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Photographs in this gallery cover the main sites of Amarna, its North Palace, Aten and Small Temple, Bani Hasan Rock cut chapels, Tuna el-Gebel with the Catacombs with baboon and ibis mummies, Stela of Akhenaten on the north boundary, Petosiris Tomb-Chapel, Chapels of Ptoemais and Isadora, Roman Water Wheel Well and Temple of Thoth and el Ashmunein with an Open Air Museum with huge granite statues of Baboons and nearby a Temple to Thoth with a later Christian Basilica all located along the River Nile between Cairo and Luxor accessed from the nearby university city of Minya
El Ashmunein Basilica 6192EG07JHP 
 Egypt El Ashmunein Roman Christian Basilica Columns Ptolemaic Reuse Capitals built with material from an earlier Ptolemaic temple. Most notable are the remaining granite columns still standing and are the best preserved in Egypt of this style of monument. This is situated outside the enclosure walls of the Temple of Thoth part of the ancient capital of Unu, Khmunu or the Greek Hermopolis Magna now known as el Ashmunein. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Ashmunein, al-Ashmunayn, Khmunu, Hare nome, Egyptology, history, archaeology, excavations, landscape, columns, capital, floral, grass, overgrown, Kom al-Khanisah, Mound of the Church, Christian, basilica, 5th Century, cathedral, Virgin, dedication, arch, nave, arcade, red granite, trefoil, apse, altar, table, crypt, architraves, Hermopolite, Ptolemy 111, Euergetes 1, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, landscape, blue, sky, dramatic, light, sunny
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Photographer: Jim Henderson
Collection: Minya, Amarna & Ashmunayn
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El Ashmunein Basilica 6192EG07JHP
Upload Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2007
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Egypt El Ashmunein Roman Christian Basilica Columns Ptolemaic Reuse Capitals

built with material from an earlier Ptolemaic temple. Most notable are the remaining granite columns still standing and are the best preserved in Egypt of this style of monument. This is situated outside the enclosure walls of the Temple of Thoth part of the ancient capital of Unu, Khmunu or the Greek Hermopolis Magna now known as el Ashmunein.
Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Ashmunein, al-Ashmunayn, Khmunu, Hare nome, Egyptology, history, archaeology, excavations, landscape, columns, capital, floral, grass, overgrown, Kom al-Khanisah, Mound of the Church, Christian, basilica, 5th Century, cathedral, Virgin, dedication, arch, nave, arcade, red granite, trefoil, apse, altar, table, crypt, architraves, Hermopolite, Ptolemy 111, Euergetes 1, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, landscape, blue, sky, dramatic, light, sunny
 


 

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