Haettu kohde: Views of Luxor


    Kohde : Views of Luxor

    Paikkakunta : Luxor

    Maa : Egypt

    Kuvaus :

    “Keneh was swarming with Phœnicians who received the sovereign with great enthusiasm, and presented him with valuables to the amount of ten talents.
    In spite of this, the pharaoh remained barely one day there, since they informed him from Thebes that the revered body of Rameses XII was already in the palace of Luxor awaiting its burial.
    At that epoch Thebes* was an immense city occupying about twelve square kilometres of area. It possessed the greatest temple in Egypt: that of Amon, also a multitude of edifices, private and public. The main streets were broad, straight, and paved with stone slabs, the banks of the Nile had their boulevards, the houses were four or five stories high.
    Since every temple and palace had a great gateway with pylons Thebes was called ‘the city of a hundred gates’. It was a city on the one hand greatly given to commerce and trade, and on the other, the threshold, as it were, of eternity. On the western bank of the Nile, in the hills and among them, was an incalculable number of tombs of pharaohs, priests, and magnates.
    Thebes was indebted for its splendor to two pharaohs: Amenophis III or Memnon, who found it a ‘city of mud and left it a city of stone’, and Rameses II, who finished, and perfected the edifices begun by Amenophis.
    On the eastern bank of the Nile, in the southern part of the city, was an entire quarter of immense regal edifices: palaces, villas, temples, on the ruins of which the small town of Luxor stands at present. In that quarter the remains of Rameses XII were placed for the last ceremonies.”

    *Thebes is the Ancient Egyptian name of Luxor.

    Glovatski, Alexander, The Pharaoh and the Priest: An historical novel of Ancient Egypt, translated by Jeremiah Curtin, Boston, Little, Brown and company, 1902.
    http://www.gutenberg.org/files/35499/35499-h/35499-h.htm (October 25, 2011)

    Ed. Adzhoa Makkonen



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