Tom Van Eynde: Thebes Photographic Project



Temple of Montu at Medamud. This temple is located nearly six kilometers north of Luxor and was dedicated to the Theban war-god, Montu, and his sacred bull. It was connected to the Temple of Montu at Karnak, located to the south, by a long canal. The current structure at Medamud was erected in the Ptolemaic Period (third century B.C.) on the site of an earlier temple dated to the Middle and New Kingdoms. Later under the Romans, the temple was substantially enlarged. This photograph presents a view looking to the southeast diagonally across the ruined peristyle-courtyard of the Emperor Antoninus Pius (A.D. 138). The columns and doorway are the remains of a pronaos that once contained a hypostyle hall, two antechambers, and the sanctuary. (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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