Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Photo for Today - Temple of Tod


Anonymous said...

It makes you wonder what became of all the stone. Memphis and Heliopolis presumably went to help build Cairo in Post-conquest times and we know several other temples disappeared in the time of Mehmet Ali to be used for sugar factories, but where did this stone go? Good picture!

Andie said...

A lot of the stone survives in the form of an open air museum, which is quite staggering in its dimensions. I'll be posting photographs of this. Fragments date from the Old Kingdom to the Coptic period, and include bits of wall and ceiling from the temple and the church which was built over part of it. The temple is located in the middle of a vast village, but it seems to be mainly built of mudbrick.