Thursday, April 10, 2008

Thursday Thirteen: Egyptian Temples


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Last week, we shared photos from the Karnak Temple Complex, the largest ancient Egyptian Temple complex. Today we share photos from other temples throughout Egypt.

Thursday Thirteen

Luxor Temple (no, our humans didn't see Lux there)

Columns at Luxor Temple

Detail of columns at Edfu Temple

Kom Ombo Temple (at night)

Edfu Temple

Well-presereved colours at Hatshepsut's Temple

Hatshepsut's Temple

Figures of Hatshepsut as Pharaoh at Hatshepsut's Temple

The Great Temple of Ramses II at Abu Simbel

The Temple of Nefertari dedicated to Hathor at Abu Simbel

Trajan's Kiosk (Pharaoh's Bed) at Philae Temple

Ancient Egyptian Calendar at Kom Ombo

Birthing Stools, Surgical Instruments, and Medical Prescriptions (left to right) at Kom Ombo

39 comments

Adan*Michico said...

Very VERY Beautiful!!!!!!
I am speechless and hold my breath!!!!!!

And I am smiling while I see you said your beans didn't see Lux, hahaha~~

Thanks for sharing so many beautiful photos of Egyptian Temples.

Daisy said...

I think it is so amazing that they could build such beautiful and impressive structures so long ago, before modern building techniques.

ML said...

KC said...
Furry interesting. Those places are huge. An tha colors in tha one pickshure. I enjoyed last weeks photos and this weeks, too.
fanks fur sharing wif us,
Purrs,
KC

goldenshade said...

What beautiful Photos!!

Now that's old! Ha Ha

The PM would love to see those in person, it would be breathtaking for sure.

~Goldie and Shade

Parker said...

I can't imagine how wonderful it must have been to see all of that!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Wow, beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing!

Gandalf & Grayson said...

Wow. Mom says she could spends days at each one and still be in awe.

Monty Q. Kat said...

Maybe Luxor is at the Las Vegas Luxor hotel?

The Meezers said...

so beautiful!! mommy really really really wants to go there now!

Yoggie said...

Wow, that is pretty impressive!!

Boy said...

Egypt is gweat! And I think the Egyptians are gweater! Because they know that we cats are sacwed. I think they're the most enwightened gwoup of beans awound.

Captain Jack and Sir Dante said...

So very beautiful!! And the colors that are still preserved after all this time. Just amazing!

Princess said...

Wow. Incredible
How did they make this stuff back then... amazingly beautful. wonderful pictures too


<3
so I hope you guys did not have giardia...
Mom washed out my litter pans and disinfected all the scoops.
When should she scrub out Pierro's litter box since he is still in kitten isolation? I have been searching the web but they do not say. He has been on treatment for 6 days.
still I hope you two are clear <3

Ramses said...

I so want to go to Egypt and be worshiped! Well I deserve it after last night... ;)

DEBRA said...

Dragonheart and Merlin
These photos were fantastic...thanks for sharing...

purrs
Abby

The Furry Kids said...

Wow! We love looking at the pictures from your parents' trip. They are so fascinating.

Tybalt said...

Mommy is a big fan of Hatshepsut . . . she was very excited to see her in the Thursday Thirteen today!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Those are very impressive buildings. I know I have an ancestor there and I am disappointed that her temple has not yet been found for your humans to look at!

Eric and Flynn said...

These are all wonderful photos and it is amazing how well preserved they are after so long.

Junior said...

Very interesting! The builidng and architecture is so wonderful for that time period!

Lux said...

It looks to me like I should at least be at my own temple - sorry to have missed you! :)

Queen Snickers and Empress said...

I love your T-13's! Its like a mini vacation!! ~Queen Snickers

Babs (Beetle) said...

Such amazing photos. I bet is is a very special feeling there.

Purrs, Sukie, Livvie & Mitzi

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Merlin I'm sorry about the giardia! I've been there...hence the poo leaking thing today on my blog. Those pills make you froth at the mouth and are ICKY!!!! But they work. Then you get the whole disinfected litterbox thing going on and all is good. Believe me, its all worth it!

Kaze

PB & J said...

Wow, we are blown away by these pictures! They are all so amazing!

TT said...

Those are beautifuls buildings. Do you knows if theys has a cat box on some of the stone writings? It woulds seem to me that it should, with all the kittys on them.

Ana said...

These are again very nice photos! You are a great photographer!

MoMo said...

What wonderful pictures! SS says they sure bring back memories from many years ago!

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

Those are beautiful photos!

I can't believe Lux has his own temple!

Mickey said...

Awesome!! I bet you hated to leave :)
Purrs Mickey

Quasi said...

Didn't the ancient Egyptian beans worship cats as Gods? Good on them. What happened?

Moki said...

I am so jealous. What fun it must have been! The photos are absolutely lovely. Thanks for sharing them!

DK & The Fluffies said...

We so enjoy these photos!

The Devil Dog said...

Wow, those are great photos! Mom really loved them. The detail of the columns is great, Thank you so much, now mom feels like she was there.

Roxy

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

Ohhh, deze are furry speshul pix, becuz dey show where da cat firstee gots its goddess/god-like status. Your momee & dadee waz furry lucky to vizit such a speshul place.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Mom sooo wants to go. She thinks the closest she'll ever get are your pikshers, google earth and speshuls on t.v.

meemsnyc said...

Those temples are so amazing!!

Karen Jo said...

I love all these pictures of Egyptian temples. It must have been awesome and breathtaking to be there.

Sunny's Mommy said...

Amazing photos. Thanks again for sharing.