Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Photo for Today - Temple of Amada

Built by Thutmosis III in the Eighteenth Dynasty, the Temple
of Amada is the oldest of the Nubian temples. As with most of the sites
around Lake Nasser this was rescued prior to the flooding of the desert to
create Lake Nasser. It was dedicated to the deities Amun and
Ra-Horakhty and was elaborated by Amenhotep II and Thutmosis IV.
The scene above clearly shows the cartouches of Thutmosis III.

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