Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Daily Photo - Tresors d'Egypte

Photographs from the 2004/2005 exhibition Trésors d'Egypte - La cachette de Karnak which was held at the Musée Dauphinois in Grenoble, France. 22 of the statues from the remarkable Karnak Cachette were displayed in the former seventeenth century convent.

The remarkable collection of statues was found in a courtyard of the Temple of Amun at Karnak. They date from the Old Kingdom through to the Ptolemaic period. Several hundred complete statues and fragments were found between 1903 and 1905 by George Legrain, and they represent the single largest collection of statues ever found in Egypt.

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