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agha khan
riding camels
high dam
dome of the winds
elephantine island
kalabsha temple
high dam memorial
unfinished obelisk
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Temple of Kalabsha

the damaged courtyard; inscriptions of hathor

the roofless hypostyle hall

It's hard to believe that this entire temple was moved, piece by piece, from another site. It was cut into 13000 pieces and reassembled. Frankly, if I hadn't known that it was moved, I never would have guessed. You can't see the seams, nor does there appear to be any mismatch in the pieces. In the picture above you can see the smooth places on the columns, which are recent reconstructions to replace lost or broken stones.

Most temples have these modern repairs -- some better than others.

greek graffiti


amarna Previous Monument feluccas
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dam memorial

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