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Templo de Debod (II)

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Madrid: Album/Set

Sunsets: Album/Set

 

Canon 450D + CANON EF24-105 4L IS USM, @24mm, 1/15 sec, f/6,3, ISO 100

No Tripod, Date 01/29/2011 19:27:39

 

No HDR, No DRI. Panoramica compuesta por dos tomas. / Panoramic of two shots

 

Quisiera dedicar esta foto a mi amiga, Teresa.

 

El Templo de Debod fue un regalo de Egipto a España (año 1968), en compensación por la ayuda española, tras el llamamiento internacional realizado por la Unesco para salvar los templos de Nubia, principalmente el de Abu Simbel, en peligro de desaparición debido a la construcción de la presa de Asuán. Egipto donó cuatro de los templos salvados a distintas naciones colaboradoras: Dendur a los Estados Unidos (se encuentra actualmente en el Metropolitan Museum de Nueva York), Ellesiya a Italia, Taffa a Holanda y Debod a España.

 

Tiene una antigüedad de unos 2.200 años. Su núcleo más antiguo fue erigido bajo el faraón Ptolomeo IV Filópator, y decorado posteriormente por el rey nubio Adijalamani de Meroe hacia 200-180 a. C., dedicado a Amón de Debod ("Amani", en idioma kushita) e Isis. Posee importantes añadidos de época ptolemaica y romano-imperial (del siglo I a. C. al II d. C.).

 

English:

This time I would like to dedicate this picture to my friend, Teresa.

 

The Temple of Debod is an ancient Egyptian temple which was rebuilt in Madrid, Spain.

 

In 1960, due to the construction of the Great Dam of Aswan and the consequent threat posed to several monuments and archeological sites, UNESCO made an international call to save this rich historical legacy. As a sign of gratitude for the help provided by Spain in saving the temples of Abu Simbel, the Egyptian state donated the temple of Debod to Spain in 1968.

 

The temple was built originally 15 km south of Aswan in southern Egypt very close to the first cataract of the Nile and to the great religious center dedicated to the goddess Isis, in Philae. In the early 2nd century BC, Adikhalamani (Tabriqo), the Kushite king of Meroë, started its construction by building a small single room chapel dedicated to the god Amun. It was built and decorated on a similar design to the later Meroitic chapel on which the Temple of Dakka is based. Later, during the reigns of Ptolemy VI, Ptolemy VIII and Ptolemy XII of the Ptolemaic dynasty, it was extended on all four sides to form a small temple, 12x15 m, which was dedicated to Isis of Philae. The Roman emperors Augustus and Tiberius completed its decorations.

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Taken on January 29, 2011