Category: temple

Agilkia Island

Agilkia Island

Stone columns incised with hieroglyphic reliefs, Temple of Isis, Philae

Karnak Temple Complex

Karnak Temple Complex

Pillars of the Great Hypostyle Hall from the Precinct of Amun-Re, the chief deity of the Theban Triad.

World Exhibition 1867: Temple of the Pharaoh…

World Exhibition 1867: Temple of the Pharaohs

World fair, 1867, Paris: Egyptian temple, colored engraving.

A Girl with Flamingos

A Girl with Flamingos

Arthur Drummond (English, 1871-1951). Roy Miles Fine Paintings.

Temple of Debod, Madrid

Temple of Debod, Madrid

This temple was built in the second century BC in the south of Egypt on the shore of the River Nile. But what is it now doing in Madrid?

In the 1960s, Egypt built the Aswan Dam in order to control the annual flooding of the Nile. This enormous construction project meant an overall improvement to the Egyptians’ quality of life, but many temples and archaeological sites were doomed to end up underwater. 

For this reason, UNESCO launched an ambitious program: stone by stone they relocated all of this historical sites to places outside the flooded area. Spain, in thanks for its help in this project, received the Temple of Debod as a gift. It was dismantled and rebuilt in Madrid and opened to the public in 1972.

A Sign. Al Karnak temple – luxor.

A Sign.

Al Karnak temple – luxor.

Doorway from Temple of Isis to temple called…

Doorway from Temple of Isis to temple called Bed of the Pharaohs

Island of Philae

by Carl Friedrich Heinrich Werner (German, 1808 – 1894)

Medinet Habu

Medinet Habu

View of west portico with painted columns, pillars and ceiling, details from the second courtyard of the Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III, Medinet Habu.

Temple of Isis, Philae 

Temple of Isis, Philae 

The temple of Isis from Philae at its current location on Agilkia Island. The most ancient was a temple for Isis, originally built in the reign of Nectanebo I, 4th century BC.

Interior of Edfu Temple Interior of the Tem…

Interior of Edfu Temple

Interior of the Temple of Edfu at night,

dedicated to the falcon god Horus.