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One of the many weathered statues adorning the Temple of Ramses III, part of the Karnak temple complex.

One of the many weathered statues adorning the Temple of Ramses III, part of the Karnak temple complex.

Statue of Amenemhat III Detail of statue of Amenemhat III in the Shape of a Sphinx-This statue of Amenemhat III was carved in the shape of a sphinx; joining a human head with a lion’s body. This particular statue was part of a larger group of statues of the king, which were probably placed in the temple of Bastet, the cat goddess, at Bubastis in the Delta.

Detail of statue of pharaoh Amenemhat III in the shape of a Sphinx. This particular statue was part of a larger group of statues of the king, which were probably placed in the temple of Bastet, the cat goddess, at Bubastis in the Delta.

Egypt, Luxor Temple, Close up of Colossal Seated Statue of Ramses II

Ancient History Egypt - Egypt, Luxor Temple, Close up of Colossal Seated Statue of Ramses II

One of the two Colossi of Memnon, on the west bank at Thebes, Egypt. They originally flanked the entrance to the (now almost entirely destroyed) mortuary temple of Amenhotep III. (photo by me) PS. Hello, I’m Rachel, and I’m now a member of The Ancient World! My degrees are in Classics and Egyptology, so my posts will mainly be about those areas (probably mostly Egypt). If you’re interested, my personal tumblr is here, but it’s not related to the ancient world at all.

One of two Collossi of Memnon on the west bank of Thebes, Egypt. Flanked entrance to the now largely destroyed mortuary temple of Amenhotep III

Statue of Ramesses II in Karnak Temple in Luxor Egypt - Karnak - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Estátua de Ramesses II - arquitetura antiga in Karnak Temple in Luxor Egypt - Karnak - Wikipedia, the…

Colossal statue of Ramesses II on the facade of the Temple of Hathor at Abu Simbel, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Nubia, Egypt

Colossal statue of Ramesses II on the facade of the Temple of Hathor at Abu Simbel, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Nubia, Egypt

Diorite statue of King Chephren (Khafre), builder of the second pyramid in Giza. Its remarkable state of preservation, its grandeur and the motif of the hawk (god Horus), emblematical of his mythological ancestors, protecting his head with her outstretched wings, all combine to rank it first in the statuary of ancient #Egypt. It was found at the bottom of a wall near the gateway of his valley-temple 'the temple of the sphinx'. Giza, 4th dynasty. Cairo Museum

Diorite statue of King Chephren (Khafre), builder of the second pyramid in Giza.

Colossal Head of Amenophis III. Red granite. Luxor Museum. Dynasty 18,middle to  late  years  of  Amenophis  III (1403-1365 BC) From his  vast temple at Quarna

Colossal Head of Amenhotep III (Amenophis III). Dynasty to late years of Amenhotep III BC) From his vast temple at Quarna

Statues of Ramses II at the Temple of Abu Simbel, Lake Nasser, South of Egypt. If I don't end up going to Egypt I would probably cry.

Statues of Ramses II at the Temple of Abu Simbel, Lake Nasser, South of Egypt. If I don't end up going to Egypt I would probably cry.

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