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The ‘TEMPLE OF THOTH’ at QASR EL-‘AGUZ

Mike's latest paper is on this almost unknown temple on the West Bank at Luxor. It is published in the Winter 2010/11 edition of the journal KMT (USA).

The so-called ‘Temple of Thoth’ at Qasr el-‘Aguz (West Bank, Luxor) was built under Ptolemy VIII Euergetes II (164-163 & 145-116 BCE). The temple stands only a short distance to the south-east of Medinet Habu. Unlike Ramesses III’s great complex which is visited by thousands of tourists daily, Qasr el-‘Aguz lies outside the public consciousness and imagination. Access to the temple is restricted and it is difficult to locate, being surrounded by local dwellings and a modern wall...

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For more on this temple also see Osirisnet.net

View down the central axis of the temple

The north-eastern corner of the sanctuary

The southern side of the complex

Painted decorative element in room 1

Cleopatra I and painted elements above (sanctuary)

View to the 'pronaos-court'

The main gate of the court

View from the court to room 1

View from the court to room 1's doorway

The north-western corner of the sanctuary

Ceiling of the sanctuary

Ceiling of the sanctuary

Painted scene in room 2 - Thoth-setem

Ptolemy VIII offers to his grand-parents, Ptolemy IV and Arsinoe III

Ptolemy VIII offers to his divine parents, Ptolemy V and Cleopratra 1

 

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