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!




6 comments:

DaveM said...

Yes artifacts like these never cease to entrall me. The ancient Egyptians were truly amazing.

Blue Wave 707 said...

Looks like a scene from "Raiders Of The Lost Ark"?

Godd job in capturing the detail ...

nazzareno said...

The astonishment of the world, and its beauties, is one of the things, than it makes to feel us you live (and happy)…
Ciao, a lunedì.

Gudl said...

It is still so beautiful.

Greg C said...

Hard to believe it is that old. I am always amazed by things like this.

Wanda said...

It reminds me of the movie "The Prince of Egypt"

Very nice.