Monday, February 22, 2010

Photo for Today: Beit al-Wali

The god Khnum

Beit al-Wali, near Aswan, Lake Nasser

Beit al-Wali is a small temple dedicated to Ramesses II which was moved to the small island of New Kalabsha, in the sight of the Aswan High Dam, when Lake Nasser was created. It was dedicated to the deities of Amun-Re, Re-Horakht, Khnum and Anuket (the latter being a particular deity of the First Cataract).

For more information about the site there's a summary on Wikipedia


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