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    EGYPT: November-December 2013.
    Memphis. The Temple of Hathor.

     

    There is a small Temple, located to the east from the settlement of Kom Rabia. It is called the Temple of Hathor. According to the inscriptions, found on the fragments of its walls, the Temple was built during the reign of Ramses II, the Pharaoh of XIX Dynasty. For the first time the Temple ruins were discovered in 1971 by the Egyptian archaeologist Abdulla el-Sayed Mahmoud.

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    EGYPT: November-December 2013.
    Memphis. Museum of Ramsess-II.

     

    During the excavation of Memphis, conducted by the Italian archaeologist Caviglia and English archaeologist Sloan in 1820 - a ten-meter (without feet) statue of Ramses II was discovered. It is made of a single piece of limestone. The legs and the pedestal of the statue was not found. The total height of the statue (with legs), probably, reached 13 meters.

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    EGYPT: November-December 2013.
    Dashur. Valley Temple of the Bent Pyramid of Senefru.

     

    The Bent Pyramid is perhaps one of the first pyramid complex with a Valley Temple. Here we see features that later differentiate  between those of later Mortuary temples and Valley temples. An unroofed causeway with walls of Tura limestone ran from the upper pyramid complex. The Valley Temple was excavated in 1951.

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    Views: 557 | Added by: 7th_Guest | Date: 03.06.2014

     
    EGYPT: November-December 2013.
    Dashur. Black Pyramid of Amenemhat III.

     

    The Black Pyramid of Amenemhat III (Dahshur) is located 1.3 km to the east of the Bent Pyramid of Senefru. The first explorations of the Black Pyramid took place in the middle of the XIXth century and where provided by John Perring and Karl Lepsius. In 1894-1895 the Pyramid was studied by the French archaeologists Jacques de Morgan and George Legrain. Pyramid of Amenemhat III has a very complex internal architecture, unusual for the Pyramid Builders of the XII Dynasty.

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    EGYPT: November-December 2013.
    Abusir. The Pyramid of Neferefra.

     

    According to the researches of the Egyptologists, King Neferefra began the building of his funerary complex in the South-West from the Pyramid of Neferirkare in Abusir. Because of the sudden death of Neferefra, the construction works of his complex were stopped. As a result, only a square basement structure (about 75 × 75 meters) has survived. The heigh of the Pyramid, towering above the desert level - was only 7 meters high. Other constructions of the funeral complex of Neferefra were completed during the reign of his brother - Nyuserre Ini.

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    EGYPT: November-December 2013.
    Giza. The Pyramid of Menkaure.

     

    The famous Giza Plateau, where the three Great Pyramids and the Sphinx are located, is annualy visited by our by our researching team. The historical monuments of this territory - is an endless field of study for the scientists of many future expedition. To cover the general picture of this historical site is possible, but only due to step by step exploration, studying and thinking. During the expedition "Egypt: December 2013", we set two objectives - to study the "Othman Hole" on the Northern side of the Pyramid of Menkaure and to try to find the steps on the way to understanding the granit stone processing technologies, used by the ancient Pyramid Builders.

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    Views: 515 | Added by: 7th_Guest | Date: 25.05.2014

     
    EGYPT: November-December 2013.
    Ahmad ibn Tulun Mosque.

     

    Ahmad Ibn Tulun Mosque is located in the center of "Old Cairo" and is considered to be the one of the oldest Mosques in the city. It was built between 868 - 884 BC on a small hill Gebel Yashkur, which means "Hill of Thanksgiving." According to one of the local legends, it was the place, where the Noah's Ark has touched the shore after the Great Flood.

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    EGYPT: November-December 2013.
    Behbeit-el-Hagar.

     

    Behbeit-el-Hagar is located to the North-East of the Sammanud town on the Western coast of the Nile arm, called Damietta. Here, among the farmlands, there is an archaeological zone, enclosed with a high fence. This place is known as the Temple of the Goddess Isis.

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    Views: 554 | Added by: 7th_Guest | Date: 21.05.2014

     
    EGYPT: November-December 2013.
    Bubastis.

     

    Bubastis - is an ancient Egyptian city, located in the Lower Egypt to the south-east of the Nile Delta. This city existed since the beginning of the III-rd millennium BC up to the middle of the I-st millennium BC. According to Egyptian mythology, the founder of the city was goddess Isis . Ancient Egyptians gave the name to this city in honor of the Goddess Bastet, sometimes adding the prefix "per" before the name. "Per" means "the house" . In the ancient Egyptian language, the name of the city sounded like "Per- Bastet" - which meant the House of the Goddess Bastet.

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    EGYPT: November-December 2013.
    Alexandria.

     

    Alexandria is the second largest city in Egypt after Cairo. It is extending about 32 km along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in the north central part of the country.

    Alexandria was founded around a small Ancient Egyptian town in 331 BC by Alexander the Great. It became an important centre of the Hellenistic civilization and remained the capital of Hellenistic and Roman & Byzantine Egypt for almost one thousand years until the Muslim conquest of Egypt in AD 641, when a new capital was founded. Alexandria is best known for the Lighthouse of Alexandria (Pharos), Great Library and the Diocletian Column.

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