Upper part of the Great Portico, Esna 1862

The temple of Khnum at Esna was gradually buried under layers of mud and silt caused by the repeated flooding of the Nile. Excavation work only began at the site in the mid-19th century and has revealed only part of the temple, a Roman hypostyle hall. Much of the complex still remains hidden today under the modern town.
 
 

Object Details

Upper part of the Great Portico, Esna 1862

 

Francis Bedford

1862

Luxor

Albumen print, mounted on card

 

23.6 x 28.8 cm

Acquired by the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII), 1862

 

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