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July 26, 2005

Medinet Habu

Filed under: — lbobke @ 9:08 pm

colourful paintings in Medinet Habu
Medinet Habu is the mortuary temple of pharaoh Ramesses III.
It is located on the west bank of the Nile, not too far away from the Colossi of Memnon.
For some reason, this fabulous temple is not on the agenda of most tourists who prefer to spend the time in Karnak, Luxor temple and the valley of the kings.
However, missing out on the vivid colours of this temple really would be a pity!

Medinet Habu
The pharaoh and some baboons worshipping the god of the sun.

Medinet Habu
In a great temple such as this, there always are some restoration works going on.
All photos taken with a Minolta Dynax 9 on Fujichrome Velvia.

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