Friday, 20 February 2015

Temple of Karnak, Egypt

This nice historical view from Egypt came from a swap with Sara of Egypt a couple of years ago. It's also a Unesco site, part of the Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis.

Thebes contains the finest relics of the history, art and religion of ancient Egypt, of which it was the capital in its period of greatest splendour. Hundred of sovereigns, from pharaohs to Roman emperors, glorified the city with architecture, obelisks and sculpture. The exaltation of life found expression in the Thebes of the Living, identifiable in the fabulous site of Luxor and Karnak, on the right bank of the Nile, the site of the temples dedicated to the divine triad of Montu, Amon and Mut, while the celebration of death took shape in the Thebes of the Dead.

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