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Elisofon, Eliot
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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 temple complex -for it originally consisted of two temples and a palace as well as many administrative buildings- was first called 'The Ramesseum' by Champollion. It was constructed for Ramesses by two architect-foremen, Penre of Coptos and Amenemone of Abydos, and built with a number of original features. Unfortunately, like so many of the mo...

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

"After the death of Thutmose II, Hatshepsut herself assumed pharaonic power and privilege, and for the construction of a temple for her cultus she selected a majestic half-circle of cliffs bounding the western end of the desert plain of Asasif. There stood the tomb and temple of Nebhepetre Mentuhotep, the Eleventh-Dynasty king who had reunited Egyp...

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1965
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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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1961
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Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"In the northern part of the second court the hall is renowned for the reliefs on its back wall, which represent the imaginery scenes by which Hatshepsut tried to establish her descent from Amun (Amon) and thus her divine right to rule. The hall was extended later in Hatshepsut's reign by adding a small sanctuary for Anubis." [Haeny G., 1997: New K...

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Dates:
1965
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1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The temple complex -for it originally consisted of two temples and a palace as well as many administrative buildings- was first called 'The Ramesseum' by Champollion. It was constructed for Ramesses by two architect-foremen, Penre of Coptos and Amenemone of Abydos, and built with a number of original features. Unfortunately, like so many of the mo...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
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1962
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1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Saqqara necropolis also contained the tombs of dignitaries who served under the pharaohs of the Fifth and Sixth Dynasties. Mereruka, chief justice and vizier in the reign of Teti, has the largest of all the mastabas built around this pharaoh's pyramid. On the north wall of the room with pillars, there is a niche containing a striding statue of Mer...

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1961
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1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"After the death of Thutmose II, Hatshepsut herself assumed pharaonic power and privilege, and for the construction of a temple for her cultus she selected a majestic half-circle of cliffs bounding the western end of the desert plain of Asasif. There stood the tomb and temple of Nebhepetre Mentuhotep (Mentuhotep II), the Eleventh-Dynasty king who h...

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1961
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1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"In the court's southern half, eleven colossal statues of the king stand between the columns in the ifrst rank, and two more colossal statues flank the entranceway to the Eighteenth Dynasty colonnade that lies beyond. Before Ramesses (Ramses) II added his obelisks, statues, pylon, and peristyle court to the front of Luxor Temple, this imposing colo...

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1961
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EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
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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1965
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1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
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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