Illustrations from the Antiquites volumes of the Description de l’Egypte (18091828) Island of Philae from the north. Map and ground plan of temple complex at Philae. Restoration of Philae, from the north. View of the temple complex at Philae, from the southeast. The first two pylons to the Temple of Isis at Philae Detail of the view of the temple complex at Philae, showing expedition artists drawing the Kiosk of Trajan. Restoration of a side temple at Philae, viewed from the east. Restoration of the interior of the Temple of Isis at Philae. Detail of the restoration of the interior of the Temple of Isis at Philae. View of the entire temple complex at Edfu Idealized restoration of the entry pylon at Edfu The entry pylon and obelisks at Luxor Detail of the entry pylon and obelisks at Luxor. The discordant dome beyond the pylon is part of a mosque, built in the courtyard at some later time. A view of the temple at Karnak. Another view of the ruins at Karnak, showing the hypostyle hall and two obelisks. A third view of the temple complex at Karnak. View of the Memnonium near Thebes The fallen colossus at the Memnonium near Thebes. Interior of the Temple of Hathor in the Memnonium area, across from Thebes Interior of the temple courtyard at Medinet Habu, near Thebes. The frontispiece to the first Antiquites volume of the Description, showing a montage of Egyptian artifacts and antiquities. Detail of the frontispiece, showing the Sphinx, the Zodiac of Dendera, and the Rosetta Stone. The portico of the temple at Dendera. View of Dendera temple from the west A restoration of the interior of the hypostyle hall at Dendera. Topographic map of the area around the temple complex at Dendera. Idealized view of the north gate at Dendera. The Zodiac of Dendera A colossal granite statue at Karnak, being observed by an expedition artist. Another granite colossal statue, also at Karnak, and also being observed by an expedition artist. French engineers with their surveying rods, viewing the ruins at Antinoe. A topographic map of Antinoe. The surveyors in the previous view were perched at point D at the lower right. The Nile is at the bottom A column from the hypostyle hall at Dendera. The face on the column capital is that of Hathor. A detail of the capital of a column at Dendera. The face is that of Hathor. Colored view of three sides of one of the obelisks at Luxor. French engineers riding in a felucca, passing in front of the rock tombs at Silsilis The top third of the Rosetta stone, containing the hieroglyphics. Detail of the top part of the Rosetta stone; the outlined area is a cartouche with the name of the ruler Ptolemy. One view of the pyramids at Giza. The Sphinx is nearly buried in sand. Aerial view of the pyramids at Giza, except that it was made by the engineers on the ground. A view of all three pyramids at Giza; the Sphinx is just to the right of the Great Pyramid.