View Southwest from the First Pylon, Temple of Luxor
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Black and white stereograph slide, T 237 from Tour of the World, vol 5 and 6. Text on the back reads, "We are now looking southwestward , parallel or nearly so with the Nile, which we see on the right flowing towards us. Karnak and its great temple are behind us, beyond which the Nile winds on to Cairo. Where now stand those beautiful colonnades, there was once a small sanctuary of the Thebam Amon. In the heigh of the power of the eighteenth dynasty Amenhotep III, who is noted for his activity as a bulider, replaced it by a more pretnetious temple than any which his ancestors had anywhere planned. This was in the fifteenth century B.C. He raised the colonnaded hall, the columns of which you see massed so thinckly in the extreme rear of the temple. Before it he laid out a court. This court he then surrounded by a colonnade on three sides, right, left nad front. He planned still greater things. He began another hall this side of the court, with the great columns you see at our right, but death overtook him when he had erected thos mighty columns, which were to form the center aisle or nave of his vast hal--the columns you see divided into two groups by the white muezzin tower of the mosque. How we learn about communities; African Folk Tales; African Novel Study 16 History; 17 Geography
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