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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    On the rear outside wall of the temple directly behind the sanctuary, beneath the two lion-headed waterspouts which drained rainwater from the roof are scenes showing the massive figure of Cleopatra VII and her son by Julius Caesar, Caesarion, who became the great queen’s co-regent as Ptolemy XV. At the center of the wall is the large False Door with a gigantic emblem of Hathor, diminished over the centuries by pilgrims who scraped at it to obtain a little of the sacred stone at the point…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    A colonnaded street led to the gate with two Roman Nymphaea at the end, immediately in from of the gate.

    Dendara is an Egyptian site on the west bank of the Nile about 65 km north of Luxor. It was an important provincial centre throughout Egyptian history; its chief artistic monuments are successive temples of the goddess Hathor from the 6th Dynasty (ca. 2325-ca. 2150 BCE) to the 2nd century CE. The Greco-Roman Temple of Hathor is the grandest and most richly decorated of its period. The ear…

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    Four men standing in front of gate give comparative scale.

    Dendara is an Egyptian site on the west bank of the Nile about 65 km north of Luxor. It was an important provincial centre throughout Egyptian history; its chief artistic monuments are successive temples of the goddess Hathor from the 6th Dynasty (ca. 2325-ca. 2150 BCE) to the 2nd century CE. The Greco-Roman Temple of Hathor is the grandest and most richly decorated of its period. The earliest dated inscriptions refer to Ptolemy XII …

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Dendara is an Egyptian site on the west bank of the Nile about 65 km north of Luxor. It was an important provincial centre throughout Egyptian history; its chief artistic monuments are successive temples of the goddess Hathor from the 6th Dynasty (ca. 2325-ca. 2150 BCE) to the 2nd century CE. The Greco-Roman Temple of Hathor is the grandest and most richly decorated of its period. The earliest dated inscriptions refer to Ptolemy XII (reigned 80-58 BCE; 55-51 BCE); its outer hypostyle hall was…

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    Abydos (Araba al-Madfuna) was the necropolis of This, the seat of the first two Egyptian dynasties. As the country’s most ancient capital, it remained significant throughout Egyptian history, becoming the principal cult centre of Osiris, a funerary deity who embodied the tradition of kingship. It was visited by pilgrims until Roman times (30 BCE-395 CE). The temple complex of Seti I [Sethos I, died 1279 BCE] was built on entirely new ground half a mile to the south. The underground cenota…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    Site of ruins dating from the Early New Kingdom (ca. 1500 BCE) through the Coptic Period (700-800 CE), including the Temple of Amun. Located at the southern end of the Theban necropolis, on the west bank of the Nile. More specifically Medinet Habu is the name commonly given to the Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III (known as the “Great Temple” of the site.) The temple itself is the best preserved of its kind in Thebes and exemplifies many of the classic features of a royal mortuary tem…

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Site of ruins dating from the Early New Kingdom (ca. 1500 BCE) through the Coptic Period (700-800 CE), including the Temple of Amun. Located at the southern end of the Theban necropolis, on the west bank of the Nile. More specifically Medinet Habu is the name commonly given to the Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III (known as the “Great Temple” of the site.) The temple itself is the best preserved of its kind in Thebes and exemplifies many of the classic features of a royal mortuary tem…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
    Record Visibility:
    Public