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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Karnak (Thebes, Upper Egypt, Egypt)en_US
dc.coverage.temporalca. 1554-1305 BCE (creation)en_US
dc.creatorunknownen_US
dc.date-1554--1305en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-17T19:11:28Z
dc.date.available2013-04-17T19:11:28Z
dc.date.issued-1554--1305en_US
dc.identifier209409en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 962en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/117289
dc.descriptionNinth Pylon, view along the west face; The largest precinct is that of Amun, which is surrounded by a rectangular enclosure wall, orientated to the four points of the compass. This wall, built by Nectanebo I (reigned 380-362 BCE), was 2.5 km in length, with four monumental and four secondary gates. Inside it there are the levelled remains of previous ramparts, which show that the sacred precincts had been extended. The Temple of Amun was built on a mound that symbolized the first land to emerge from the primordial swamp. The Amun complex incorporated a Sacred lake, which was supposed to represent the swamp in which the sun-god Re first manifested himself. The extensions along the north-south axis comprise a succession of four pylons (VII-X) and triumphal gates, which separate four courts, including the 'Cachette Court'. The jubilee temple of Amenophis II (reigned ca. 1426-ca. 1400 BCE) straddled the east wall of the fourth court (between pylons IX and X). Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/ (accessed 1/19/2008)en_US
dc.format.mediumstone; limestoneen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectdeitiesen_US
dc.subjectrulers and leadersen_US
dc.subjectEgypt--Religionen_US
dc.subjectNew Kingdom (Egyptian)en_US
dc.titlePrecinct of Amun-Reen_US
dc.title.alternativeKarnak, Precinct of Amun-Reen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A3-EG-K-TA-5-D4en_US
vra.culturalContextEgyptian (ancient)en_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypeexcavation (site)en_US
vra.worktypepylonen_US
vra.worktypemonumenten_US
dc.contributor.displayunknown (Egyptian (ancient))en_US


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