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Karnak Saite Chapel EG0214014jhp 
 Karnak Egypt Chapel Ankhnesneferibre gate Saite Papyrus column Amun which is located inside the central enclosure wall of the Karnak complex at Luxor on the East Bank of the River Nile. It is a relatively ruined small temple lying near the exterior north wall of the hypostyle hall and the path to the Temple of Ptah and gate to Montu Temple in the North Enclosure. The area is a cluster of ruins and blocks in storage and is very seldom frequented so always quiet in the crowded times. On the day I visited we had very poor light conditions caused by an encroaching sand storm and it was very overcast so apologies for the quality of these few images; one day I hope to return and get them in better light.

The chapel is dedicated to the Princess Ankhnesneferibre, daughter of Psamtik 11 and his Queen Takhut and she became successor to Nitocris the Divine Adoratice and later Godís Wife of Amun, High Priest and effectively ruled Thebes for nearly 60 years during the later Saite Period of Rule over Egypt; started in Dynasty 24 and centred on City of Sais in Northern delta region. Turbulent times however and she was in effect the last to hold this position for around the time of her death Psamtik 111, after a very short reign, was defeated by the Persianís and the 26th Dynasty came to an end in 525BC. 
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Photographer: Jim Henderson
Collection: Karnak Temple
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Karnak Saite Chapel EG0214014jhp
Upload Date: Sunday, October 27, 2002
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Karnak Egypt Chapel Ankhnesneferibre gate Saite Papyrus column Amun which

is located inside the central enclosure wall of the Karnak complex at Luxor on the East Bank of the River Nile. It is a relatively ruined small temple lying near the exterior north wall of the hypostyle hall and the path to the Temple of Ptah and gate to Montu Temple in the North Enclosure. The area is a cluster of ruins and blocks in storage and is very seldom frequented so always quiet in the crowded times. On the day I visited we had very poor light conditions caused by an encroaching sand storm and it was very overcast so apologies for the quality of these few images; one day I hope to return and get them in better light.

The chapel is dedicated to the Princess Ankhnesneferibre, daughter of Psamtik 11 and his Queen Takhut and she became successor to Nitocris the Divine Adoratice and later Godís Wife of Amun, High Priest and effectively ruled Thebes for nearly 60 years during the later Saite Period of Rule over Egypt; started in Dynasty 24 and centred on City of Sais in Northern delta region. Turbulent times however and she was in effect the last to hold this position for around the time of her death Psamtik 111, after a very short reign, was defeated by the Persianís and the 26th Dynasty came to an end in 525BC.
Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, River, Nile, east, Bank, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, Karnak, Temple, Ptah, central, enclosure, chapel, Ankhnesneferibre, princess, Saite, Sais, Amun, Priest, Adoratice, God, wife, ruler, Psamtik, 11, 111, Psammetichus, Psammeticus, Nitocris, Takhut, 26th, Dynasty, upright, history, archaeology, Egyptology, decorated, hieroglyphics, sandstone, papyrus, column, single, closed, bud, carvings, cobra, iaret, naja haje, rearing, hood, lion, face, Wadget, Wadjet, leonine, goddess, Nefertem, Eyes, Re, Ra, protector
 


 

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