Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Photo for Today - Gerf Hussein temple

Gerf Hussein temple, originally Per Ptah (the House of Ptah), was built
in the name of Ramesses II by Setau (the Viceroy of Kush, who was also
responsible for the Wadi es-Sebua temple to the south).
This free-standing section is in fact only part of the temple.
The other part, which was rock-cut, was left in situ during the UNESCO rescue operations
and is now flooded by the waters of Lake Nasser.
New Kalabsha island

1 comment:

impotenta said...

Goood picture. I love it :)