Illustrations from the Description de l`Egypte

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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.
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