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  • 🇮🇹 Tempio di Abu Simbel, Egitto
Il tempio di Abu Simbel si trova nel sud dell'Egitto, sulla riva del lago Nasser. Il monumento è scavato nella montagna e fu fatto costruire da Ramses II per commemorare la battaglia di Qadesh. Sulla facciata del tempio, nella parte centrale, sono presenti due statue colossali del faraone, mentre ai lati di queste si trovano le statue della madre Tuia e della moglie Nefertari. All'interno della struttura, disposte lungo un asse rettilineo, si trovano una grande sala ipostila, una stanza più piccola, ed infine il santuario. In quest'ultima stanza ci sono quattro statue sedute raffiguranti Ptah, Amon-Ra, Ramses II deificato e Ra. La posizione del tempio e di questa sala furono pensate per far in modo che il sole entrasse e colpisse queste statue due volte l'anno. Il tempio fu oggetto di un vero e proprio trasloco nel 1960, in seguito alla costruzione della grande diga di Assuan.
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🇬🇧 Temple of Abu Simbel, Egypt.
The temple of Abu Simbel is located in southern Egypt, on the shore of Lake Nasser. The monument is carved into the mountain and was built by Ramses II to commemorate the battle of Qadesh. On the facade, in the central part, there are two colossal statues of the pharaoh, while on the sides of these are the statues of the mother Tuia and his wife Nefertari. Inside the structure, placed along a rectilinear axis, thera are a large hypostyle hall, a smaller room, and finally the sanctuary. In this room there are four seated statues depicting Ptah, Amon-Ra, deified Ramses II and Ra. The location of the temple and this hall were designed to ensure that the sun entered and struck these statues twice a year. The temple was the object of a disassembly and reconstruction in 1960, following the construction of the great Aswan dam.
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  • 🇮🇹 Tempio di Abu Simbel, Egitto
    Il tempio di Abu Simbel si trova nel sud dell'Egitto, sulla riva del lago Nasser. Il monumento è scavato nella montagna e fu fatto costruire da Ramses II per commemorare la battaglia di Qadesh. Sulla facciata del tempio, nella parte centrale, sono presenti due statue colossali del faraone, mentre ai lati di queste si trovano le statue della madre Tuia e della moglie Nefertari. All'interno della struttura, disposte lungo un asse rettilineo, si trovano una grande sala ipostila, una stanza più piccola, ed infine il santuario. In quest'ultima stanza ci sono quattro statue sedute raffiguranti Ptah, Amon-Ra, Ramses II deificato e Ra. La posizione del tempio e di questa sala furono pensate per far in modo che il sole entrasse e colpisse queste statue due volte l'anno. Il tempio fu oggetto di un vero e proprio trasloco nel 1960, in seguito alla costruzione della grande diga di Assuan.
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    🇬🇧 Temple of Abu Simbel, Egypt.
    The temple of Abu Simbel is located in southern Egypt, on the shore of Lake Nasser. The monument is carved into the mountain and was built by Ramses II to commemorate the battle of Qadesh. On the facade, in the central part, there are two colossal statues of the pharaoh, while on the sides of these are the statues of the mother Tuia and his wife Nefertari. Inside the structure, placed along a rectilinear axis, thera are a large hypostyle hall, a smaller room, and finally the sanctuary. In this room there are four seated statues depicting Ptah, Amon-Ra, deified Ramses II and Ra. The location of the temple and this hall were designed to ensure that the sun entered and struck these statues twice a year. The temple was the object of a disassembly and reconstruction in 1960, following the construction of the great Aswan dam.
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    📸 Photo by @esterllita8
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    #egitto #egypt #assuan #abusimbel #templeofabusimbel #desert #ramsesii #colossalstatue #statue #pharaoh #faraone #nefertari #temple #egyptianart #egyptologia #egyptology #egittologia #archeoligicalsite #archeologia #archeology #archaeology #heritagesite #heritage #antiqua_archeologia
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Treasure: 👉 Great Sphinx - 2500 BC 
Civilization: 🔱 Ancient Egypt 
Where:📍#Cairo 
Family: 👉@europe_treasures | @tesori_italiani⠀ ⠀ ⠀ 🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹 The Great Sphinx of Giza is a limestone statue of a reclining sphinx, a mythical creature with the body of a lion and the head of a human. Facing directly from West to East, it stands on the Giza Plateau on the west bank of the Nile in Giza, Egypt. The face of the Sphinx is generally believed to represent the Pharaoh Khafre. Cut from the bedrock, the original shape of the Sphinx has been restored with layers of blocks. It measures 73 metres (240 ft) long from paw to tail, 20.21 m (66.31 ft) high from the base to the top of the head and 19 metres (62 ft) wide at its rear haunches. It is the oldest known monumental sculpture in Egypt and is commonly believed to have been built by ancient Egyptians of the Old Kingdom during the reign of the Pharaoh Khafre (c. 2558–2532 BC). 🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹 ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀🏛 Share our Wonderful Heritage 🏛
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    Treasure: 👉 Great Sphinx - 2500 BC
    Civilization: 🔱 Ancient Egypt
    Where:📍 #Cairo
    Family: 👉@europe_treasures | @tesori_italiani⠀ ⠀ ⠀ 🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹 The Great Sphinx of Giza is a limestone statue of a reclining sphinx, a mythical creature with the body of a lion and the head of a human. Facing directly from West to East, it stands on the Giza Plateau on the west bank of the Nile in Giza, Egypt. The face of the Sphinx is generally believed to represent the Pharaoh Khafre. Cut from the bedrock, the original shape of the Sphinx has been restored with layers of blocks. It measures 73 metres (240 ft) long from paw to tail, 20.21 m (66.31 ft) high from the base to the top of the head and 19 metres (62 ft) wide at its rear haunches. It is the oldest known monumental sculpture in Egypt and is commonly believed to have been built by ancient Egyptians of the Old Kingdom during the reign of the Pharaoh Khafre (c. 2558–2532 BC). 🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸🔹 ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀🏛 Share our Wonderful Heritage 🏛
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  • 3,904 28 3 March, 2019

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  • The pyramid at Meidum is thought to be just the second pyramid built after Djoser's and may have been originally built for Huni, the last pharaoh of the Third Dynasty, and was continued by Sneferu. The architect was a successor to the famous Imhotep, the inventor of the stone built pyramid. Meidum Pyramid built during the Old Kingdom during the reign of King Sneferu of the Fourth Dynasty (2620 BC), and it is the fifth-largest pyramids of Egypt when it was built .
يعتقد أن هرم في ميدوم هو الهرم الثاني الذي بني بعد زوسر وربما تم بناؤه في الأصل من أجل هوني ، آخر فرعون في الأسرة الثالثة ، واستمر به سنفرو. كان المهندس المعماري خلفاً لإمحوتب الشهير ، مخترع الهرم المشيد بالحجارة. تم بناء هرم ميدوم خلال عصر الدولة القديمة في عهد الملك سنفرو من الأسرة الرابعة (2620 قبل الميلاد) ، وهي خامس أكبر أهرامات في مصر عندما تم بناؤها.

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  • The pyramid at Meidum is thought to be just the second pyramid built after Djoser's and may have been originally built for Huni, the last pharaoh of the Third Dynasty, and was continued by Sneferu. The architect was a successor to the famous Imhotep, the inventor of the stone built pyramid. Meidum Pyramid built during the Old Kingdom during the reign of King Sneferu of the Fourth Dynasty (2620 BC), and it is the fifth-largest pyramids of Egypt when it was built .
    يعتقد أن هرم في ميدوم هو الهرم الثاني الذي بني بعد زوسر وربما تم بناؤه في الأصل من أجل هوني ، آخر فرعون في الأسرة الثالثة ، واستمر به سنفرو. كان المهندس المعماري خلفاً لإمحوتب الشهير ، مخترع الهرم المشيد بالحجارة. تم بناء هرم ميدوم خلال عصر الدولة القديمة في عهد الملك سنفرو من الأسرة الرابعة (2620 قبل الميلاد) ، وهي خامس أكبر أهرامات في مصر عندما تم بناؤها.

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  • Wadjenes, was an early Egyptian king who may have ruled during the 2nd dynasty. Since the name form "Wadjenes" is not contemporarily attested as the name of a king, but frequently appears in Ramesside kinglists, Egyptologists to this day are trying to connect Wadjenes with contemporary Horus-kings.Very little is known about Wadjenes's reign. The Turin Canon lists Wadjenes as ruling for 54 years, whilst Manetho assigns 17 years to him. Egyptologists evaluate both lists as misinterpretations by Ramesside scribes or as an exaggeration. If Wadjenes was an independent ruler (as Richard Weill and Peter Kaplony believe) he was evidently the last to rule over a unified realm, since his name is found in both Memphite and Thinite royal chronicles. It is largely accepted by Egyptologists that the immediate successor of king Ninetjer left a divided Egypt, which was headed by two kings who ruled at the same time. The theory is based on the unusual serekh name of a king called Peribsen, who succeeded Ninetjer and who placed the crest animal of Seth above his name. Since the deity Seth was of Ombite origin, king Peribsen was probably of Ombite origin, too, and he definitely ruled only in Upper Egypt. His name is missing from the Ramesside Memphite kinglists, because they were all written by Memphite priests and they did not accept any non-Memphite ruler as a rightful ancestor#Pharaoh #Civilization #Temples #Museum #History #Visitegypt #thisisegypt #ägypten #Egipto #Egitto #Egito #Luxor #Cairo #Aswan #Hurghada #SharmElshekh #Travel #Discovery #Mummy #Photography #Antiquities #Egyptology #Jewelry #fashion #Gold #Silver #Bracelet #Necklaces #Rings #Egypt2019
  • Wadjenes, was an early Egyptian king who may have ruled during the 2nd dynasty. Since the name form "Wadjenes" is not contemporarily attested as the name of a king, but frequently appears in Ramesside kinglists, Egyptologists to this day are trying to connect Wadjenes with contemporary Horus-kings.Very little is known about Wadjenes's reign. The Turin Canon lists Wadjenes as ruling for 54 years, whilst Manetho assigns 17 years to him. Egyptologists evaluate both lists as misinterpretations by Ramesside scribes or as an exaggeration. If Wadjenes was an independent ruler (as Richard Weill and Peter Kaplony believe) he was evidently the last to rule over a unified realm, since his name is found in both Memphite and Thinite royal chronicles. It is largely accepted by Egyptologists that the immediate successor of king Ninetjer left a divided Egypt, which was headed by two kings who ruled at the same time. The theory is based on the unusual serekh name of a king called Peribsen, who succeeded Ninetjer and who placed the crest animal of Seth above his name. Since the deity Seth was of Ombite origin, king Peribsen was probably of Ombite origin, too, and he definitely ruled only in Upper Egypt. His name is missing from the Ramesside Memphite kinglists, because they were all written by Memphite priests and they did not accept any non-Memphite ruler as a rightful ancestor #Pharaoh #Civilization #Temples #Museum #History #Visitegypt #thisisegypt #ägypten #Egipto #Egitto #Egito #Luxor #Cairo #Aswan #Hurghada #SharmElshekh #Travel #Discovery #Mummy #Photography #Antiquities #Egyptology #Jewelry #fashion #Gold #Silver #Bracelet #Necklaces #Rings #Egypt2019
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  • Nynetjer  is the Horus name of the third pharaoh of the Second Dynasty of Egypt. The length of his reign is unknown. The Turin Canon suggests an improbable reign of 96 years and Egyptian historian Manetho suggested that Nynetjer's reign lasted 47 years. Egyptologists question both statements as misinterpretations or exaggerations. They generally credit Nynetjer with a reign of either 43 years or 45 years. Their estimation is based on the reconstructions of the well known Palermo Stone inscription reporting the years 7–21, the Cairo Stone inscription reporting the years 36–44. According to different authors, Nynetjer ruled Egypt from c. 2850 BC to 2760 BC or later from c. 2760 BC to 2715 BC The ancient Egyptian historian Manetho, over 2000 years later, called Nynetjer Binôthrís and said that during this ruler's reign "women received the right to gain royal dignity", meaning that women were allowed to reign like a king. Egyptologists such as Walter Bryan Emery assume that this reference was an obituary to the queens Meritneith and Neithhotep from the early 1st dynasty, both of whom are believed to have held the Egyptian throne for several years because their sons were too young to rule. During the reign of Nynetjer the yearly event 'Escort of Horus' was replenished by an event called 'cattle count' which was of highest economic importance to the Egyptian realm, because it was the official implementation of the yearly tax collections. This new state sourcing was held for all times from now on. The event 'Escort of Horus' was abandoned at the beginning of 3rd dynasty#Pharaoh #Civilization #Temples #Museum #History #Visitegypt #thisisegypt #ägypten #Egipto #Egitto #Egito #Luxor #Cairo #Aswan #Hurghada #SharmElshekh #Travel #Discovery #Mummy #Photography #Antiquities #Egyptology #Jewelry #fashion #Gold #Silver #Bracelet #Necklaces #Rings #Egypt2019
  • Nynetjer is the Horus name of the third pharaoh of the Second Dynasty of Egypt. The length of his reign is unknown. The Turin Canon suggests an improbable reign of 96 years and Egyptian historian Manetho suggested that Nynetjer's reign lasted 47 years. Egyptologists question both statements as misinterpretations or exaggerations. They generally credit Nynetjer with a reign of either 43 years or 45 years. Their estimation is based on the reconstructions of the well known Palermo Stone inscription reporting the years 7–21, the Cairo Stone inscription reporting the years 36–44. According to different authors, Nynetjer ruled Egypt from c. 2850 BC to 2760 BC or later from c. 2760 BC to 2715 BC The ancient Egyptian historian Manetho, over 2000 years later, called Nynetjer Binôthrís and said that during this ruler's reign "women received the right to gain royal dignity", meaning that women were allowed to reign like a king. Egyptologists such as Walter Bryan Emery assume that this reference was an obituary to the queens Meritneith and Neithhotep from the early 1st dynasty, both of whom are believed to have held the Egyptian throne for several years because their sons were too young to rule. During the reign of Nynetjer the yearly event 'Escort of Horus' was replenished by an event called 'cattle count' which was of highest economic importance to the Egyptian realm, because it was the official implementation of the yearly tax collections. This new state sourcing was held for all times from now on. The event 'Escort of Horus' was abandoned at the beginning of 3rd dynasty #Pharaoh #Civilization #Temples #Museum #History #Visitegypt #thisisegypt #ägypten #Egipto #Egitto #Egito #Luxor #Cairo #Aswan #Hurghada #SharmElshekh #Travel #Discovery #Mummy #Photography #Antiquities #Egyptology #Jewelry #fashion #Gold #Silver #Bracelet #Necklaces #Rings #Egypt2019
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  • Nebra  is the Horus name of the second early Egyptian king of the 2nd dynasty. The exact length of his reign is unknown since the Turin canon is damaged and the year accounts are lost. The ancient Greek historian Manetho suggests that Nebra's reign lasted 39 years, but Egyptologists question Manetho's view as a misinterpretation or exaggeration of information that was available to him. They credit Nebra with either a 10- or 14-year rule.According to different authors, Nebra ruled Egypt c. 2850 BC, from 2820 BC to 2790 BC Little is known about Nebra's reign. The discovery of sealings bearing Nebra's name together with sealings of Hotepsekhemwy at Saqqara suggests that Nebra conducted the burial of Hotepsekhemwy and was his direct successor. Additional confirmation of this succession is provided by a statue and a stone bowl both bearing Hotepsekhemwy and Nebra's serekhs in juxtaposition. Other pot inscriptions and seal impressions surviving from his time only name cult-related and administrative events, such as the "Erecting of the pillars of Horus". Under Nebra, the first depiction of the goddess Bastet occurs. The exact duration of Nebra's reign is the subject of investigations. Reconstructions of the well known Palermo Stone, a black basalt table presenting the yearly events of the kings from the beginning of the 1st dynasty up to king Neferirkare in the shape of clearly divided charts, leads to the conclusion that Nebra and his predecessor, king Hotepsekhemwy, ruled altogether for 39 years. Since Nebra has fewer records of his rule than Hotepsekhemwy, Nebra is thought to have ruled for a shorter time. The calculations differ from 29 and 10 years to 25 and 14 years#Pharaoh #Civilization #Temples #Museum #History #Visitegypt #thisisegypt #ägypten #Egipto #Egitto #Egito #Luxor #Cairo #Aswan #Hurghada #SharmElshekh #Travel #Discovery #Mummy #Photography #Antiquities #Egyptology #Jewelry #fashion #Gold #Silver #Bracelet #Necklaces #Rings #Egypt2019
  • Nebra is the Horus name of the second early Egyptian king of the 2nd dynasty. The exact length of his reign is unknown since the Turin canon is damaged and the year accounts are lost. The ancient Greek historian Manetho suggests that Nebra's reign lasted 39 years, but Egyptologists question Manetho's view as a misinterpretation or exaggeration of information that was available to him. They credit Nebra with either a 10- or 14-year rule.According to different authors, Nebra ruled Egypt c. 2850 BC, from 2820 BC to 2790 BC Little is known about Nebra's reign. The discovery of sealings bearing Nebra's name together with sealings of Hotepsekhemwy at Saqqara suggests that Nebra conducted the burial of Hotepsekhemwy and was his direct successor. Additional confirmation of this succession is provided by a statue and a stone bowl both bearing Hotepsekhemwy and Nebra's serekhs in juxtaposition. Other pot inscriptions and seal impressions surviving from his time only name cult-related and administrative events, such as the "Erecting of the pillars of Horus". Under Nebra, the first depiction of the goddess Bastet occurs. The exact duration of Nebra's reign is the subject of investigations. Reconstructions of the well known Palermo Stone, a black basalt table presenting the yearly events of the kings from the beginning of the 1st dynasty up to king Neferirkare in the shape of clearly divided charts, leads to the conclusion that Nebra and his predecessor, king Hotepsekhemwy, ruled altogether for 39 years. Since Nebra has fewer records of his rule than Hotepsekhemwy, Nebra is thought to have ruled for a shorter time. The calculations differ from 29 and 10 years to 25 and 14 years #Pharaoh #Civilization #Temples #Museum #History #Visitegypt #thisisegypt #ägypten #Egipto #Egitto #Egito #Luxor #Cairo #Aswan #Hurghada #SharmElshekh #Travel #Discovery #Mummy #Photography #Antiquities #Egyptology #Jewelry #fashion #Gold #Silver #Bracelet #Necklaces #Rings #Egypt2019
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  • Hotepsekhemwy is the Horus name of an early Egyptian king who was the founder of the 2nd dynasty. The exact length of his reign is not known; the Turin canon suggests an improbable 95 years while the Ancient Egyptian historian Manetho reports that the reign of "Boëthôs" lasted for 38 years. Egyptologists consider both statements to be misinterpretations or exaggerations. They credit Hotepsekhemwy with either a 25- or a 29-year rule.Little is known about Hotepsekhemwy's reign. Contemporary sources show that he may have gained the throne after a period of political strife, including ephemeral rulers such as Horus "Bird" and Sneferka (the latter is also thought to be an alternate name used by king Qaa for a short time). As evidence of this, Egyptologists Wolfgang Helck, Dietrich Wildung and George Reisner point to the tomb of king Qaa, which was plundered at the end of 1st dynasty and was restored during the reign of Hotepsekhemwy. The plundering of the cemetery and the unusually conciliatory meaning of the name Hotepsekhemwy may be clues of a dynastic struggle. Additionally, Helck assumes that the kings Sneferka and Horus “Bird” were omitted from later king lists because their struggles for the Egyptian throne were factors in the collapse of the first dynasty.
Seal impressions provide evidence of a new royal residence called "Horus the shining star" that was constructed by Hotepsekhemwy. He also built a temple near Buto for the little-known deity Netjer-Achty and founded the "Chapel of the White Crown". The white crown is a symbol of Upper Egypt. This is thought to be another clue to the origin of Hotepsekhemwy's dynasty, indicating a likely source of political power. Egyptologists such as Nabil Swelim point out that there is no inscription from Hotepsekhemwy's reign mentioning a Sed festival, indicating the ruler cannot have ruled longer than 30 years (the Sed festival was celebrated as the anniversary marking a reign of 30 years#Pharaoh #Civilization #Temples #Museum #History #Visitegypt #thisisegypt #ägypten #Egipto #Egitto #Egito #Luxor #Cairo #Aswan #Hurghada #SharmElshekh #Travel #Discovery #Mummy #Photography #Antiquities #Egyptology #Jewelry #fashion #Gold
  • Hotepsekhemwy is the Horus name of an early Egyptian king who was the founder of the 2nd dynasty. The exact length of his reign is not known; the Turin canon suggests an improbable 95 years while the Ancient Egyptian historian Manetho reports that the reign of "Boëthôs" lasted for 38 years. Egyptologists consider both statements to be misinterpretations or exaggerations. They credit Hotepsekhemwy with either a 25- or a 29-year rule.Little is known about Hotepsekhemwy's reign. Contemporary sources show that he may have gained the throne after a period of political strife, including ephemeral rulers such as Horus "Bird" and Sneferka (the latter is also thought to be an alternate name used by king Qaa for a short time). As evidence of this, Egyptologists Wolfgang Helck, Dietrich Wildung and George Reisner point to the tomb of king Qaa, which was plundered at the end of 1st dynasty and was restored during the reign of Hotepsekhemwy. The plundering of the cemetery and the unusually conciliatory meaning of the name Hotepsekhemwy may be clues of a dynastic struggle. Additionally, Helck assumes that the kings Sneferka and Horus “Bird” were omitted from later king lists because their struggles for the Egyptian throne were factors in the collapse of the first dynasty.
    Seal impressions provide evidence of a new royal residence called "Horus the shining star" that was constructed by Hotepsekhemwy. He also built a temple near Buto for the little-known deity Netjer-Achty and founded the "Chapel of the White Crown". The white crown is a symbol of Upper Egypt. This is thought to be another clue to the origin of Hotepsekhemwy's dynasty, indicating a likely source of political power. Egyptologists such as Nabil Swelim point out that there is no inscription from Hotepsekhemwy's reign mentioning a Sed festival, indicating the ruler cannot have ruled longer than 30 years (the Sed festival was celebrated as the anniversary marking a reign of 30 years #Pharaoh #Civilization #Temples #Museum #History #Visitegypt #thisisegypt #ägypten #Egipto #Egitto #Egito #Luxor #Cairo #Aswan #Hurghada #SharmElshekh #Travel #Discovery #Mummy #Photography #Antiquities #Egyptology #Jewelry #fashion #Gold
  • 13 1 4 hours ago