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June 15 2013

21:25
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The main temple of Koptos was already heavily destroyed by the time Petrie started his excavations. Petrie could only record some important features of the Ptolemaic-Roman temple, which show that the building was at least at this time a double temple, dedicated to Min and Isis, who was at Koptos the wife of Min. From the temple of the New Kingdom Petrie could only trace the outlines, while from the earlier temples only single blocks and elements were found. However, there is a series of reliefs belonging to king Nubkheperre Intef (17th Dynasty), and there are important objects (colossi statues, figures of lions) of the pre-and early dynastic period, showing the importance of the temple at that time. Reconstructions on Digital Egypt focus on these periods. All these reconstructions are highly hypothetical, but based on contemporary parallels from other sites in Egypt.

  Via University College London - Digital Egypt - Koptos

21:15
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The main temple of Koptos was already heavily destroyed by the time Petrie started his excavations. Petrie could only record some important features of the Ptolemaic-Roman temple, which show that the building was at least at this time a double temple, dedicated to Min and Isis, who was at Koptos the wife of Min. From the temple of the New Kingdom Petrie could only trace the outlines, while from the earlier temples only single blocks and elements were found. However, there is a series of reliefs belonging to king Nubkheperre Intef (17th Dynasty), and there are important objects (colossi statues, figures of lions) of the pre-and early dynastic period, showing the importance of the temple at that time. Reconstructions on Digital Egypt focus on these periods. All these reconstructions are highly hypothetical, but based on contemporary parallels from other sites in Egypt.

  Via University College London - Digital Egypt - Koptos

21:05
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The main temple of Koptos was already heavily destroyed by the time Petrie started his excavations. Petrie could only record some important features of the Ptolemaic-Roman temple, which show that the building was at least at this time a double temple, dedicated to Min and Isis, who was at Koptos the wife of Min. From the temple of the New Kingdom Petrie could only trace the outlines, while from the earlier temples only single blocks and elements were found. However, there is a series of reliefs belonging to king Nubkheperre Intef (17th Dynasty), and there are important objects (colossi statues, figures of lions) of the pre-and early dynastic period, showing the importance of the temple at that time. Reconstructions on Digital Egypt focus on these periods. All these reconstructions are highly hypothetical, but based on contemporary parallels from other sites in Egypt.

  Via University College London - Digital Egypt - Koptos

November 24 2012

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Creator: Eliot Elisofon, photographer.
Title:
Hieroglyphic inscription at the “White Chapel” of Senwosret I. Karnak, Egypt, [negative].
Contained in: Eliot Elisofon Field photographs, 1942-1972
Produced: 1961
Summary:
“The richly decorated ‘white Chapel’ of Senwosret (Senusret, Sesostris) I (1972-1926 BCE) at Karnak shows the expanded use of inscriptions and representational art which developed in Middle Kingdom temples. Architectural symmetry also increased in the Middle Kingdom, and Senwosret’s ‘White Chapel’ on the processional route from the Great Temple of Amun at Karnak provides an example of an equally symmetrical and exquisitely fashioned barque chapel or way-station of this same period.” [Wilkinson R., 2000: The Complete Temples of Ancient Egypt. Thames and Hudson].
“A village on East bank of the Nile in Upper Egypt; with Luxor, Karnak is on the site of ancient Thebes; location of temple of Amen, considered one of the finest examples of early New Kingdom religious architecture; also has many Middle Kingdom remains.” [The J.P.Getty Fund: Thesaurus of Geographic Names].
The photograph depicts relief detail showing Senwosret before Amun. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was working on “The Nile” project and traveled to Africa from March 14, 1961 to March 31, 1961, visiting Egypt.

(via Hieroglyphic inscription at the “White Chapel” of Senwosret I. Karnak, Egypt, [negative].)

09:23
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rudjedet:

Senwosret I making an offering to the God Min. Dynasty XII.

Relief from the White Chapel
Karnak Open Air Museum, Egypt

 

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