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ALL ONE WORLD EGYPTOLOGISTS TOUR
OPEN AIR MUSEUM OF KARNAK
— FRIDAY 18 JANUARY 2008 — LUXOR, EGYPT — OLD KINGDOM TO ROMAN PERIOD —

After the PuzzleMaster we went to the disposable masterpiece reconstruction display zone.

 

In ancient times a chapel would be removed by a subsequent pharaoh to make way for a more grandiose design of his successor.

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These chapels were often cut up into blocks and then used as hard core or rubble infill, thereby accidentally preserving them for us to enjoy when subsequent excavation has revealed them in pylons, underneath pavements or simply abandoned far from their original location.

 

 

 

 

Here is a map of the entire Karnak complex.


photography by Ruth Shilling
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