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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 Thoth Temple 6235EG07JHP 
 El Ashmunein Temple Thoth Ruins Overview Overgrown Ancient Egyptian Site dating from the Middle to Late Periods and situated inside the enclosure walls of the ancient capital of Unu, Khmunu or the Greek Hermopolis Magna now known as el Ashmunein. Unfortunately historical quarrying and reuse of building materials and a higher water table have taken their toll of the site. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Hermopolis, Magna Shumun, Ashmunein, al-Ashmunayn, Khmunu, Hare nome, landscape, Egyptology, history, archaeology, excavations, ancient, moon, god, Thoth, Temple, Nectanebo 1, overview, gate, overgrown, enclosure, Ptolemaic, Muslim, robbery, reuse, pylon, Amun, sanctuary
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Photographer: Jim Henderson
Collection: Minya, Amarna & Ashmunayn
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El Ashmunein Thoth Temple 6235EG07JHP
Upload Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2007
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El Ashmunein Temple Thoth Ruins Overview Overgrown Ancient Egyptian Site

dating from the Middle to Late Periods and situated inside the enclosure walls of the ancient capital of Unu, Khmunu or the Greek Hermopolis Magna now known as el Ashmunein. Unfortunately historical quarrying and reuse of building materials and a higher water table have taken their toll of the site.
Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Hermopolis, Magna Shumun, Ashmunein, al-Ashmunayn, Khmunu, Hare nome, landscape, Egyptology, history, archaeology, excavations, ancient, moon, god, Thoth, Temple, Nectanebo 1, overview, gate, overgrown, enclosure, Ptolemaic, Muslim, robbery, reuse, pylon, Amun, sanctuary
 


 

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