Expedition: Ancient Egypt

 
 Photo Gallery: The Temples of Luxor


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Luxor, Egypt (map), 2002
Photograph by Nancy Gupton

Seated figures of Ramses II greet visitors to the Great Temple of Amun at Luxor. At left stands one of the obelisks erected here by the pharaoh; the other was removed in the 19th century and now stands in the Place de la Concorde in Paris.

Text adapted from the National Geographic book Egypt of the Pharaohs, 2001

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