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Karnak Ram Sphinxes EG075077jhp 
 Karnak Temple Egypt Entrance Exit Avenue Rows First Pylon Crio-sphinxes located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and it the largest religious complex on the Nile. In this photo are a row of ram-headed sphinxes, known as crio-sphinxes, as they take the form of ram with a lion's body straddling a small form of the pharaoh here, Ramses 11 in the form of Osiris, in the avenue from the old harbour entry to the temple with the first pylon in the background. The sphinxes were probably originally constructed by Amenhotep 11 or Horemheb but their identity replaced by Ramses 11 and even later again changed by Pinedjem 1, an evolution possibly spanning some 300 years. The entrance into Karnak is between the two rows of sphinxes but leaving the site you come round the back of the nearest row to the main coachpark. 
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Photographer: Jim Henderson
Collection: Karnak Temple
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Karnak Ram Sphinxes EG075077jhp
Upload Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2005
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Karnak Temple Egypt Entrance Exit Avenue Rows First Pylon Crio-sphinxes

located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and it the largest religious complex on the Nile. In this photo are a row of ram-headed sphinxes, known as crio-sphinxes, as they take the form of ram with a lion's body straddling a small form of the pharaoh here, Ramses 11 in the form of Osiris, in the avenue from the old harbour entry to the temple with the first pylon in the background. The sphinxes were probably originally constructed by Amenhotep 11 or Horemheb but their identity replaced by Ramses 11 and even later again changed by Pinedjem 1, an evolution possibly spanning some 300 years. The entrance into Karnak is between the two rows of sphinxes but leaving the site you come round the back of the nearest row to the main coachpark.
Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, entrance, exit, leaving, tourists, visitors, first, pylon, Amenhotep, Amenophis, Horemheb, Ramses, Ramasses, Ramesses, Pinedjem, Pinudjem, crio-sphinxes, ram, head, lion, body, avenue, rows, stele, sandstone, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, oleander, flowers, pink, harbour, quay, excavations
 


 

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