Friday, September 21, 2007

Photo of the Day-temple of Ramses III, Madinet Habu

Luxor, Egypt, 1998
Photograph by Richard T. Nowitz
"Dedicated to the Egyptian god Amun, the mortuary temple of Ramses III, Madinet Habu, towers on the west bank of the Nile. Its elaborate hieroglyphs describe battles with Libyans and invaders called Sea Peoples." —Text from "The Power of Writing," August 1999, National Geographic magazine (Photographed on assignment for, but not published in, "Into an Antique Land: Egypt's Greatest Hits," March 1999, National Geographic Traveler magazine)

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