Thursday, March 13, 2008
Temple of Dendur scene
This is a scene from the outside of the Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (Yesterday I showed a photo of the Sackler Wing, where the temple is housed.) The Temple of Dendur was given to the U.S. by Egypt and was installed in the Sackler Wing at the Metropolitan Museum in 1978. The outside of the temple shows scenes of the king and that is where this photo comes from. The temple dates to around 15 B.C.E. It's amazing to think we are seeing something from so long ago!