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MAP AND PLANS

archeological site

MAP OF EGYPT
TEMPLE OF KHEPRI
KHEPRI'S CRYPT
CHAMBERS
TEMPLE OF SETH


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The long stretching ramp with sixty-six ‘Sphinx like’ statues of Sobek leads up to the entrance to Seth’s Temple. Note that the use of exaggerated perspective adds to the notion of extraordinary magnificence and power. This perspective trick is not only used on the ramp leading up to the main Temple, but is used inside to distort the perception of the real size of the inner structure of the temple. The Temple follows more or less the traditional architecture of a typical Temple from the Old Kingdom except this one is excavated out of a rock face like the temple at Abu Simbel. One strange element is the direction the Temple’s entrance is oriented. Instead of looking out towards the east to greet the rising sun, it is facing north. And every effort has been made to keep the sanctuary and Naos out of direct light. Seth because of his nature belongs to the dark and has to be kept in obscurity, the very reason the entrance into the sanctuary is set to one side not lining up with the other passageways. The purification pool is very small in comparison to the one at Karnak,
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but because of the Temple’s location the pool did not have access to fresh water from the Nile. Salt water from the Mediterranean Sea is used in this pool. The Alter room is a unique chamber with eight Alters that are table height that are set in place to support the laden trays of offerings. These Alters are finely decorated with different sorts of offerings giving the continual illusion that offerings are present even after the full trays have been removed.

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