Egypt > Minya, Amarna & Ashmunayn > Tuna el-Gebel Thoth as Baboon 6272EG07JHP
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
Tuna el-Gebel Thoth as Baboon 6272EG07JHP 
 Necropolis Tuna el-Gabal Catacomb Mummified Baboon God Shrine Egypt is City of the Dead with various chapels, here a shrine to Thoth as a baboon, temples and catacombs for animal mummies and many more which are still buried and unexcavated under the desert sands. The site is centred on a Temple of Thoth, badly ruined, dating from Ramesside through to Roman times and was a place of pilgrimage so there are buildings for accommodation as well and remains of a Roman water wheel obtaining its water from a deep well. Near to the cemetery is the northern boundary stela of Akhenaten which can be visited after a short low grade climb up steps where it is protected from the elements behind a Perspex screen. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, landscape, Egyptology, history, archaeology, ancient, Tuna el-Gebel, Gabal, Necropolis, catacombs, shrine, God, baboon, ibis, mummies, burial, Thoth, animal, hypogea, funerary, cemeteries
© Jim Henderson
back one image forward one image

Photographer: Jim Henderson
Collection: Minya, Amarna & Ashmunayn
Filename:
Tuna el-Gebel Thoth as Baboon 6272EG07JHP
Upload Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Photo Size: 13.1 MB; 5295x3543 pixels
Preview:
  comp 600 x 401

Caption:

Necropolis Tuna el-Gabal Catacomb Mummified Baboon God Shrine Egypt is

City of the Dead with various chapels, here a shrine to Thoth as a baboon, temples and catacombs for animal mummies and many more which are still buried and unexcavated under the desert sands. The site is centred on a Temple of Thoth, badly ruined, dating from Ramesside through to Roman times and was a place of pilgrimage so there are buildings for accommodation as well and remains of a Roman water wheel obtaining its water from a deep well. Near to the cemetery is the northern boundary stela of Akhenaten which can be visited after a short low grade climb up steps where it is protected from the elements behind a Perspex screen.
Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, landscape, Egyptology, history, archaeology, ancient, Tuna el-Gebel, Gabal, Necropolis, catacombs, shrine, God, baboon, ibis, mummies, burial, Thoth, animal, hypogea, funerary, cemeteries
 


 

Copyright © Crooktree Images 2010 - photographs by Jim Henderson Sitemap