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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The enclosure of Ptah (probably the temple to the cult of Ramses II in 'the domain of Ptah'), chief deity of the Memphite region, was one of the largest temple complexes in Egypt, but little remains within it except an embalming house for the apis bull dating to the 26th dynasty, a toppled colossal statue of Ramses II, and the Alabaster Sphinx. "Th...

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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"It is easy to think of the entrance to the Egyptian temple in terms of the huge pylon gateways which are the most visible parts of temples to have survived. In reality, however, the pylons usually lay well within the domain of the gods, and the actual temple entrances included elements such as the landing quays, kiosks, gates and processional ways...

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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The present entrance is through the pylon of Ramesses II, once fronted with six colossi of the king (two seated and four standing) and two obelisks. One of the obelisks and two of the statues were transported to Paris in the last century, but those that remain provide impressive examples of these monuments. These colossi functioned on several leve...

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EEPA.1973-001
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The present entrance is through the pylon of Ramesses II, once fronted with six colossi of the king (two seated and four standing) and two obelisks. One of the obelisks and two of the statues were transported to Paris in the last century, but those that remain provide impressive examples of these monuments. These colossi functioned on several leve...

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EEPA.1973-001
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Beyond the pylons, the temple 's large peristyle court is surrounded by two rows of papyrus-bud columns and contains, on the left, the Abu el-Haggag mosque, and on the right, the tripartite barque shrine built by Ramesses II for the visiting deities, Amun (Amon), Mut and Khonsu of Karnak." [Wilkinson R., 2000: The Complete Temples of Ancient Egypt...

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1965
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Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The present entrance is through the pylon of Ramesses II, once fronted with six colossi of the king (two seated and four standing) and two obelisks. One of the obelisks and two of the statues were transported to Paris in the last century, but those that remain provide impressive examples of these monuments. These colossi functioned on several leve...

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Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Due to a shared cultural background, common social and economic conditions and inherited building materials and techniques, slight variations distinguish the character of the majority of villages in the various regions of Egypt (Nubian villages in the south are an exception). The main vernacular types of building found in rural areas are houses of...

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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Exiting the colonnade through the gateway at its southern end, visitors enter the large peristyle sun court of Amenhotep III. Subsidiary doorways located near three of its corners offer alternative access. The sun court was not part of the core temple originally planned and executed by Amenhotep III, which stood on the stone platform or base immed...

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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Kom el Hetan is the site of Amenophis (Amenhotep) III's mortuary temple. Unfortunately, virtually nothing remains of this once great edifice beyond the two immense 'Colossi of Memnon' which stood before its entrance. These great sandstone statues of Amenophis III flanked by small figures of his mother and his wife Tiye (Tiyi) are nearly 59ft high ...

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1965
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EEPA.1973-001
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The 'revered one before Ra, Overseer of the City and Vizier, Ramose, justified', a Theban official, apparently did not follow Akhenaten (Akhenaton) to Armana. The decoration of his tomb consists of scenes in beautiful low relief in the style of Amenhotep III and other scenes in the realistic style initiated by Akhenaten (scenes of the pharaoh and ...

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