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Eighth Pylon, Karnak [Explore]

This is the south facade of the eighth pylon, constructed by Queen Hapshepsut. The best preserved limestone statue at left (west) is King Amenhotep I, and to his left is a small statue of a seated figure. It's not clear who the other statues are, although the west doorpost has the cartouches of Tuthmosis II and the east doorpost has the cartouches of Tuthmosis III associated with the Queen. The tableau behind has the same image on both sides; the figure has the curly hairstyle of Amenhotep II, smiting defeated prisoners.

 

The first pylon is in the background. The photo was taken from the ninth pylon, which was built by Horemheb; there's a staircase inside the east side which allows you to climb up for a view.

 

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Taken on December 7, 2018