Medinet Habou - View in 2nd Court

View taken in the second court of the temple complex at Medinet Habou showing some columns of the north-eastern portico and some pillars of the south-eastern one. Several smaller columns are visible in the foregound, some standing and some other lying on the ground, still mostly covered in sand and debris. A local man stands next to a smaller column in middle ground, in profile to the left. The temple complex, built over structures dating from the Middle Kingdom, dates from the New Kingdom to the Late period (c.1550-332 BC) with even later additions, such as the courtyard shown in the image. It consists mostly of the mortuary temple of Rameses III (1184-1153 BC).

Object Details

Medinet Habou – View in 2nd Court

Francis Frith



Albumen print

16.2 x 20.9 cm

Acquired by King Edward VII when Prince of Wales