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Karnak Pylon Carving EG075039jhp 
 Karnak Temple Ninth Pylon Horemheb Ramesses restoration front hieroglyphics flagpole located on the transverse axis south from the main central area in this large site near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and it the largest religious complex on the Nile. This view is of the Ninth Pylon with its southern face showing progress of restoration after the infill from many Atenist temples has been removed, much of which lies around the is area of Karnak waiting for an eventual new home. While the building of the Ninth and Tenth pylons were both attributed to Horemheb, there is clear evidence that Ramses 11 took over the decoration as it is visible on the restored south face with his cartouches and his outline obviously carved over an underlying figure that has partially been erased. 
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Photographer: Jim Henderson
Collection: Karnak Temple
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Karnak Pylon Carving EG075039jhp
Upload Date: Friday, October 19, 2007
Photo Size: 9.9 MB; 5313x3555 pixels
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Karnak Temple Ninth Pylon Horemheb Ramesses restoration front hieroglyphics flagpole

located on the transverse axis south from the main central area in this large site near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and it the largest religious complex on the Nile. This view is of the Ninth Pylon with its southern face showing progress of restoration after the infill from many Atenist temples has been removed, much of which lies around the is area of Karnak waiting for an eventual new home. While the building of the Ninth and Tenth pylons were both attributed to Horemheb, there is clear evidence that Ramses 11 took over the decoration as it is visible on the restored south face with his cartouches and his outline obviously carved over an underlying figure that has partially been erased.
Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, pylon, gate, ninth, south, face, front, transverse, axis, Horemheb, Ramses 11, Ramesses, Ramasses, usurped, restoration, construction, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, limestone, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, cartouche, carved, over, flagpole, shaft
 


 

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