lunes, 4 de abril de 2016

THE FUNERARY TEMPLE OF MERENPTAH


THE FUNERARY TEMPLE OF MERENPTAH
The Switzerland institute under the direction of Horst Jaritz led 15 seasons of excavation and restoration of the "Temple of Millions of Years" of Merenptah. Situated on the West bank at Luxor, this temple is situated between the Ramesseum and the Colossi of Memnon. It has been open to the public since 2002.
Nowadays the plan of this almost completely erased monument can be restored, and his architectural program understood, though the icono...graphical one is lost for ever. So it can now be placed alongside the similar temples, dating from before or after the reign. Thus, it can be shown that it represents a link between the temples of the 19th and those of the 20th dynasties.
This monument was built in several phases which, starting from a simple initial plan, reorganised, then innovative structures added.

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