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Images Dated 5th January 2008

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The hunting of the wild bull, carved on a tempkle wall at Medinet Habu, Thebes, Egypt, 1905.Artist: Underwood & Underwood Featured 5 Jan 2008 Print

The hunting of the wild bull, carved on a tempkle wall at Medinet Habu, Thebes, Egypt, 1905.Artist: Underwood & Underwood

The hunting of the wild bull, carved on a tempkle wall at Medinet Habu, Thebes, Egypt, 1905. This is one of the most spirited scenes that an Egyptian sculptor ever wrought. The king, with reigns slackened and hanging in a distinct curve from his waist, urges on his plumed horses as they dash after the great hull, plunging through the reeds in the vain endeavour to escape to the river. Poising his long lance ready for the fatal thrust, the eager Pharaoh leans far over the front of his chariot; as he strains to reach the fleeing prey, he has placed one foot out upon the chariot-pole. Stereoscopic card. Detail. From a series called Egypt Through the Stereoscope, text by James H Breasted

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Looking across the Sacred Lake to the great temple at Karnak, Thebes, Egypt, 1905.Artist: Underwood & Underwood Featured 5 Jan 2008 Print

Looking across the Sacred Lake to the great temple at Karnak, Thebes, Egypt, 1905.Artist: Underwood & Underwood

Looking across the Sacred Lake to the great temple at Karnak, Thebes, Egypt, 1905. This sacred lake, now the wallowing pool for the buffalos of the neighbouring peasantry, has been the scene of the most gorgeous pageants when the victorious conquerors of Syria returned to celebrate their triumphs in the state temple. In his glittering barge, resplendent with gold and precious stones, the god was borne around this lake, followed by a long line of gaily decorated boats carrying the king, the white-robed priests and crowds of the royal favourites ... while lines of wretched captives stood waiting to be led into the temple, there to be sacrificed. Stereoscopic card. Detail. From a series called Egypt Through the Stereoscope, text by James H Breasted

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Avenue of sacred images after excavation, Karnak, Thebes, Egypt, c1900. Artist: Underwood & Underwood Featured 5 Jan 2008 Print

Avenue of sacred images after excavation, Karnak, Thebes, Egypt, c1900. Artist: Underwood & Underwood

Avenue of sacred images after excavation, Karnak, Thebes, Egypt, 1905. It was Ramses II who erected this splendid avenue of sphinxes, or really of rams, though they are often called sphinxes. The row on the right is in an unusually good state of preservation, and you observe the statues of the king standing between the protecting forepaws of each ram. The ram was the sacred animal of Amon, the great god of Thebes, hence its use as the exclusive figure in the sculpture along these Theban avenues, thus expressing in an oft-repeated symbol - the god's protection of the king. Stereoscopic card. Detail. From a series called Egypt Through the Stereoscope, text by James H Breasted

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