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  • Tag Archive | "temple"

    Travel To The Kanark Temple And Sacred Lake

    Tuesday, December 1, 2009

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    Travel To The Kanark Temple And Sacred Lake
    The temple of Kanark was also known as Ipet-isut in ancient times, and is one of the largest temples in the world. It is a complex of temples is 2000 years old and was dedicated to Theben triad of Amum, Mut and khonsu. This complex contains group of many different temples. The Great Temple of Amon Ra, The Temple of Khonso, The Temple of Ptah, The Temple of Montho, and The Temple of Osiris and all are surrounded with 20m high, mud brick. It overshadows the wonders of modern world. Ancient Egyptians believe this complex as house of Gods. The great temple of Amon Ra is also located in this complex which is called Ipt-Swt which means a “spot” and another name is Pr-Imn which means house of Amon. Al-Kanark is an Arabic name derived from Kanark, which means a “village” because this area was  [...]

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    Worship The Deity In Abu Simbel Temple Of Aswan

    Monday, November 30, 2009

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    Worship The Deity In Abu Simbel Temple Of Aswan
    It is one of the most significant and interesting ancient temple of Egypt. It is located near the southern border of Sudan and 280km south from Aswan which includes two rock-cut temples and shows the history of king Ramses II who ruled from 1290-1223 BC. The temple was affected by the submersion in Lake Nasser but its reconstruction was an historic event it happened because of the construction of High Dam. Help was taken from many counties and UNESCO to save this precious monument. They were reconstructed on a 65m high than their original location and 200m back inland to save from rising water level of Lake Nasser. This rescue operation took 4 years from June 1984 to September 1968. These two temples are 3000 years old and reconstructed temples are built of sandstone cliff. The new look of  [...]

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    Take A Look At Historical Destination Of Egypt Deir el-Bahri (Hatshepsut’s Temple)

    Friday, November 27, 2009

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    Take A Look At Historical Destination Of Egypt Deir el-Bahri (Hatshepsut’s Temple)
    It is one of the most dramatically situated mortuary temple in the world, named on the Queen Hatshepsut. It is a complex of mortuary temples located opposite to the city of Luxor (Egypt) and west bank of river Nile. Mentuhotep II was the first monument built by the eleventh dynasty. Senunmut the architect of the queen designed and set it at the head of the valley overshadowed by the Thebes of “Lover of Silence”, where live the goddess who presided over the necropolis. This temple is unique because of its design and decorations. It is build of limestone while most of the other temples are built of sandstone. It was built as a funerary temple for Queen Hatshepsut the 18th Dynasty. It was also built as a sanctuary of the God, Amon Ra. There are three terraces in the temple. The lower two  [...]

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