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1860 - The statues of the plain, Thebes. Photographe : Francis Frith

1860 - The statues of the plain, Thebes. Photographe : Francis Frith

In the Siwa Oasis stands the "Temple of Amun", better known today as the "Temple of the Oracle". It was said that Alexander the Great visited the oracle here at one time, It's ruins are captivating to this day.

In the Siwa Oasis stands the "Temple of Amun", better known today as the "Temple of the Oracle". It was said that Alexander the Great visited the oracle here at one time, It's ruins are captivating to this day.

Small Aten Temple ruins - The ancient site of Tell el-Amarna extends across several square kilometres of desert on the edge of the River Nile about 200 miles south of Memphis/Cairo and 250 miles north of Thebes/Luxor. Comprising monumental buildings, waterfront facilities, industrial areas, residential suburbs, and edge-of-town cemeteries, the site represents a complete ancient city of New Kingdom date (c.1550-1069 BC), preserved beneath a thin covering of desert sand.

Small Aten Temple ruins - The ancient site of Tell el-Amarna extends across several square kilometres of desert on the edge of the River Nile about 200 miles south of Memphis/Cairo and 250 miles north of Thebes/Luxor. Comprising monumental buildings, waterfront facilities, industrial areas, residential suburbs, and edge-of-town cemeteries, the site represents a complete ancient city of New Kingdom date (c.1550-1069 BC), preserved beneath a thin covering of desert sand.

The pyramid of Amenemhat III at Hawara, in Fayoum Province            12th Dynasty     The new line of pharaohs moved the capital back north from Thebes and resumed the building of pyramids for their tombs. The 12th Dynasty was one of great prosperity, which also re-established Egyptian control of Nubia, an area that straddled what is today the border of Egypt and Sudan. It was an important source of raw materials - especially gold - and was a crucial conduit of trade from central Africa.

The pyramid of Amenemhat III at Hawara, in Fayoum Province 12th Dynasty The new line of pharaohs moved the capital back north from Thebes and resumed the building of pyramids for their tombs. The 12th Dynasty was one of great prosperity, which also re-established Egyptian control of Nubia, an area that straddled what is today the border of Egypt and Sudan. It was an important source of raw materials - especially gold - and was a crucial conduit of trade from central Africa.

Block from the Sanctuary in the Temple of Mentuhotep II at Deir el-Bahri  Date: ca. 2010–2000 B.C.  Accession Number: 07.230.2

Block from the Sanctuary in the Temple of Mentuhotep II at Deir el-Bahri Date: ca. 2010–2000 B.C. Accession Number: 07.230.2

AMUN, KING OF THE GODS – usually depicted with two plumes on his head, holding the ankh symbol and the was scepter. He was attested since the Old Kingdom together with his spouse Aauret. With the 11th dynasty, he rose to the position of patron deity of Thebes by replacing Monthu. After the rebellion against the Hyskos, & with the rule of Ahmose I, Amun acquired national importance, expressed in his fusion with the Sun God, Ra, as Amun-Ra.

AMUN, KING OF THE GODS – usually depicted with two plumes on his head, holding the ankh symbol and the was scepter. He was attested since the Old Kingdom together with his spouse Aauret. With the 11th dynasty, he rose to the position of patron deity of Thebes by replacing Monthu. After the rebellion against the Hyskos, & with the rule of Ahmose I, Amun acquired national importance, expressed in his fusion with the Sun God, Ra, as Amun-Ra.

Jubilee (White) Chapel of Nesi (Pharaoh) Senusret I, 12th Dynasty, Middle Kingdom,   Outdoor Museum - Karnak Temple

Jubilee (White) Chapel of Nesi (Pharaoh) Senusret I, 12th Dynasty, Middle Kingdom, Outdoor Museum - Karnak Temple

A tomb complex has been discovered in the necropolis at the West Bank of Thebes, complete with multiple shafts and chambers. Archaeologists have uncovered a carving of Osiris and a wall relief with an illustration of a demon holding knives. The tomb is a smaller version of the Osireion, constructed during the reign of pharaoh Seti I, in the city of Abydos, Luxor and dates back to the 25th dynasty (760-656 BCE). http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/tomb-osiris-egyptian-god-dead-found-necropolis-1481738?

A tomb complex has been discovered in the necropolis at the West Bank of Thebes, complete with multiple shafts and chambers. Archaeologists have uncovered a carving of Osiris and a wall relief with an illustration of a demon holding knives. The tomb is a smaller version of the Osireion, constructed during the reign of pharaoh Seti I, in the city of Abydos, Luxor and dates back to the 25th dynasty (760-656 BCE). http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/tomb-osiris-egyptian-god-dead-found-necropolis-1481738?

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