Found project: Karnak temple


    Project : Karnak temple

    Architect : n/a

    Completion: 12th c. BC

    Locality : Luxor

    Country : Egypt

    Building style : Ancient Egyptian architecture

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    Description :

    “Charlotte and William refer only briefly to the antiquities, but Seymer gives fuller descriptions. On 19 and 20 January they visited Karnak, and Seymer was impressed:

    Carnac quite came up to our expectations, highly as they had been raised by Wilkinson’s descriptions. We wondered over the ruins having succeeded at last in getting rid of our cicerone. These ruins are not disfigured like those of Luxor by modern buildings. A few palm trees are scattered among them and there are beautiful peeps of the mountains through the different gateways. These gates are I think the most striking and beautiful objects in Egyptian architecture.”

    Rowley-Conwy, Peter; Rowley-Conwy, John and Rowley-Conwy, Deborah: “A Honeymoon in Egypt and the Sudan: Charlotte Rowley, 1835–1836” in Starkey, Paul and Starkey, Janet (ed.): Travellers in Egypt, I.B. Tauris Publishers, 1998, p. 111.

    Ed. Katriina Puputti



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