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Ballinasaig Rock Art, Co. Kerry by discoveryprogramme

Ballinasaig Rock Art, Co. Kerry by discoveryprogramme

Funerary mask by geoffreymarchal

Funerary mask by geoffreymarchal

Ballinasaig Rock Art (Greyscale) by discoveryprogramme

Ballinasaig Rock Art (Greyscale) by discoveryprogramme

Broken statues at shrine 4 merged by GebelelSilsila#friendsofsilsila  www.friendsofsilsila.com This is an attempt to merge the two parts into one and give a hint of how it might have looked before the bedrock collapsed.  Photographer and models made by Stefan Lindgren, HumLab, Lund University

Broken statues at shrine 4 merged by GebelelSilsila#friendsofsilsila www.friendsofsilsila.com This is an attempt to merge the two parts into one and give a hint of how it might have looked before the bedrock collapsed. Photographer and models made by Stefan Lindgren, HumLab, Lund University

Silsila Speos Sanctuary East Wall South Side by GebelelSilsila#friendsofsilsila This is the Southern Side of the Eastern Wall of the Sanctuary, in the rock cut temple. It shows divinities related to the control of the Nile Flood. We are this time looking at the Osirian family connected to Abydos in Middle Egypt but also with Nubia and the South where the Nileflood came from.  Gebel el Silsila Project - Epigraphic Survey  Photography, Modeling and anotations Philippe Martinez, CNRS, Sorbonne…

Silsila Speos Sanctuary East Wall South Side by GebelelSilsila#friendsofsilsila This is the Southern Side of the Eastern Wall of the Sanctuary, in the rock cut temple. It shows divinities related to the control of the Nile Flood. We are this time looking at the Osirian family connected to Abydos in Middle Egypt but also with Nubia and the South where the Nileflood came from. Gebel el Silsila Project - Epigraphic Survey Photography, Modeling and anotations Philippe Martinez, CNRS, Sorbonne…

West Bank Ramesside Royal Stelae by GebelelSilsila #friendsofsilsila These three stelae are standing on the west side of the Nile. They have been preserved between two quarry front. They were erected from south to north (here from left to right) by Ramesses III, Sheshonq I and Ramesses IV respectively. They clearly have been the subject of a local cult and below them are to be seen the traces of the Nileflood that was licking their foot yearly at the beginning of summer.  Gebel el Silsila…

West Bank Ramesside Royal Stelae by GebelelSilsila #friendsofsilsila These three stelae are standing on the west side of the Nile. They have been preserved between two quarry front. They were erected from south to north (here from left to right) by Ramesses III, Sheshonq I and Ramesses IV respectively. They clearly have been the subject of a local cult and below them are to be seen the traces of the Nileflood that was licking their foot yearly at the beginning of summer. Gebel el Silsila…

West Bank Royal Stela Ramses III by GebelelSilsila

West Bank Royal Stela Ramses III by GebelelSilsila

Silsila Speos Sanctuary North Wall by GebelelSilsila #friendsofsilsila In the rock-cut temple, the northern wall of the sanctuary offers an interesting parallel to the southern wall. It shows another “pantheon”, in fact a group of invited divinites, but standing in two registers and sculpted in true relief. They number 23 figures mixing gods and godesses. If the destructions are rather related to unfortunate modern theft attempts, some traces of ancient erasures related to the Amarna period…

Silsila Speos Sanctuary North Wall by GebelelSilsila #friendsofsilsila In the rock-cut temple, the northern wall of the sanctuary offers an interesting parallel to the southern wall. It shows another “pantheon”, in fact a group of invited divinites, but standing in two registers and sculpted in true relief. They number 23 figures mixing gods and godesses. If the destructions are rather related to unfortunate modern theft attempts, some traces of ancient erasures related to the Amarna period…

West Bank Royal Stela Sheshonq I by GebelelSilsila #friendsofsilsila This royal stela was erected by King Sheshonk I, founder of the Libyan 22nd Dynasty who ruled around 950 B.C. between two ramesside stelae dating to Ramesses III and Ramesses V. It bears one of the rare texts dealing directly with quarrying work at Silsila. It reports the opening of a new quarry to build a mighty pylon in Karnak which should logically be the First Pylon. It shows Sheshonk led by the goddess Mut in font of a…

West Bank Royal Stela Sheshonq I by GebelelSilsila #friendsofsilsila This royal stela was erected by King Sheshonk I, founder of the Libyan 22nd Dynasty who ruled around 950 B.C. between two ramesside stelae dating to Ramesses III and Ramesses V. It bears one of the rare texts dealing directly with quarrying work at Silsila. It reports the opening of a new quarry to build a mighty pylon in Karnak which should logically be the First Pylon. It shows Sheshonk led by the goddess Mut in font of a…

West Bank Royal Stela Ramses V by GebelelSilsila This is a stela erected under the orders of Ramesses V. It is set on the West Bank of the Nile, right by the river in an area that was later carved by quarry fronts. The stela is surrounded by a frame that shows, at the top, the winged solar disk. The vertical parts of the frame bear the titles of the king. The stela itself shows the king to the right offering his name to a group of gods. Those consists of the theban triad, Amun, Mut and…

West Bank Royal Stela Ramses V by GebelelSilsila This is a stela erected under the orders of Ramesses V. It is set on the West Bank of the Nile, right by the river in an area that was later carved by quarry fronts. The stela is surrounded by a frame that shows, at the top, the winged solar disk. The vertical parts of the frame bear the titles of the king. The stela itself shows the king to the right offering his name to a group of gods. Those consists of the theban triad, Amun, Mut and…

Broken statues at shrine 4 as is by GebelelSilsila The monument is a room located on the southern side of ‘shrine 4’ (James & Caminos 1963, 16-18) that has been broken in three parts due to a fracture in the bedrock plausibly caused by a natural catastrophe. The room initially measured 1.27 m deep x 1.50 m high. Three statues are seated on a bench, facing forward towards the northern-facing opening/door. The three figures depict two men and one woman. While there are no preserved…

Broken statues at shrine 4 as is by GebelelSilsila The monument is a room located on the southern side of ‘shrine 4’ (James & Caminos 1963, 16-18) that has been broken in three parts due to a fracture in the bedrock plausibly caused by a natural catastrophe. The room initially measured 1.27 m deep x 1.50 m high. Three statues are seated on a bench, facing forward towards the northern-facing opening/door. The three figures depict two men and one woman. While there are no preserved…

Silsila Speos Passage, Northern Wall by GebelelSilsila This relief is to be seen in the short passage between the main hall and the sanctuary, in the rock-cut temple of the West Bank. It shows king Horemhab making an offering in front of the Theban gods, Amun and Mut. It is situated on the northern wall of the passage. The figures and texts are sculpted in sunken relief, usually used for outside decoration but then every where after the Amarna period.

Silsila Speos Passage, Northern Wall by GebelelSilsila This relief is to be seen in the short passage between the main hall and the sanctuary, in the rock-cut temple of the West Bank. It shows king Horemhab making an offering in front of the Theban gods, Amun and Mut. It is situated on the northern wall of the passage. The figures and texts are sculpted in sunken relief, usually used for outside decoration but then every where after the Amarna period.

Portrait of a Roman civil servant by geoffreymarchal

Portrait of a Roman civil servant by geoffreymarchal

A Roman warrior by geoffreymarchal

A Roman warrior by geoffreymarchal