Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Photo for Today - Temple of Derr

Temple of Derr, Lake Nasser
Rock cut temple of Ramesses II, moved during Nubian Rescue Campaign.
It was originally on the east bank of the Nile and was later
used as a Coptic church, which accounts for some of the damage.
However, in spite of the Coptic usage colourful friezes still survive.
The temple is often described as crude, but I found it to be charming.
The deities above are, from left to right, Thoth, Ptah and Sekhmet.
There is a plan of the site on the Tour Egypt website.


kat newkirk said...

Thank you for the Sekhmet photos! :)

Andie said...

At least on this occasion I included that hieroglyphs that allowed us to identify the deities!