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Thutmose IV’s Peristyle Hall
Originally built by Thutmose IV - 1401 BCE to 1391 BCE.
Destroyed by: Amenhotep III - 1390 BCE to 1352 BCE.

“Only four of the pillars composing the peristyle of Thutmose IV remain in situ at Karnak today.  A large section of the peristyle was removed in ancient times during the dismantling of the Thutmose II “festival hall.”  Today, the remains of the structure found during modern work at Karnak have been reconstructed at the temple’s Open Air Museum.  Many of the recovered blocks still have relief scenes accented with vivid red, yellow, green-blue and blue paint.  The raised relief scenes on the pillars depict the king embracing the god Amun.  The inscriptions reference the jubilee (heb-sed) festival of Thutmose IV.”

Photographs taken by kairoinfo4u in Karnak, El-Karnak, Luxor Governorate, Egypt

Egyptians & seasonal greetings
  • Happy Birthday: kol sana wento tayebeen
  • Happy Eid: kol sana wento tayebeen
  • Merry Christmas: kol sana wento tayebeen
  • Happy Easter: kol sana wento tayebeen
  • Happy New Year: kol sana wento tayebeen
  • Ramadan: kol sana wento tayebeen
  • Independence/National Day: kol sana wento tayebeen
  • Greeting a friend: kol sana wento tayebeen
  • Passing a stranger in the street: kol sana wento tayebeen
  • Leaving an exam: kol sana wento tayebeen
  • Making a dramatic exit: kol sana wento tayebeen
  • After killing a person: kol sana wento tayebeen

Neferneferuaten Nefertiti (ca. 1370-1330 BC) was an Egyptian queen and the Great Royal Wife of Akhenaten, an Egyptian Pharaoh. She and her husband were known for a religious revolution, in which they worshiped 1 god only, Aten, or the sun disc. They were responsible for the creation of a whole new religion which changed the ways of religion within Egypt. With her husband, she reigned at what was the wealthiest period of Ancient Egyptian history. Some scholars believe that Nefertiti ruled briefly as Neferneferuaten after her husband’s death and before the accession of Tutankhamun, although this identification is a matter of ongoing debate. 

She was made famous by her bust, now in Berlin, Germany’s Neues Museum. It’s one of the most copied works of ancient Egypt. It was attributed to the sculptor Thutmose, and it was found in his workshop. The bust is notable for exemplifying the understanding Ancient Egyptians had regarding realistic facial proportions.

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Gamal Abdel Nasser Mosque in Cairo by Momen Architects in 1969. Its construction utilized reenforced concrete cast in-situ with precast elements. The mosque houses Nasser’s grave, a madrasa, and a medical clinic. While its vocabulary would be considered modernist, forms from Fatimid, Abbasid, and Mamluk architecture define the structure’s silhouette to reflect Egypt’s long history as one of the centers of the Islamic World.

Very Rare Picture of Umm Kulthum. Umm Kulthum, born Fātimah ʾIbrāhīm as-Sayyid al-Biltāǧī on an uncertain date and who died February 3, 1975, was an internationally famous Egyptian singer, songwriter, and film actress of the 1930s to the 1970s. Wikipedia Born: May 4, 1904, El Senbellawein, EgyptDied: February 3, 1975, Cairo, EgyptNationality: Egyptian AlbumsEnta OmriEnta OmryBaid AnakOM KOLTHOM, More MoviesWeddadFatmaSalamahDananirThe Chant of HopeAydah