptolemaic, construction, restoration, additions, statues, granite, decorated, priest, statue, standing, painted, shed, museum, Gods, hieroglyphics, sandstone
Karnak Montu Temple EG0214009jhp 
 Temple Montu precinct propylon Karnak Egypt gate Amenhotep Ptolemy which is located inside the north enclosure wall of the Karnak Complex at Luxor on the East Bank of the River Nile. Accessed near the delightful small Temple pf Ptah on the North Enclosure of Karnak and as very seldom frequented so always quiet although an extra ‘entry’ fee maybe required to keep the local custodians happy. On the day I visited we had very poor light conditions caused by an encroaching sand storm and it was very overcast and it was the only time I have been offered the chance to see this site and was not allowed to explore it. The Ptolemlaic Propylon is visible behind the palm tree on the left and the older main temple of Amenhotep 11 is on the right. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, River, Nile, east, Bank, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, Karnak, Temple, Montu, Month, Falcon, God, war, Amenhotep, 111, Amenophis, Ramesses 1V, Stele, Tutankhamun, Ptolemaic, Ptolemy 111, 1V, propylon, Bab el-Abd, Horemheb, entrance, landscape, history, archaeology, Egyptology, construction, restoration, additions, granite, sandstone, blocks, stored, palm, trees, sandstorm, sand, overcast
Karnak Second Pylon EG075068jhp 
 Karnak Egypt statues Ramses second pylon Taharqa column kiosk alabaster altar one of the early highlights as one enters this huge temple complex located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and it the largest religious complex on the Nile. In the first court after entering through the main entrance of the first pylon there is the single but overwhelming papyrus column, all that remains of the pillared kiosk of Taharqa, and the large block of alabaster, possible a barque station. Beyond is the second pylon with its decorated front and the beginning of the famous hypostyle hall leading to the distant obelisks and inner sanctuary with this Ramses statue on your left. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, carvings, hieroglyphs, courtyard, Taharqa, column, kiosk, entrance, upright, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, granite, Pharaoh, Ramses, Ramasses, Ramesses, statue, size, scale, carving, standing, convention, second, pylon, hypostyle, hall, obelisk, Tuthmosis, altar, alabaster
Karnak Second Pylon EG075066jhp 
 Karnak Temple Egypt granite statues Ramses second pylon Taharqa column kiosk one of the early highlights as one enters this huge temple complex located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and it the largest religious complex on the Nile. In the first court after entering through the main entrance of the first pylon there is the single but overwhelming papyrus column, all that remains of the pillared kiosk of Taharqa, and the large block of alabaster, possible a barque station. Beyond is the second pylon with its decorated front and the beginning of the famous hypostyle hall leading to the distant obelisks and inner sanctuary with this Ramses statue on your left. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, carvings, hieroglyphs, courtyard, Taharqa, column, kiosk, entrance, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, granite, Pharaoh, Ramses, Ramasses, Ramesses, statue, size, scale, carving, standing, convention, second, pylon, hypostyle, hall, obelisk, Tuthmosis
Karnak Ramesses & Pylon EG075059jhp 
 Karnak Temple Egyptian statue Ramesses second pylon daughter Bent’anta Taharqa column one of the early highlights as one enters this huge temple complex located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and it the largest religious complex on the Nile. In the first court after entering through the main entrance of the first pylon there is the single but overwhelming papyrus column, all that remains of the pillared kiosk of Taharqa which is in the right hand shadow and beyond is the entrance wall of the second pylon with its decorated front and the beginning of the famous hypostyle hall leading to the distant obelisks and inner sanctuary with this Ramses statue on your left. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, carvings, hieroglyphs, forecourt, second, pylon, carvings, Taharqa, column, kiosk, entrance, upright, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, granite, Pharaoh, Ramses, Ramasses, Ramesses, statue, Princess, Bent'anta, Bent anta, Bint-Anath, father, size, scale, carving, standing, convention
Karnak Ramesses & Pylon EG075058jhp 
 Karnak Temple Egypt statue Ramses second pylon daughter Bent’anta Taharqa column one of the early highlights as one enters this huge temple complex located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and it the largest religious complex on the Nile. In the first court after entering through the main entrance of the first pylon there is the single but overwhelming papyrus column, all that remains of the pillared kiosk of Taharqa which is in the right hand shadow and beyond is the entrance wall of the second pylon with its decorated front and the beginning of the famous hypostyle hall leading to the distant obelisks and inner sanctuary with this Ramses statue on your left. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, carvings, hieroglyphs, forecourt, second, pylon, Taharqa, column, kiosk, entrance, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, granite, Pharaoh, Ramses, Ramasses, Ramesses, statue, Princess, Bent'anta, Bent anta, Bint-Anath, father, size, scale, carving, standing, convention
Karnak Two Obelisks EG075002jhp 
 Egyptian Tuthmose Hatshepsut Granite Obelisks Karnak Temple Ramesses gate is in the central area of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. On the right is Queen Hatshepsut's Obelisk, one of two remaining standing obelisks, is from between the fourth and fifth pylons looking north in the Transverse Hall. The obelisk of red Aswan granite is the third tallest standing in the world, weighs over 320 tons and stands nearly 30 metres. Encased by Thutmosis 111 who disapproved of his Aunt, his bid to remove her existence benefited us in that the lower section remained largely intact but higher sections were defaced by Akhenaten some 130 years later. The other obelisk is that of Tuthmose partially framed by the gate of Ramesses 1X viweed from the First Court at the rear of the Seventh Pylon. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, Tuthmose, Tuthmosis, Ramesses 1X, gate, obelisks, red, granite, blocks, pylon, fourth, fifth, transverse, hall, columns, truncated, well, sandstone, obelisks, court, pharaoh, ruler, huge, monumental, encased, First, Court, Sacred, Lake, Akhenaten, defaced, erased
Karnak Two Obelisks EG075001jhp 
 Ancient Egyptian Tuthmose Hatshepsut Granite Obelisks Karnak Temple Ramses gate is in the central area of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. On the right is Queen Hatshepsut's Obelisk, one of two remaining standing obelisks, is from between the fourth and fifth pylons looking north in the Transverse Hall. The obelisk of red Aswan granite is the third tallest standing in the world, weighs over 320 tons and stands nearly 30 metres. Encased by Thutmosis 111 who disapproved of his Aunt, his bid to remove her existence benefited us in that the lower section remained largely intact but higher sections were defaced by Akhenaten some 130 years later. The other obelisk is that of Tuthmose partially framed by the gate of Ramesses 1X viweed from the First Court at the rear of the Seventh Pylon. People going off to the right are heading for the Sacred Lake. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, Hatshepsut, Tuthmose, Tuthmosis, Ramesses 1X, gate, obelisks, red, granite, blocks, pylon, fourth, fifth, transverse, hall, columns, truncated, well, sandstone, obelisks, court, pharaoh, ruler, huge, monumental, encased, First, Court, Sacred, Lake, Akhenaten, defaced, erased, tourists, visitors
Karnak Standing Statues EG074952jhp 
 Karnak Temple Egyptian Figures Standing Amun Amaunet Sixth Pylon Court near the most sacred part of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. This photo is situated near the sixth pylon on the outer wall of the inner sanctum at the entrance door into the court and towards the Sanctuary of Philip Arrhidaeus. The two standing red snadstone figures are the God Amun and his consort based at Karnak called Amunet or Amaunet. These statues were destroyed in antiquity for certainly that of Amauet was thought lost for ever but pieces have been retrieved in both cases and the statues partially restored. Behind the fgures on the wall relief is text describing the military campaign of Tuthmosis 111 during the years 39-42 of his reign 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, upright, Thutmosis, Thutmose, barque, sanctuary, carving, black, granite, Amun, consort, Amaunet, Amunet, Goddess, wife, inner, sanctum, sixth, pylon, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, carvings, military, campaigns, partial, restoration, destroyed, lost
Karnak Sacred Lake EG074994jhp 
 Ancient Egypt Karnak Sacred Lake water reflections obelisks palm trees in the central area of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. Queen Hatshepsut erected several Obelisks, one of the two remaining largest obelisks stands between the fourth and fifth pylons looking north in the Transverse Hall but the southern obelisk had collapsed and the main section of the top with the pyramidion is lying horizontally near the Sacred Lake. This lake was originally supplied with water through underground tunnels from the River Nile and would have fluctuated when the river flooded; these days the level remains the same through out the year. Priest’s houses have been found around the area the modern light show sitting is, there was a Nilometer and also an area for introducing the sacred geese. Accessed usually through the Gate of Ramesses 1X but is often approached from the walk back from the Festival Hall of Tuthmosis and the Gate of Nectanebo on the east of the Central Enclosure. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, Sacred, Lake, landscape, Amun, Hatshepsut, obelisk, Tuthmose, Tuthmosis, obelisks, hypostyle, hall, palm, trees, water, reflections, red, granite, fallen, obelisk, pyramidion, top, section, lying, horizontal, blocks, pylons, columns
Karnak Sacred Lake EG074990jhp 
 Egypt Karnak Sacred Lake view telephoto obelisks palm trees water in the central area of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. Queen Hatshepsut erected several Obelisks, one of the two remaining largest obelisks stands between the fourth and fifth pylons looking north in the Transverse Hall but the southern obelisk had collapsed and the main section of the top with the pyramidion is lying horizontally near the Sacred Lake. This lake was originally supplied with water through underground tunnels from the River Nile and would have fluctuated when the river flooded; these days the level remains the same through out the year. Priest’s houses have been found around the area the modern light show sitting is, there was a Nilometer and also an area for introducing the sacred geese. Accessed usually through the Gate of Ramesses 1X but is often approached from the walk back from the Festival Hall of Tuthmosis and the Gate of Nectanebo on the east of the Central Enclosure. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, Sacred, Lake, landscape, telephoto, Amun, Hatshepsut, obelisk, Tuthmose, Tuthmosis, obelisks, hypostyle, hall, palm, trees, water, reflections, red, granite, fallen, obelisk, pyramidion, top, section, lying, horizontal, blocks, pylons, columns
Karnak Sacred Lake EG074988jhp 
 Egypt Karnak Sacred Lake obelisks hypostyle hall palm frond framed in the central area of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. Queen Hatshepsut erected several Obelisks, one of the two remaining largest obelisks stands between the fourth and fifth pylons looking north in the Transverse Hall but the southern obelisk had collapsed and the main section of the top with the pyramidion is lying horizontally near the Sacred Lake. This lake was originally supplied with water through underground tunnels from the River Nile and would have fluctuated when the river flooded; these days the level remains the same through out the year. Priest’s houses have been found around the area the modern light show sitting is, there was a Nilometer and also an area for introducing the sacred geese. Accessed usually through the Gate of Ramesses 1X but is often approached from the walk back from the Festival Hall of Tuthmosis and the Gate of Nectanebo on the east of the Central Enclosure. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, Sacred, Lake, landscape, Amun, Hatshepsut, obelisk, Tuthmose, Tuthmosis, obelisks, hypostyle, hall, palm, fronds, framed, trees, water, reflections, red, granite, fallen, obelisk, pyramidion, top, section, lying, horizontal, blocks, pylons, columns
Karnak Sacred Lake EG074987jhp 
 Egypt Karnak Sacred Lake obelisks hypostyle hall palms water reflections in the central area of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. Queen Hatshepsut erected several Obelisks, one of the two remaining largest obelisks stands between the fourth and fifth pylons looking north in the Transverse Hall but the southern obelisk had collapsed and the main section of the top with the pyramidion is lying horizontally near the Sacred Lake. This lake was originally supplied with water through underground tunnels from the River Nile and would have fluctuated when the river flooded; these days the level remains the same through out the year. Priest’s houses have been found around the area the modern light show sitting is, there was a Nilometer and also an area for introducing the sacred geese. Accessed usually through the Gate of Ramesses 1X but is often approached from the walk back from the Festival Hall of Tuthmosis and the Gate of Nectanebo on the east of the Central Enclosure. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, Sacred, Lake, upright, Amun, Hatshepsut, obelisk, Tuthmose, Tuthmosis, obelisks, hypostyle, hall, palm, trees, water, reflections, red, granite, fallen, obelisk, pyramidion, top, section, lying, horizontal, blocks, pylons, columns
Karnak Sacred Lake EG074986jhp 
 Ancient Egypt Karnak Temple Sacred Lake obelisks palm trees water in the central area of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. Queen Hatshepsut erected several Obelisks, one of the two remaining largest obelisks stands between the fourth and fifth pylons looking north in the Transverse Hall but the southern obelisk had collapsed and the main section of the top with the pyramidion is lying horizontally near the Sacred Lake. This lake was originally supplied with water through underground tunnels from the River Nile and would have fluctuated when the river flooded; these days the level remains the same through out the year. Priest’s houses have been found around the area the modern light show sitting is, there was a Nilometer and also an area for introducing the sacred geese. Accessed usually through the Gate of Ramesses 1X but is often approached from the walk back from the Festival Hall of Tuthmosis and the Gate of Nectanebo on the east of the Central Enclosure. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, Sacred, Lake, landscape, Amun, Hatshepsut, obelisk, Tuthmose, Tuthmosis, obelisks, hypostyle, hall, palm, trees, water, reflections, red, granite, fallen, obelisk, pyramidion, top, section, lying, horizontal, blocks, pylons, columns
Karnak Sacred Lake EG074985jhp 
 Egypt Luxor Karnak Sacred Lake obelisks palm trees water Hypostyle Hall in the central area of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. Queen Hatshepsut erected several Obelisks, one of the two remaining largest obelisks stands between the fourth and fifth pylons looking north in the Transverse Hall but the southern obelisk had collapsed and the main section of the top with the pyramidion is lying horizontally near the Sacred Lake. This lake was originally supplied with water through underground tunnels from the River Nile and would have fluctuated when the river flooded; these days the level remains the same through out the year. Priest’s houses have been found around the area the modern light show sitting is, there was a Nilometer and also an area for introducing the sacred geese. Accessed usually through the Gate of Ramesses 1X but is often approached from the walk back from the Festival Hall of Tuthmosis and the Gate of Nectanebo on the east of the Central Enclosure. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, Sacred, Lake, landscape, Amun, Hatshepsut, obelisk, Tuthmose, Tuthmosis, obelisks, hypostyle, hall, palm, trees, water, reflections, red, granite, fallen, obelisk, pyramidion, top, section, lying, horizontal, blocks, pylons, columns
Karnak Sacred Lake EG074984jhp 
 Ancient Egyptian Karnak Temple Sacred Lake South obelisks palm trees water in the central area of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. Queen Hatshepsut erected several Obelisks, one of the two remaining largest obelisks stands between the fourth and fifth pylons looking north in the Transverse Hall but the southern obelisk had collapsed and the main section of the top with the pyramidion is lying horizontally near the Sacred Lake. This lake was originally supplied with water through underground tunnels from the River Nile and would have fluctuated when the river flooded; these days the level remains the same through out the year. Priest’s houses have been found around the area the modern light show sitting is, there was a Nilometer and also an area for introducing the sacred geese. Accessed usually through the Gate of Ramesses 1X but is often approached from the walk back from the Festival Hall of Tuthmosis and the Gate of Nectanebo on the east of the Central Enclosure. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, Sacred, Lake, landscape, Amun, Hatshepsut, obelisk, Tuthmose, Tuthmosis, obelisks, hypostyle, hall, palm, trees, water, reflections, red, granite, fallen, obelisk, pyramidion, top, section, lying, horizontal, blocks, pylons, columns, Rights Managed, Ownership and Copyright to Jim Henderson, Photo Credit as Jim Henderson
Karnak Osiride Statues EG074976jhp 
 Ancient Egyptian Osiride Statues Tuthmose Fourth pylon Obelisk Karnak Temple Transverse Hall is in the central area of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. Remains of the Tuthmosis 1 Osiride figures that would have faced into the Transverse Hall dominated now by the standing obelisk of red Aswan granite of Hatshepsut and which is the third tallest standing in the world, weighs over 320 tons and stands nearly 30 metres. Encased by Thutmosis 111 who disapproved of his Aunt, his bid to remove her existence benefited us in that the lower section remained largely intact but higher sections were defaced by Akhenaten some 130 years later. in the background of this photo si the top of the remaining standing obelisk of Tuthmosis 1. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, Thutmosis, Thutmose, Osiride, statues, Hatshepsut, obelisk, standing, red, granite, blocks, pylon, fourth, fifth, transverse, hall, columns, truncated, well, sandstone, obelisks, court, pharaoh, ruler, huge, monumental, encased, Akhenaten, defaced
Karnak Carved Wall EG074950jhp 
 Karnak Temple Egyptian Sanctuary Wall Tuthmose Maat Palace Carving obelisk near the most sacred part of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. This photo is situated near the sixth pylon on the outer wall of the inner sanctum around various chapels and shrines attributed to Amenhotep, Hatshepsut and Thutmose 111 leading to the central court area but this outer wall has important offering scnes and texts relating to Tuthmose's military campaigns into Syria and Palestine. Captured on this wall is Tuthmose offering gists to Amun such as two obelisks which had their pyramidions coverd in electrum but were eventually removed. This wall is described as the Palace of Ma'at on the UCLA Karnak website but not mentioned as such in either the Blue Book, Murnane or the touregypt sites. Just visible is the top of the obleisk of Hatshepsut. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, Thutmosis, Thutmose, Hatshepsut, palace, Amun, Maat, Ma'at, boundary, outer, carving, wall, granite, doorway, texts, military, campaigns, Kadesh, Palestine, Megiddo, Obelisks, electrum, pyramidions, removed, offering, gifts, precious, gold, barque, sanctuary, carving, black, granite, Amun, Pharaoh, plumed, obelisk, headdress, crown, white, upper, hedjet, inner, sanctum, sixth, pylon, colours, painted, colors, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, carvings, blocks, cartouche, chapels, shrines, corridor
Karnak Hatshepsut Obelisks EG074974jhp 
 Egypt Luxor Hatshepsut Granite broken base standing Obelisks Karnak Osiride statue is in the central area of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. This view is of Queen Hatshepsut's Southern Obelisk obviously broken standing on its granite base in front of the Fourth Pylon and remains of Osiride statues possibly of Tuthmosis 1 who built the pylon and looks onto the Transverse Hall. The obelisk of red Aswan granite to the north which still stands is in the background and is the third tallest standing in the world, weighs over 320 tons and stands nearly 30 metres. Encased by Thutmosis 111 who disapproved of his Aunt, his bid to remove her existence benefited us in that the lower section remained largely intact but higher sections were defaced by Akhenaten some 130 years later. The top of the broken part of this shattered obelisk lies near the Sacred Lake. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, Hatshepsut, queen, woman, obelisk, broken, standing, base, carvings, hieroglyphs, red, granite, blocks, pylon, fourth, transverse, hall, columns, truncated, well, sandstone, obelisks, court, pharaoh, ruler, huge, monumental, encased, Thutmosis 1, Thutmose, Akhenaten, defaced, erased, Osiride, statues
Karnak Hatshepsut Obelisks EG074972jhp 
 Egyptian Hatshepsut Granite broken standing Obelisks Karnak Temple blue sky is in the central area of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. This view is of Queen Hatshepsut's Southern Obelisk obviously broken standing on its granite base in front of the Fourth Pylon and remains of Osiride statues possibly of Tuthmosis 1 who built the pylon and looks onto the Transverse Hall. The obelisk of red Aswan granite to the north which still stands the third tallest standing in the world, weighs over 320 tons and stands nearly 30 metres. Encased by Thutmosis 111 who disapproved of his Aunt, his bid to remove her existence benefited us in that the lower section remained largely intact but higher sections were defaced by Akhenaten some 130 years later. The top of the broken part of this shattered obelisk lies near the Sacred Lake. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, upright, Hatshepsut, queen, woman, obelisk, broken, standing, base, carvings, hieroglyphs, red, granite, blocks, pylon, fourth, transverse, hall, columns, truncated, well, sandstone, obelisks, court, pharaoh, ruler, huge, monumental, encased, Thutmosis 1, Thutmose
Karnak Hatshepsut Obelisk EG074991jhp 
 Egyptian Hatshepsut Granite Obelisk Karnak Sacred Lake palm trees view is near the central area of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. This view of Queen Hatshepsut's Obelisk, one of two remaining standing obelisks, is from the far side of the Sacred Lake using a telephoto lens. The obelisk of red Aswan granite is the third tallest standing in the world, weighs over 320 tons and stands nearly 30 metres. Encased by Thutmosis 111 who disapproved of his Aunt, his bid to remove her existence benefited us in that the lower section remained largely intact but higher sections were defaced by Akhenaten some 130 years later. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, Hatshepsut, queen, woman, obelisk, sacred, lake, view, telephoto, palm, trees, blue, sky, red, granite, blocks, pylon, fourth, fifth, transverse, hall, walls, blocks, court, pharaoh, ruler, huge, monumental, encased, Thutmosis, Thutmose, Akhenaten, defaced, erased
Karnak Hatshepsut Obelisk EG074973jhp 
 Egyptian Queen Hatshepsut Granite broken base Obelisk Karnak Temple Osiride statues is in the central area of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. This view is of Queen Hatshepsut's Southern Obelisk obviously broken standing on its granite base in front of the Fourth Pylon and remains of Osiride statues possibly of Tuthmosis 1 who built the pylon and looks onto the Transverse Hall. The obelisk of red Aswan granite to the north which still stands the third tallest standing in the world, weighs over 320 tons and stands nearly 30 metres. Encased by Thutmosis 111 who disapproved of his Aunt, his bid to remove her existence benefited us in that the lower section remained largely intact but higher sections were defaced by Akhenaten some 130 years later. The top of the broken part of this shattered obelisk lies near the Sacred Lake. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, Hatshepsut, queen, woman, obelisk, broken, base, carvings, hieroglyphs, red, granite, blocks, pylon, fourth, transverse, hall, columns, truncated, well, sandstone, obelisks, court, pharaoh, ruler, huge, monumental, encased, Thutmosis 1, Thutmose, Akhenaten, defaced, erased, Osiride, statues
Karnak Festival Hall EG074949jhp 
 Karnak Temple Egyptian central court shrine alabaster festival hall Thutmose near the most sacred part of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. Looking from the Sanctuary acrooss the Central court to the Memorial Festival Temple or Hall of Thutmosis 111 this large open space in which the most notable thing is the huge slab of alabaster on which a shrine might have stood in the oldest part of the Karnak complex. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, Thutmosis, Thutmose, festival, hall, barque, sanctuary, Granite, Philip, Arrhidaeus, inner, sanctum, alabaster, shrine, base, Central, Court, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, column, bases, tourists, walking, groups
Karnak Fallen Obelisk EG074980jhp 
 Egyptian Hatshepsut Amun embrace Horus Granite Fallen Obelisk Karnak carved is in the central area of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. Queen Hatshepsut erected several Obelisks, one of the two remaining largest obelisks stands between the fourth and fifth pylons looking north in the Transverse Hall. The southern obelisk had collapsed and the main section of the top with the pyramidion is lying horizontally near the Sacred Lake and this is what is shown in this photograph. The obelisks were of red Aswan granite and the standing one is the third tallest standing in the world, weighs over 320 tons and stands nearly 30 metres. Both encased buy a room covering them in done by Thutmosis 111 who disapproved of his Aunt, his bid to remove her existence benefited us in that the lower sections remained largely intact but higher sections were defaced by Akhenaten some 130 years later. Luckily this has been largely untouched and most of the carvings including Queen Hatshepsut are pristine as illustrated by this section with her and Amun in an embrace watched by the falcon God Horus in high quality carvings into this exceptionally hard stone. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, Amun, Hatshepsut, queen, woman, embrace, Horus, white, crown, upper, hedjet, obelisk, red, granite, fallen, obelisk, pyramidion, top, section, lying, horizontal, Sacred, Lake, blocks, pylon, fourth, fifth, transverse, hall, columns, truncated, well, sandstone, obelisks, court, pharaoh, ruler, huge, monumental, encased, protected, Thutmosis, Thutmose, Akhenaten, defaced, erased
Karnak Fallen Obelisk EG074979jhp 
 Egypt Queen Hatshepsut Granite Obelisk Pyramidion Amun Cartouche Maatkare Karnak Temple is in the central area of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. Queen Hatshepsut erected several Obelisks, one of the two remaining largest obelisks stands between the fourth and fifth pylons looking north in the Transverse Hall. The southern obelisk had collapsed and the main section of the top with the pyramidion is lying horizontally near the Sacred Lake and this is what is shown in this photograph. The obelisks were of red Aswan granite and the standing one is the third tallest standing in the world, weighs over 320 tons and stands nearly 30 metres. Both encased buy a room covering them in done by Thutmosis 111 who disapproved of his Aunt, his bid to remove her existence benefited us in that the lower sections remained largely intact but higher sections were defaced by Akhenaten some 130 years later. Luckily this has been largely untouched and most of the carvings including Queen Hatshepsut are pristine as she kneels at the feet of Amun with her cartouche on the left shwoing her throne name Maatkare. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, Amun, Hatshepsut, queen, woman, obelisk, red, granite, fallen, obelisk, pyramidion, top, section, lying, horizontal, Sacred, Lake, blocks, pylon, fourth, fifth, transverse, hall, columns, truncated, well, sandstone, obelisks, court, pharaoh, ruler, huge, monumental, encased, protected, Thutmosis, Thutmose, Akhenaten, defaced, erased, cartouche, Maatkare, sun, ra, maat, ka, outstretched, arms
Karnak Fallen Obelisk EG074978jhp 
 Ancient Egyptian Queen Hatshepsut Granite Fallen Obelisk Karnak pyramidion lying is in the central area of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. Queen Hatshepsut erected several obelisks, one of the two remaining largest obelisks stands between the fourth and fifth pylons looking north in the Transverse Hall and is visible behind this fallen one. The southern obelisk had collapsed and the main section of the top with the pyramidion is lying horizontally near the Sacred Lake and this is what is shown in this photograph. The obelisks were of red Aswan granite and the standing one is the third tallest standing in the world, weighs over 320 tons and stands nearly 30 metres. Both encased buy a room covering them in done by Thutmosis 111 who disapproved of his Aunt, his bid to remove her existence benefited us in that the lower sections remained largely intact but higher sections were defaced by Akhenaten some 130 years later. Luckily this has been largely untouched and most of the carvings including Queen Hatshepsut are pristine 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, Amun, Hatshepsut, queen, woman, obelisk, red, granite, fallen, standing, obelisk, pyramidion, top, section, lying, horizontal, Sacred, Lake, blocks, pylon, fourth, fifth, transverse, hall, columns, truncated, well, sandstone, obelisks, court, pharaoh, ruler, huge, monumental, encased, protected, Thutmosis, Thutmose, Akhenaten, defaced, erased
Karnak Central Court EG074971jhp 
 Karnak Temple Egyptian Obelisks central court panorama Thutmose Statue Osiride near the most sacred part of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. This photograph is looking back into the main area of the temple from the central court area, now a large open space in front of unusual Festival Hall of Thutmose 111. The Granite Sanctuary of Philip Arrhidaeus who ruled briefly after the death of Alexander the Great is visible over the truncated column in the immediate foreground. The obelisk is that of Hatshepsut while the smaller one on the left is that of Thutmosis 1. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, Thutmosis, Thutmose, statue, Osiride, view, panorama, framed, central, court, festival, hall, sanctuary, Granite, Philip, Arrhidaeus, inner, sanctum, sixth, pylon, colours, painted, colors, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, column, bases, obelisks, Hatshepsut, hypostyle, hall
Karnak Central Court EG074970jhp 
 Karnak Temple Egyptian Obelisk Granite Sanctuary Amun central court obelisks near the most sacred part of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. This photograph is looking back into the main area of the temple from the central court area, now a large open space in front of unusual Festival Hall of Thutmose 111. The back of the Granite Sanctuary of Philip Arrhidaeus who ruled briefly after the death of Alexander the Great lies beneath the Hatshepsut obelisk on the right while the smaller one on the left is that of Thutmosis 1 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, upright, Thutmosis, Thutmose, festival, hall, barque, sanctuary, Granite, Philip, Arrhidaeus, inner, sanctum, Amun, sixth, pylon, colours, painted, colors, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, column, bases, obelisks, Hatshepsut, hypostyle, hall, Theban, hills
Karnak Central Court EG074969jhp 
 Karnak Temple Luxor Egyptian Obelisks Sanctuary central court Philip Arrhidaeus near the most sacred part of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. This photograph is looking back into the main area of the temple from the central court area, now a large open space in front of unusual Festival Hall of Thutmose 111. The Granite Sanctuary of Philip Arrhidaeus who ruled briefly after the death of Alexander the Great is the dark door beneath the righthand obelisk is that of Hatshepsut while the smaller one on the left is that of Thutmosis 1. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, Thutmosis, Thutmose, festival, hall, barque, sanctuary, Granite, Philip, Arrhidaeus, inner, sanctum, sixth, pylon, colours, painted, colors, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, column, bases, obelisks, Hatshepsut, hypostyle, hall, Theban, hills
Karnak Central Court EG074954jhp 
 Karnak Temple Egyptian Obelisk Sanctuary central court festival hall Thutmose near the most sacred part of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. This photograph is looking back into the main area of the temple from the central court area, now a large open space in front of unusual Festival Hall of Thutmose 111. The figure is standing looking into the inner sanctum, the Granite Sanctuary of Philip Arrhidaeus who ruled briefly after the death of Alexander the Great. The obelisk on the right is that of Hatshepsut while the smaller one on the left is that of Thutmosis 1. Beyond the woman the view goes beyond the Processsional Way of the Hypostyle Hall, through the western Pylon, over the River Nile to the distant west bank Theban hills. In the foreground are the truncated columns and altar stone of an area which was one of the oldest areas of Karnak. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, Thutmosis, Thutmose, festival, hall, barque, sanctuary, Granite, Philip, Arrhidaeus, inner, sanctum, sixth, pylon, colours, painted, colors, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, column, bases, obelisks, Hatshepsut, hypostyle, hall, Theban, hills
Karnak Amun & Pharaoh EG074951jhp 
 Karnak Temple Egyptian Figures Granite Carving Central Court Sanctuary near the most sacred part of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. This photo is situated near the sixth pylon on the outer wall of the inner sanctum around various chapels and shrines attributed to Amenhotep, Hatshepsut and Thutmose leading to the central court area, now a large open space facing the Festival Hall of Thutmose 111. 
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Karnak Temple EG074940jhp 
 Thutmosis Pillar Karnak Temple Egypt vestibule Chapels black granite door is located near the inner snactum or snactuary of The Great Temple of Amun at Karnak not far from Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and it is the largest religious complex on the Nile. This colourful pillar is one of two erected by Thutmosis 111 in front of the barque sanctuary in the Great Temple of Amun painted and carved with the heraldic plants representing the lily of Upper Egypt and the papyrus of Lower. He also who made considerable contributions to the construction of the Karnak complex with pylons, obelisks, one of which still stands, and a Festival Hall. This cluster of chapels originally by Amenhotep 1, later reused by Thutmosis 111 are in a poor state of repair. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, Thutmosis, Thutmose, 111, pillar, pillars, two, heraldic, barque, sanctuary, inner, snactum, Amun, precinct, lily, Upper, flower, papyrus, Lower, plants, colours, painted, colors, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, carvings, blocks, cartouches, reused, Amenhotep, chapels, black, granite, door, vestibule, sixth, pylon
Karnak Temple Carving EG074946jhp 
 Sanctuary Philip Arrhidaeus outer wall carvings Karnak Temple painted granite is in the center of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. On the outer walls of this inner Sanctuary from the ruler of Egypt after the death of Alexander the Great in 323BC who ruled for about 6 years. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, Philip, Arrhidaeus, Alexander, Great, brother, barque, barques, carried, sanctuary, Amun, colours, painted, colors, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, carvings, cartouche
Karnak Two Obelisks EG074943jhp 
 Egypt Hatshepsut Thutmosis Thutmose Granite Obelisks Karnak Temple hieroglyhs cartouche is in the central area of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. This view of Queen Hatshepsut's Obelisk on the right, one of two remaining standing obelisks, looking over the heavily carved wall near the barque snactuary of Thutmosis 111 whose cartouche is in the bottom foreground. The other distant obelisk on the left is the remianing one of two attributed to Thutmosis 1. 
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Karnak Thutmosis Statue EG074944jhp 
 Thutmosis Statue Karnak Temple Egyptian carved seated nemes red Granite with Thutmosis cartouches out of frame on either side this figure is located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and it the largest religious complex on the Nile.Thutmosis 111 who made considerable contributions to the construction of the Karnak complex with pylons, obelisks, a Festival Hall and a nearby carved column with painted lotus flowers. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, upright, statue, granite, seated, nemes, headdress, uraeus, beard, broken, Thutmosis, Thutmose, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, carvings, blocks, cartouche
Karnak Thutmose Obelisk EG074937jhp 
 Ancient Egypt Thutmose Thutmosis Granite Obelisk Karnak Temple Transverse Hall is in the central area of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. This view of Thutmosis 1 southernmost obelisk, one of two remaining standing obelisks, is from between the fourth and fifth pylons Transverse Hall fourth pylon wall looking west. The obelisk the smaller of the two remaining obelisks still standing weighs 143 tones and reaches a height of 23m and is the first encountered as one walk through the awesome Hypostyle Hall of Seti 1 and Ramses 11. 
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Karnak Thutmose Column EG074947jhp 
 Thutmosis Pillar Karnak Temple Egypt Painted Figures Granite Flower is located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and it the largest religious complex on the Nile. This colourful pillar is one of two erected by Thutmosis 111 in front of the barque sanctuary in the Great Temple of Amun painted and carved with the heraldic plants representing the lily of Upper Egypt and the papyrus of Lower. He also who made considerable contributions to the construction of the Karnak complex with pylons, obelisks, one of which still stands, and a Festival Hall. 
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Karnak Hatshepsut Obelisk EG074942jhp 
 Ancient Egyptian Queen Hatshepsut Granite Obelisk Karnak Temple Transverse Hall is in the central area of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. This view of Queen Hatshepsut's Obelisk, one of two remaining standing obelisks, is from between the fourth and fifth pylons looking north in the Transverse Hall. The obelisk of red Aswan granite is the third tallest standing in the world, weighs over 320 tons and stands nearly 30 metres. Encased by Thutmosis 111 who disapproved of his Aunt, his bid to remove her existence benefited us in that the lower section remained largely intact but higher sections were defaced by Akhenaten some 130 years later. The figure in the foreground could also be Queen Hatshepsut as the cartouche above has ripple of water and bit of the feather that appear in her Named cartouche. She is presenting Goddess Maat to Amun [not in frame] led by the Goddess Mut below. Not a very expert interpretation so do not take as gospel. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, upright, Hatshepsut, queen, woman, Maat, Goddess, Mut, offering, Amun, wall, carving, blue, crown, khepresh, obelisk, red, granite, blocks, pylon, fourth, fifth, transverse, hall, sandstone, obelisks, court, pharaoh, ruler, huge, encased, Thutmosis, Thutmose, defaced, erased, feather, shut, ripple, water
Karnak Hatshepsut Obelisk EG074938jhp 
 Ancient Egyptian Queen Hatshepsut Granite Obelisk Karnak Temple Transverse Hall is in the central area of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. This view of Queen Hatshepsut's Obelisk, one of two remaining standing obelisks, is from between the fourth and fifth pylons looking north in the Transverse Hall. The obelisk of red Aswan granite is the third tallest standing in the world, weighs over 320 tons and stands nearly 30 metres. Encased by Thutmosis 111 who disapproved of his Aunt, his bid to remove her existence benefited us in that the lower section remained largely intact but higher sections were defaced by Akhenaten some 130 years later 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, upright, Hatshepsut, queen, woman, obelisk, red, granite, blocks, pylon, fourth, fifth, transverse, hall, columns, truncated, well, sandstone, obelisks, court, pharaoh, ruler, huge, monumental, encased, Thutmosis, Thutmose, Akhenaten, defaced, erased
Karnak Hatshepsut Obelisk EG074936jhp 
 Ancient Egypt Hatshepsut granite obelisk Karnak Temple pylons columns Transverse Hall is in the central area of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. This view of Queen Hatshepsut's Obelisk, one of two remaining standing obelisks, is from between the fourth and fifth pylons looking north in the Transverse Hall. The obelisk of red Aswan granite is the third tallest standing in the world, weighs over 320 tons and stands nearly 30 metres. Encased by Thutmosis 111 who disapproved of his Aunt, his bid to remove her existence benefited us in that the lower section remained largely intact but higher sections were defaced by Akhenaten some 130 years later. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, upright, Hatshepsut, queen, woman, obelisk, red, granite, blocks, pylon, fourth, fifth, transverse, hall, columns, truncated, well, sandstone, obelisks, court, pharaoh, ruler, huge, monumental, encased, Thutmosis, Thutmose, Akhenaten, defaced, erased
Karnak Cartouches EG074945jhp 
 Egypt Hatshepsut Obelisk Karnak Temple Cartouches Thutmose Thurmosis hieroglyphs photographed showing two separate cartouches, the central one is that of Thutmosis 11 and the other offset on the right is that of Thutmosis 111 and they are in the central area of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. This view of Queen Hatshepsut's Obelisk, one of two remaining standing obelisks, is from between the fourth and fifth pylons looking north in the Transverse Hall. The obelisk of red Aswan granite is the third tallest standing in the world, weighs over 320 tons and stands nearly 30 metres. Encased by Thutmosis 111 who disapproved of his Aunt, his bid to remove her existence benefited us in that the lower section remained largely intact but higher sections were defaced by Akhenaten some 130 years later. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, upright, Hatshepsut, queen, woman, obelisk, red, granite, blocks, pylon, fourth, fifth, transverse, hall, sandstone, obelisks, court, pharaoh, ruler, huge, monumental, encased, cartouches, cartouche, hieroglyphs, Thutmosis, Thutmose, Akhenaten, defaced, erased
Karnak Museum Exhibit EG074919jhp 
 Open Air Museum Karnak Temple Egypt granite blocks exhibits carved located on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. It is not usually part of the standard tour package so has to be entered ‘privately’ and an additional ticket purchased on entry, accessed from the First Forecourt through the eastern gate past the famous standing statue of Ramses 11. Passing through an area full of stored blocks rescued from other parts of the Karnak site, you can view restored chapels including such as an Amenhotep 1 alabaster barque chapel, the exquisite White Chapel of Senwosret 1, the Chapelle Rouge of Hatshepsut and a recent large addition is the reconstruction of Thutmosis IV [Thutmose] temple for a quiet, contemplative and beautiful experience to the busy main Karnak tour. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, Open, Air, Museum, fallen, broken, blocks, stored, Horus, carvings, limestone, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, landscape, granite, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology