Tom Van Eynde: Thebes Photographic Project



Temple of Khonsu at Karnak, view from the southeast. This temple is located in the southwest corner of the great enclosure of Karnak. It is dedicated to the moon-god, Khonsu, the son of Amun and Mut. Located on the site of an earlier structure, this temple was built under the reign of King Ramesses XI (ca. 1098 B.C.) during the pontificate of Herihor, the High Priest of Amun at Karnak (ca. 1079 B.C.). Scenes inscribed in the First Court depict Herihor as "king" preempting Ramesses XI. The First Pylon is inscribed with scenes of the High Priest Panedjem I (ca. 1070 B.C.) who also claimed near-royal status. The structure is nearly fully preserved and provides an excellent example of the architecture typical of New Kingdom temples. (Caption - Peter Piccione)


All the photographs were made with a Fujica G617 Panorama Camera. The film is TriX. The prints are made on llford Mulitgrade Fiber base paper. The original prints are 7"x22" on 10"x24" paper.


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