Tom Van Eynde: Thebes Photographic Project



The Temple of Amun at Karnak. View of the massive complex from the southeast looking across the Sacred Lake that was built by Tuthmosis III (ca. 1504 B.C.). In the center of the photo is the southern tower of the First Pylon, behind which are the high walls and clerestory of the Hypostyle Hall. To the right are two obelisks, that of Tuthmosis I (ca. 1524 B.C.) and Hapshepsut (ca. 1503 B.C.). The main axis of the temple is oriented east-west. To the left is the Eighth Pylon, which was erected by Hapshepsut on a north-south axis. In the seemingly empty foreground is the ruined aviary of Karnak Temple, where the sacred geese of Amun were kept. (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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