Friday, February 19, 2010

Photo for Today - Kiosk of Qertassi

Kiosk of Qertassi
New Kalabsha
(Lake Nasser, just south of the Aswan High Dam at Aswan)

The kiosk, the remainder of what was a much larger temple,
was originally erected next to sandstone quarries 40km to the south
and features twin heads of Hathor, who was the deity responsible
for miners and quarrymen

There's a good photograph of it in its original position,
taken by Francis Firth in 1857, on the Megalithic Portal website.

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